Department of Economics
About the Deapartment of Economics
Department came into existence with the establishment of GorakhpurUniversity (1958). Prof. Ram Pratap Bahadur fromAllahabad was the first Head of the department. In the beginning, eminentscholars and academicians, like Prof. Vinod Dubey andProf. T.S. Papola hadenriched the department and graced it. After serving in the department, Prof. Vinod Dubey went toNCAER, New Delhi and thereafter, he was appointed as economist in the WorldBank. Staying in the department for a short period of time, Prof T.S. Papola becameProfessor in Bombay University. Later on, he became Director of GiriInstitute of Development Studies, Lucknow and then was appointed advisor in thePlanning Commission. Sri J.N. Pandey workedas an economist in ESCAP at Bangkok and then till his retirement served thedepartment. Prof. Brij Kishore Singh,Prof. Shiv ShankarMishra, Prof. Sitaram GuptaProf. Ashok Kumar Srivastava, Prof. Prakash ChandraShukla, Prof.Sandeep Kumar and Prof. Karunakar RamTripathi have glorified the post of Head of Department. Presently Prof. Alok KumarGoyal is Head of the Department. At present, there are 6 faculty members in theDepartment.