The Post-Graduate Department of Studies in Economics is one of the Founder Departments of Rani Channamma University Belagavi. Actually this Department was established in the year 1982 when the Karnataka University Post Graduate Centre was started in Belagavi. The Department has been one of the leading Social Science Departments in the University ever since its inception by achieving academic excellence and also by providing applied edge to the courses being offered. The Department besides offering Post-Graduate programme in Economics & also offers Ph.D. programmes. In order to meet the increasing demand for higher education in this region, the Department also functions at P.G.Centre, Bagalkote and J.S.S. College, Gokak. From the Academic Year 2020-21 onwards the entire syllabus is revised and up-dated incorporating all the recent developments in the subject. Keeping in view the fact that many of the current developments in economic thinking require background knowledge of Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Applications, the papers on Quantitative Techniques, Computer Applications and Basic Econometrics have been introduced as compulsory papers and Project work is made obligatory for all the students at the Final Semester. Since its inception the strength and output of the Department is growing over the years .
Learning and understanding of Economics is the guiding principle for the development of a society for it facilitates a sustainable and inclusive development of the nation by harnessing the potentialities emerging from the knowledge-based globalizing society for the welfare of mankind.
To impart quality education in theoretical and applied economics to create a pool of manpower to face the emerging economic challenges effectively with high standards of professionalism and ethics; to promote and facilitate multi-disciplinary research to review and design economic policies at regional and national levels.