Prof. P. Nayak


Photo of Dr. P. Nayak Dr. P. Nayak did his M.A. from Utkal University, Odisha, and Ph.D. from IIT Kharagpur, West Bengal. After serving five and half years as Lecturer in Economics at Tripura University, Agartala and seven years as Reader at Assam University, Silchar he joined the Department on 19th October 2001. Presently, he is Professor of Economics in the Department.

He has been teaching various papers including Mathematics for Economists, Techniques of Statistical Analysis, Recent Advances in Economic Theory, and Research Methodology in Economics.

Contact No(s):        +91-364-272-3183(O); 6183(R); +91-9436111308(M); 7005628474(M)
Email Address:        nehu_pnayak@yahoo.co.in
Personal Web Page:        http://pnayak.webs.com/
Citations to Works:        Google Citations
Teaching/Research Experience:
  • Professor, NEHU (Since 13.09.2002)
  • Reader, NEHU (19.10.2001-12.09.2002)
  • Reader, Assam University (13.09.1994-18.10.2001)
  • Lecturer, Tripura University (19.04.1989-12.09.1994)
  • SRA, IIT, Kharagpur (25.10.1985-18.04.1989)
  • JRF/SRF, IIT, Kharagpur (04.11.1982-24.10.1985)
Administrative Experience:
  • Member, IQAC, NEHU (29.05.17-28.05.19)
  • Director In Charge, IQAC, NEHU (13.12.16-30.01.17)
  • Chairman, BOS (Desk-Top Publishing Tools & Multimedia), NEHU (12.09.2014-11.09.2017)
  • Member, BPGS (Econ.), Assam University (01.09.2014-31.08.2017)
  • Member, School Board of Social Sciences, Manipur University (13.11.2013-12.11.2016)
  • Member, Finance Committee, NEHU (12.11.2009-03.03.2012)
  • Member, Executive Council, NEHU (29.09.2009-03.03.2012)
  • Dean, School of EMIS, NEHU (04.03.2009-03.03.2012)
  • Member, Academic Council, NEHU (Since 2005)
  • Head, Dept. of Economics, & Chairman, BPGS & BUGS (Econ.), NEHU (01.08.2005-31.07.2008)
  • Member, Executive Council, Assam University (09.02.2001-18.10.2001)
  • Member, Academic Council, Assam University (13.09.1994-18.10.2001)
  • Head, Dept. of Economics, & Chairman, BPGS & BUGS (Econ.), Assam Univ. (01.08.1998-31.07.2001)
  • Member, Syndicate, Tripura Univ. (04.05.1992-12.09.1994)
  • Member, Academic Council, Tripura Univ. (1991-94)
  • Warden, P.G. Hostel, Tripura Univ. (18.11.1991-09.09.1994)
Ph.D. Title:        Disguised Unemployment and Underemployment in Agriculture: A Case Study
       of Rural Orissa
Broad Area of Interest:        Development Economics; Economics of North Eastern Region of India
Current Area of Work:        Human Development; Women Empowerment
Professional Affiliation:
  • Indian Economic Association
  • Regional Science Association
  • North Eastern Economic Association
  • North-East India Council for Social Science Research
  • Meghalaya Economic Association
Fellowship Awarded:        Both JRF and SRF
Projects Undertaken:
Ph.D. Students Supervised:
Ph.D. Supervision in Progress:
  • Deimonmitre Rymbai: Gender Disparity and Economic Prosperity in India
  • Vandana Limbu: Socioeconomic Perspective of Migration and Development in India: A Case Study of Meghalaya
  • Alaka Huzuri: An Evaluation of Performance of the Women Entrepreneurs in Assam with Special Reference to Kamrup District
M.Phil. Students Guided:
Referee to Journals:
  • Asian Population Studies (Routledge)
  • BANWA (The Multidiscplinary Journal of the University of Philippines)
  • Ecology of Food and Nutrition (Taylor & Francis)
  • Educational Research (Routledge)
  • Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern Africa)
  • Global Business Review (Sage)
  • International Journal of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
  • Social Indicators Research (Springer)

Books Published:

Research Papers Published (Link to NEHU Institutional Repository- DSpace)

  • Nayak, P. and B. Mahanta (2016): "Gender Disparity and Women Empowerment in Assam", International Journal of Applied Management Research, 3(1&2), pp.1-22.. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2187677].

