The Economics department established in the year 1946 with the instituting of Shri R. K. Parikh Arts and Science College, Petlad offering bachelor’s degree.The post graduate department has also been started from the year 2012.
The department cultivated by the eminent professors like Prof. K.D. Acharya, Prof. P.S. Patel. Since 2012, Dr. Ashok Patel has been the HOD of the department. Serving as
Presently there are two teaching faculty membersin Under graduation and Two teaching faculty member in P.G. , The research area of faculty members are Economic Development and Government policy,Students are served with applied knowledge along with study.
Department Activities: Youth Cooperative Education Training Classes are run in collaboration with District Cooperative Union for all round development of students.And G-Set online training and guidance for students pursuing higher studies.