Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth (TMV), Pune

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Department of Economics, Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth (TMV), Pune


Department of Economics

The Department of Economics was initially a part of the Nehru Institute of Social Sciences (NISS) that had been established by the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune in 1969. The U.G.C. granted the Deemed University status to the Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth in 1987 owing to the interdisciplinary approach adopted by the NISS in teaching and research in Social Sciences. The Post–graduate Department of Economics as a separate department was established in 2005. The department is offering M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. courses in Economics. M.A. and M.Phil. are regular courses for which regular teaching is done. As per UGC, New Delhi guidelines, the coursework of one semester has been introduced for Ph.D. Degree. The research activity of the Department covers an extremely wide variety of fields with diverse interests in co-operation, agricultural economics, rural economics, industrial economics, social economics, etc.

Courses Offered

- Master of Arts (MA Economics)
- Master of Philosophy (M.Phil Economics)
- Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D Economics)


- Completed and submitted a minor research project under University Grants Commission’s Unassigned Grant on 26th August 2002. The title of the project was “The Study of Economic Status of Scheduled Castes in Agriculture Sector: A Case Study of Sangao (mouje) in Kolhapur Dist.” (Principal Investigator: Dr. Praveen Jadhav)
- Completed Ph. D research work titled, “Socio-Economic Status of Scheduled Castes : A Comparative Study (With respect to Kolhapur District)” (Awarded with Ph. D. in the month of April 2006) (Researcher: Dr. Praveen Jadhav)
- Worked as Co-Investigator for a major research project titled, “Environment and Development’ funded by Government of Maharashtra and undertaken by Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth, Pune in 2004-05. (Co-Investigator: Dr. Praveen Jadhav)
- Completed a ‘Major Research Project’ sanctioned by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi titled “The Social, Cultural and Economics Reality of Scheduled Castes: An Analysis based on Dalit Literature (Autobiographies)”. The project has been submitted in 2011 to UGC, New Delhi (Principal Investigator: Dr. Praveen Jadhav)
- Completed a ‘Major Research Project’ sanctioned by the University Grants Commission, New Delhi tiled “Contract Agriculture Labour in Agriculture Sector: Measuring the Deprivation (With Respect to Solapur District)”. This project is expected to be completed in 2014. (Principal Investigator: Dr. Praveen Jadhav)

Department Facilities

- Library
- Internet facility
- Academic counselling and guidance
- Classrooms
- Audio-Visual Room

Contact Details

Department of Economics
Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapeeth,1242
Sadashiv Peth
PUNE-411 030

Contact No : 24454866, 24453290
Email: [email protected]


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