  • Singha, K. & P. Nayak (2016): "Economics, Ethnicity and Autonomy Movement in Meghalaya: An Analysis", Journal of Community Positive Practices, 16(1), pp.37-55. SSRN: [https://papers.ssrn.com/abstract=2596489]

  • Nayak, P. and B. Panda (2016): "Brahmaputra and the Socio-Economic Life of People of Assam". SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2790210].

  • Nayak, P. (2016): "Brahmaputra: Economic Lifeline of Assam", In K.K. Dwivedi (ed.) The Mahabahu Brahmaputra, Published by Flood and River Management Agency of Assam, Guwahati, Assam, pp. 77-85.

  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2016): "Vicious Circle of Insurgency and Underdevelopment in North East India", in Komol Singha and M. Amarjeet Singh (eds.) Identity, Contestation and Development in Northeast India, Routledge, Oxon, U.K., pp.75-85. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2342682].

  • Nayak, P. and K. Singha (2016): "Identity, Deprivation and Demand for Bifurcation of the State of Meghalaya", in Komol Singha and M. Amarjeet Singh (eds.) Identity, Contestation and Development in Northeast India, Routledge, Oxon, U.K., pp.121-129. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2464127].

  • Nayak, P. (2015): "Methodological Developments in Human Development Literature", International Journal of Applied Management Research, 2(2), pp.1-22. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2339624].

  • Mahanta, B. and P. Nayak (2015): "Gender Inequality in North East India", PCC Journal of Economics and Commerce, Vol.7, pp.1-13. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2202044].

  • Singha, K. and P. Nayak (2015): "Reconsidering Ethnic-Based-Autonomy Movements in Meghalaya: An Analysis". SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2596489].

  • Nayak, P. (2014): "Human Development in North Eastern Region of India: Issues and Challenges", In Mahanta, B. & A. Konwar (eds.) Poverty and Human Development: Issues and Challenges, Doomdooma College, Assam, INDIA, pp.1-28. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1464204].

  • Nayak, P. and B. Mahanta (2014): "Women Empowerment in Assam", PCC Journal of Economics and Commerce, 6(6): 61-74. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1325103].

  • Nayak, P. and S. Ray (2014): "Inter District Disparities in Meghalaya". Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions, Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam, 11-13 June. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2465678].

  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2014): "A State Level Analysis of the Status of Social Sector in India". Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Sector Development: Issues, Challenges and Policy, Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, 27-28 November 2014. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2487771].

  • Nayak, P. (2013): "Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya". Proceedings of the National Seminar on Inclusive Development in North East: Problems and Prospects, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, 15-17 March 2007.SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2342684].

  • Nayak, P. (2013): "Some Facts and Figures on Development Attainments in Nagaland". Proceedings of the National Seminar on Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India, Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, 29-30 Nov. 2013. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2339485].

  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2013): "Problems and Prospects of Promoting Tourism in Meghalaya". Proceedings of National Seminar on Promotion of International Tourism Circuits in North East India: Prospects, Priorities and Strategic Options, Dept. of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar, 8-9 March. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2236045].

  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2013): "Status of Development of NE States in India in the National Perspective", Eastern Panorama, 22(5): 15-25. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2295863].

  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2012): "Efficiency of Pena's P2 Distance in Construction of Human Development Indices". SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2066567].

  • Nayak, P. (2011): "Women Empowerment in India", Bulletin of Political Economy, 5(2): 155-183. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1320071].

