Prof. U.K. De


Photo of Dr. U.K. De Dr. U.K. De did his M.Sc., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the University of Burdwan, West Bengal. He joined the Department as Reader on 4th October, 2001. Presently, he is Professor of Economics in the Department.

He teaches Agricultural Economics, Econometrics, Environmental and Resource Economics.

Contact No(s): +91-364-2723182 (O), 2726182 (R), 9436102066 (M).
Email Address: (1) de_u@yahoo.com
(2) utpalkde@gmail.com
Teaching Experience:
  • Professor, NEHU (Since 01.01.2012)
  • Associate Professor, NEHU (01.01.2006-31.12.2011)
  • Reader, NEHU (04.10.2001-31.12.2005)
  • Senior Lecturer, Tripura University (04.11.1999-03.10.2001)
  • Lecturer, Tripura University (04.11.1994-03.11.1999)
Administrative Experience:
  • Head (In-charge), Dept. of A & A Economics, Tripura University (1996-97)
  • Head, Department of Economics, NEHU, since July, 2014
  • Member, Academic Council, NEHU (Since 1-1-2012)
  • Member of Board of Post Graduate Studies, Dept. of Education, NEHU, 2003-05
  • Member of BPGS and BOS, Dept. of Rural Development and Agricultural Production, NEHU-Tura Campus, 2003-05, 2014-17
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, NEHU, 2014-2017
  • Member, Board of Studies, Department of Library and Inf. Science, NEHU, 2014-2017
  • Member of Board of Post Graduate Studies, Dept. of Economics, NEHU, 2006-08, & since 2012
  • Chairman, Board of Studies in Economics, NEHU, 2014-2017
  • Member of School Board of Economics, Management and Information Sciences, NEHU, 2007-09, & since 2012
  • Member, Board of Under-Graduate Studies, Dept. of Economics, NEHU, 2007-09 and since 2012, Chairman 2014-2017
  • Member, Board of Post Graduate Studies, Dept. of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, 2011-13
  • Member of Board of Research Studies, NEHU, 2007-09, and 2014 continuing
  • Member, Board of Studies in Economics, Sikkim University, 2013-2016
Ph.D. Title: Crop Diversification in West Bengal during 1970-71 to 1994-95.
Broad Area of Interest: Environmental and Resource Economics ; Econometrics ; Agricultural Economics ; Issues on Empowerment of Women
Current Area of Work: Environmental and Resource Economics ; Agricultural Economics ; Issues on Empowerment of Women
Professional Affiliation:
  • North Eastern Economic Association
  • North-East India Council for Social Science Research
Projects Undertaken:
  • REDD+ project in Garo Hills funded by Wildlife Trust of India, New Delhi.
  • Valuation of Some Tourist Sites in Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, (Principal Investigator, Completed in 2012).
  • Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas: A Comparative Analysis of Tripura, Meghalaya and Jharkhand (Co-Investigator, completed in 2010).
  • Process of Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas: Case Studies in Jharkhand State (Co-Investigator, completed in 2009).
  • Process of Empowerment of Women in Rural Areas: Case Studies in two North-Eastern States (Co-Investigator, completed in 2006).
  • Adoption of Modern Technology in Agriculture - A Study of West Bengal (PrincipaI Investigator, completed in 2001).
  • District-wise Variation in Agricultural Production, Productivity and Cropping Pattern in West Bengal since 1970-71 (PrincipaI Investigator, completed in 1999).
Ph.D. Students supervised:
  • Kamal Bodosa (2015): Crop Diversification in Assam and the Role of Technology and Climatic Condition: With Special Reference to Kokrajhar and Dhemaji Districts
  • Krishna Chauhan (2014): Degradation of Forest Resources, Bio-diversity and Its Impact on the Village Economy around Sariska National Park
  • Polakshi Bhattacharyya (2014): Factors Affecting Participation of People in MGNREGA: A Case Study of Morigaon District of Assam
  • Amrita Devi (2010): Valuation of Tourist Sites in Meghalaya: A Case Study of East Khasi Hills
  • Manjit Das (2008): Problems and Prospects of Ericulture in Assam With Special Reference to Barpeta District
  • Lambodar Rout (2008): Impact of Coal Mining and Trading on The Economy of Meghalaya: A Case Study of Jaintia Hills District
  • Wallamlaibor Lyngkhoi (2007): Population, Poverty and The Degradation of Forests: A Contemporary Analysis of Meghalaya
Ph.D. Supervision in Progress:
  • Road Infrastructure and Socio-Economic Development of Rural Areas of Meghalaya: with a special reference to East Khasi Hills (Scholar: Shailynti Lyngdoh).
  • An Evaluation of Performance of the Women Entrepreneurs in Assam with Special Reference to Kamrup District (Scholar: Alaka Hujuri).
  • Determinants of The Demand for Housing in Dimapur: A Hedonic Pricing Approach (Scholar: Vitsosie Vupru).
  • Ethnic Conflicts and Socio-Economic Development: A Case Study of Bodoland Territorial Area District of Assam (Scholar: Kaveri Khound).
  • Traffic Congestion in Shillong and its Economic Impact (Scholar: Gitumoni Rajbongshi)

