Estd : 1947
Affiliation : West Bengal State University


Basirhat College 

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Department of Economics

About the Department

The Department of Economics, Basirhat College was established in the year 1947 with a vision to sustain the educative experience of a sizeable number of deserving students from around its periphery, which in general, seemed to be populated by socially, educationally and economically backward mass of people.The introduction of the Honours course of studies in the year 1967 was a welcome step towards further future development of the department.

The teachers of the department try to contribute their utmost towards fulfillment of the requirements in the classroom teaching as well as providing academic supports outside the classroom and in the library. Faculty members also engage themselves in academic activities like departmental seminars, conducting MRP, conducting projects under UNDP and Government of WB, paper publication and other such activities.

Head of the Department: Prof. Ekbal Hossain.



Ekbal Hossain, Assistant Professor, M.A.,

Prof. Ekbal Hossain joined the Department of Economics on 15.11.2016. He completed graduation from Malda College in 2004 and post graduation in 2006 from North Bengal University with specialization in (i) Advanced International Economics (ii) Resource and Environmental Economics.

Asok Kumar Roy, Associate Professor, M.Sc.

Niladri Saha, Associate Professor, M.A, M.Phil.

Niladri Saha joined the institution as a Lecturer in Economics in 1999. He completed his B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Economics from Maulana Azad College, University of Calcutta in 1993 after which he went on to the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi to complete his M. A. and M. Phil in Economics from the Centre for Economic Studies and Planning (CESP), School of Social Sciences with a specialization in Environment and Resource Economics and Agriculture. His M. Phil Dissertation was on Sustainability of Agriculture and Food Security of India. He received the UGC Junior Research Fellowship during his research tenure at CESP, JNU. His research interest is in the domain of Development Economics with a focus on environment, agriculture, employment and gender issues.

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