  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2011): "Structural Change in Meghalaya- Theory and Evidence" in Raul and Saikia (eds.) North East India- Approaches towards Sustainable Development, Southern Economist Golden Jubilee Publication, Bangalore, Karnataka, pp.25-40. [Also in: Agarwal and Singh (eds.) Understanding India's North East, DVS Publishers, Delhi, pp.267-286; and in D.V. Kumar (ed.) Social Change and Development, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, pp.245-276]. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1419730].

  • Mishra, S.K. and P. Nayak (2010): "Facets and Factors of Human Development in Tripura", in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.281-296. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1199722].

  • Mishra, S.K. and P. Nayak (2010): "Human Development and its Correlates in Nagaland" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.323-346. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1199508].

  • Nayak, P. (2010): "Foreword" in J.U. Ahmed, D. Bhagat and G. Singaiah (eds.) Micro Finance in India- Issues and Challenges, DVS Publishers, Guwahati, Assam.

  • Nayak, P. (2010): "Human Development: Concept and Measurement" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.3-18. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1081274].

  • Nayak, P. (2010): "Human Development in North East India" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.151-165. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1199762].

  • Nayak, P. and S. Ray (2010): "Human Development in North-East India: A Critical Appraisal", YOJANA, Vol.54, Special Issue, North East Focus: Meghalaya, December, pp.30-34. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1704195].

  • Nayak, P. and S. Ray (2010): "Inter District Disparities in Meghalaya: A Human Development Approach" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.201-216. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1081281].

  • Nayak, P. (2009): "Human Development Reports on North East India". IDEAS-RePec: [http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/17015/]

  • Nayak, P. (2009): "Status and Trend of Human Development in North East Region of India", in Rout, H.S. and P.K. Panda (eds.) Human Development- Dimensions and Strategies, New Century Publications, New Delhi, pp.62-86. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (2008): "A Human Development Approach to the Status of Development in North East India" in J.R. Dholakia (ed.) Perspectives on Inclusive Growth in India, The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India, pp.181-195 [Also in: Padmanabhan Nair (ed.) Human Development Index- An Introduction, The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2006, pp.147-161]. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1823002].

  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2007): "Tax Efforts and Variations in North-East India: An Economic Analysis" in S. Borbora et. al (eds.) Development Issues in the North East in the Turn of the Century, Papyrus Publishers, Guwahati, pp.83-99.

  • Mishra, S.K. and P. Nayak (2007): "Socio-economic Dimensions of Globalization in India", Journal of Managerial Economics, 5(1): 63-80. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 899709].

  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2006): "Efficiency in Tax System: A Study of Tax Responsiveness in North-Eastern States", Journal of World Economic Review, 1(2): 161-176. IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwppe/0509011.html].

  • Nayak, P. (2005): "Human Development in North East India", Journal of NEICSSR, 29(1): 1-9.

  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2005): "Gender and Sustainable Development in Mining Sector in India". IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpgt/0509014.html]

  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2004): "Limits of Micro Credit for Rural Development: A Cursory Look" in J.K. Gogoi (ed.) Rural Indebtedness in North East India, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India, pp.185-200. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (2004): "Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Rural India: A Nexus". IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpgt/0509017.html]

  • Nayak, P. (2004): "Role of Financial Institutions in Promoting Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Sector in Assam". IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpgt/0509018.html]

  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2003): "Socio-Economic Rationale of a Regional Development Council for the Barak Valley of Assam", Journal of NEICSSR, 27(1): 13-26. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (2002): "Allocative Efficiency in A Traditional Orissan Agriculture: A Linear Programming Approach" in T. Som (ed.) Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Developments in Mathematics and Applications, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, pp.191-199. IDEAS-RePec: [http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/wpawuwpgt/0509011.htm].

