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Research at Economics Department

With teaching, academic and administrative works, members of the Department of Economics are actively involved in research. Such research activities may be classified in three categories: (i) Minor Research Project, (ii) Supervision of Doctoral Work, and (iii) Individual research. The third category may also be classified into four groups: (a) Journal papers, (b) Books / Book Chapters, (c) Conference papers, and (d) Others (Popular articles, Newspaper reports etc.).

I. Minor Research Project

A. The Department is pleased to announce that the recommendation committee of the UGC in its meeting held on 26th, 29th, February and 1st, March, 2016 at UGC-ERO, Kolkata recommended two Minor Research Project Proposals submitted by (i) Dr. Sadhan Ch. Kar and (ii) Dr. Amlan Majumder respectively. A brief description of the MRPs is as follows:

Table 1. Minor Research Projects granted in Economics in 2016-2017

Name & Designation of Principal Investigator

Title

Agency

Period

Grant or amount sanctioned

Status

Dr. Sadhan Chandra Kar, Principal, Dinhata College

Impact of Globalisation on Agricultural Production and Employment: A Study on two Villages of an Area Economy of West Bengal

University Grants Commission (ERO) Kolkata

2016 -

Rs.200000/-

Granted

Dr. Amlan Majumder, Assistant Professor

An analysis of economic efficiency of the primary healthcare system in India and in major States and Union Territories in accordance with deterministic and stochastic frontier approaches

University Grants Commission (ERO) Kolkata

2016 -

Rs. 155000/-

Granted

 

B. Minor Research Projects accomplished by the members of the Department of Economics

Table 2. Minor Research Projects granted in Economics previously

Name & Designation of Principal Investigator

Title

Agency

Period

Grant or amount sanctioned

Status

Dr. Sadhan Chandra Kar, Associate Professor, Dinhta College

Micro Credit, Women Empowerment and Eradication of Poverty: A case Study

University Grants Commission (ERO) Kolkata

2008 - 2011

Rs.97400/-

Completed

Dr. Amlan Majumder, Assistant Professor, Dinhata College

Capability and well-being in the Dooars region of North Bengal.

University Grants Commission (ERO) Kolkata

2011 - 2013

Rs. 129600/-

Completed

Dr. Amlan Majumder, Lecturer, Dinhata College

Economics of Health Care: A Study of Health Services Utilisation in Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri Districts of North Bengal.

University Grants Commission (ERO) Kolkata

2004 - 2005

Rs. 90000/-

Completed

Summary Report of the UGC MRP completed by Dr. Sadhan Ch. Kar is available for download here.

Summary Report of the second UGC MRP completed by Dr. Amlan Majumder is available for download here.

Summary Report of the first UGC MRP completed by Dr. Amlan Majumder is available for download here.

 


II. Supervision of Doctoral Work

A. Dr. Sadhan Ch. Kar and Dr. Amlan Majumder are actively involved in supervising the following doctoral researches under the University of North Bengal

Table. 4. Details of Doctoral Research under the supervision of Dr. Sadhan Ch. Kar & Dr. Amlan Majumder.

Name & Designation of the Supervisor

Name and Designation of the Candidate

Title / Topic of Research

Status

Dr. Sadhan Chandra Kar, Principal, Dinhata College

Sri Ranjit Kr. Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Alipurduar College, Alipurduar

Rural Development and Micro Level Planning: A Case Study on Agricultural Production Planning in a Rural Economy of Cooch Behar

Submitted

Dr. Sadhan Chandra Kar, Principal, Dinhata College

Sri Ratul Saha, Assistant Professor, Sonamukhi College, Bankura

Role of Micro Finance in Women Empowerment and Poverty Alleviation Through the Working of the SHGs: A Case Study of two Districts in West Bengal

Submitted

Dr. Sadhan Chandra Kar, Principal, Dinhata College

Sri Bhajan Ch. Barman, Asst. Professor

Netaji Nagar College

Kolkata

Livelihood, Poverty Eradication and Role of Micro Finance: A Case Study of two Districts in West Bengal.

Submitted

Dr. Amlan Majumder, Assistant Professor, Dinhata College

Sri Subrata Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Raiganj Surendranath Mahavidyalaya, Raiganj, West Bengal

Title of research: Burden of Diseases and Its Impact on Utilisation of Healthcare & on Out-Of-Pocket Health Expenditure by Households in Siliguri Municipal Corporation Area (SMCA), West Bengal

Submitted


 


 


B. Research Publications of Dr. Sadhan Ch. Kar

INTERNATIONAL COFERENCE

1) Participated and presented Paper at two Day Inter National Seminar on Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade: Status and Prospect, held at the North-Eastern Hill University on 12th and 13th July, 2005.

2) Participated and presented Paper at 6 th International Conference on Citizenship and Governance: Challenges for Social Inclusion, held at University of North Bengal on 19-20 February, 2009.

