Welcome to Department of Economics


The Department of Economics has always been one of the pioneer departments in the history of Rajshahi College. The history of this department commenced in 1878 when an F.A. (undergraduate degree) programme in economics opened under the name of ‘Economics and Political Philosophy’. Thereafter, in the early 1913 economics was initiated as a subject in B.A. degree (pass) course under affiliation of the then Calcutta University. It is notable that an eminent economist Mr. Kausiki Nath Bhattacharyya served the college during that tenure. In 1936 Department of Economics came into being as a full-fledged Honours Course under the same affiliation. After separation of Indo-Pak Subcontinent in 1947 it found its new affiliation under Dhaka University. Again in 1953, when Rajshahi University started its activities, the department was being regulated by the University of Rajshahi. Master of Social Science (MSS) in Economics was started under affiliation of National University of Bangladesh in1993. At present the Department has 13 Teachers specialized in a range of areas of economic interests. About 1600 students are studying in Honours and Masters Courses in different stages. A good number of students study Economics at intermediate level.

The students of the Department have the privilege to use both the central library and the Seminar library of the Department. Classes of this department are well-equipped with multi-media facilities. All the computers of the Department have got broad-band internet connections. The Department organizes seminars and workshops for the students. In addition to all of these facilities, students of this department have privileged to use ICT lab facilities managed by ICT Department of this college.

Honours and Masters Result of this department has been quite satisfactory since inception of the subject. Department boast a legacy of outstanding scholarly activities of the teachers in various extracurricular activities like music, drama, recitation, excursion, debate, seminar sports etc. A good number of students after acquiring brilliant result at Honours and Masters level from this department are employed in various responsible posts at different capacities in different government and non-government organizations both in national and international level.

Present Teachers’ List

SL Teachers’ Name Designation Date of joining
01. Dr. Wasim Md. Mazbahul Haque (5206) Professor 13/08/2013
02. Md. Abdul Khaleque (4544) Associate Professor 04/02/2009
03. Momota Hena (5811) Associate Professor 01/02/2005
04. Md. Humayun Reza (9122) Associate Professor 09/12/2015
05. Roushan Jahan (14885) Assistant Professor 10/11/2016
06. Dr. Nahida Afroz (14181) Assistant Professor 14/05/2013
07. Md. Mizanul Islam (16792) Assistant Professor 09/11/2014
08. Md. Mahbubul Alam (16250) Assistant Professor 09/11/2014
09. Md. Sajedur Rahman (22227) Lecturer 22/05/2013
10. Md. Alhaj Uddin (23659) Lecturer 22/10/2013
11. Mst. Suraiya Sultana (25662) Lecturer 08/03/2016
12. Md. Ali Ahsan (25657) Lecturer 26/05/2016
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Professor Dr. Wasim Md. Mazbahul Haque

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Phone Number: +88 0721 772523
E-mail: Economics.rajshahicollegebd@gmail.com

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February 2018

Updated on: 24/02/2018