  • Nayak, P. (2002): "Poverty Alleviation in Silchar Development Block of South Assam: A Case Study", Journal of NEICSSR, 26(1): 61-67. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2001): "Panchayati Raj in Assam". [http://pnayak.webs.com/19p.pdf]

  • Nayak, P. (2000): "Understanding the Entitlement Approach to Famine", Journal of Assam University, 5(1): 158-163. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (1999): "Infrastructure: Its Development and Impact on Agriculture in North East India", Journal of Assam University, 4(1): 59-65. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. and P.R. Bhattcharjee (1999): "Use of Water Resource for Agricultural Production in North East India", in Datta Ray and Athparia (eds.) Water and Water Resource Management, Omsons Publications, New Delhi, pp.170-176. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (1998): "Unbalanced Agricultural Development in North East India", Journal of Assam University, 3(1): 24-32. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Dey, N.B. and P. Nayak (1998): "Silchar Municipal Board: Too Weak to Solve the Problems of A Growing Town" in Bhattacharjee, Nayak and Sengupta (eds.) Silchar: Problems of Urban Development of A Growing City, Assam University, Silchar. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (1997): "Cooperative Movement: A Study on Tripura State Cooperative Bank", Journal of NEICSSR, 21(2): 16-21. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (1997): "Origin of the Science of Economics: A Quest", Journal of Assam University, 2(1): 47-52. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (1997): "Socio Economic Dynamics in South Assam", YOJANA, 41(3): 29-30. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. and P.R. Bhattcharjee (1997): "Long-Run Movement of Prices in Assam", in D.R. Syiemlieh (ed.) Proceedings of National Conference of NEIHA, Shillong, pp.195-205. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Bhattcharjee, P.R., P. Nayak and P. Saha (1996): "Economic Demographic Changes in the Tribal Societies of Tripura", Journal of NEICSSR, 20(2): 1-18. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. (1996): "Problems and Prospects of Rice Mill Modernisation: A Case Study", Journal of Assam University, 1(1): 22-28. DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. and N.B. Dey (1996): "Productivity in Small Scale Industry in Assam", YOJANA, 40(5). DSPACE: [Download].

  • Nayak, P. and P.R. Bhattcharjee (1996): "Agricultural Growth and Price Fluctuations: A Case Study of Production and Prices of Potato in Tripura" in D.R. Syiemlieh (ed.) Proceedings of National Conference of NEIHA, Shillong, pp.234-241. IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/ess/wpaper/id789.html].

  • Nayak, P. and M. Karmakar (1994): "Educational Development and Wastage in Tripura", TUI, 2(3): 25-40. IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/ess/wpaper/id909.html].

  • Nayak, P. and B. Chatterjee (1987): "Output and Employment under Efficient Resource Utilisation", Indian Journal of Regional Science, 19(2): 41-50.

  • Nayak, P. and B. Chatterjee (1986): "Disguised Unemployment in Agriculture: A Case Study of Rural Orissa", Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 21(3): 310-334. JSTOR: [http://www.jstor.org/stable/27768893].

  • Nayak, P. and B. Chatterjee (1985): "Inequality among Underemployed in Agriculture: Group-wise and Crop-wise Analysis", The Manpower Journal, 21(1): 35-65.

Seminar/Conference Papers:

  • Presented a paper on "A State Level Analysis of the Status of Social Sector in India" in the International Conference on Social Sector Development: Issues, Challenges and Policy, organized by Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, 27-28 November 2014 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).

  • Presented a paper on "Inter-District Disparities in Meghalaya" in the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions, organized by Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam, 11-13 June 2014 (Co-author Dr. S. Ray).

  • Presented a paper on "Some Facts and Figures on Development Attainments in Nagaland" in the National Seminar on Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India, organized by the Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, 29-30 Nov. 2013.

  • Presented a paper on "Gender Disparity and Women Empowerment in Assam" Proceedings of National Seminar on 'Implementation of Social Welfare Schemes in India with Special Reference to Assam: Issues and Challenges' Dept. of Economics, Amguri College, Amguri, Assam, 25-26 October, 2013.

  • Presented a paper on "Human Development in North Eastern Region of India: Issues and Challenges" in the National Seminar on Poverty and Human Development: Issues and Challenges, organized by the Dept. of Economics, Doomdooma College, Assam, 10-11 May, 2013.

