The Department of Economics was established in 3rd August 2006 at Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tirunelveli at Abishekapatti Campus. The Department Economics taught various subjects like Micro Economics, Macro Economics, Indian Economy, Statistics, Mathematical Economics, Econometrics, International Economics, Rural Economy, Micro Finance and Rural Development,
Money and Capital Markets, Environmental Economics, Research Methodology, Economics of Insurance, Public Economics, India and Global Economy, Commodity Markets, Computer Application in Economics and Coastal Resource Economics and Management.
The Department of Economics is having the Centre for Nehru Studies since 2006 onwards which is being funded by the University Grants Commission. The main activities of the Centre is to inculcate the ideas of Nehru thoughts towards the Indian economy and how Pt. Jawaharlal has shaped the Nation through various economic strategies like mixed economy and five year plans.
The Department has been promoting economics research with focus on extension activities and thereby accrue employment opportunities to the students.
The UGC has provided financial assistance of Rs.12, 00,000 to equip class rooms with modern teaching aids. Now, the Department of Economics has SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) software, GIS (Geographical Information System), LCD Projectors with LED display, Smart Class rooms, Reprographic facility, Mic with audio system and video conferencing facility with
camera which will enhance the high standard quality of research among the students and scholars. The state of the art infrastructure will facilitate the faculty to deliver lectures effectively with modern ICT tools like interactive display, Document camera, Ultra short throw Interactive projector and audio systems.