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The Department of Economics, Mount Carmel College established in 1948 is at the threshold of her 75th year along with the post-independent Economy and Institution, celebrating Platinum Jubilee offers both UG and PG programmes. The prime objective of the department is to give a sound foundation in economic theory and applications, which would enable the students to apply the knowledge to study real world economic problems. The Department aims to facilitate and equip students to be future agents of change in spaces of research, policy making, analysis, advisory, consultancy services and much more. The Department offers 6 combinations under BA non-NEP (HEP, HES, PEJ, PYES, PYEE, PES) and EMS under B.Sc. Under NEP, from 2021 onwards the Dept. offers Dual Discipline Honours Programme and under BA and BSc. and from 2022 we offer BA Economics Honours Programme.

Under Post Graduate Studies, the Department offers Masters in Economics and Public Policy from 2005 and 2016 respectively. The Department is also a recognised Research Centre under Bengaluru City University, offering Ph.D. programme. Apart from imparting academic knowledge the Department also actively engages in organizing discussions and talks by eminent experts in the most recent issues relating to the subject thereby encouraging the students to be well aware of the happenings around the world. The Department also encourages students to pursue higher education in the subject and helps them to build promising careers in India and abroad.

Head of the Department

Dr. S  Vijaya priya M.A., M.Phil., NET & SLET, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
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The vision of the department is to provide our students with a strong academic foundation in economic theory and encourage them to apply their knowledge to analyze economic issues and policies.


  • To be a Centre of Excellence by training students in economic applications.
  • To update knowledge and skills in information/communication technology for more effective teaching, learning, and research.
  • To promote vibrant economic and social science research.
  • To keep up with changes and improve course sequencing.
  • Enhance collaborations & Industry-Interface.
  • Involvement of students by providing opportunities for the development of leadership skills through activities/programs.


Single Major Program

  • B.A - Economics

Dual Major Program

  • B.A - Political Science, Economics
  • B.A - Psychology, Economics

PG Program

  • M.A in Economics

Ph.D Program

  • Economics (Affiliate to Bengaluru Central University)
  • 2005-06 - Post Graduate Course in Economics
  • 2016-17 - Department - recognised as Research Centre - BU & BCU 2020-21
  • 2016-17 - Post Graduate Course in Public Policy
  • 2022-23 - Honours in Economics (single discipline) - under NEP
  • Dr Suma Singh completed an ICSSR sponsored Major Research Project “Prejudices & Prejudices: Witch Hunting during Covid-19 Pandemic”, 2021.
  • 14 Research Projects – UGC & Management Funded – including completed and on-going – by the Faculty of the Department.
  • Dr. Shanthi Srinivasan was awarded with 'Outstanding Thought Leader’ award by CIMSME (Confederation of Indian Micro Small and Medium Enterprises) @ #Brand 10000SMEs Awards on 24th September 2022.
  • Ms. Shweta Sharma won the ‘Best Paper Award’ for the Papers.
  • “Effectiveness of Online Education – Teacher’s Perspective” at the conference held at Amity University in March 29th and 30th, 2022.
  • “Exploration of factors affecting the level of satisfaction of employees during telecommunicating” at the 105th annual conference of Indian Economic Association held on Dec 27 -29th December, 2022.
  • Students have won Young Economist Award, at Altius, organised by Christ University – for many years.
  • Student-led Academic Activities through Artha… Our Department Association organises inter-class and inter-collegiate competitions – at regular intervals.
  • MELA – Mount Carmel Economics Learners Association – which engages faculty and students in discussions on recent economic issues / concerns.
  • Many of our PG students have qualified in UGC – NET / KSET – during their course work.

MOU with Citi Group for Internship and Placement (PG Students).

Projects undertaken from 2019-20 to date

  • Dr Suma Singh - ICSSR Project “Prejudices & Prejudices: Witch Hunting during Covid-19 Pandemic”, 2021.

Management Funded Projects.