  • Presented a paper on "Problems and Prospects of Promoting Tourism in Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Promotion of International Tourism Circuits in North East India: Prospects, Priorities and Strategic Options, organized by the Dept. of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar, 8-9 March 2013 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).

  • Presented a paper on "Structural Change in Meghalaya- Theory and Evidence" in the National Seminar on Social Change in North-East India: Processes and Responses, organized by the Dept. of Sociology, NEHU, Shillong, 25-26 Nov. 2008 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).

  • Presented a paper on "Inter-District Disparities in Meghalaya: A Human Development Approach" in the National Seminar on Growth and Human Development in North East India, organized by the Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 24-25 May 2007 (Co-author Mr. S. Ray).

  • Presented a paper on "Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Inclusive Development in North East: Problems and Prospects, organized by Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, 15-17 March 2007.

  • Paper on "Globalisation in India: Myths and Realities", accepted for Presentation in the 5th International Convention of Asian Scholars, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd - 5th Aug. 2007.

  • Presented a paper on "Human Development in North-East India" in the 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics, organized by Yasar University, IZMIR, Turkey at Cesme during 15-18 June, 2006.

  • Presented a paper on "Socio-economic Dimensions of Globalization in India" in the National Seminar on Globalization and North-East India: Problems and Possibilities organized by Dept. of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar, 26-28 April, 2006 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).

  • Accepted for presentation of the paper, "Efficiency in Tax System: A Study of Tax Responsiveness in North Eastern States" in the 7th Annual Conference of NEEA, at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, 21-22 Oct. 2005.

  • Accepted for presentation of the paper, "Human Development in North East India" in the 4th International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 4), Shanghai, China, 20-24 Aug. 2005.

  • Accepted for presentation of the paper, "A Human Development Approach to the Status of Development in North East India" in the 47th Annual International Conference of Western Social Science Association (WSSA) at Albuquerque, New Mexico, 13-16 Apr. 2005.

  • Presented a paper on "Gender and Sustainable Development in Mining Sector in India" in the workshop on Women and Sustainable Development in the Context of South Assam organized by NECAS and Women's College, Silchar, 18-19 February 2005 (Co-author Prof. S. K. Mishra).

  • Presented a paper on "Role of Financial Institutions in Promoting Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Sector in Assam" in the workshop on Entrepreneurship Development in Assam: Challenges and Opportunities, jointly organised by North Eastern Centre for Advanced Studies, Silchar and Assam University, Silchar, 9-10 Oct. 2004.

  • Participated in the North-East Zone Regional Workshop on Course Curriculum on Human Development, organised by Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, at NEHU, Shillong, 4th Oct. 2004.

  • Presented a paper on "Human Development in Meghalaya" at the National Seminar on Human Resource Development in North East India, jointly organised by Economic Science Society of Tripura and Tripura University, Agartala, 18-19 Sept. 2004.

  • Acted as a Discussant in the National Outreach Seminar on, WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies, organised jointly by Cotton College, Guwahati and JNU, New Delhi at Guwahati, 11-12 Aug. 2004.

  • Acted as a Discussant in the ICSSR Workshop on, Democracy, Development and Deprivation on the paper presented by Phanindra Goyari on "Coping with Floods: Growth and Sustainability of Agriculture in Assam" at Shillong, 8-10 July, 2004.

  • Participated in the workshop, Farmers’ Rights and Livelihood of North Eastern Himalayan Farmers,organised by the Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 7-8 July, 2004.

  • Presented a paper on "Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Rural India: A Nexus" at the Sixth Annual Conference of NEEA, held at Dibrugarh, Assam in Feb. 2004 (Co-author Dr. B. Mishra).

  • Presented a Paper on "Limits of Micro Credit for Rural Development: A Cursory Look", at the National Seminar on Rural Indebtedness in North East India: Pre and Post Liberalization Scenario, at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, 24-25, Sept. 2003 (Co-author Dr. B. Mishra).

