The Department of Economics
is one of the oldest Departments of the University.
It was established in 1956 under the auspices
of Jammu and Kashmir University. The Department
with four members of Faculty Membersfunctioned
till 1968. The Department received fillip when
the Jammu division of the Jammu and Kashmir
University was elevated to the status of a full-
fledged University and the University of Jammu
came into existence in 1969.
By the year 1978, the status of teaching and
research in the department had risen considerably
and the UGC recognized this department of the
University among twelve other universities for
Faculty improvement programme. This elevation
of the department attracted students from all
parts of the country to undertake their M. Phil
and Ph.D. courses in this department.
During the eighties, the department completed a number
of research projects financed by the UGC and
ICSSR. In the year 1987, the UGC included the
department in "Department Research Support Programme"
and three research projects on different aspects
of the J&K economy were granted to the