Major Research Project, 2020-21

  • Dr Suma Singh and Dr. Kavya Shree K: ‘An Assessment of the Impact of Pandemic on COVID Warriors’
  • Ms. Tania Mukherjee: COVID-19 and impact assessment on Educated migrant and non-migrant women of Bengaluru – A Comparative Study.

Minor Research Projects, 2019-20

  • Ms. Shweta Sharma and Dr. Suma Singh: ‘Impact of Migration on the Happiness of Migrants, their families and Host Cities’.
  • Dr. Anjana Mani and Dr. Vijaya Priya S: ‘Economic Growth in India – with special reference to Ease of Doing Business’

Research Centre Status

  • The Department got its Research Centre Status in 2016-17 under BU and subsequently under BCU. The Department got its extension in 2021-22 and three more faculty are recognized as Research Supervisors – Dr. Anjana Mani, Dr. Shanthi. S. and Dr. Vijaya Priya. S. Recognised Supervisor - Dr. Suma Singh.

Under BCU

  • Ms. Radhamma C – ‘Socio-economic conditions of Female Workers in Garment Industry – A Case Study of Bengaluru City’
  • Ms. Shweta Sharma – ‘Impact of Migration on well-being of Migrants and Host City: A Case study of Urban Bengaluru’.
  • Ms. Shweta M K – ‘Impact of Digital Finance on Financial Inclusion: A Case Study of the Unorganised Working Women in Bengaluru City’.

Under BU (registered in 2016-17)

  • Ms. Deepmala Yadav – ‘An Analysis of Govt. and Family Expenditure under Right to Education: A Case study of Chickaballapura District’ (submitted Thesis).
  • Mr. Gopal Sekhar - ‘Economics of Primary Healthcare Delivery: A Case Study of Attapaddy’.

Research & Societal Relevance

  • 2 of the Projects undertaken – is COVID related – Migrant workers and Covid Warriors.
  • On Nutritional status of children (as stunting & malnutrition are perennial problems faced).
  • Participatory Democracy Fellowship in association with Janaagraha.
  • Part of CDP (2021-22) along with People’s Corp – engaged in a survey of infrastructure in BBMP schools – report compilation submitted to Department of Education, Karnataka.
  • As part of CDP – PG students of Economics undertook survey on Solid Waste Management in collaboration with BBMP and C-MAK.
  • Financial Literacy Campaigns undertaken as part of CDP.
  • The Participatory Democratic Fellowship (PDF) is a novel innovative programme initiated by the Department of Public Policy, in association with B.Pac and Janaagraha. Through this fellowship, the students of M.A. Public Policy get an in-depth knowledge of civic issues, understand the importance of citizen engagement and participation in local governance. Students work closely with the People’s Representative (Corporators) for 150 hours to understand administrative decision-making process at the ward level. They acquire hands on experience and exposure to field-work in public policy discipline. The fellowship has set the foundation for public policy students to build a strong analytical skill set and also nurtures and creates instinctual and reactive change makers.
  • The Department of Public Policy, in association with Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM), Mysore conducted “ Policy Bootcamp” – a unique five – day residential learning programme for students pursuing public policy. The aim of the Bootcamp was to give an understanding of policy and its implementation from grassroots perspectives. It helps students to broaden their horizons in terms of current policy implementation issues at the grassroots and gives them an opportunity to know the citizen’s perspective of the policy or a program at the community level. The Bootcamp is structured in alignment with the curriculum of MA in Public Policy for a period of 40 hours spread over a period of 5 days for III semester students. The curriculum encompasses 20 percent classroom sessions and 80 percent fieldwork.

Dr. Suma Singh

M.A., PGD in Management & Marketing, Ph.D., NET.

Dean & Associate Professor


Dr. Vijaya Priya S

M.A., M.Phil., NET & SLET, Ph.D.

HOD & Associate Professor


Dr. Anjana Mani

M.A., M.Phil., PG Diploma in Econometrics, MFM., Ph.D

Associate Professor


Dr. K Kavyashree Kumar

M.A., NET, Ph.D.