  • Participated and acted as a Rapporteur in the National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, May 24-25, 2002, organised by North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.

  • Participated and presented a commentator's report in the Seminar on Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource Industry Linkages in North-East India, March 20-21, 2002, Organised by ICSSR, NERC, Shillong.

  • Presented a Paper on "Allocative Efficiency in A Traditional Orissan Agriculture: A Linear Programming Approach", at the National Conference on Recent Developments in Mathematics and Applications, held at Assam University, Silchar, 14-16 March 2001.

  • Presented a Paper on "Panchayatiraj in Assam" at the National Seminar on Local Governance and Rural Development: The Indian Experience, at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 24-25 Feb. 2001.

  • Presented a Paper on "Poverty and Environmental Degradation: A Link" at the National Seminar on Gandhian Economics, at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Oct. 2000.

  • Participated in the National Seminar on Education in 21st. Century: Challenges and Prospectives, Organised by Assam University, Silchar, March, 24-25, 2000.

  • Presented a Paper on "Kautilya's Economic Thought in Ancient Indian Literature: A Study", at the Seminar on Relevance of Sanskrit in India Today at Assam University, Silchar, 26th Aug. 1999.

  • Presented a Paper on "Use of Water Resource for Agricultural Production in North East India", at the National Seminar on Water and Water Resource Management in North East India held at Shillong, 1997.

  • Presented a Paper on "Long-Run Movement of Prices in Assam" at the Annual Conference of NEIHA, held at Aizawl, 1997.

  • Presented a Paper on "Silchar Municipal Board: Too Weak to Solve the Problems of A Growing Town" at the Seminar on Silchar: Problems and Prospects of A Growing City at Assam University, Silchar, 27th Jan., 1996.

  • Presented a Paper on "Agricultural Growth and Price Fluctuations: A Case Study of Production and Prices of Potato in Tripura", at the Annual Conference of NEIHA, at Assam University, Silchar, 1996.

  • Presented a Paper on "Decentralised Planning in Tripura: A Close Look" at the National Seminar on Problems and Prospects of Decentralised Planning in India, at Tripura University, Agartala, 10-12 Dec., 1993.

  • Presented a Paper on "Cooperative Movement in Tripura", at the national Seminar on Cooperatives in India, at Tripura University, Agartala, 3-4 Oct., 1990.

  • Presented a Paper on "Ideal Farmer Criterion: A New Approach to Measure Underemployment", at the Economics Conference, at Vidyasagar University, Midnapur, 8-9 Apr., 1988.

  • Presented a Paper on "Problems and Prospects of Rice Mill Modernisation in Midnapur District, West Bengal", at the International Food Convention and Exhibition, at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 18-23 Feb., 1988.

  • Presented a Paper on "Testing the Efficiency of Different Criteria with the help of A Few Selected Variables: A Partial Analysis of Disguised Unemployment in Rural Orissa", at the International Conference on Advanced Study Institute of Regional Science and Planning for Developing Countries, held at IIT, Kharagpur, 30-12-1985 to 02-01-1986.

Resource Person/Lectures Delivered:

  • Delivered a lecture on "Statistical Tools in Research: Uses and Abuses" on 8th April 2016 in the Department of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura.

  • Delivered a lecture on "Inequality Measures: An Examination of Purpose and Techniques" on 24th November 2015 in the Department of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura.

  • Chaired the seventh technical session of the National Seminar on "Poverty, Inequality and Health in India with special reference to North-East India" at Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 8-10, October 2015.

  • Delivered a Keynote address on "Issues of Gender and Empowerment of Women" in the two days UGC sponsored National Seminar on "Women Empowerment: Issues and Challenges" organized by Mangaldai College, Assam, during 11-12 September 2015 and also Chaired the Second Technical Session.

  • Participated as a Resource Person in the HR Conclave on "Mapping Skills and Competencies for Future Managers" on 9th May 2015 at the Dept. of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura.

