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Departmental Profile

The Department of Economics is one of the first six departments of Assam University which began  its  journey in July 1994. The major  activities  of  the  department include imparting quality  education  to  students  admitted  to  the  different  academic programmes of the department and supervision of scholars at Ph.D. and M.Phil levels. The department has been laying special emphasis on developing  proper  understanding of  the socio-economic problems and  specifities   of  North East India. The  on-going  researches in the department cover such areas as agricultural economics,social sectors, human development, environmental economics, and gender studies, among others.

International Seminar on Economic Dependance of Northeast India & Its Bordering NationsOrganized By - Department of Economics, Assam University, SilcharInternational Seminar8th - 9th November 2016

Courses Offered

Courses Offered Duration Number of Seats Program Course Structure
M.A. (by course work) Four Semester 77 Syllabus
M.Phil (by course work & dissertation). Semester
Ph.D. (by course & research work)
D. Litt. (by research work)


Name & Qualification Designation Area of Specialization Contact & Email ID
Niranjan Roy,  Ph.D. Professor Agricultural Economics,Environmental Economics and Social sector issues
Sumanash Dutta,  Ph.D. Professor Development Economics, Human Development, Population Studies.
Alok Sen,  Ph.D. Professor Micro Economics, Environmental Economics, Econometrics
M. A. Ansari,  M.Phil.,Ph.D. Professor Political Economy, Agricultural Economics
Subhrabaran Das,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Econometrics
Ritwik Mazumder,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Statistics and Econometrics (Econometric Modeling And Applications, Mathematical Statistics) & Environmental Economics
Raju Mandal,  M.A. Assistant Professor Macroeconomics, Environmental and Natural Resources Economics
Avijit Debnath,  Ph.D Assistant Professor International Economics.
Sagarika Dey,  Ph.D. Assistant Professor Econometrics, Rural Development & Rural livelihoods, Micro-Economics
Shrabanti Maity,  Ph.D Assistant Professor Econometrics,Mathematical Economics.
Manash Roy,  M.Phil. Assistant Professor Operation Research & Econometrics

Head of the Department

Prof. Niranjan Roy

(: 03842- 270853 (O)


Many former students of the department are now serving as faculty members in colleges and other academic institutions both within and outside North East India. The passed out students are also engaged in banks, insurance, and other public sector industrial and service organizations.