About the Department:

Khalsa College Garhdiwala, Hoshiarpur was established in the year 1966. The department of Economics has been serving since the inception of this college. The college offers Economics as an Elective subject for undergraduate classes. The department was started to cater the needs of students from rural kandi area of Hoshiarpur district. Primary mission of the department is to provide relevant, up to date and integrative educational experiences in Economics. Department strive to prepare students for engagement with local, national and global issues to instil in students the moral and ethical values related to citizenship and community. As Economics is an interdisciplinary subject so it is offered as one of the subjects in B.A., M. Com, B. Com and earlier Economics was also offered in B.Sc. Agriculture. The Economics undergraduate programme provides a strong foundation in economic theory and practical knowledge of applied economic analysis. It also familiarizes students with shifts in development paradigms with particular reference to the state of India in pre and post independent period. Currently there is one teacher against permanent post in the department. Different methods of teaching are adopted to improve learning ability of the students. Regular tests and group discussions are encouraged in the classrooms. Educational tours are also organized from time to time. The students prepare projects and assignments related to their syllabus. Class level Quiz competitions are also organized. The students of department participate in cultural, religious, social activities, awareness rallies, blood donation camps, seminars etc by participating in NSS and NCC camps and in other activities

  Our Mission:

  • To develop the Economic way of thinking among the students to ensure that our students have the integrative and critical thinking skills as well as quantitative and qualitative abilities to analyse complex domestic economic, social and global problems
  • To emphasize application of theory to practice to develop critical thinking and decision-making abilities that help the students in their holistic development.


  • To increase interest of the students towards Economics subject and motivate them to evaluate current situation of Indian Economy and strives to solve locally relevant problem through its role for the development of rural region.
  • To enable our students to become policy-literate and thus be more informed as citizens.
  • To impart theoretical and applied knowledge of Economics.

SWOC Analysis


  • Separate Departmental infrastructure.
  • Separate Departmental Book Bank
  • Various scholarships facilities (like SC ,BC scholarship by government , scholarships for poor and brilliant students by SGPC and by old students) are provided to the students.
  • Our department students learn to think creatively and deeply about some of the most important economic concerns faced by our society today. Maximum student are from rural area and backward community.
  • Cordial relations between teachers and students.


  • Students are migrating from Punjab to abroad,which is at very higher rate specially in Doaba. So as the college is situated in kandi area of Doaba we are facing many problems associated to it.
  • Two Govt. Colleges are very near to the college affecting the overall strength of students.
  • Less student pursuing higher education.
  • Higher education ‘s current role in society is less valued while expectations are rising.
  • As most of the students belong to rural kandi area where there are limited transport facilities available.


  • Providing quality education to society of economically backward and weaker class.
  • Participation of Government officers and social workers as the resource persons in the discussion with students on some topics .
  • To create awareness about various social and economic problems among the students and the society.
  • To participate in welfare activities.


  • Higher education‘s current role in society is less valued while expectations are rising.
  • Newly opened Government college Dholwaha is very near, which has very low fee structure.
  • To introduce career-oriented and interdisciplinary courses.
  • To create awareness about research in economics among the students.
  • Encouraging students for competitive examinations and for higher studies.
  • To educationally empower the girl students with poor economic background.

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Name of the Course B.A. (ECONOMICS)
Duration 3 years
Seats 300
Fees As per University rules [2022-23]
Eligibility Passed +2 examination