Department of Economics
|Mailing Address||Department of Economics, University of North Bengal, P.O.- NBU, Dist- Darjeeling, West Bengal, Pin -734013, India.|
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Subject specialization: Advanced Monetary Theory, Economics of Planning.
Areas of Research Interest: Development Studies & Gender Studies, Feminist Economics, Transportation Economics, Economics of Infrastructure, Natural Resource Economics.
No. of Ph.D. students: (a) Supervised: 08 (b) Ongoing: 08 .
No. of M.Phil. students: (a) Supervised: 06 (b) Ongoing: 03.
No. of Publications: 52
Achievement & Awards:
Exchange Visitor to France under the Programme Franco-Indien, Government of France; worked at the Maison des Sciences de L'Homme [MSH], Fondation Reconnue d'Útilite Publique, Paris, LATTS laboratory, at the Ecole National des Ponts et Chausees, Direction du Fret of the French National Railways [SNCF], and Association pour l’Histoire des Chemins de Fer en France [AHICF], during September-November 1997.
Selected for a Visitorship under the Foreign Scholar's Research Grant Programme of the Universidad de Valladolid, Palencia, Spain between February-March, 2000.
Visiting Fellowship to the International Centre for Research on Women, Washington DC, USA, by Ford Foundation, to work on Labour Market and Women’s Rights, between October- December 2002
Exchange Visitorship to France under the Programme Franco-Indien, Government of France, under assignment to Maison des Sciences de L'Homme [MSH], Fondation Reconnue d'Útilite Publique, Paris/France, University of Caen, Normandy, France, and to University of Marseilles, Marseilles during September-October 2006, working on Commodity Chains and Evolution of the Plantation System: A Long Term Analysis.
Bilateral Research Collaboration programme under ICSSR-ESRC – Visited Development Studies Department, University of East Anglia, UK for 3 months, April-June 2011 to research on The Bengal Partition in a Comparative Global Perspective with Lead Collaborator, Dr. Nitya Rao.
Invited as Guest Lecturer by Prof.Jose Reque Kilchenmann at the Universidad de Valladolid, Palencia, Spain, to present Lectures on Energy, Forestry & Integrated Mountain Development to the International Forestry Course at the Dep. Prod. Vegetal y Silvopascicultura [Secc. Forestales], in October 1997
Invited as Guest Lecturer at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK,, to present Lectures on Gender, Women & Children in Developing Society to the course on International Child Welfare at the School of Development Studies, November 1997
Participated as Regional Expert at the workshop on Policy Advocacy for Enhancing Equity and Rights in the Management of Common Property Resources in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, 4-8 August, 2003, Kathmandu, Nepal
“The Railways in the Colonial Communications System of India: A Reappraisal”, Paper presented on invitation at the Panel on the History of Information and Communication Technology in India, 64th Annual Session, Indian History Congress, University of Mysore, 28-30 December 2003
Invited as Panelist at the Panel Discussion on ‘Gender, Culture and Development’, at the International Conference on ‘Development Economics in the 21st Century’, organized by the Department of Economics, Burdwan University, on 18-19th February, 2006
Visited Kunming, China to attend the Symposium on Mountain Mainland Asia, at the Association of Tropical Biology & Conservation Conference, 18-21 July 2006, held in Kunming, China. Invitation to present a paper on ‘Conservation and Socioeconomic Development Challenges in the Sikkim & Darjeeling Himalaya’, (jointly with Jeta Sankrityayana) at the Panel on Mountain Mainland Asia.
Visited and delivered special lectures as an invitee to the Gender Studies Programme, National Defence Academy, Stockholm, Sweden for consultations with Dr. Sophia Ivarsson, Director, & Dr. Lina Edmark, Researcher, of the National Academy, in October 2006.
Presented a paper on ‘Changing Situations of Women’s Work in North Bengal, India’ at the International Seminar on ‘Femme, Reforms et Mondialisation’ collaboratively organized by University of Caen and MSH, Paris, held in Paris on 14 October, 2006.
Invited presentation on ‘Wage Discrimination’ at the India-China Feminist Economists Conference on Gender-specific patterns of paid and unpaid work in China and India through a comparative lens, organized by Economic Research Foundation of Delhi and Tsinghua University, Beijing (Andong Zhu), at Kunming, China, 26-28 September 2014
Member of the PG Board of Studies, since 1988
Member, Board of Research Studies in Economics since 1998.
Member, Standing Committee of the Centre for Womens Studies, University of North Bengal, commencing July 2000 – 2005.
Member, Board of Undergraduate Studies since 2003.
Regional Coordinator (East II), UGC scheme of Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education since 2005
UGC Observer, NET examination in select East and North East examination centres, since 2009
UGC nominee to Governing Bodies of Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission Ashrama College, Kolkata, WB; Ispat College of Management, Rourkela; Regional College of Management, Bhubaneshwar, Orissa (2009 – 2014)
Head of the Department of Economics, North Bengal University: 2005-2007; 2011-2013
Director, Centre for Women’s Studies, North Bengal University, April 2005 – February 2009
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