Welcome to the Department of Agricultural Economics
Department of Agricultural Economics
The primary goal of our department is to deliver high-class teaching and conduct both basic and applied research in the field of agricultural Economics that pushes forward the frontier of knowledge in the field of agricultural economics.
The department offers courses for the students of Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Ph.D. that includes a wide array of courses in which students learn about both traditional ideas and cutting-edge research. The department of agricultural economics also provides a pathway to a diverse set of career opportunities, including jobs in private companies and public policy positions. In MS and Ph.D. program level, the students also acquire the background and skills necessary for careers as scholars, university teachers, and economic analysts. The curriculum includes a comprehensive treatment of modern theory and empirical techniques as well as field courses taught by leaders in each of the subfields of the discipline. The duration of MS program is usually five (5) terms and Ph.D is nine (9) terms. However, the MS degree must be completed within nine (9) terms and Ph.D degree must be completed within fifteen (15) terms from the commencement of the first term of admission. More than 100 students have completed master degree and seven students have complete Ph.D degree from this department.
Future Plan of this Department:
The department has plans to do research focusing on the following areas:
- Farm production and profitability analysis;
- Efficiency and productivity measurement;
- Management of natural resources;
- Livestock, fisheries and forestry economics;
- Extent of farm mechanization;
- Value chain analysis of different agricultural produce;
- Market linkage and agribusiness development;
- Structural changes in agricultural production practices and marketing system;
- Food and nutritional security;
- Crop diversification;
- Role of off-farm income on farm production and farmers’ livelihood;
- Impact of climate change on agricultural production and farmers’ coping strategy;
- Underlying areas of technological change, its generation and diffusion;
- Poverty and inequality;
- Changes in agricultural production practices and market demand-supply.