Undergraduate Department of Economics
(B.A. Economics)

Program Overview

The Undergraduate Department of Economics established in 2018, focuses on developing a solid foundation in economics principles, a sharp understanding of global developments and a range of analytical, problem-solving and communication skills. The program provides a good balance of broad-based economics fundamentals and practical real-industry knowledge. It equips students to develop pragmatic, principles-based policies to enhance economic welfare and promote social justice.

The program is offered in Shift II

Program Specific Outcomes

Course Outcomes

Faculty Team

Ms. Kiran Varma

Position: Associate Professor & Head
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA011
Email: kiranvarma.eco@mopvaishnav.ac.in

M.A., B.A., B.Ed., DIM, UGC-NET

Experience

Teaching: 26 years

Paper Presentations:

A Study on Public Perceptions of Direct Benefit Transfers Using the Situational Technology Acceptance Model (2019) – TIES & Madras Christian College

Smart Cities: A Study on People’s Expectations and Perceptions in the City of Chennai (2018) – 39th Annual Conference of Association of Economists of Tamil Nadu

Awards

Mrs. Manjula Srinivasan Best Women Award – Awarded by Soka Ikeda College for Women (2003)

Licenses & Certifications

Globalization, Economic Growth and Stability (Specialization; 3 courses)
IE Business School, Madrid
September 2020

The Global Financial Crisis
Yale University
August 2020

The Economics of Agro-Food Value Chains
Technische Universität München, Singapore
June 2020

Ms. Kiran Varma

Associate Professor & Head
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA011

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Ms. Seema Thomas

Position: Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA198
Email: seemathomas.eco@mopvaishnav.ac.in

M.A. Economics, (UGC – NET)

Experience

Teaching: 5 years

Licenses & Certifications

The Power of Macroeconomics: Economic Principles in the Real World
University of California, Irvine
July 2020

Agriculture, Economics and Nature
University of Western Australia
June 2020

The Sustainable Development Goals – A global, transdisciplinary vision for the future
University of Copenhagen
June 2020

Ms. Seema Thomas

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA198

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Ms. Sruthi Kesh

Position: Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA209
Email: sruthikesh.eco@mopvaishnav.ac.in

M.A. Economics, (UGC – NET)

Experience

Teaching: 2 years

Licenses & Certifications

Annual Refresher Program in Teaching (Economics)
SWAYAM
April 2020

Cooperative Learning Pedagogy
GHG Khalsa College of Education, UNESCO’s OE4BW online mentoring Program-2019
April 2020

Online Teaching & E-content
Indian Institute of Digital Education (IIDE)
June 2020

Ms. Sruthi Kesh

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA209

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Ms. Bhavana Sarah John

Position: Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA229
Email: bhavanasarahjohn.eco@mopvaishnav.ac.in

MA, M.Phil., UGC NET

Experience

Teaching: 5 Months

Significant Publication

Mariyapan, A., & Bhavana, J. S. (2018). Challenges faced by the traditional textile industry in the global market with special reference to the knitwear industry in Tirupur, Tamil Nadu. Special Issue, The Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue,229–234,ISSN:0019-466(UGC CARE JOURNAL)

Ms. Bhavana Sarah John

Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Department of Economics
Faculty Unique ID - MOPA229

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