Head of Department (i/c)

Dr. Devegowda S R

Assistant Professor

Phone: +91-7019460944


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About the Department

The Department of Agricultural Economics was established in 2020. As one of the foremost and pioneering departments of the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences, it has played an instrumental role in advancing the university’s mission by fostering academic excellence in the field of agricultural economics, in accordance with the guidelines of the university and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).

The department has diligently contributed to the B.Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture degree program, offering students a comprehensive foundation in this vital discipline. Additionally, a student-ready program (SRP) further enhances the learning experience, ensuring that graduates are equipped to tackle the multifaceted challenges of the agricultural sector.

Since its inception in 2020, the department has expanded its offerings by introducing the M.Sc. (Ag.) in Agricultural Economics degree program. This advanced degree program provides a more in-depth and specialized study and research of agricultural economics, catering to the growing demands of the field.

The department started offering a Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics from the academic year 2024-25. This advanced degree program offers a more in-depth and specialized study of agricultural economics and research, addressing the growing demands of the field with a focus on academic excellence, a comprehensive curriculum and a dedication to preparing students for the ever-evolving agricultural landscape, this department is a significant contributor to the university’s mission and the agricultural sector in the region.

Core Values

The Department of Agricultural Economics upholds the core values of integrity, excellence, collaboration, diversity, inclusivity and societal impact. These values guide our commitment to conducting transparent, innovative and impactful research, fostering interdisciplinary cooperation, embracing diverse perspectives and contributing positively to agricultural policy and global food security.


The Department envisions a multi-faceted approach to achieving academic excellence, research and policy support in the field of agricultural economics. The department is committed to providing outstanding and quality education in agricultural economics by developing and training human resources to disseminate extensive knowledge across the state.

The Department’s long term vision is to become an academic excellence center, offering students the opportunity to learn through real-world experiences in agriculture and related sectors. A crucial element of the long-term vision is to elevate the department to a School of Agri-business Management, encompassing related departments such as Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Marketing, Agricultural Finance and Agri-Business Management. This evolution will foster interdisciplinary cooperation in teaching, research, extension and training, resulting in comprehensive and meaningful outcomes that contribute to the advancement of the agricultural and agri-business sectors.



The mission of the Department of Agricultural Economics is to advance understanding and application of economic principles within the agricultural sector. Through rigorous research, innovative teaching and meaningful engagement, we strive to address critical challenges facing agriculture and food systems worldwide. Our mission is to cultivate a community of scholars dedicated to promoting sustainability, informing policy and driving positive societal impact within the agricultural economy.




Department of Agricultural Economics

Rajiv Gandhi University

Rono Hills, Doimukh

Arunachal Pradesh – 791112

Email: hod.agrieconomics@rgu.ac.in


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  1. Programs offered
    1. Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics
    2. M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics
Dr. Avicha Tangjang
Assistant Professor

Specialization: Agricultural Marketing

Dr. Devegowda S.R.
Assistant Professor

Specialization: Agricultural Economics



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Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh, India

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  1. Devegowda, S R., Kushwaha, S., & Badal, P.S. (2023). Factors Affecting the Adoption of Climate-resilient Technologies in the Rice-wheat Cropping System of Eastern Plain Zone of Uttar Pradesh. Indian J Econ Dev, 19(3), 660-665. https://doi.org/10.35716/IJED-22421
  2. Devegowda, S R., Yadav, A., Nagaveni, M., & Kushwaha, S. (2023). Sowing seeds of prosperity: Uncovering the calculated growth, instability and decomposition of cotton in India. Farm Sci., 36(3), 283-286. https://doi.org/10.61475/JFS.2023.v36i3.11
  3. Bhuyan, Samikhya., Kandali, G.G., Singh S.K., Meena R.S., Medhi, S.J., Tangjang, A., Debnath, A ., Bagang, P., Umbrey, Y. and Deka, B. (2023). Soil Organic Carbon Stock in the Tea Gardens of North –East India as Affected by the Organic and Conventional Management Practices. Env. & Cons.:pp. S325-S330
  4. Devegowda, S R (2024). Temporal Insights: Assessing the Growth Performance of Rice in India. J. ANGRAU, 51(4), 165-173. https://doi.org/10.58537/jorangrau.2023.51.4.19
  5. Swain, S. K., Kalidas-Singh, S., Puyam, A., Thakuria, D., Maimom, S., Zhiipao, R. R., Debnath, A., Bhuyan, S., Homeshwari-Devi, M., Huidrom, S., Tsomu, T., Umbrey, Y., Bagang, P., Ravat, V. K., Lap, B., Tangjang, A., & Devegowda, S. R. (2024). A comparative study of localized phosphorus application and broadcasting method on biomass production and their use efficiency on Chilli (Capsicum annuum) under alkaline soil. Frontiers in Plant Science, 15, 1304963. http://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2024.1304963

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Best Oral Presentation Award to Rish Makcha, Devegowda S R, Avicha Tangjang and Kolpi Dai for their topic “Impact of Green Revolution and LPG Reforms on Cereal Production in India” at the International Conference on Agriculture, Environment and Sustainable Development (ICAESD-2024), Rajiv Gandhi University.

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