The Department of Economics was founded in 1914-15 under the able stewardship of Prof. V. G. Kale who was a member of Tariff Commission, Government of India. The department of Economics has hosted illustrious alumni who have contributed immensely to various fields of national policy making. The department has a very rich intellectual legacy and it has continued to enrich and deepen it further. The faculty members are actively involved in research activities wherein they regularly publish their work and participate in international conferences/seminars.

The goal of the Department of Economics is to focus on the provision of a competitive curriculum with evolved methods of instruction consistent with the finest traditions of a liberal arts education. Economics, being a perfect blend of both science and arts, provides the students with a broad educational experience that allows them to pursue varied professional and graduate school opportunities as well as immediate endeavours in the world of work upon graduation. The postgraduate programme at the department provides an in-depth exposure to the nuances of Economic theory and applications that enables the students to be confident about their understanding of the subject.

The Autonomy status of the College has allowed the Department to bloom further. The curriculum of the Undergraduate programme of the college allows students to be exposed to multiple disciplines and specialise only in one of them. The curriculum for the Economics Special papers has been particularly designed to provide a blend of theoretical knowledge of the subject along with applications of the same. The multi-disciplinary exposure of the students allows them to view Economics from a holistic perspective. The curriculum of the Postgraduate programme provides the students further insight into the subject matter. The students are offered elective papers every semester which allow them to strengthen their skills in some specific area within the discipline of Economics as per their liking. The faculty members are continuously involved in curriculum development in order to enrich the learning experience of the students.

The Autonomy status has also allowed the evaluation process to evolve providing the students with variety of evaluation tools and methodologies which makes learning more effective and hones their skills for the professional world.

The Department offers ADD-ON courses on Mathematics and Statistics for the undergraduate students to further strengthen their quantitative skills and make it easier for them to grasp the applications in Economics. The Department has also proposed a Post Graduate Diploma in Quantitative Economics to be offered from the academic year 2018-19.


Please Note

Dr. Rongate Surekha Tukaram


Head, Department of Economics, Assistant Professor And Head

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Nirmala Murlidhar Talape

(M.A.,B.Ed,M.Phil.,SET, Ph.D.)

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Santosh Shankarrao Pharande

(M.A.,D.I.T.,G.D.C.&A.,B.Ed., M.Phil.,SET.,Ph.D. )

Assistant Professor

Teaching Faculty

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal

(PhD (Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune), SET, M.A. Economics, B.Sc. Economics Honours)

Assistant Professor, M.A. Economics Co-ordinator

Teaching Faculty

Note: Biodata of any of the above mentioned faculty member can be downloaded by clicking on their name.

Dr. Rongate Surekha Tukaram,Head, Department of Economics, Assistant Professor And Head , M.A.,B.Ed.,Ph.D

    ·       ·         M. Phil  Awarded to 1 Student, Title of Dissertation: Indian industrial sector- Investment in FDI, Research Centre MES’s Abasaheb Garvare College, Pune University, 29th Aug. 2017

    ·         M. Phil submission of 2 students

    a)      Agricultural Policy of the Maratha Emperor and its relevance today, MES’s Abasaheb Garvare College, Pune. Dec-17 SPPU    

    b)      Viina Anudanit Tattvavarchalnarya Mahavidyalayatil Shikakanchya Samasya                      

    ·         Presented paper National Seminar on GST Merits and Demerits          Indrayani Mahavidyalay, Talegaon, Dabhade, Pune – 7, 9th and 10th Feb. 2018

    ·         Guest Lecture  India Agriculture Current Status: Problem and Prospects         Kalavatibadhe Women’s Condva, Pune -48, 6th Jan 2018

    ·         Expert lecture  Research Methodology            Mahatma Phule Arts, Science and Commerce College, Panvel, Mumbai, 17th Feb. 2018

    ·         Guidance to 2 projects of UG and PG level under CPE, Fergusson College, Pune 2017-18

    a)      Organic Agribusiness: Potential and Utilization.         

    Happiness a new way of development.           

Dr. Nirmala Murlidhar Talape,Assistant Professor , M.A.,B.Ed,M.Phil.,SET, Ph.D.

