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The Department of Economics at Maulana Azad National Urdu University is one of the youngest department of the university, which established in 2014. The department intends to make a qualitative contribution to teaching to the students through Urdu medium so as to promote ‘inclusiveness’ in higher education-a pre-requisite to ‘inclusive growth’. Since its inception the department with strength of four faculty members offers courses for graduate and post graduate programs in Economics. The faculty members at the Department are from the diverse fields’ e.g. International Trade, International Finance, Applied Econometrics, Quantitative Economics, Monetary Economics, Islamic Banking and Development Economics. The diversity of specializations of the faculty members promotes multifaceted research at the department as well as contributes to provide a certain depth to its post graduate program in Economics. The department also recognizes the growing demand for trained manpower in applied economic research for Agriculture, Industry, Government, IT sector, Banking and Finance sector, NGOs and other socioeconomically relevant fields. To cater to the growing demand for the trained economists for the industry and the academia, the department started Ph.D. program in Economics from the academic year 2017-18. The thrust areas of the department are development of marginalised and minority communities’ in India in general and Andhra Pradesh and Telangana in particular. The course structure of the department’s post graduate program and the research being undertaken at the department have been thus designed to focus on these thrust areas identified by the department. With a judicious mix of theoretical and quantitative approach, the department since the day of its inception has geared itself to emerge as a strong teaching, learning and research department of the university.