Books Published:

  • De, U.K. (2012): Economy of North-East India: Challenges and Tasks Ahead, Binapani Publishing House, Guwahati.
  • De, U.K. & Ghosh, B. (eds.)(2011): Gender Deprivation and Empowerment of Women: An Indian Perspective, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
  • De, U.K. & Kulirani, F. (eds.)(2007): Issues on Natural Resource Management with Special Reference to North-East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi.
  • Lyndem, B. & De, U.K. (eds.)(2004): Education in North East India: Experience and Challenge, Concept Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • De, U.K. & Ghosh, B. (eds.)(2004): Issues on Empowerment of Women, Mohit Publication, New Delhi.
  • De, U.K. (2003): Economics of Crop Diversification, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi.

Research Papers Published:

  • De, U. K. and BN Ghosh (2016): "Land Acquisition in Singur for Industrialization: SEZ, Politics and Economic Intricacy", South Asian Journal of Policy and Governance, Vol. 38, No. 1, pp. 77-93 (ISSN: 1478-7466 (Online), 1474-6778 (Print).
  • De, U. K. and B. N. Ghosh (2016): "Involvement of Women in Natural Resource Collection in Rural Jharkhand, India", Indian Journal of Gender Studies, Vol. 23, No. 2. Pp. 306-323 (ISSN: 0971-5215 (Print); 0973-0672 (Online)).
  • De, U. K. (2016): "Emerging Trends of India ASEAN Trade and India's Look East Policy" in UK De edited Look East Policy and North-East India: Achievements and Constraints, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, pp. 3-15 (ISBN: 9789351251927).
  • De, U. K. (2015): "Diversity of Crops and the Role of Technology in North-East India", Journal of Rural and Community Affairs, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 1-25 (ISSN: 2455-457X).
  • Bharati, P., UK De and M. Pal (2015): "A Modified Diversity Index and its Application to Crop Diversity in Assam, India", Proceedings of The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014, pp. 19-29, (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1281-1) (doi: 10.1063/1.4907421).
  • Ghosh, BN and UK De (2015): "Involvement of Women in Natural Resource Collection: An Experience from Rural Jharkhand in India", Proceedings of The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014, pp. 476-486, (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1281-1) (doi: 10.1063/1.4907483).
  • Pal, M. and U. K. De (2015): "Informal Household Water Market and Determinants of Price: Evidence from an Indian Hill City", Proceedings of The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014, pp. 487-493, (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1281-1) (doi: 10.1063/1.4907484).
  • De, U. K. (2015): "Farmer's Response to Changing Climate in North East India", Proceedings of The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014, pp. 30-41, (ISBN: 978-0-7354-1281-1) (doi: 10.1063/1.4907422).
  • De, U. K. (2015): "The Need for Climatic Analysis and Weather Forecasting", Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 1-2 (ISSN:2332-2594).
  • De, U. K. and K. Chauhan (2015): "Degradation of Forest and Biodiversity in Sariska National Park, India and the Responsible Factors", International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 398-426 (ISSN: 1478-7466 (Online), 1474-6778 (Print)).
  • De, UK, M. Pal and K. Bodosa (2015): "Global Warming and the Pattern of Overall Climate Changes in Sub-Himalayan Assam Region of North-East India", communicated to International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, Vol. 36, No. 3, Pp 88-105 (ISSN: 0973-7537 (Online), 0973-1385 (Print)).
  • Maji, S. G. and U. K. De (2015): "Regulatory Capital and Risk of Indian Banks: A Simultaneous Equation Approach", Journal of Financial Economic Policy, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 140-156, (ISSN: 1757-6385).
  • De, U.K. and K. Chauhan (2014): "Impact of Degradation of Forest on the Livelihood of Inhabitants in Sariska Tiger Reserve, India", Biodiversity Watch, Vol. 3, January-March, pp. 103-124 (ISSN No: 2438-4497).
  • De, U.K. (2014): "Empowerment of Rural People through MGNREGA with Special Emphasis to Women in Morigaon, Assam", in A. Mandal and S. S. Laha (Eds.) Dynamics of Development and Discontent, Bookwell: Delhi, pp. 101-136 (ISBN: 978-93-80574-65-3).
  • De, U.K. (2014): How Successful is India's Look East Policy under Globalisation?, in S. K. Datta and A. Sengupta (Eds.) Development, Environment and Sustainable Livelihood, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Pp. 148-172, (ISBN (10): 1-4438-6305-X, ISBN (13): 978-1-4438-6305-6).
  • De, U. K. and K. Bodosa (2014): "Crop Diversification in Assam and Use of Modern Inputs under Changing Climatic Condition", Journal of Climatology & Weather Forecasting, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 1-14; http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2332-2594.1000120 (ISSN:2332-2594).
  • De, U. K. (2014): "Ethnic Conflict in India's North-East: Complexities of Causes and Consequences", Indian Journal of Social Development, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 147-160 (ISSN: 0972-3692).
  • De, U. K. (2014): "India's Look East for Integration with East Asia: Step towards Progress" Journal of International Economics, Vol. 5, No. 1, Jan-June, pp. 105-121 (ISSN: 0976-0792).