NATIONAL COFERENCE

1) Participated and presented Paper at the 47TH Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics, held in the Campus of the North Bengal University from 24th to 26th September, 1987.

2) Participated and presented Paper at the 28th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, held in the Campus of the North Bengal University from 29th to 31st October, 1991

3) Participated and presented Paper at the 27th Annual Conference of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad.

NATIONAL SEMINAR

1) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC National Seminar on Decentralised Rural Planning: the Formulation of Grass-Root Plans for Rural Economics; held at the Department of Economics, University of North Bengal from 16-18 March 1989

2) Participated at the UGC National Seminar on Economy and Society of North Bengal: The Changing Scenario, held at Department of Economics, Cooch Behar College on 11-12 December 2004.

3) Participated and presented Paper at the ICSSR National Seminar on Developmental Perspective of North Bengal and North East India, Organised by Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental Studies on 18-19 June 2005.

4) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC National Seminar on Perspective of Regional Development, Organised by University B.T. and Evening College, Cooch Behar on 25-26 November ,2006.

5) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC National Seminar on North Bengal and North East India: The Transitional Perspective, Organised by Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental Studies on 4th and 5th November, 2006.

6) Participated and presented Paper at the ICSSR Sponsored National on North Bengal-North East Developmental Problems and Issues- An overview, Organised by Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental Studies on 23rd November, 2007.

7) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC National Seminar of Centre for the Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, University of Calcutta on Social Exclusions and Needed Actions: Contexts of the Weaker Sections, Poverty and Gender in India- The Scenario of North Bengal and North East, held at VINBNEDS on 26-27 March ,2008.

8) Participated and presented Paper at the ERC, ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on Social, Cultural and Economic Concerns of Mussulmans in North Bengal and North East India, , Organised by Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental Studies on 15- 16 February, 2009.

9) Participated and presented Paper at the at the National Seminar on Population and Development Education, Organised by Department of Adult, Continuing Education, Extension and Field Outreach & State Resource Centre For Adult Education, West Bengal; held at University of North Bengal on 24-26 March, 2009.

10) Participated and presented Paper at the ICSSR-ERC Sponsored National Seminar on Contemporary Social Cultural and Economic Concerns of Rajbanshis in North Bengal and North East India, Organised by Vashistha Institute for North Bengal and North East Developmental Studies on 17-18 April, 2010.

11) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Interdisciplinary Approach to Resource Management in Eastern Himalayan Region: Human and Natural, Held at Kalimpong College, Darjeeling on 24-25 March, 2012.

12) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Micro-Finance Initiative, Inclusion and Impact in India and Sustainability of SHG as Poverty Alleviation Programme, held at Kalimpong College, Darjeeling on 28-29 April, 2012.

13) Participated and presented Paper at the One-Day State Level Seminar on Human Resource Development in India During the Post Reform Period, Organised by Centre for Human Development and Human Rights (CHDHR), held at Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata on 3rd April, 2013.

14) Participated and presented Paper at the UGC Sponsored State Level Seminar on Socio-Political Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda, Organised by Dept. of History and Political Science, Bijoy Krishna Girls’ College in collaboration with Vidyasagar Centre of Indological Studies, RBU, Kolkata on 4-5 April, 2013.

15) Participated and presented Paper at the ICSSR Sponsored BEA Mid Year National Seminar on Labour and Employment: Theory and Empirics, held at Krishnagar Government College on 27th September,2013. 16) Participated and presented Paper at the National Seminar and Workshop on Research in Economics in Bengali, organized by Mynaguri College on 11-12 February, 2014.

ARTICLES IN THE EDITED BOOKS

1) “Antipoverty Programme and the Structure of a Regional Rural Economy”; Published in the Book entitled STRATIFICATION HIERARCHY AND ETHNICITY IN NORTH-EAST INDIA, edited by R. K. Bhadra and S. R. Mandal, Daya Publishing House, Delhi, ISBN 81-7035-086-7, 1991.

2) “Indo-Bangladesh Border Trade- A Case Study on Changrabandha-Burumari Trade Rute” Published in the Book entitled INDO BANGLADESH BORDER TRADE : BENEFITING FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD, EDITED BY G. Das and C.J.Thomas; Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi; ISBN 978-81-8370-132-7,2008

3) “Generation of Employment and the Role of SHGs: A Study of an Area Economy of North Bengal” Published in the Book entitled MICRO FINANCE AND SELF-HELP GROUP: POLICY AND PRACTICE, edited by M. Dasgupta and D. C. Roy; Readers Service, Kolkata, ISBN 978-93-82623-08-3, 2012.

4) “Rural Employment: A Case Study of an Area Economy of West Bengal” Published in the Book Kooch Behar District” Published in the Book entitled NORTH BENGAL AND NORTH-EAST INDIA: A TRANSITIONAL PERSPECTIVE, edited by Dr. G. K. Saha; N.L. Publishers, Darjeeling; ISBN 978-81-86860-65-6, 2012.

