Dr. D. Nongkynrih

Photo of Dr. D. Nongkynrih Dr. (Ms.) Deigracia. Nongkynrih did her M.A. and Ph.D. from NEHU, Shillong. She joined the Department in December, 2006. Presently, she is Assistant Professor of Economics in the Department.

She is teaching Labour Economics.

Contact No(s):        +91-364-272-3181(O); +91-9863117794(M)
Email Address:        (1) deigracianongkynrih@yahoo.co.in
       (2) dnongkynrih@nehu.ac.in
Teaching Experience:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong since December 2006.
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics, St.Edmund's College, Shillong (May 2002 to Dec 2006)
Ph.D. Title:        Women Workforce Participation in India: A Study of Trends and Determinants
Broad Area of Interest:        NER Economics; Labour Studies; Economics of Development
Professional Affiliation:
  • North Eastern Economic Association
Workshops/Seminars Attended:
  • International : 1
  • National/Regional : 4

Books Published:

  • Sekar, H.R., Kshetrimayum, O. and Nongkynrih, D. (2017): Dynamics of Employment of Children and Socio-Economic Reality, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, ISBN: 978-93-82902-57-7.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2012): Women Work Participation in India-Trends and Determinants: 1983 to 2004-05, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, ISBN: 978-3-8473-0762-4.

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

  • Nongkynrih, D. and C.J. Thomas (2018): "North-East of India and BIMSTEC: A Reality Check". In Prabir De (Ed.) Twenty Years of BIMSTEC: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Bay of Bengal Region, KW Publishers, New Delhi, pp.193-211. ISBN: 978-93-87324-34-3.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2017): "Synergising North East India with BBIN", Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, 14, pp.85-92. ISSN: 2229-4058.
  • Nongkynrih, D. and S. Bhattacharjee (2016): "Geography as an Opportunity: North-East Connecting India with ASEAN", Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, 13, 37-52.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2015): "Matrilineal System among the Tribal Society of North East India and its Relevance in the present day context", Nari: Otijya Aru Bibartan, Purbanchal Prakash, Guwahati, pp.212-222. ISBN: 978-81-7213-251-4.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2015): "Population Growth, Labour Supply and Female Work Participation in North East India", Historicity, Cultural Diversity and Identities in Northeast India, Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur, Nagaland, pp.119-127. ISBN: 978-93-80500-39-3.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2015): Determinants of Schooling in India", Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, 29(1), 59-74.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2014): "Land Relations in the Tribal Societies of Meghalaya: Changing Patterns of Land Use and Ownership", Social Change and Development, 11(2), 1-20.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2013): "Gender Inequality in School Education - With Special Reference to North East India", Indian Educational Review, 51(1), 13-30.
  • Nongkynrih, D. and D. Das (2012): "Tourism In Meghalaya: A Case Study of the Cleanest Village in India", EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, 2(12), pp.65-73.
  • Nongkynrih, D. and E.D. Thomas (2011 & 2012): "Labour Force Participation Of Women And Role Of Education: A Review of Recent Literature", Manpower Journal, 46(4) & 47(1), 87-103.
  • Nongkynrih, D. (2011): "Educational Infrastructure in North East India", Education: North East (A journal of the North East India Educational Society), 15, 34-40.

Other Publications:

  • Nongkynrih, D. and M. Chakrabarty (2016): "Incidence of Child Labour in India: A Statistical Profile", Child Hope, Newsletter on Child Labour, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, 3(16-22), pp.13-20.
  • Nongkynrih, D. and M. Chakrabarty (2014): "Female Child Labour in India: An Econometric Analysis", Child Hope, Newsletter on Child Labour, V.V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, 3(12-15), pp.6-11.


  • Educated Unemployed Among the Youths: A Case Study of Meghalaya, ICSSR, New Delhi, 2015.
  • Quality of higher education in India: A study of internal and external quality assurance at the institutional level, Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi - Research Team Member, 2015 (Ongoing).
  • Socio-Economic Status and Working Conditions of Female Domestic Workers in Shillong, ICSSR-NERC, 2015 (Ongoing).
  • Land as a private property: Changing patterns of land relations in tribal societies of North East India, OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati and Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. ICSSR, New Delhi (Coordinator of the Meghalaya Chapter), 2014.
  • Dynamics of Employment and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of Coal Mine Workers in Meghalaya, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida & Labour Department, Government of Meghalaya, (Local Coordinator), 2013.
  • Rural Tourism: A Case Study of Mawlynnong Village, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, ICSSR-NERC, 2012.



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