  • De, U. K. (2014): "Globalisation and Co-integration among the States and Convergence across the Continents: A Panel Data Analysis", Economic Analysis and Policy, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 107-121 (ISSN: 0313-5926).
  • De, U.K.(2013): "Growth of Infrastructure and Diversification of Crop in West Bengal: A Spatio-temporal Analysis", in A.K. Dey, S. Sengupta and D. Sarkar (Eds.) The Economy of West Bengal: Future Directions for Development, New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi, pp. 115-149.
  • De, U. K. (2012): "Problems and Prospects of Panchayati Raj: An Evaluation in the Context of Tripura", published in R. Ahmed (Ed.) Agribusiness and Rural Management, (Part-Eight), Mittal Publications, New Delhi, pp. 2121-2134, (ISBN: 8183243924).
  • De, U.K. (2013): "Globalisation and Cointegration among the States and Convergence across the Continents: A Panel Data Analysis", Economic Analysis and Policy, 44(1): 107-121.
  • De, U.K. (2013): "Infrastructural Growth, Farm Size and Pattern of Crop Diversification across the Districts of West Bengal", Global Journal of Science Frontier Research: Agriculture and Veterinary, 13(5): 7-33.
  • De, U.K. and A. Devi (2013): "Willingness to Pay Analysis for Recreation and Conservation of Nature", International Journal of Ecological Economics and Statistics, 30(3): 102-120.
  • De, U.K. and P. Bhattacharya (2013): "Participation of Women in MGNREGA: How far is it Successful in Morigaon, Assam?", Indian Journal of Economics and Development, 1(2): 38-48.
  • Das M. and U.K. De (2012): "Spatio-Temporal Variation in Fish-Culture in Assam and the Reasons behind It" In UK De and M. Das (eds.) Economy of North-East India: Challenges and Tasks Ahead, Binapani Publishing House, Guwahati, pp.169-183.
  • De, U.K. (2012): "Livelihood, Dependence on Forest and its Degradation: Evidence from Meghalaya", Environment and Natural Resources Research, 2(3): 96-114.
  • De, U.K. and P. Bhattacharya (2012): "Factors Affecting People's Participation in MGNREGA: A Case Study of Morigaon in Assam" Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 9(2): 143-160.
  • De, U.K. (2011): "Human Resource and Economic Development: Where Does North-East India Stand?" International Journal of Asian Social Science, 1(4): 108-116.
  • De, U.K. (2011): "Spatio-Temporal Pattern of Growth in Ericulture of Assam", in J. K. Das (ed.) Agenda for Assam and North-East India: Issues and Trends (Vol.-2), Eastern Book House, Guwahati, India, pp.170-194.
  • De, U.K. (2011): "Water Scarcity, Informal Domestic Water Market and Consumer's Benefit: A Study of Shillong Urban Area", in Z. Husain and L. Cajee (eds.) Water Crisis in the Indian Sub-continent, Bookwell, New Delhi, pp.433-452.
  • De, U.K. and Amrita Devi (2011): "Valuing Recreational and Conservational Benefits of a Natural Tourist Site: Case of Cherrapunjee", Journal of Quantitative Economics, 9(2): 154-172.
  • De, U.K. and B.N. Ghosh (2011): "Empowerment of Rural Women in Backward Region of India: A Comparative Study of Jharkhand, Tripura and Meghalaya" in UK De and BN Ghosh (eds.) Gender Deprivation and Empowerment of Women: An Indian Perspective, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, pp.111-146.
  • De, U.K. and B.N. Ghosh (2011): "Status of Women in the Rural Khasi Society of Meghalaya" Journal of NEICSSR, 34(2): 1-17.
  • De, U.K. and M. Pal (2011): "Dimensions of Globalisation and Their Effect on Economic Growth and Human Development Index", Asian Economic and Financial Review, 1(1): 1-13.
  • De, U.K. and M. Pal (2011): "Problem of Water for Domestic Use and Peoples' Revealed Willingness to Pay for It: A Study of Hilly Urban Area in North-East India", Asian-African Journal of Economics and Econometrics, 11(2): 333-350.
  • De, U.K. (2010): "Food Security in North-East India in the Post Globalisation Era", The India Economy Review, VII: 98-109.
  • De, U.K. (2010): "Population Dynamics and the Demographic Dividend in Meghalaya" in B.J. Deb (ed.) Population and Development in North-East India, Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi, pp.167-192.
  • De, U.K. and Amrita Devi (2010): "Nature Based Tourism, Seasonal Variation and Its Impact on Employment and Income: Evidence from Meghalaya", Journal of Environmental Management and Tourism, 1(2): 116-131.
  • De, U.K. and M. Chattopadhyay (2010): "Crop Diversification by Poor Peasants and Role of Infrastructure: Evidence from West Bengal", Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics, 2(9): 340-350.
  • De, U.K. and M. Das (2010): "Economics of Sericulture in Assam: A Comparative Analysis of Three Cultivars", South Asia Economic Journal, 11(2): 309-336.
  • De, U.K. and M. Das (2010): "Excess Capacity in Ericulture of Assam: An Econometric Analysis", Journal of Social and Economic Policy, 7(1): 115-128.
  • De, U.K. and M. Das (2010): "Scope of Ericulture in Assam: A Micro-econometric Analysis", Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, 2(6): 106-115.
  • Sen, N., U.K. De and B.N. Ghosh (2010): "Gender Empowerment, Deprivation and Poverty in Rural Jharkhand: A Case Study" International Journal of Current Research, 11: 107-116, December.
  • De, U.K. (2009): "Extraction and Use of Coal and Limestone in Meghalaya: A Comparative Analysis", Journal of NEICSSR, 33(1): 15-22.
  • De, U.K. and M. Das (2009): "Ericulture as a Remedy of Rural Poverty in Assam: A Micro Level Study in Barpeta District" in D. Mukherjee (ed.) Indian Handloom and Handicrafts: Issues and Experiences, The ICFAI University Press, Hyderabad, pp.170-192.
