1. About
  2. Courses Offered
  3. Faculty
  4. Seminars And Events
  5. Outreach
  6. Contact Us



Economics department since the beginning has been one of the excellent departments in Arts faculty. We have a well recognized position in the subject of economics in Gujarat University. We provide theoretical insights, discuss applied economics and give practical knowledge in the area of economics. We are a very well qualified team of five professors training students to pass out with high scoring and enter and excell in areas like masters in economics, management, social sector, civil services and administration, banking, trade and commerce, business and more.

We conduct seminars, encourage discussions on current topics, teach and learn in innovative ways, facilitate research as also go out on study trips and educational excursions. Teachers make themselves available to students who need mentoring on any front that they can handle.
We have teaching expertise in all theoretical areas and research expertise in,

  • Agricultural economics
  • Trade and commerce
  • IPR and management
  • Environment

The Career Oriented Programme in Foreign Trade Management offered by the department is one of the most sought after courses in the college.

All teachers of the department are involved in outreach programmes, extension activities and encourage students’ involvement in such activities. Our students participate regularly in inter – collegiate events at state and national levels.

We train our students to be leaders and develop in a holistic manner.


The vision of the department is to attain prestigeous standards in teaching, learning, research, outreach, extension, administration and management as well as in civic awareness.


We have humble goals but those that push us to perform better each day.

Short term goal of the department is to attain academic excellence and long term goal is to make the department known outside the state.

Our mission is to provide opportunities to students and teachers for holistic development and make able, aware, honest and sensitized citizens.

Courses Offered

Undergraduate: B.A. in Economics
Career Oriented Programme: Foreign Trade Management


No Name Qualification Profile
1 Fr. Dr. Robert Arockiosamy sj. M. A., Ph.D
2 Dr. Pinky Desai M.A., M.B.A., Ph.D.
3 Ami A. Shah B.A., M.A., M.Phil
4 Mr. Vijaysinh Dhandhukiya MA, MPHIL, GSET

Seminars and Events

The department organizes various events from time to time. Some past events pertained to,
1. Xavier’s Industrial Exhibition
2. Seminar on Stock Exchange
3. National Programme in Innovative and applied methods for learning economics
4. Debates, Quizzes
5. Star Batch presentations
6. Educational Excursions
7. Xavier’s Economics Festival (2014)


Faculty and students of the department are actively involved in various social activities, extension activities and outreach programmes.

We have made contributions in NSS, TOXA, PGOP, JAGRAT, UTKARSH, youth leadership programmes, research in rural areas, in organizing national seminars on a variety of subjects.

Contact Us

Economics Department,
St. Xavier’s College,


▪ BA Economics Semester I
▪ BA Economics Semester II
▪ BA Economics Semester III and IV