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Department of Economics

Russel Crowe as John Nash (Nobel Prize winner in Economics) in ‘A Beautiful Mind’ ………. Roy Harrod quoting Lewis Caroll in ‘Through the looking Glass’ puzzling over the need to run twice as fast to stay in the same place, a dilemma experienced by economies in the pursuit of growth. This is NOT film and prose, this is our Department of Economics at Wilson College, exposing our students to the awesomeness of Economics as a discipline.

We, in the Department of Economics, take great pride in guiding our students through the alleys of Micro and Macro Economics, Growth Economics and integrating it all into the World Economy. Care is taken to provide perspective to contribution made by various Economists in the Evolution of Economic Thought. Most importantly we guide students to equip themselves to deal with the Mathematical RIGOR that the study of Economics necessitates, with Econometrics and Certificate courses in quantitative skills being offered as options.

A Department well established by 1913, blessed by the presence of C.N. Vakil, H.L.Dantwala, V.K.R.V Rao, we are inspired to carry on the legacy.

To help our students to build proficiency in the subject, develop Quantitative skills and to eventually develop in each student (as per his/ her capacity) to take on the challenges of the changing world. We use a variety of ways like Films, Visits to NSE, Seminar activity (ARTHIKI) and invite Stalwarts to interact with our students, with the likes of Prof. Abhay Pethe (Academics), Niranjan Rajadhyaksha and Girish Kuber (Journalism) visiting us in the Wilson College Campus.

This enriching of the input quotient also helps buffing up the critical skills that our students acquire.


(An I.Q.A.C. Initiative- Jointly conducted by Departments of Economics and Physics)

Objective: To build proficiency in basic quantitative analysis with use of EXCEL that can be useful to social and applied sciences, research, financial and corporate sectors.

Target Group: Open for all with a minimum qualification of H.S.C. or equivalent exam passed.

Contents: Calculus – Functions, Derivatives, Integrations
Descriptive Statistics - Central tendencies and dispersion
Relational Statistics - Correlation and Regression
Inferential Statistics - Hypothesis Testing and ANOVA
Resource persons will be invited from University of Mumbai and various institutions in and around Mumbai.

Duration: Total 48 hrs. (16 weeks with sessions of 3hrs per week spanned over August to February on Saturdays from 2:00 to 5:00 pm)

No of seats: 30

Fees: 3200/-

For registration, contact: Dr. Anjali Masarguppi (Economics Dept.): 9320276400
Prof Michael D’souza (Physics Dept.) : 9892104614



Suniti Pethe

Head Department of Economics, Associate Professor

Qualifications: Head Department of Economics, Associate Professor.
M.A. (1984) M.Phil.
Research Interest: Her intensity of interest centres around International Trade and a passion for how Economic theory has evolved over the years – a study of the Evolution of Economic Ideas.
Short Biography: -

Dr. Anjali Masarguppi

Assistant Professor

Qualifications: Assistant Professor.
M.A., M.Phil. , SET, Ph.D. (ECONOMICS). Ph.D. thesis title ‘Growth and Poverty in India: An Empirical Inter-State Comparison in the Post-Reform Period (1990-2007). M. Phil. Dissertation title ‘Technical Progress in Growth Models with special reference to India’.
Research Interest: Currently working on National Research Project on ‘Employability of Higher Education Graduates in India’ of Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education.
National University of Educational Planning & Administration, New Delhi (CPRHE – NUEPA) (sponsored by UGC/MHRD) as a member of the Maharashtra team.
Co-convener of a Certificate Course on ‘Quantitative Analysis for Social Sciences’ conducted jointly by Economics and Physics departments under the umbrella of the IQAC, Wilson College

Short Biography: Quantitative analysis is crucial for understanding and applying economic theory and learning forecasting techniques. Expertise in this approach to Economics adds great value to students’ learning.
Teaching Quantitative Analysis and Economic theory with computer application adds to capacity building.
Teaching is not a profession but a way of life that enriches personal growth through lifelong learning and is translated into the capacity enhancement of the learners..

John Wilson Education Society's Wilson College has a long standing history. Founded by Dr. John Wilson, the founder of Bombay University, in the year 1832. Wilson College has a NAAC "A" Accreditation since 2005.

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