  • De, U.K. and R.D.H. Kharlukhi (2008): "Status and Prospect of Limestone Quarrying in Meghalaya and it's Trade with Bangladesh", in G. Das and C. J. Thomas (eds.) Indo- Bangladesh Border Trade: Benefiting from Neighbourhood, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, pp.332 - 349.
  • De, U.K. (2007): "Dimension of Human Resource and the Management of Natural Resources" in U. K. De and F. Kulirani (eds.) Issues on Natural Resource Management with Special Reference to North-East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi, pp.3-17.
  • De U.K, L. Rout and G. Das (2007): "Dynamics of Coal Extraction in Meghalaya and its Implications" in U.K. De and F. Kulirani (eds.) Issues on Natural Resource Management with Special Reference to North-East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi, pp.97-110.
  • De, U.K. and M. Das (2007): "Village Based Informal Ericulture and Endi-Textiles in Assam: An Economic Inquiry", ICFAI Journal of Entrepreneurship Development, 4(3): 8-29.
  • Ghosh, B. and U.K. De (2007): "Process of Empowerment of Women: A Comparative Study of Tripura and Meghalaya" in A. K. Ray and B. Dutta Ray (eds.) Women Emancipation, Focus North-East India, OM Publication, New Delhi, pp.265-288.
  • De, U.K. (2006): "Food Security and The Related Issues: Some Reflections on the State of Tripura", in Basu, Kulirani and Datta Ray (eds.) Agriculture, Food Security, Nutrition and Health in India, Mittal Publications, New Delhi, pp.145-162.
  • De, U.K. (2006): "Human Resource Development and the Quality of Environment: Some Basic Issues", in K. S. Chakraborty and G. Das (eds.) Human Resource Development in North-East India, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, pp.28-44.
  • De, U.K. (2006): "Population, Poverty and the Problem of Natural Resource Management", International Conference on Human and Economic Resources Proceedings Book, Izmir University of Economics and Suny Cortland, pp.85-100.
  • Ghosh, B. and U.K. De (2006): "A Note on Panchayati Raj in Tripura", Vanyajati, LIV(1): 2-10.
  • De, U.K. (2005): "Economics of Crop Diversification - An Analysis of Land Allocation towards Different Crops", Assam Economic Review, 8: 9-29.
  • Bhattacharya, M. and U.K. De (2004): "Self-help Group in Tripura: Problems and Prospects" in J. K. Gogoi (ed.) Rural Indebtedness in North-East India, Dibrugarh University, pp.241-250.
  • De, U. K. (2004): "Food Security and PDS in Tripura: A Policy Intervention" in A. Banerjee (ed.) Food Security and Public Distribution System Today: Failures and Successes, Kanishka Publishers and Distributors, New Delhi, pp.348-367.
  • De, U.K. (2004): "Status of Education in North-East India -Some Reflections, in B. Lyndem & U. K. De (eds.) Education in North East India: Experience and Challenge, Concept Publishing House, New Delhi, Pp. 5-21.
  • De, U.K. (2004): "Structural Change and Resource-Industry Linkages in North-East India" in G. Das (ed.) Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource Industry Linkages in North East India, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, pp.241-263.
  • De, U.K. and B.N. Ghosh (2004): "Status and Empowerment of Women vis-`-vis Development and Welfare" in U. K. De and B. N. Ghosh (eds.) Issues on Empowerment of Women, Mohit Publication, New Delhi, pp.1-16.
  • Ghosh, B. and U.K. De (2004): "Empowerment of Women" in U. K. De and B. N. Ghosh (eds.) Issues on Empowerment of Women, Mohit Publication, New Delhi, pp.109-122.
  • Ghosh, B. and U.K. De (2004): "Panchayat Leadership and Rural Development in Tripura", in A. Mandal (ed.) Rural Development in West Bengal, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, pp.158-179.
  • De, U.K. (2003): "Changing Cropping System in Theory and Practice - An Economic Insight into the Agrarian West Bengal", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 58(1): 64-83.
  • De, U.K. (2003): "Economic Incentive and Environmental Management - A Study of Forestry in North-East India" in Z. Husain (ed.) Environmental Issues of North East India, Regency Publications, New Delhi, pp.170-188.
  • De, U.K. (2003): "Tripura: The Benign Hill of North-East", Planner-2003 (First International Convention on Automation of Libraries in North-Eastern Region, Nov. 6-7, 2003, organised by Inflibnet Centre and NEHU).
  • Ghosh, B. and U.K. De (2003): "Leadership and the Performance of Panchayat in Rural Development: An Experience from Tripura", Man & Development, 25(4): 135-148.
  • Ghosh, B. and U.K. De (2003): "Women and Development in Rural India" in B. Datta Ray and G. Das (eds.) Dimensions of Rural Development in North-East India, Akansha Publishers, New Delhi, pp.244-259.
  • De, U.K. (2000-01): "Cropping Pattern and Agricultural Development in West Bengal during 1970-71 to 1994-95", Indian Economic Journal, 48(4): 68-77.
  • De, U.K. (2000): "Diversification of Crop in West Bengal: A Spatio-Temporal Analysis", Artha Vijnana, Vol. XLII, No.2, pp. 170-182.
  • De, U.K. (1999): "Nature and Causes of Inter-District Variation in Yield of Rice in West Bengal during 1970-71 to 1994-95", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, 59(4): 554-565.
  • De, U.K. (1998): "Regional Disparity in Agricultural Productivity in the State of West Bengal", Productivity, 39(3): 508-515.
  • Datta, S.K. and U.K. De (1996): "Reliability of Liberalisation Policy - A Productivity Oriented Analysis", Productivity, 37(2): 310-314.

