Payyanur college Payyanur commenced its illustrious career as a junior college, affiliated to Kerala university, in July 15, 1965.Payyanur college was raised to the status of a fullfledged degree college in the year 1969. The department of Economics has been functioning from 1969 onwards and the first helmsman of the Economics department was the then Principal of Payyanur college, Prof. P.K. Surendranath. Prof. Surendranath was a renowned economist of Kerala at that time and he moved about radiating knowledge. His zeal, dedicative and infinite energy inspired other members of the Department and motivated them to collective effort for the Department. Then over a period of nearly three decades the Department was headed by Prof. V.Indira. The other faculties of the Dept. were Prof. K.Rajagopalan, Prof. K.Kassim, Prof.T.K Vishnu Namboodiri, Prof. Suchitra Surendranath, Prof.R.Sathianathan and Prof. K.T.V. Divakaran. In the first decade of the present century, the HoD of the Department was Prof. R.Sathianathan. From 2010 to 2013 March Prof. K.T.V. Divakaran was the HoD. Since 2013 March the Dept is being headed by Smt. Binila Mathews.
The Department has always has been in the forefront of all academic activities of the college. It has a long history of spectacular track record bagging university ranks continuously. The merit of the Dept. will be evident in its alumini, who are well placed in different walks of life throughout the world. Over a period of nearly five and half decades thousands of students have graduated from this Dept. and most of them are now occupying positions of distinction all over the world. The Department is a preferred destination for students, especially students who belong to weaker sections of various communities from Malabar area and the Dept.has made its own contribution in identifying and uplifting them to the main stream of social life. The Department is committed to creating an environment for nurturing creativity and excellence into students. The Departments aim is to build an atmosphere where faculty and students are involved in a mutually inspirited learning process. The Department is committed to nurturing young minds and preparing them for the challenges in today’s globalised atmosphere. The doors of the faculties are always open for any student who seeks help in their academic pursuits. We encourage students to grow as effective team players with strong set of ethics and the zeal to excel. We are very proud of the varied achievements of our alumini and we strive to continue to nurture students who will continue this trend tapping out their potential.