Department of Economics

Year of Establishment                                              :               1967


  • To start a certificate course on personality development
  • To conduct research oriented workshop/seminars
  • To improve on ICT teaching methods
  • To provide more scope to interact in the class room as well as to conduct debate and seminars

 A Brief Introduction to the Department

Economics a science that is both “light giving and fruit bearing” has been attracting the largest readers all over the world. In our college too, as elsewhere, it is a common subject offered to all combinations of study to B.A. degree students. As such, the department of Economics meets Arts, IBCOM & IBBM students our college.

The history of the department dates back to 1967-68 when the college was started. Mr. Nagaraj and Mr. Babu Singh were the lecturers in the department up to the year 1970. On resignation of Mr. Babu Singh in 1970, Mr. V.R.Hegde was appointed in his place. The credit of developing the department should go to these two persons.On account of increase in workload , Mr. H.R.Krishnaiah Gowda was appointed as lecturer in 1980 who joined  the Government Service (Leave the college March 1986). Later on Mr Nagaraj joined another college in 1986 as principal.On account of  vacancy so created by Mr. B.T. Ramappa, present HOD, and Mr. M.S.Manjunatha were appointed. Still some excess of workload was left over. Thanks to Tunga Vidyavardhaka Sangha for arranging full time and part time teachers whenever vacancy arose. Kum. Ranjitha also worked as part time lecture. Government has deputed Mr. G.Suresh to fill up one full-time vacancy in the department. Later prof. G Suresh went to his parent college now at present Dr. M.S. Manjunatha is working as a HOD of the Department of Economics.

Objectives of the Department

  • Adopt the Bridge, Remedial and Enrichment programme
  • Prepare the young and energetic minds to encounter growing challenges
  • Inculcate self-esteem among the students
  • Create self-confidence in the students
  • As for concern, the department establishes different activities i.e. economics forum and group discussions with burning economic problems and

Studied in Higher Education in Economics

1BhavyaM.A. in EconomicsLecturer
2SpandanaM.A. in Pol. Science
3Mamatha H.S.M.A. in Pol. Science
4NishmithaM.A. in Pol. Science
5Vinisha RaniM.A. in English
6MahimaM.A. in English
7MeghanaM.A. in Kannada
9ManasaM.A. in English
10BimbaB. Ed.
11SoumyaB. Ed.
12Mamatha H.S.B. Ed.
13RinithaM.A. in English
14ArpithaB. Ed.
15JnanadevSub-inspector of PoliceJob Economics
18ShaliniM.A. in EnglishLecturer
19PramodM.A. in EnglishLecturer
22AprovaM.A. in Sociology
23AbhinayaPolitical SciencePolice
24PrethamM.A. in EnglishLecturer
25SachinM.A. in EnglishLecturer
26PavanB. Ed
27Prasad H.V.M.A. in Pol. Science
28HakimM.A. in Kannada
29RanjithaM.A. in EconomicsJob
30RashmiB. Ed.Job
31NidhiM.A. in Economics
32Rajini JogiB. Ed.
33Saritha V.B. Ed.
34Sharvari K.G.B. Ed.
35SanchithaB. Ed.
36MeghaM.A. in Sociology
37ShilphaB. Ed.
38PunarviB. Ed.
39RadikaB. Ed.


With a view to encouraging students to participate in discussions, special lectures, and conduct socio-economic surveys, a forum called Yojana Vedike is recently formed. All the students of economics become members of the forum. The platform has conducted special lectures with the help of the students.


  • Analyzing recent trends in Indian Economy
  • Providing special lecture programs
  • In the view of encouraging student faculty
  • Studying unemployment administrative decentralization
  • Giving inspiration to students to know about burning economic problems
  • To study the environmental problems
  • Conducting a survey on social and economic aspects of the society in Thirthahalli Taluk
  • To study increasing population problems in India Study of river linkage

As per the objectives envied, we have conducted a number of programs during the period 2012 to 2019. Major programs conducted by the planning forum – Yojana Vedike are briefed here.

As per the objectives envied, we have conducted a number of programs during the period 2012 to 2019.


Dr. M.S. Manjunatha


Assistant Professor
Department of Economics
Tunga Mahavidyalaya
Mobile: 9845941789

Tunga Mahavidyalaya

Tunga Mahavidyalaya (Kannadaತುಂಗಾ ಮಹಾವಿದ್ಯಾಲಯ) is located at the foothills of Anandagiri in Thirthahalli Town. Tunga Mahavidyalaya “is the offspring of” Tunga Vidyavardhaka Sangha – an association of the philanthropists. Thirthahalli Taluk is the birthplace of great writers, artists, Jurists and political leaders. Popular Kannada film actor Diganth is alumnus of this institute.

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