Book Review:

  • De, U.K.(2007): A Sociological Study of An Oil Industry in Assam by Pranjal Sharma, Omega Publications, New Delhi, 2007, published in Journal of North-East India Council for Social Science Research, 31(2): 89-90.
  • De, U.K.(2003): Rural Women Leadership by Bhola Nath Ghosh, Mohit Publications, New Delhi, 2002, published in Journal of North-East India Council for Social Science Research, 27(2): 76-77, 2003

Training:

  • Attended a three-week Training Course in Fundamentals of Microeconomics for Environmental Economics from January 3rd to 20th, 2007 at Nepal organised by South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics.
  • Participated in a UGC sponsored three-week Refresher Course at the University of Burdwan from 15-2-2001 to 7-3-2001.
  • Participated and successfully completed the World Bank sponsored "Faculty Upgradation Programme in Environmental Economics", at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai, during Oct.11 - Nov. 5, 1999.
  • Participated in "The Winter School on Statistical Methods in Social Sciences", at the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta during Oct. 20 - Nov.8, 1997.
  • Attended and successfully completed the UGC sponsored Orientation Programme at the Academic Staff College, University of Calcutta, from March 14 to April 12, 1997.
  • Participated in a three-week course on Research Methodology of Urban Studies, organised by Centre for Urban Economic Studies, University of Calcutta from January 30 to February 19, 1995.

Seminar/ Conference (National):

