The Department of Economics is active not only in teaching the syllabus prescribed by the University at the Under Graduate and Post Graduate level but also in developing the overall personality of the individual. For this the Department organizes several co-curriculum and extra curricular activities in which the students are encouraged to participate.
The Maharashtra Education Society's, Abasaheb Garware College has started the Department Economics at the Under Graduate level in 1960 & the Post Graduate level in 1970. Since 2003, the department has also started the Post Graduate Research Center in Economics, affiliated to the Pune University.
The Dept. also conducts Postgraduate Diploma in Foreign Trade (PGDFT) from 2007-08 for which there is an overwhelming response (80 students presently). The course time is evening.
The Dept. is a University recognized Centre for Research in Economics. Presently there are 20 students registered for M.Phil. and 19 for Ph.D. and 15 guides are affiliated for M.Phil and Ph.D.
The research specialization of the staff includes:
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