Agricultural Economics
 

Dr. R. K. Grover

Head of the Department

Mailing Address

Department of Agricultural Economics,
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
HISAR - 125 004  (India)

Phone No : 9416262992
Alternate No : 91-1662-255277
Email Id : agecon@hau.ernet.in

 The Department of Economics was started in 1962 with the establishment of Hisar Campus of the erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University.  It became a full-fledged department in 1970 with the formation of Haryana Agricultural University.  Initially, the Department was located in the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and later on in 1978, it was shifted to College of Agriculture as Department of Agricultural economics. There are 24 faculty members of Agricultural Economics in total working at different directorates including out stations. The department has achieved many distinctions in various academic activities.  The prestigious distinctions like the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for writing the university level text book in Hindi language, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post-graduate agricultural research, Young Scientist Award, two Best Teachers Awards, and Professor of Emeritus have been bagged by the scientists of this department. As, it is not possible to carry out the controlled experiments in this discipline, efforts are made to observe the occurrences of various phenomena which affect the decision making process of the households, particularly the rural people and relevant data are collected and analysed by using the scientific tools and techniques.  The research outcomes of the department are publishing in the form of research/technical bulletins which helps the policy makers in planning for betterment of farmer and rural community of the state as well country as a whole.

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  About us

The Department of Economics was started in 1962 with the establishment of Hisar Campus of the erstwhile Punjab Agricultural University. It became a full-fledged department in 1970 with the formation of Haryana Agricultural University.Initially, the Department was located in the College of Basic Sciences and Humanities and later on in 1978, it was shifted to College of Agriculture as Department of Agricultural Economics. There are 15 faculty members in the dscipline of which seven are working at main Campus and eight are pooled at outstations including KVKs. Agricultural Economics in total working at different directorates including out stations. The department has achieved many distinctions in various academic activities.The prestigious distinctions like the Dr. Rajendra Prasad Award for writing the university level text book in Hindi language, Jawaharlal Nehru Award for outstanding post-graduate agricultural research, Young Scientist Award, two Best Teachers Awards, and Professor of Emeritus have been bagged by the scientists of this department. As, it is not possible to carry out the controlled experiments in this discipline, efforts are made to observe the occurrences of various phenomena which affect the decision making process of the households, particularly the rural people and relevant data are collected and analysed by using the scientific tools and techniques. The research outcomes of the department are published in the form of research/technical bulletins which help the policy makers in planning for betterment of farmers and rural community of the state as well country as a whole.

  Teaching programme
Post Graduate Programmes
Course Seat
M.Sc 7
Ph.D 2
Field of Specialization
  • Production Economics & Farm Business Management
  • Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis
  • Agricultural Finance & Cooperation
  • Resource Economics
  • WTO and International Trade
Required Courses
M.Sc Ph.D
Agriculture Economics
501 601
502 602
504 603
505 604
506 606
507 -
508 -
  Courses offered
Courses Offered by the Department
Course No. Course Title Credit Hrs.
A. Under Graduate Programmes (Agriculture Economics)
Ag. Econ 101 Principles of Agricultural Economics (1+1)
201 Agricultural Economics and Farm Management (2+1)
202 Business Management and Entrepreneurship Development (2+1)
301 Agricultural Marketing Trade & Cooperation (2+1)
302 Agricultural Finance and Business Management (2+1)
303 Marketing and Sales Management (1+1)
INTERNSHIP/RAWE-491 Project Identification & Feasibility Analysis (0+2)
B. Module Courses (Title & Credit hrs. to be modified) as per List attached
401 Economic Theory International Trade in (3+0)
402 Management of Agro-based Industry (2+2)
403 Agricultural Marketing Management (1+2)
404 Financial Mgt. of Agri. Business (2+2)
405 Natural Resource Economics & Management (1+2)
406 Agriultural Project Formulation, Evaluation & Monitoring (1+2)
C. Post Graduate Courses(Agricultural Economics)
501* Micro Economic Theory and Applications (2+0)
502* Macro Economic Theory (2+0)
503 Evolution of Economic Thought (1+0)
504* Farm Management and Agricultural Production Economics (2+1)
505* Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis (2+1)
506* Research Methodology for Social Sciences (1+1)
507* Principles of Econometrics (2+1)
508* Linear Programming (1+1)
509 Agricultural Finance and Project Management (2+1)
510/SST 514 Seed Marketing and Management (2+1)
511 International Economics (1+1)
512 Institutional Economics (1+0)
513 Agricultural Development and Policies (2+0)
514 Natural Resource and Environmental Economics (1+1)
515 Intellectual Property Management (1+0)
516/Computer 501 Computer Programming in Statistical Research (2+0)
517 Rural Marketing (2+0)
518 Commodity Futures Trading (2+0)
591 Master's Seminar (0+1)
599 Master's Research (2+0)
601** Advanced Micro-Economic Analysis (1+1)
602** Advanced Macro-Economic Analysis (2+0)
603** Advanced Econometrics (2+1)
604** Advanced Production Economics (2+1)
605** Quantitative Development Policy Analysis (1+1)
606** Advanced Agricultural Marketing and Price Analysis (2+1)
607 Farm Organisation and Management (1+1)
608 Agricultural Finance and Co-Operation (2+0)
609 Natural Resource Management (1+1)
610 Environmental Economics (2+1)
691 Doctoral Seminar I (0+1)
692 Doctoral Seminar II (0+1)
699 Doctoral Research (45)

*Compulsory for Master's Programme
**Compulsory for Doctoral Programme

  Major contributions

The department is engaged  in the three core activities of teaching, research and extension as an integrated system of education in the university. Since 1969, the department has  produced 199 M.Sc. and 68 Ph.D students. So far 9 books, 16 Teaching cum Practical Manuals, 70 Technical Research Bulletins, 6 Extension Bulletins and about 32 other publications (articles, souvenirs, commemoration volumes etc.) have published by the faculty members of the department in addition to their valuable contribution of research papers /articles etc. in various national and international journals of repute.

The extension activities of the department are:

  • Establishment of demonstration centers and preparation of farm plans
  • Preparation of farm records and accounts for the farmers
  • Training programmes for the farmers on various economic enterprises
  • Organizing field days and demonstrations
  • Organizing campaigns
  • Carrying out economic analysis of adaptive research on farmers' field
  • District level trainings
  • Production of literature/ radio talk/TV talk
  • Advisory visits/ correspondence/ office calls etc
  Salient achievments
  List of synopsis & thesis of PG & M.Sc.students
  National conference on doubling the farmers' income by 2022 (March 9-10, 2017)
   Faculty

# Image Name Designation Specialization Details
1 R.K. Grover Associate Director, DHRM Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis Details
2 V.P. Mehta Professor Agricultural Finance & Business Management Details
3 Prof.Ved Prakash Luhach Principal Scientist Farm Management & Agricultural Marketing Details
4 D.P. Malik Principal Scientist Farm Management and Agricultural Marketing Details
5 K K Kundu Associate Professor Farm Management Details
6 Jitender Kumar Bhatia Assistant Scientist Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis Details
7 Dalip Kumar Bishnoi Assistant Scientist Agricultural Marketing & Price Analysis Details