  • Presented a paper on "Self-Help Group as an Alternative for Empowerment of Women" as an invited speaker in the state level workshop on Financial Inclusion and Rural Empowerment in Jharkhand: Issues, Progress and Prospects organized by Indian Statistical Institute Giridih in collaboration with NABARD Jharkhand during 21-22 March 2016.
  • Presented a paper on "Adaptability of Farmers in Assam towards Extreme Climate Effects: An Empirical Investigation" (Co-author: Kamal Bodosa) in the national seminar on Poverty, Inequality and Health in India with special reference to North-East India organized by the Department of Economics, NEHU, during 8-10 October, 2015.
  • Presented a paper on "Performance of Agriculture, Diversity of Crops and the Role of Technology in North-East India" in the 28th National Convention of Agricultural Engineers and National Seminar on Rehabilitation and Reclamation of Degraded Land through Cost Effective Bio-Engineering Measures on 30-31 January, 2015 at Shillong by Institute of Engineers (India).
  • Presented a paper on "Regional dimension of Climate Change in Assam and Its Impact on the Productivity of Food grain" in the 46th Regional Science Conference and National Seminar on Underdevelopment of the North East Region and the Indian State, organized by the Department of Geography, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong during 6-8 November, 2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on the "Role of Ecotourism in the Conservation of Forest Resources and Bio-diversity and the Rural Livelihood" in the workshop on 'Assessing Feasibility of Promoting Eco-tourism in Intangki National Park, Nagaland' organized by the Department of Forests, Ecology, Environment & Wildlife, Nagaland in collaboration with the Regional Centre, National Afforestation & Eco development Board, Shillong on 10th March, 2014 in the State Environment & Forestry Training Institute, Dimapur.
  • Presented a paper as Resource Person on "Empowerment of Rural People through MGNREGA with Special Emphasis to Women in Morigaon, Assam", in the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Dynamics of Development and Discontent" organized by Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal during 27-28, September, 2013.
  • Presented invited paper as Resource Person on "Ecotourism as Income Generating Activities" in the Regional Workshop on Prospects of Involving JFMCs in Eco-Tourism as Income Generating Activities/ Livelihood Activities in North-East India organized by RCNAEB during 22-24 August, 2013 at ICSSR Guest House, NEHU, Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Crop Diversification in Assam and Use of Modern Inputs under Changing Climatic Condition: Indication of a Retrograded Option", in International Econference on "Issues on Development, Wellbeing and Livelihood" organised by the Dept. of Economics, University of Burdwan, during January 17- 18, 2014.
  • Presented a paper as Resource Person on "Ethnic Conflict in India and in the North-East India: A Close Look", in the National Seminar on "Ethnic Violence and Its impacts on Demographics in North Eastern Region" organized by the Department of Statistics, Gauhati University during 16-18 February, 2013.
  • Presented a paper as Resource Person on "Promote and Strengthen Livelihood for Women: Tourism as an Alternative", in the Regional Conference on "Women Empowerment - An Instrument for Poverty Reduction" organized by the National Commission for Women of India in collaboration with the Meghalaya State Commission for Women and State Resource Centre for Women on 16 November, 2012 at Pine Wood Hotel, Shillong.
  • Presented paper on "Infrastructural Growth, Farm Size and Pattern of Crop Diversification across the Districts of West Bengal" in the National Seminar on The Economy of West Bengal: Future Direction for Development, organized by Deshabandhu Mahavidyalaya, Chittaranjan, W. B., during 17-18, Feb., 2012.
  • Presented paper on "Pattern of Livelihood and Dependence on Forest: Some Evidences from Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Demographic Transition and Inclusive Development organized by International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai, at Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata during March 15-17, 2012.
  • Presented paper on "Gender-wise Segregation in Tourism and Hospitality Sector: Evidence from Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Tourism: Economy and Environment in North-East India, organised by NEICSSR on 5-6 June, 2012 at Shillong.
  • Presented paper with J. Nongbri on "Expectation of Tourists in Meghalaya and the Effect of Experience on their Visiting Decision" in the National Seminar on Tourism: Economy and Environment in North-East India, organised by NEICSSR on 5-6 June, 2012 at Shillong.
  • Presented paper with Neelanjan Sen and Bhola Nath Ghosh on "Gender Deprivation in Rural Jharkhand: A Case Study" in the Seventh Conference of IASSH on Health, Poverty and Human Development, held at Benaras Hindu University during March 5-7, 2010.
  • Presented paper on "Economic Impact of Coalmining and its Trade in Meghalaya with Special Reference to Jaintia Hills District" in the National Level Biodiversity and Social Security Consultation on Optimizing Biodiversity and Social Security in Indian Mining Areas, Organised by Balipara Tract and Frontier Foundation at Balipara, Assam during 2-3 December, 2010.
  • Presented paper on "Factors affecting Dependence on Forest and Degradation: Evidence from Meghalaya" in the National Conference on Economic Development of Assam: in the Context of North-East Juxtaposition and Look East Policy organized by K. K. Handique State Open University, Assam during 13-15, December, 2010.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Livelihood and Quality of Forest: A Case Study in Khasi Hills" in the National Seminar on Conservation of Environment in North East India organized by NEICSSR on 5-6 June, 2009 at Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Question of Food Security in North-East India in the Post Globalisation Period" in the Regional Conference on Food Security and Sustainable Development organised by IGNOU in collaboration with Tripura University during November 24-25, 2008.