  • Delivered two lectures on 4-5 December 2014 in the ICSSR sponsored capacity building National Workshop on "Critical Research Thought Process", organized by the Dept. of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura.

  • Delivered two lectures on (1) Theoretical perspectives of human development and (2) Status and trend of human development on 1st December 2014 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course organized by the Dept. of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Participated in the National Seminar on Emerging trends of financial services in India organized by the Dept. of Management, NEHU, Tura Campus, Tura during 20-21 November 2014 as Guest of Honor in the inaugural session and chaired the 2nd technical session.

  • Delivered a lecture on "Perspective of Human Development in North East India" on 11th November 2014 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course on Community Education, organized by the Dept. of Adult & Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and delivered two lectures on Statistical Tools and Inferences in the ICSSR sponsored course on 'Research Methodology in Social Sciences' organized by the Dept. of Education, NEHU, Shillong during 8-19 September 2014.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired the 2nd technical sessions in the National Seminar on 'Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India' organized by the Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur during 29-30 November 2013.

  • Delivered two lectures on Human Development: Theory and Measurement on 27.11.2013 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course on Democracy and Development: Issues and Challenges, organized by the Dept. of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired two technical sessions in the National Seminar on 'Implementation of Social Welfare Schemes in India with Special Reference to Assam: Issues and Challenges' organized by Department of Economics, Amguri College, Amguri, Assam during 25-26 October 2013.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired the 1st and 2nd technical sessions in the National Seminar on 'Role of Women Entrepreneur in the Socio Economic Development of North-East India' organized by the Dept. of Economics, Moirabari College, Moirabari, Morigaon District, Assam during 7-8 October 2013.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired the fourth technical session in the National Seminar on 'Issues on Economics of Education with Special Reference to North East India' organized by the Dept. of Economics, Guwahati College, Bamunimaidan, Guwahati, Assam during 16-17 June 2013.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired the third technical session in the National Seminar on 'Promotion of International Tourism Circuits in North East India: Prospects, Priorities and Strategic Options' organized by the Dept. of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar, Assam during 8-9 March 2013.

  • Delivered one lecture on "Human Development- Some Methodological Issues" in the National Workshop organized by NEHU and ICSSR-NERC, Shillong on the School of Doctoral Scholars in Economics during 2-3, March 2013.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired a technical session in the National Seminar on 'Problems of Industrial Laborers in Assam' on 28.09.2012 at ADP College, Nagaon, Assam.

  • Delivered one lecture on "Human Development- An Overview" in the UGC-ASC Special Summer School, Academic Staff College, NEHU, Shillong during 22.08.2012 to 11.09.2012.

  • Delivered FOUR lectures on various aspects of Human Development, Inequality, Poverty, and Multi-dimensional Poverty during 03.09.2012 to 23.09.2012 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course on Economics of Development: Theory, Practice and Policy, organized by the Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Delivered SIX lectures on various issues on Human Development, Inequality, Poverty, and Multi-dimensional Poverty which included concepts, methods of measurement, status and trend during 29.11.2011 to 01.12.2011 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Economics and Human Development, organized by the Dept. of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

  • Delivered FOUR lectures on Theoretical Foundations of Human Development and its Status and Trend during 21-22 Nov. 2011 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Challenges of Commerce and Management Education, organized by the Dept. of Commerce, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Acted as a Commentator to the Eighth Technical Session of the Second Social Scientists' Meet held at ICSSR-NERC, NEHU Campus, Shillong, 14-16, March 2011.

  • Delivered TWO lectures, "Issues on Human Development" and "Status and Trend of Human Development in North East" on 7th March 2011 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Sociology, organized by the Dept. of Sociology, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Chaired the technical session on "Policy Formation of Govt. of India" at ICSSR, NERC, Shillong in which Prof. Kaushik Basu, Chief Economic Advisor to the Govt. of India delivered his invited lecture.

  • Participated as a Resource Person and chaired TWO technical sessions in the National Seminar on "Socio-Economic Conditions of Women in Rural India and their Role in Development" at B.B. Kishan College, Jalah, Assam, 28-29, August 2010.

