Department of Economics is one of the oldest departments of Bareilly College. This department had got affiliation in 1869 for under graduate courses and in 1932 for post graduate courses. Since the establishment of the department of the Economics, it has been the biggest department of the Arts faculty of the college. At present, about 2200 students at UG level and 400 students at PG level are getting education in the department of Economics.
Besides teaching, research work of high quality has also been carries out in the department. At present, 18 students are pursuing research work under the able guidance of the teachers of the Department. Students of PG classes are also trained for further researches in the field of economics by working on the small research projects in various fields such as agriculture, industry, banking, transport, insurance, foreign trade, demography, labor problems etc. The department of Economics is imparting excellent education to the students of Economics to equip them for better professional life.