  • With B. Ghosh (2007), "Status of Women in Rural Khasi Society of Meghalaya" presented in the National Level Seminar on Gender Issues and Empowerment of Women on the occasion of Platinum Jubilee of Indian Statistical Institute held during 1-2 February; 2007.
  • Participated and presented a paper entitled "Human Resource and Economic Development: Where Does North-East India Stand?" In the National Seminar on Growth and Human Development in North-East India, organized by the Department of Economics, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong during 24-25 May, 2007.
  • Participated and presented a paper entitled "Population Dynamics and the Demographic Dividend in Mghalaya", in the National Seminar on Population Dynamics in North-East India during 4-5 June, 2007, organized by NEICSSR at Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Planning Resource Use and Economic Development: Case of Coal and Limestone in Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Population, Environment and Sustainable Development with Special Reference to North-East India organized by Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong during 11-12 July, 2007.
  • With B. Ghosh (2006), "Process of Empowerment of Women: A Comparative Study of Tripura and Meghalaya" presented in the National Seminar on Issues of Female Emancipation, Education and Social Development in the Context of North-East India during 5-6 June, 2006 organised by NEICSSR, Shillong in collaboration with Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Crop Diversification in North-East India: Alternative options to Farmers of the Region" as a Resource Person in the Workshop on "Economic reforms and Indian Agriculture: With Special Reference to the North East India" held at Orchid Lake Restaurant, Barapani, Shillong during 21-24 February, 2005 and organised by India Statistical Institute, Kolkata in collaboration with north-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • With L. Rout and G. Das (2005), "Dynamics of Coal Extraction in Meghalaya and Its Implication" paper presented in the National Seminar on North East India's Natural Resource Management with Special reference to Meghalaya on 5th June 2005, organized by NEICSSR at Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Crop Diversification and Farmer Livelihood Options" in the workshop on "Farmers' Rights and Livelihood of North Eastern Himalayan Farmers" organised by Consumers Unity & Trust Society and Economics Department of North Eastern Hill University on 7-8 July, 2004 at Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Human Resource Development and the Quality of Environment: Some Basic Issues" in the National Seminar on Human Resource Development in North-East India, held in Agartala during September 18-19, 2004 and organised by Economic Science Society of Tripura in collaboration with State Resource Centre and Department of Analytical and Applied Economics, Tripura University.
  • Participated and presented a paper on, "The Structural change and Industrial progress In North-East India in relation to its condition of Resources" in the Seminar on Structural Change & Strategy of Development: Resource-Industry Linkages in North Eastern Region, held on 20-21 March 2003 at the North-Eastern Hill University, Mawkynroh, Shillong and organised by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong.
  • With M. Bhattacharya, presented a paper on, "Self-help Group in Tripura: Problems and Prospects" in the National Seminar on Rural Indebtedness in North-East India - Pre and Post Liberalisation Scenario, held on 24-25 September, 2003 at the Dibrugarh University, Assam.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Spatio-Temporal Variation in Productivity of Rice in North-East India" in the Seminar Changing Agricultural Scenario in North-East India organized by NEICSSR at Shillong, on 12-13 December, 2003.
  • Presented a paper on "Economic Incentive of Environmental Management - A Study of Forestry in North-East India", at the Seminar on 'The Mother Earth' in the Context of North East India, organised by NEICSSR and sponsored by Directorate of Soil Conservation, Government of Meghalaya held on 5 June, 2002.
  • Presented a paper on "Leadership and the Performance of Panchayats in Rural Development: An Experience from Tripura" at the UGC National Seminar on 'Transformation in Rural Society', held at Tufanganj Mahavidyalaya, West Bengal, on 24-25 September, 2002.
  • Presented a paper on "Economic Incentive, Peoples' Participation and the Management of Forest Land in North-East India" in the Seminar on 'Issues in Land Use Planning in North-East India', organised by OKDISCD, Guwahati, in collaboration with the Society for Conflict Analysis and Resolution, New Delhi and North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, on 30-31 Oct., 2002.
  • Presented a paper on "Food Security and the Related Issues: Some Reflections on the State of Tripura" in the National Seminar on 'Working of Targeted Public Distribution System in North Eastern States, organised by the Department of Political Science, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, on 8-9 Nov., 2002 at Shillong.
  • Presented a paper on "Food Security and Public Distribution System in Tripura - A Policy Intervention" at the National Level Seminar on 'Food, Nutrition and Food Security - Public Distribution System in North East India' organised by North-East India Council for Social Science Research from 27 to 28 November, 2000.
  • Paper presented in the seminar on "Family in Tripura", organised by the Department of A & A Economics, Tripura University and Sponsored by NERC, ICSSR, held on 25-2-95.