    • Presented paper - Effect of Demonetization on Agriculture Bharatiya Jain Sanghatana, ASC College, Pune-412 207 5th February 2018
    • Published paper in international journal, Publisher- International Journal of Multifaceted and Multilingual Studies, ISSN Number-2394207x, Source- UNIV, Research Paper - IMPACT OF DEMONETIZATION ON INDIAN ECONOMY Pune 10th January, 2018

Dr. Santosh Shankarrao Pharande,Assistant Professor , M.A.,D.I.T.,G.D.C.&A.,B.Ed., M.Phil.,SET.,Ph.D.

    • Best Paper Presentation Award  in National Level Conference held at Singhgad College of Art's and Commerce Kondhwa,Pune.
    • Winner of 3rd Price in Avishkar Research Competitionj held at Shivaji Universtiy Kolhapur,2014

Dr. Ishita Ghoshal,Assistant Professor, M.A. Economics Co-ordinator , PhD (Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics, Pune), SET, M.A. Economics, B.Sc. Economics Honours

  • Published chapter in international book - “Implications of Trade Liberalization for Food Security Under the ASEAN-India Strategic Partnership: A Gravity Model Approach” In: V. Erokhin, ed., Establishing Food Security and Alternatives to International Trade in Emerging Economies. [online] IGI Global, pp.98-118. (Scopus), IGI Global, pp.98-118. (Scopus), Jul-17
  • Presented paper at International Colloquium - “Cost-Push and Demand-Pull Inflation in India– A Frequency Domain Analysis” at Doctoral Colloquium on Management, Economics and Information Technology (DCMEIT-2017), University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun, 18th November 2017
  • Submitted PhD thesis - “A Historical Causality Analysis of Inflation in India” under Dr. Asawa and Dr. Hatekar at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, 24th November, 2017
  • Invited as guest speaker - Lecture on “India and the ASEAN- Focus on India & Singapore” for Nanyang Technological University, Singapore at Symbiosis Centre for International Education, Pune, 20th December, 2017
  • Invited as expert for external evaluation of Project, Jnana Prabodhini Prashala’s Futurology Project evaluation, Jnana Prabodhini Prashala, Pune, 16th January, 2018
  • Invited as Judge for Dr. D. R. Gadgil Paper Presentation Competition, 2018, at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, 29th January, 2018
  • Invited as guest speaker for a 2 day workshop on “Modelling Economic Data through software” at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, Pune, 14th & 27th February 2018
  • Paper presented at International Conference, 54th Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (International Conference), Vaishnodevi University, Katra, Jammu, 7th – 9th March, 2018
  • Primary investigator for project under Centre for Excellence, Modelling Expectations in Macroeconomics using Laboratory Experiments Fergusson College (Autonomous), Pune, Dec 2017 – April 2018
  • Invited as guest speaker - ‘Time Series Econometrics in R’, Gokhale institute of Politics and Economics, Pune, April 2018.

Research Title: Globalization & Software Industry

Researchers : Dr.Sharmishtha Matkar



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Title Of Project

Funding Agency

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Dr.Sharmishtha Matkar


Globalization & Software Industry




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Research Title: Industry sponsored Project on ‘Micro city’

Researchers : Students of Economics


Research Title: Working of Government Securities and Treasury Bills

Researchers : Students of Economics


Research Title: Hedonic Pricing of Mobile Phones in the Indian Market

Researchers : Students of Economics


Research Title: Trends and Responsiveness of Personal Income Tax in Pre and Post Liberalization Period

Researchers : Students of Economics


Research Title: Analysis of Import of Oilseeds and Pulses

Researchers : Students of Economics


Research Title: Visible Hand of Government and Non Government Entities towards Financial Inclusion.

Researchers : Students of Economics


Research Title: Impact of Dhom Irrigation Project on Agricultural Developemnet of Wai taluka in Satara District

Researchers : Dr. Santosh Pharande

Details: Savitribai Phule Pune University BCUD Funded Minor Research Project of Rs. 1,70,000/- for period of 2016-17 To 2018-19