The department has started functioning in 1999-2000, and it offers B.A Economics as the programme of study. Currently there are three permanent faculty members in the department. A total number of 98 students are studying in the department. The department conducted a UGC sponsored National Seminar on Energy Crisis on 20 & 21 February , 2014.This seminar is jointly organized by School of Gandhian Thought and Development Studies, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam. It also organizes various socially significant programmes like Community Extension Service Oriented programmes.