Seminar/Conference (International):

  • Presented paper on "Sustainable Agricultural Management, Productivity Growth and Impact of Climate Change in India's North-East" in the 3rd ISA Forum of Sociology on The Futures We Want: Global Sociology and the Struggles for a Better World, held at University of Vienna, Austria during 10-14 July, 2016.
  • Participated as an invited speaker and presented paper on "Farmers' Response to Changing Climate in India's North East", in The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014.
  • Participated as an invited speaker and presented a paper (with Prof M. Pal) on "Informal Household Water Market and Determinants of Price: Evidence from an Indian Hill City", in The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014.
  • Participated as an invited speaker and presented a paper (with Prof P. Bharati and Prof M. Pal) on "A Modified Diversity Index and its Application to Crop Diversity in Assam, India", in The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014.
  • Participated as an invited speaker and presented a paper (with BN Ghosh) on "Women in Natural Resource Collection: Experience from Rural Jharkhand in India", in The 2nd ISM International Statistical Conference 2014 with Applications in Sciences and Engineering (ISM-II), held in Pahang, Malaysia during 12-14 August 2014.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "How far is India's Look East Policy under Globalisation Successful?" in International Econference on Development, Environment and Sustainable Livelihood, organised by the University of Burdwan, West Bengal during 18-19 January, 2013.
  • Attended the 2012 Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact held in Stockholm (8-12 July 2012) and presented the abstract titled "Sustainable Nature Based Tourism, Involvement of Indigenous Women and Development: A Case of North East India". He also chaired two sessions on (i) Integrating Economic, Environmental and Social Well being" and (ii) Social Work Education II in the said Conference.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Development of Tourism, Involvement of Indigenous Women and Process of Empowerment: A Case Study in Meghalaya" in the International Seminar on Lifelong Learning and Skill Development organized by Department of Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong during 17-18 Oct., 2011.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Problem of Water for Domestic Use and Peoples' Willingness to Pay for It: A Study of Shillong Urban Area" in the International Seminar on Water Crisis in the Indian Subcontinent: Issues and Challenges, organized by Department of Geography, NEHU, Shillong during 23-24 Nov., 2009.
  • Participated and presented a Paper entitled "population, Poverty and the Problem of Natural Resource Management" in the International Conference on Human and Economic Resources held in Izmir University of Economics, Turkey on May 24-25, 2006.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Dynamics of Coal and Limestone Extraction in Meghalaya: A Comparative Analysis" in International Econference on Issues in Development Economics: Environment, Culture & Society, organised by the University of Burdwan, West Bengal during 28-29 January, 2006.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Population, Poverty and Natural Resource Use" in the International Conference on Demographic Dividend, organised by the Liberty Institute, Julian Simon Centre, New Delhi on 5th January, 2006.
  • Participated and presented a paper on "Status and Prospect of Limestone Quarrying in Meghalaya Vis--vis it's Trade with Bangladesh" with D. Kharlukhi, in the International Seminar on Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade: Status and Prospects, held in North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, during 12 - 13 July, 2005 and organised by ICSSR-NERC.

Workshop:

  • Attended the three day Workshop on "Techniques of Analysis of Demographic and Health Statistics and Application of Computer Software" during 10-10-2012 to 12-10-2012 organised by the Population Study Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata.
  • Participated in one day Workshop on "Data Dissemination of Houses, Household Amenities and Assets- 2011 Census" organised by the Directorate of Census Operations, Meghalaya, in collaboration with the Department of Geography, NEHU on 26-07-2012 at Shillong Science Centre, NEHU Campus.
  • Participated in one day National Workshop on "e-Governance" organised by the Computer Centre, NEHU and Department of Electronic & Information Technology, Ministry of Communication & Information Technology, Govt. of India on 9-4-2012.
  • Participated in the Short-Term Course on "Intellectual Property Rights" organised by Academic Staff College, NEHU during 6-7, Sept., 2010.
  • Participated in the Workshop on E-Learning with focus on Educational Internet Domain organised by Centre for Distance Education, NEHU during 18-19, March, 2009.
  • Participated in the Orientation Programme for the academic Counsellors of MA (Economics) for the NE Region organised by IGNOU, Shillong Regional Centre during 26-27, Nov., 2007.
  • Participated in the "Sub-regional Workshop on Panchayat" Sponsored by Rajiv Gandhi foundation, New Delhi and organised by Tripura University during January 2 - 4, 1996.

Commissioned Research Paper:

  • Submitted a commissioned research paper entitled "The Structural change and Industrial progress in North-East India in relation to its condition of Resources" to ICSSR - NERC as a part of the study on "The Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource - Industry Linkages in North Eastern Region" initiated by ICSSR - NERC, Shillong.

Referee to Journals:

  • Journal of Development and Agricultural Economics
  • African Journal of Agricultural Economics
  • Educational Research and Reviews
  • Science Journal of Ecology
  • Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Economic Analysis and Policy
Workshops Organised as Convener/Co-ordinator:
  • Organised three week UGC sponsored Refresher Course in economics on "Advancement of Economic Ideas" during 17-06-09 to 07-07-09.
  • Organised three week UGC sponsored Refresher Course in economics on "Recent Approaches to Economic Analysis" during 12-09-11 to 2-10-2011.
  • Organised five days Research and Writing Workshop in Environmental Economics and Policy sponsored by SANDEE during 28-08-2011 to 01-09-2011.

 

 

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