The Department of Economics was established in 1950 and is now a well reputed teaching, research, and training institute. Besides the regular M.Sc., M.Phil. & Ph.D degree progrmme, the Department is running BS in Economics Four Years programme leading to MS Economics (11/2 -2 Years Programme) with a view of achieving academic excellence and opening-up new vistas in the field of Economics. The students in the programme are granted admission after passing intermediate or equivalent examination. The Department is also running a Postgraduate Diploma Course in “Industrialization, Trade and Economic Policy”. There are also three-months Certificate Courses on “Project Planning and Evaluation”, “Applied Econometrics”, and “Computer Software Application” taught in the afternoon. The Department has a well-equipped computer lab and a library with over 10,000 books.
All the programmes of the Department is an effort to achieve academic excellence by way of quality education in Pakistan in general and in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in particular. It is based on the market demand for a special blend of graduates who will combine in themselves the quality and know-how of economics.