Dr. S. Umdor


Photo of Dr. S. Umdor Dr. S. Umdor did his M.A. and Ph.D. from NEHU, Shillong. He joined the Department in 2003. Presently, he is Associate Professor in the Department.

He teaches Indian Economic Policy, Industrial Economics and Economy of North East India.

Contact No(s): +91-364-2723184 (O), 9436117388 (M), 0364-2550076 (Fax)
Email Address: (1) sumdor@rediffmail.com
(2) sumdor@nehu.ac.in
Employment History:
  • 2009 to date: Reader, NEHU
  • 2006 to 2009: Sr. Lecturer, NEHU
  • 2003-2006: Lecturer, NEHU
  • 1999- 2003: Lecturer (part-time), Department of Commerce, NEHU.
  • 1997- 2003: Lecturer, St. Anthony's College, Shillong.
Broad Area of Interest: Microfinance ; Participatory Development ; Rural Development ; Evaluation Studies
Current Areas of Work:
  • Rural Credit in Northeast India
  • Decentralized Planning
  • Local Self Governments in Northeast India
  • Rural Livelihood in Upland Area of Northeast India
Professional affiliations:
  • 2008 to date: Member of Indian Society of Agricultural Economics.
  • 2006: Member of the Meghalaya Economic Development Council (MEDC), Government of Meghalaya.
  • 2006: Member of the Committee on Financial Sector Plan, Government of Meghalaya.
  • 2000-2002: Member of Executive Committee of the Board of Management of the North Eastern Region Community Resource Management Society-, a rural livelihood Project of the Government of India the International Fund of Agriculture Development (IFAD).
  • 1999-2003: Project Adviser of Social Economic Life Development Association
Projects Undertaken:
  • Intergovernmental fiscal transfers to North-Eastern States India: A study of Meghalaya, Guwahati University, 2012.
  • Local Government Finance in Sixth Schedule Areas of Northeast India, ICSSR, New Delhi, 2012.
  • Baseline Survey for Cluster Development and Future Intervention at Mawlynnong area, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya, North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd., 2009.
  • Evaluation of Cooked Mid Day Meals Programme in Meghalaya, State Resource Centre, NEHU, 2009.
  • Feasibility Study for Gravity Rope Way Project in Meghalaya, Practical Action Group (Nepal), 2009.
  • Functioning of Autonomous District Councils in Northeast India (As Co Investigator with Prof. E. D. Thomas, Principal Investigator and Prof. P. Nayak), Ministry of Tribal Affairs, GoI, 2009.
  • Problems and Prospects of Development in Border Areas of Northeast India: Implications for the Thirteenth Finance Commission (Meghalaya Chapter), Govt. of. India (B. Mishra, Principal Investigator).
  • Project on Microfinance, Indian Institute of Banking Management, Guwahati, 2008 .
Consultancy/Research Support:
  • To Practical Action Group (Nepal) for 'Feasibility Study for Gravity Rope Way Project in Meghalaya'.
  • To North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Ltd, (NEDFI), for Baseline Survey for cluster development and future intervention at Mawlynnong area, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya.
  • To State Resource Centre, NEHU, for 'Evaluation of Cooked Mid Day Meals Programme in Meghalaya', Government of Meghalaya.
  • To Indian Institute of Banking Management (IIBM), Khanapara, Guwahati for 'Project on Microfinance'.

Research Papers Published: (Link to download)

  • Umdor, S (2009): "Decentralized Planning in Sixth Scheduled Area of India: A Study of Meghalaya", Journal of Man and Development, Centre for Research in Industrial and Rural Development, Chandigarh, 31(1): 83-92.
  • Umdor, S. and B. Panda (2009): "An Assessment of SHGs under SGSY Programme: Evidence from Meghalaya", Asian Economic Review, IIE, Hyderabad, 51(2): 311-325.
  • Umdor, S. and B. Panda (2009): "People's Participation in the Development Process in Meghalaya", Meghalaya State Human Development Report 2008, Government of Meghalaya, pp.247-265.
  • Umdor, S. and B. Panda (2009): "State of Infrastructure in Meghalaya", in Meghalaya State Human Development Report 2008, Government of Meghalaya, pp.161-186.
  • Umdor, S (2008): "Behaviour of Rural Households in the Borrowing and Usage of Credit in North-East Uplands of India", Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, Mumbai, 63(2): 211-223.
  • Umdor, S (2007): "Banking Sector Development and Rural Household Accessibility to Institutional Credit in Northeastern India", in Economy of India's Northeast: Problems & Prospects (Eds), ICFAI Publication, pp.169-185.
  • Umdor, S (2007): "Microfinance Programme in Northeast India (2007)", Eastern Quarterly, 4(2):134-144.
  • Umdor, S. and B. Panda (2007): "Economic Infrastructure in the Northeast India: An Analysis", Journal of Man and Development, Centre for Research in Industrial and Rural Development, Chandigarh, 29(1): 113-130.
  • Umdor, S (2006): "Changes in the Occupational Structure in Meghalaya, with special reference to the Manufacturing Sector", Proceedings of the Seminar on Industrial Scenario in the North Eastern States, Shillong Commerce College, pp.71-79.
  • Umdor, S (2006): "Impact of Microfinance Programme on Clients: A Review of Evidence from Impact Studies in India", in V.B. Jugale and Y.V. Jugale (eds.) The State of Indian Economy, Vol.3, Serials Publications, New Delhi, pp.179-191.
  • Umdor, S (2006): "Overview of Rural Credit Markets in the Northeastern Region of India", Journal of Rural Development, National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad, 25(3): 425-444.

Reports/Commissioned Papers:

  • Mishra, B. and S. Umdor (2009): "Problems of Border Areas in North-East India: Implications for Thirteenth Finance Commission, Meghalaya Chapter".
  • Umdor, S. and B. Panda (2007): "Participation of People in Development" A background paper prepared in connection with the State Human Development Report of Meghalaya. Report prepared by Govt. of Meghalaya in collaboration with Planning Commission and UNDP.
  • Umdor, S. and B. Panda (2005): "State of Infrastructure in Meghalaya" (2005) A background paper prepared in connection with the State Human Development Report of Meghalaya. Report prepared by Govt. of Meghalaya in collaboration with Planning Commission and UNDP.
  • Dubey, A., Das, S. and Umdor, S. (2001): "Status of Rural Infrastructure in Meghalaya" (2001) A report based on a study commissioned by the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, for the Rural Infrastructure Report.

 

 

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