5) “Myth and Realities of Human Resource Management: A Study on Cooch Behar District” Published in the Book entitled RESOURCE MANAGEMENT: HUMAN AND NATURAL, edited by S. Chaudhuri and D.C. Roy; Readers Service, Kolkata, ISBN 978- 81-87891-47-5, 2012.

6) “Does SHG Reduces the Vulnerability of the Poor People? A Study of an Area Economy of Koch Behar” Published in the Book entitled ECONOMY OF NORTH BENGAL: A DISTRICT LEVEL STUDY; edited by D. C. Roy, N.L. Publishers, Darjeeling; ISBN 97-81-86860-59-5, 2013.

7) “Rural Poverty: A study on Two Villages of West Bengal With a New Look” Published in the Book entitled NORTH BENGAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE; edited by Prof. A. Bhuimali, Prof. K. K. Bagchi and Prof. S. Roy Mukherjee , Department of Economics; University of North Bengal, ISBN 978-93-81757-12-3, 2013.

8) “Dynamics of Rural Housing: A Cross Sectional Comparison on the basis of the pre and post Liberalisation Data” Published in the Book entitled NORTH BENGAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE; edited by Prof. A. Bhuimali, Prof. K. K. Bagchi and Prof. S. Roy Mukherjee , Department of Economics; University of North Bengal, ISBN 978-93-81757-12-3, 2014.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNALS

1) “ Social Security for the Workers in Informal Sector” Published in the International Journal of Human Development and Information System, Volume 2, Number 1-2, JanDec, 2009; ISSN 0974-3529.

2) “ Rural Poverty and Working of the Self-Help Group: A Quantitative and Typological Analysis with Cross-Sectional Data” Published in International Journal of Mainstream Social Science, Volume 3, Number 2, Autumn 2013; ISSN 0974-3448.

3) “Can Watermelon Cultivation Emerges as Agricultural Alternatives in a Depressed but Resource-Rich Area Economy of India? ” Published in International Journal of Afro-Asian Studies, Volume 4, Number 2, Autumn 2013; ISSN 0974-3537

NATIONAL JOURNALS

1) “ The Question of Further Lowering the Ceiling of Rural Land in West Bengal: A Case Study of the Sub-Divisional Economy of Dinhata” Abstract Published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Volume 41, No. 4 Oct-Dec 1886.

2) “Effects of Irrigation on Farm Output” Published in Silver Jubilee Conference Issue, Indian Econometric Society, 1988.

3) “Women’s Role in Productive Activities in North Bengal” Published in The Indian Journal of Economics, Vol. LXX, Part 1, No. 276, July, 1989.

4) “Agro-Climatic Optimum of Cropping Pattern” Published in Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, Vol. 45, No. 3, July-Sept, 1990.

5) “Impact of Antipoverty Programme on the Structure of an Area Economy of West Bengal”, Published in The Indian Journal of Economics Vol. LXXI, Part III, No. 282, January,1991.

6) “Social Security for the Labours in the Informal Sector”, Published in Artha Beekshan, Vol. 15, No. 4, 2007.

7) “ Generation of Employment and the Role of the SHGs : A Study of an Area Economy of North Bengal” Published in Alekhya, Vol. 8, December, 2012, ISSN 2277-8403

8) “Prospects of Watermelon Cultivation and Securing Livelihoods: A Case Study on Lower Stream of Jaldhaka River”, Published in Alekhya, Vol. 9, January,2014, ISSN 2277-8403. 


C. Research Publicaton of Sri Sushil Ch. Biswas

Table 5. Research Publication of Sushil Chandra Biswas, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics

Sl. No.

Title of the book chapter

Title of the Book

Publishers

ISBN No.

1.

Amioblsan Majumder Garshe Khando-o-Gramin Arthaniti

Swadhinata Uttar Bangla Upponase

Pasaspathor Prakasani

978-93-820-46-370

E. Seminars attended by Sri Sushil Ch. Biswas

1. Seminar: Swamiji’s India and India’s Swamiji, State Level Semenar: Sukanta Mahabidhyalaya [7-12-1013]

2. Workshop on Research in Economics in Bengali, Mayanaguri College [11,12-02-2014]

3. International Level Semenar: Nani Bhatacharjee, Smarak Mahabidhyalaya, Jaigao. [23,24-12-2014]

4. Looking Back at the First World War: Hundred Years later Dewanhat College [18-03-2015]

Paper: Satobarser Aloke Prothom Biswa Judho abong Bharatio Arthoniti

5. Thakur Panchanan Barma , Dinhata College [26,27-09-2015]

Paper: Thakur Panchanan Barma As an Economist and Women Protector

6. Reviewing Dickens Bicentemary –National Level Semenar [22-03-2013]

Paper: The Crusader against Economic and Social Justice