Co-ordinator - M.A. & Associate Professor


Dr.Shanthi S

M.A., M.Phil., MBA., Ph.D.

Associate Professor


Ms. Sunanda B V

M.A., M.Com., NET, PGDFM.

Assistant Professor


Ms. Tania Mukhejee

M.Sc., M.Phil., SLET.

Assistant Professor


Ms. Shweta Sharma

M.A., M.Phil., MBA., NET.

Assistant Professor

Roopa Adarsh

Dr. Roopa Adarsh

M.A., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Dr. Rajesh Chandra

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET.

Assistant Professor


Dr. C J Lakshmi

M.A., M.Phil., Ph.D., NET.

Assistant Professor


Ms. Nachammai L

M.A., UGC - NET, K- SET.

Assistant Professor

Dr. Meenakshi Kumari

M.A., B.Ed., UGC - NET, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Placement Policy & Guidelines for Students

The Placement Policy is applicable to all students registered with the Placement Cell of Mount Carmel College, Autonomous, and is to be followed during their entire tenure at the college.

  1. The Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator are the facilitators and counsellors for placement related activities and will be responsible for all concerned activities & functioning of the Placement Cell.
  2. The Student Placement Committee will be assisting the Placement Officer & the Placement Coordinator in all activities related to placements.
  3. Neither the College nor the Placement Cell guarantees a job. The Placement Cell will facilitate and coordinate the placement activities on campus including bringing in companies, coordinating the recruitment drives, organizing recruitment training and other related activities leading to the successful placements of the deserving students.
  4. Applying for a company, getting recruited, joining a company is entirely the responsibility/decision of the student concerned.
  5. Opting to register for placements is completely the choice of the students. As some would want to pursue higher studies or other opportunities, such students can refrain from registering with the Placement Cell.
  6. Students are required to check the ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA for registering with the Placement Cell before registering.
  7. All final year students with an aggregate score of 60% and above and with NO ACTIVE BACKLOGS are eligible to register for placements.
  8. All registered students are required to MANDATORILY attend the recruitment training conducted by the Placement Cell and meet the necessary threshold of 75% attendance and 80% completion of the practice tests & assessments to qualify for applying to the cos. Failing to qualify may result in re-training of the student at an additional cost which is to be borne at actuals by the concerned student.
  9. The Placement Cell will notify all the registered students about the upcoming recruitment drives through mails and Whatsapp group notifications and not individually. The students are to be alert and keep a track of the notifications and apply as per their interest and eligibility.
  10. Once a student registers/enrolls for a particular company, she is expected to complete the entire recruitment process as relevant and required. Failing to do so, will result in the student being debarred from sitting for further recruitment drives. Exceptions will be made at the sole discretion of the Placement Cell only in genuine cases. Such cases/reasons to be formally communicated to the Placement Office over mail at least one day prior to the drive.
  11. The student has a choice not to participate in the recruitment process of a company after attending the Pre-Placement Talk. If she decides to continue, then she will be bound by the College Placement Policy to attend the rest of the recruitment process of the company as stated above.
  12. Students will not be allowed to participate in the selection process of a company for which she has missed the PPT.
  13. While the Placement Cell will do its due diligence and bring in the right companies, it is the responsibility of every student to check the company profile, eligibility, Job Profile and the Job Role before applying. The same will also be mailed and/or updated on the Notice Boards or social media groups.
    a. Ex 1- If a company requires the applicant to have an average of 70%, be well assured that you meet the criteria before applying to that company.
    b. Ex 2- If the company requires you to have NO standing arrears/backlogs at the time of attending the placement process, kindly DO NOT APPLY to the company if you do not meet this criterion.
  14. If, after being selected by a company, for some reason the student is not satisfied either with the pay, the timings, work allotted, etc during onboarding, she will need to take it up with the concerned within the company. The Placement Cell will not be able to intervene in internal matters. However, it is important that the students reach out to us in case there are major deviations from the terms mentioned by the company at the time of recruitment.
