The Department of Economics offers courses for General and Special Degree Programmes in Economics. This is a subject that deals with some of the most challenging issues in the world. As consumers, we attempt to make the best use of our limited resources. As workers or future workers we try to make the best use of our time. As citizens of a country, our lives are affected by decisions of the government: amount of taxes and spending on education and health, whether education is provided free or through the private sector, decisions that affect a whole lot of variables such as employment, inflation, interest rate and growth. As earth-dwellers we are affected by the economic decisions of each other: extent of trade, the amount of carbon dioxide we emit to the environment due to economic activities, amount and kind of food we demand and distances we travel. Economists have begun to analyze some issues that were not considered to be in the domain of economics using tools of economics: marriage, divorce, decision to have children, democracy, gender, etc. All these decisions are crucial for the well being of the society. The Department of Economics attempts to train students to think through some of these crucial decisions and teach the techniques necessary to analyze them.