A Brief History of The Department Of Economics:
Muralidhar Girls’ College, one of the oldest girls’ college in South Kolkata was established on 8th July 1940 as Ballygunge Girls College, with the aim of spreading education among women of middle and lower income groups of South Kolkata and its suburbs. The college got affiliation of University of Calcutta in the year 1945.
The subject economics was started as a Pass subject in the 1948-49 session and Honours started in the year 1965-66.
Our aspiration is to become providers of economics education and research so as to secure the best possible outcomes for our stakeholders and for the broader societies in which we operate. We strive to be the facilitator for empowerment and enlightenment of girl students through value-based and quality education.
Consistent with the College mission, the Bachelor of Science in Economics at Muralidhar Girls’ College provides a combination of academic rigor and career preparation with a sense of social responsibility, while offering an equal chance for all students.
The Economics Programme both Honours and General helps students think critically about the economic issues they confront in their daily lives through the creation, application and dissemination of economics knowledge and develop a commitment to be actively engaged in issues of local, national, and global communities.
The Department has remained successful in providing education to students from all sections of the society often the first generation learners. With a view towards the need and affordability of the students the department has brought in improvised systems of teaching from time to time.