Aacued, as the Alumni Association of Calcutta University Economics Department, is fondly called, was actually launched at a mega event organized on 7th April 2002. In fact the birth of the Association can be traced back to a cold Sunday evening on the First Day of December 2001, when a few former students of the Department of Economics, met at a homely, informal gathering, to just gauge the possibility of forming an association of former students of the Department. Since then it was an intense four month long journey locating old friends, holding meetings to convince them to join the association, building up a database of members, putting together the first publication and ultimately culminating with a gala event for the first 400 odd members of AACUED, held at Great Eastern Hotel, Kolkata, on 7th April 2002. Since then there has been no looking back. Today the Association has over 700 members and each and every AACUEDIAN strongly believes in the motto "Coming together is a beginning - Keeping together is Progress - Working together is a Success".

In three years of its existence, AACUED has consistently aspired to:

Promote a feeling of togetherness and identity among the past and present students of the Department of Economics.

Organise an Annual Programme, at least for a day, which shall have cultural and academic sessions.

Organise seminars and workshops.

Arrange for the placement of the current students through the coordination of the Placement sub-committee of         AACUED with the Placement Committee of the Department.

Contribute to meaningful social welfare projects.

But three years is a very small time in the history of any association and realizing all aspirations within that time frame have not always been very easy. But there has been no let up in the efforts. The total commitment and selfless zeal of the members has been the strength of this nascent Association. Based on this strength and in keeping with the objectives of the association, AACUED has been able to make some humble contributions to the Department of Economics, Calcutta University.

A Fax machine was gifted to the Department by AACUED.

A Placement Brochure was published by AACUED for the benefit of the outgoing students of the Department

On April 2, 2005, a whole day programme was organised by AACUED in the campus of the Economics Department, for the benefit of the outgoing students. The programme included a Workshop on "THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS OF ECONOMICS IN THE PRESENT JOB MARKET" and an interactive Seminar on "POLICY OPTIONS BEFORE THE UPA GOVERNMENT", addressed by eminent economists and industrialists. The interaction of the present students with the distinguished speakers gave an opportunity to the students to assess the problems and prospects of the Indian economy in the light of both academic and business realities.

The Alumni Association of Calcutta University Economics Department is a registered body, registered with the Registrar of Societies, Kolkata (Registration Number : s/1L/14571 of 2002-2003) having its Registered Office at, Department of Economics, The University of Calcutta, 56A, B.T. Road,Kolkata - 700050.