Brief History of the Department
The Department of Economics of the College was formed in 1946 with the introduction of BA Economics Course. The course was initially affiliated to the University of Madras and later to University of Kerala and then to University of Calicut. Prof Rose Xavier was the first Head of the Department. The Post Graduate Course MA Economics was introduced in 1961.
With the beginning of Vimala College in 1967, under the same management the undergraduate courses were shifted. BA Economics was re-introduced in St Mary’s College in 1981.The Department had five members in the faculty headed by Sr Paris.
Post Graduate degree in Applied Economics (self Financing) was introduced in 2012. Currently the Department offers BA Economics Programme with Sociology and History as complementary courses. MA Applied Economics Course offered by the Department is the only course in the University of Calicut.
Over the years, the Department had made its mark with excellent performances not only in academic but also in sports, games, cultural and other extension activities. The Department owes its growth to the able guidance and leadership of Prof Rose Xavier , Sr M Philomine, Sr Madeliva, Sr Paris, Smt Molly Joseph, Dr Sr Jacintha C.Cand Dr Julie P. Lazar. St Mary’s College had four Principals from the Department Sr Lima, Dr Sr Alphonse Betsy and Sr Philo James. Dr Sr Jacintha C.C,Associate Professor in Economics is the present Principal of the College. The sanctioned student strength of the BA Economics is 180 and MA Applied Economics is 30.
Excellence in Existence
To conscientize the coming generations with respect to the socio economic conditions of the economy and empower them academically, intellectually, morally and spiritually to have an excellent existence.
Certificate course in Money Manthra (2010-11)
Certificate Course in Accountancy-First Step to Accounting (2011-12onwards)
Skill Enhancement Courses
Short Term course in Handicraft Making (2012-13 onwards)
EMPLOYABILITY SKILL ENHANCEMENT PROGRAMME
Exhibition cum sale of Handworks-Earn while you learn
Personality development programmes
Visits to the orphanage, Distributing cloths and other articles of use to the poor and needy, Caring and support for the elderly, Freeships to the deserving students of the department, Financial support to the Alumnae
- ST MARY'S SQUARE OUTREACH PROGRAMME
Visits and Orientation classes at St Mary's C.U.P. School
- L'ARIA FRESCA PROJECT-CLEAN CAMPUS CLEAN CITY
Wednesdays as Cleanliness Day
- Extension Lectures on Mariology Spirituality, Women Empowerment and Motivation