  15. A student can apply to as many companies as she wants and appear for interviews until the first job is secured. A student will be considered to have secured a job if her name appears in the final select list of a company.
  16. The Placement Office of MCC follows a strict “ONE OFFER PER STUDENT” Policy. However, if a student has been offered a job with a CTC less than or equal to INR 2 lakhs PA, she can opt to apply for ONE more company, subject to prior formal approval by the Placement Office.
  17. Once a student’s name appears in the final selects of a company, it is obligatory for the student to accept the offer. Rejecting offers is strictly not allowed. Defaulters will be required to submit a letter to the Principal along with a penalty fee which could be equivalent to one month’s salary being offered by the said company.
  18. Recruitment Process: All companies generally follow the following procedure (however they could be exceptions) –
    a. Presentation about the company & Job Profile (Pre-Placement Talk)
    b. Written Exam (Aptitude / Technical Test)
    c. Group Discussion and/or Task (Assignments)
    d. Interview (Technical/HR/Others)
    e. Verification of Documents
    f. Offer Letter
  19. Students are to strictly ensure the following for all recruitment drives:
    a. Must report on time as mentioned in the schedules
    b. Wear Business Formals for every recruitment process. Students wearing casuals during recruitment process will be sent back
    c. Always carry one folder containing resumes (2-3 copies), passport size photos, copies of mark sheets, certificates & stationery
    d. Compulsorily carry College & Govt. ID Cards
  20. Most companies require applicants to have Govt. ID – Aadhar & PAN. Hence it is advised for all students to apply for these before registering for placements.
    Students are not allowed to contact the Company / HR team directly for any reason through the recruitment process. In case of any issues or concerns, they are advised to contact their Placement Office and discuss their problems.
  21. Strict action will be taken against students found to be engaged in maligning the College or the Placement Office with the companies. Any grievances you may have, are to be brought to the notice of the of the Placement Officer for resolution.
  22. If a student makes any false claims in the Resume/Student Registration Form, her registration will be cancelled immediately and job offer if any, will be revoked.
  23. All companies conduct a thorough background check/verification. If the company finds that you have manipulated your marks / documents in any manner/or mis-represented any information, your job offer will be terminated, and your name will be blacklisted.
  24. Strict discipline needs to be followed by every student during the recruitment process. Any sort of indecent behavior/misbehavior which affects the decorum of the Placement Cell or the reputation of the College or the Company, will attract severe penalty and disqualification.
  25. Unless explicitly permitted by the companies, use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during the recruitment process.
  26. Malpractice in all forms or marking proxies during the selection process and beyond, is strictly prohibited and those caught indulging in such activities would be debarred from the placement process. Also, note that no concessions in any form shall be made in such cases.
  27. It may happen that the campus recruitment process can stretch till late evenings. Students are required and prepared to be available accordingly. In case of off-line drives, students are to inform their parents and should arrange their own transportation.
  28. In case of virtual (online) recruitment drives, it is the responsibility of the students to ensure they have the necessary equipment (laptop/PC with functional webcam and mic) and sufficient internet bandwidth for seamless conduction of the process.
  29. Students are required to provide correct email IDs and contact numbers at the time of registration. These will be used for all communication from the Placement Cell and the recruiting companies. The onus is on the students to ensure the contact details provided are correct and up to date.
  30. Students are advised to check their mails regularly as all communication related to placements will be sent through mails.
  31. It is mandatory that once you receive an Intent Letter/Offer Letter from the Company, a copy must be submitted to the Placement Office. Failing which, the end semester examination Hall Ticket/results will be withheld.
  32. All students registered for placements will be bounded by the Attendance Policy of the College. Any exception to the above is permitted only through formal approval of the Placement Office and the respective Department Heads.


For all matters not covered in the above policy, the Placement Office will use its discretion to take appropriate decisions as and when required.

The above guidelines are to ensure a smooth process in the best interest of our students and the participating companies.