Department of Economics  
  About department  

Gopikabai Sitaram Gawande College has been established in June 1966. The two faculties namely Arts and Commerce were opened. The Department was formally started in1967-68 .The Department conducts the (UG) graduate courses.


          The syllabus is designed by SGB Amravati University for the UG (B.A I.II. & III) courses. It is updated time to time considering the model syllabus of UGC. It is useful for Public Service Commission & NET/ JRF etc. The syllabus of UG was revised in 2010-11.

 The intake capacity of graduation level is 120 students.  The sanctioned posts of the Department are Asst.Professor – 1. Presently more than 175 students are registered for graduate courses in the Department in year 2011-12.  The first principal of the college shiri Choudhari worked as the Head of the Economics Department during the academic year 1967-68 and 1968-69. prof. U.B.Chavan was appointed as a lecturer in Economics during 1960-70, prof. Fatak also worked as a lecturer in this department. Principal Choudhari and prof. Fatak worked in this department until 1970. And Dr. R.L. Bidwai worked in this department till January 2004. After that Usha N. Patil joined the Economics Department as a lecturer in Economics from 30th July 2004. Now she is working as a Head of the Department up to till date.  

  Details of Faculty  


Dr. Usha N. Patil

M.A.Eco.(NET),M.A.Pol.sci,and M.A.Sociology, Ph.D.


Head, Department of Economics

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  Research Area  

The fields of research are mainly banking sector, Agriculture, International Trade, Industry, Economics of Education, Rural Development, Poverty, Environment, Tribal Development and Socio-economic Development. 

  Facilities Details  
    Department Area: 190 seq. ft. departmental library, internet

The department has a departmental library with over 10 reference books. Department has an internet facility. The department is providing the books facilities and extending necessary guidance for the students.

The faculty is using modern teaching methods which are helping for effective teaching. The faculty prepares their lectures on power point presentation. & Charts. Seminars, assignment, project presentation, Group discussion etc are the general methods of student involved learning methods.

The faculty has attended national and international conferences, workshops; seminars as well as research related programmed which are benefited for their improvements.
The faculty is actively participated in the academic activities and students counseling. A faculty run the student guardian scheme and faculty do the counseling of the respective group of students and solve their problems like release of and their academic progress. They call their parents and interact with them. Special counseling is done for weak students.

  Achievement & Awards  
    • Obtained Juries Doctor Degree (Ph.D) from the SRTM, Nanded University, in the year of 2011.
    • Squad Officer in ‘Copy Mukta Abhiyan’ of Maharashtra State board of Secondary and higher Secondary Education in the ambit of Umarkhed Taluka for the Summer examination 2010-11
    • Co-officer of university summer examination 2011-12 of Any Mahila Mahavidyalya Yavatmal
    • Co-officer of university winter examination 2011-12 of Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering and Techonology, Yavatmal
    • Faculty received Vidyabhushan Award ‘Conferred by NET/SET Association on 31th December 2006.
    • “Nehru International Education Award” Awarded by International Human Rights Justice Federation Government of India for contribution of Higher Education and Research Field 16 Feb. 2014 at Satara.
    • “Virangna Savitribai Phule National Teacher Award 2014” Awarded by Babu Jag Jivan Ram Kala Sanskruti and Sahitaya Akademi Delhi for contribution of Higher Education Research Field of Economy 28 Feb 2014 at Delhi.
    • “National Citizenship Gold Medal Award 2014” Individual Achievements and National Development” Awarded by Global Economic Progress and Research Association, Tamilnadu 1 May 2014 at Chennai.
  Extension Activities of Department  
    • The faculty is participating in co-curricular and extracurricular activities and they do work for several activities like conferences, youth festivals and sport meets etc.
    • The faculty is working as a Member of Admission Committee. Women cell Committee. Centralized internal exam. Cell. etc.
    • The faculty is delivered the speech of N.S.S. program, organized by G.S.G.College N.S.S. Unit. in 2011-12