  • Participated in the National Work on "Promoting Entrepreneurship in the Science and Technological Institutions of North East" 23 June 2010, Hotel Polo Tower, Shillong, Organized by Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Lucknow.

  • Chaired the second technical session of the National Seminar on "Human Development, Environment and Common Property" at Manipur University, Imphal, 9-10, June 2010.

  • Delivered TWO lectures on "Human Development" and one on "Game Theory" on 23rd and 24th of March 2010 in the Workshop for Doctoral Scholars in Economics held during 22-31, March 2010, organized by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong.

  • Delivered FOUR lectures on 24th and 25th December 2009 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Economics, organized by the Dept. of Analytical and Applied Economics, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar.

  • Delivered THREE lectures on 8th and 9th December 2009 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Economics, organized by the Dept. of Economics, Gauhati University, Guwahati.

  • Chaired the third technical session in the two days National Seminar on Voluntary Sector, Civil Society and Social Transformation in India, organized by the Department of Sociology, NEHU, Shillong, 18-19 November 2009.

  • Delivered TWO lectures, "Development: Concept and New Trends - I" and "Development: Concept and New Trends - II" on 14th and 15th October 2009 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Governance, Human Rights and Development, organized by the Dept. of Political Science, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Delivered THREE lectures, "Human Development: Conceptual Issues" and "Human Development: Empirical Issues" and "Women Empowerment in Assam" on 5th and 7th September 2009 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Sociology, organized by the Dept. of Sociology, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Delivered TWO lectures on "Data Analysis - I" & "Data Analysis - II" on 27th March 2009 in the Workshop on Research Methodology and MATLAB, organized by the Centre for Adult and Continuing Education, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Delivered one lecture, "Role of Higher Education in Economic Development" on 13th March 2009 in the U.G.C. Orientation Course in Education, organized by the Dept. of Education, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Delivered TWO lectures, "Human Development: Conceptual and Methodological Issues" and "Human Development in North East India" on 5th January 2009 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Economics (22 Dec. 2008 to 11 Jan. 2009), organized by the Dept. of Economics, Gauhati University, Guwahati, Assam.

  • Delivered TWO lectures, "Human Development in India" and "Human Development in Meghalaya" on 22nd December 2008 in the U.G.C. Refresher Course in Education (2-23 Dec., 2008), organized by the Dept. of Education, NEHU, Shillong.

  • Chaired a technical session in the National Seminar on "Rural Development- The Role of Decentralization" organized by the Dept. of Economics, Kampur College, Kampur, Assam during 11-12 Nov. 2008.

  • Delivered SIX lectures in the Refresher Course organized by the Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal during 10-11, March 2008.

  • Chaired one technical session in the National Seminar on "Decentralized Planning in Manipur" organized jointly by the Manipur Economic Association and Dept. of Economics, Manipur University during 8-9, March 2008.

  • Delivered a lecture on "Status and Trend of Human Development in Meghalaya" in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT, Kharagpur on 29th June 2007 after taking a Ph. D viva-voce examination of Ms. Bipasha Maity on the Ph.D thesis entitled "Dynamics of Food Grain Production and Sustainability in West Bengal: An Empirical Analysis".

  • Directed the National Seminar on "Growth and Human Development in North East India" organized by the Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong during 24-25 May 2007.

  • Organized a NEC sponsored Seminar on Vision NER 2020 during 27-28 March 2006.

  • Organized a lecture on "Water Resources Management in India" delivered by Prof. Binayak Rath, IIT, Kanpur at Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong on 21st October, 2005.

  • Acted as a resource person/commentator in the national seminar on "Structural Change and Strategy for Development: Resource-Industry Linkages in North-Eastern Region" organized by ICSSR-NERC at NEHU, Shillong during 20-21 March 2003, and presented a comment article on the Paper Structural Change and Strategy for Development: Resource-Industry Linkages in Tripura.

 

 

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