Prof. E.D. Thomas


photo of Dr. ED Thomas Dr. E.D. Thomas did his M.A. and Ph.D. from NEHU, Shillong. He joined the Department on 25th September 1978. He teaches courses in International Economics and Macroeconomics. Presently, he is Professor of Economics in the Department.

Contact No(s): +91-364-272-3177(O); +91-9862062089(M)
Email Address: eugene_india@yahoo.com
Teaching Experience:
  • Professor, Dept. of Economics, NEHU (Since 2001).
  • Reader, Dept. of Economics, NEHU (1995-2001).
  • Lecturer, Dept. of Economics, NEHU (1978-1995)
Administrative Experience:
  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Tura Campus, NEHU (Dec. 2010 to Sept. 2015)
  • Dean, School of Management and Information Sciences, NEHU (2003-06)
  • Director, State Resource Centre, Shillong (Since 2003).
  • Member, Executive Council, NEHU (2004-06)
  • Member, Academic Council, NEHU (Since 2000)
  • Member, Finance Committee, NEHU (2005-07)
  • Member, Purchase Committee, NEHU (2003-06)
  • Member, Library Committee, NEHU (2003-06)
  • Chairman, BUGS (BBA), NEHU (Since 2004)
  • Liaison Officer of SC & ST Cell, NEHU (Since 2005)
  • Dean, Students' Welfare, NEHU (2001-03)
  • Prof. In-charge/Director of Sports, NEHU (1997-01)
  • Proctor, NEHU (1996-97)
  • Chairman, University Anomalies Committee, NEHU, 2004-05)
  • Member, Local Cadre Review Committee, NEHU (Since 2005)
  • Member, Building Committee, NEHU (1982-85)
  • Warden, Post-Graduate Men's Hostel (1984-85)
  • Govt. of India (MHRD) Nominee to Sikkim Govt. State Level Grants-in-Aid Committee (Elementary Education & Literacy (Since 2004)
  • Member, State Planning Board, Govt. of Meghalaya (1997-2007)
  • Member, MEDC, Govt. of Meghalaya (2001-02)
  • Member, Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council and Executive Member I/c Forests, Parliamentary Affairs, Primary Education etc (1984-89)
  • Member, State Advisory Committee of Meghalaya State Electricity Regulatory Commission (Since 2007)
  • Member, State Level Grants-in-Aid Committee, Govt. of Meghalaya, (Elementary Education & Literacy) (Since 2004)
  • Member, Commission on Resource Mobilization, Govt. of Meghalaya, (1992-98)
Ph.D. Title: Rural Employment/Unemployment in Comprehensive Accounting Framework - A Case Study of Rural Areas of Meghalaya
PhD Students Supervised: Four
MPhil Students Supervised Four
Broad Area of Interest: Economics of North Eastern Region of India
Current Area of Work: Rural Development
Professional Affiliation:
  • North Eastern Economic Association.
  • Meghalaya Economic Association.
Projects Undertaken/in Progress:
  • "Functioning of Autonomous Councils in the Sixth Schedule States of the North East of India" sponsored by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Govt. of India, 2007-08.
  • "Human Development in Meghalaya" sponsored by the UGC (As Joint Director).
  • "Informal Border Trade with Neighbouring Countries" for Meghalaya conducted by Research and Information System for Non-aligned and Developing Countries, New Delhi, March-April 1996.
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (2nd Round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Oct.'93- Apr.'94).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Integrated Rural Development Programme and CDS (4th Round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Jan.'93 - Dec.'93).
  • "Economic Survey of Iewduh, Shillong", sponsored by Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (1992-93: 1 year project).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (1st round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Mar.'92 - Jul.'92).
  • "Research Study on Promotion of Tree Plantation vis-a-vis Forest Laws and Land Tenure System in Meghalaya", sponsored by Regional Centre, National Afforestation and Eco-Development Board, Shillong (Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India) (December 1991 - June 1993).
  • "Perspective Land Use Policy for North-Eastern India - 2000 AD", sponsored by the Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (5 year project) (As Joint Director).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Integrated Rural Development Programme (3rd Round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Apr.'89 - Apr.'90).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of National Rural Employment Programme" for Meghalaya, sponsored by then Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India (Nov.'87 - Jun.'88).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Integrated Rural Development Programme (2nd Round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by then Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (Jan.'87 - Nov.'87).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Integrated Rural Development Programme (1st Round)" for Meghalaya, Mizoram and Nagaland, sponsored by then Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (Apr. '86 - Dec.'86).

Books Published:

  • Dubey, A., Kumar, S., Srivastav, N. & Thomas, E.D. (eds.)(2007): Globalisation and North-East India, Standard Publishers (India), New Delhi.
  • Nayak, P. & Thomas, E.D. (2007): Human Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi.
  • Thomas, E.D. (ed.)(2004): Population and Development Education: Handbook for Adult Educators and NGO Functionaries, Genesis Printers and Publishers, Guwahati-5.
  • Thomas, E.D. (2004): Poverty and Rural Development in Meghalaya (India), Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi.

Research Papers Published: (Link to Download)

  • Thomas, E.D. and W. Tariang (2007): "Feminization of Poverty: A Review of Recent Literature" in B. Thapar (ed.) Global Poverty- Eradication Strategies, ICFAI, Univ. Press, Hyderabad.
  • Thomas, E.D. (2007): "Poverty and Inequality among the North-Eastern States during 1980s and 1990s" in Dubey, Kharpuri and Thomas (eds.) Globalisation and North-East India, Standard Publishers (India), New Delhi, pp.365-380.
  • Thomas, E.D., A. Dubey and V. Pala (2004): "Economic Liberalization and Female Labour Force Participation Rate" in Debroy and Kaushik (eds.) Reforming Labour Market, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, pp.379-396.
  • Thomas, E.D., A. Dubey and V. Pala (2004): "Workforce Participation of Women in Rural India: The Role of Education", Indian Journal of Labour Economics, 47(4).
  • Thomas, E.D and M. Lalwani (2000): "Incidence of Poverty among Beneficiary Households: A Case Study of Meghalaya", Manpower Journal, XXXV(1): 1-19.
  • Thomas, E.D and M. Lalwani (2000): "Incidence of Poverty among Beneficiary Households and Employment Generation under JRY: A Case Study of Meghalaya", Man and Development, XXXVI(1): 1-19.
  • Thomas, E.D (1998): "Autonomous District Councils' Forest Management in Meghalaya" in the Report Centre for Environment Education, North East Regional Cell, Guwahati.
  • Thomas, E.D and M. Lalwani (1997): "Incidence of Poverty in Meghalaya Villages", Journal of Rural Development, 16(3).
  • Thomas, E.D and M. Lalwani (1997): "Meghalaya's Experience with the National Rural Employment Programme", Manpower Journal, XXXIII(1).

 

 

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