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Department of Agricultural Economics

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  • Dr. M.L. Sharma
  • Head,
  • Department of Agricultural Economics,
  • College of Agriculture

  • Contacts
  • Phone: 9412905427
  • E-mail: mlsharmahc[at]

Department of Agricultural Economics

The Department of Agricultural Economics started functioning in 1960 as an integral part of the College of Agriculture. In the beginning it used to offer only undergraduate courses. The Master’s degree programme was started in 1963 and the Ph.D. degree programme in 1970. A new M.Sc. (Ag.) programme was started in Rural Banking in the year 1976 which successfully continued till 1992.The Department engages itself in all the three core activities of teaching, research and extension which constitute the integrated system of education in the university. In the last 57 years of its existence, the department has built up expertise in almost all the major fields of agricultural economics.


Agricultural and Rural Development with equity and sustainability through excellence in teaching, research, extension and training.


  • To offer core course(s) to the first degree programmes in Agriculture, Fisheries, Forestry, Horticulture and Home Science.
  • To offer Ph. D and Master’s degree programmes in Agricultural Economics.
  • To offer ‘Minor Package’ for post graduate programmes of other disciplines.
  • To conduct independent research in thrust areas of Agricultural Economics.
  • To participate in multi-disciplinary research projects.
  • To participate in extension activities of the university.
  • To provide comments, opinion on policy issues and research and field based information to government and other development departments.

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    Degrees Offered

  • M.Sc. Ag. (Agricultural Economics) 08 Seats
  • Ph.D. (Agricultural Economics) 02 Seats

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    PG Students Details

    Student Name Id. No. Advisor Topic
    Ashish Prakash 33013 Dr. H.N. Singh ----
    Soumitra Chowdhury 49651 Dr. M.L. Sharma A Study on Access and Utilization Pattern of Agricultural Credit in Midnapore and Burdwan Division of West Bengal
    Asha Bisht 34338 Dr. Anil Kumar ---
    Ms. Anjali Jakhar 36861 Dr. S.K. Srivastava Total Factor Productivity and Technical Efficiency in Major Crops in Western Region of Uttar Pradesh
    Haripriya Bagh 48078 Dr. H.N. Singh An economic analysis of rice crop establishment method ‘beushening’ in Balangir district of Odisha.
    Praveen Ganur 49545 Dr. H.N. Singh Comparative economics of organic and inorganic sugarcane cultivation in Belagavi district of Karnataka.
    Somya Misra 43636 Dr. H.N. Singh ---
    Girdhar B.J. 51180 Dr. H.N. Singh ---
    Sweta Naula 41792 Dr. M.L. Sharma Economic Analysis of production and marketing of deferent varieties of tomato in Nainital District of Uttarakhand
    Ankita Deo 43680 Dr. M.L. Sharma ---
    Madhu Rawat 43664 Dr. Anil Kumar ---
    Shubham Arya 43755 Dr. Anil Kumar ---
    Devesh Kumar Pant 43677 Dr. Virendra Singh ---
    Yogesh Pandey 51010 Dr. Virendra Singh ---
    Sangita 43785 Dr. Chandra Dev ---

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