Prof. Eugene D. Thomas

Economics Department

Designation: Professor

Joined NEHU on

31-05-1980

Qualifications:

M.A, Ph. D (NEHU)

Currently Teaching: Macroeconomics/International Economics

Teaching Experience:

  • Professor, NEHU (Since 2001)
  • Reader, NEHU (1975-2001)
  • Lecturer, NEHU (1968-1975)

Administrative Experience:

  • Pro-Vice-Chancellor, NEHU, Tura Campus (2010-2015)
  • Chairman, Resident Allotment Committee, NEHU (Nov 2010 – Dec 2010).
  • Dean, SEMIS, NEHU (2003-06).
  • Director, State Resource Centre, Shillong (2003-2012).
  • Member, Executive Council, NEHU (2004-06, 2010-2015).
  • Member, Academic Council, NEHU (Since 2000 upto date).
  • Member, Finance Committee, NEHU (2005-07, 2010-2015).
  • Member of University Court, NEHU (Since 2000 upto date).
  • Member, Sports Board (1997-2001, 2011-2014).
  • Member, Purchase Committee, NEHU (2003-06).
  • Member, Library Committee, NEHU (2003-06, 2010-2015).
  • Was Member, Affiliation Committee, NEHU.
  • Was Member of the University Disciplinary Council
  • Chairman, BUGS (BBA), NEHU (Since 2004).
  • Liaison Officer of SC & ST Cell, NEHU (2005-2009).
  • Dean, Students’ Welfare, NEHU (2001-2003).
  • Prof. In-charge/Director of Sports, NEHU (1997-2001).
  • Proctor, NEHU (1996-1997).
  • Chairman, University Anomalies Committee, NEHU, 2004-05).
  • Member, Local Cadre Review Committee, NEHU (2005-2006).
  • Member, Building Committee, NEHU (1982-85, 2010-2015).
  • Warden, Post-Graduate Men’s Hostel (1984–1985).
  • Chairman for Committee for Reorganisation of Schools of Faculty in NEHU (2006).
  • Member, Steering Committee on Elementary Education & Literacy, Planning Commission of India (2011)
  • Member, Visiting Team of AIU (Association of Indian Universities) to inspect K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai (2011).
  • Member, Working Group to draft State Education Policy of Govt. of India (2008 – 2009)
  • Academic Coordinator, Central Services Pre-Examination Centre, Shillong (2001 - 2010)
  • Member, Committee for Approval of Research Projects in Adult Education, Dept. of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India (2010 –2012)
  • Member-Convener of Inspection Team for accreditation of Centers of National Institute of Open School, Ministry of HRD for a number of centres (2004-05).
  • Govt. of India (MHRD) Nominee to Sikkim Govt. State Level Grants-in-Aid Committee (Elementary Education & Literacy (2004-2007).
  • Deputy Chairman, State Planning Board, Govt. of Meghalaya (2008-2009).
  • Member, Working Group for drafting State Education Policy of Meghalaya (2008).
  • Member, State Planning Board, Govt. of Meghalaya (1997-99, 2001-2002, 2003 –2007).
  • Member, Meghalaya Economic Development Council, 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 (2007-2014).
  • Member, State Level Grants-in-Aid Committee, Govt. of Meghalaya, (Elementary Education & Literacy) (2004-2008).
  • Member, Commission on Resource Mobilization, Govt. of Meghalaya, (1992-1998).
  • Member, Book Selection Committee of the State Central Library, Meghalaya, Shillong (2000-2002).
  • Member, Meghalaya Government Land Acquisition Committee (1983-1990).
  • Member, Forest & Fisheries Advisory Committee, Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (1992-1993).
Ph. D Title: Rural Employment/Unemployment in Comprehensive Accounting Framework – A Case Study of Rural Areas of Meghalaya
Ph.D. Students Guided: Seven
M. Phil Students Guided: Two
Broad Area of Interest: Economics of North Eastern Region of India
Current Area of Work: Rural Development and Poverty
Professional Affiliation:
  • North Eastern Economic Association.
  • Meghalaya Economic Association
Paper(s) Presented: More than 20

Research Projects

  • "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).
  • "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 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 (3rd Round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Apr.'89 - Apr.'90).
  • "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).
  • "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).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (1st round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Mar.'92 - Jul.'92).
  •  “Economic Survey of Iewduh, Shillong", sponsored by Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (1992-93: 1-year project).
  • "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).
  • "Concurrent Evaluation of Jawahar Rozgar Yojana (2nd Round)" for Meghalaya, sponsored by Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India (Oct.'93- Apr.'94).
  • "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.
  • “Human Development in Meghalaya” sponsored by the UGC (As Joint Director).
  • “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.

Publications

   Book(s) Published:

  • Poverty and Rural Development in Meghalaya (India), Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2004 (Authored).
  • Population and Development Education: Handbook for Adult Educators and NGO Functionaries, Genesis Printers and Publishers, Guwahati-5, 2004 (Edited).
  • Human Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2007 (Co-authored).
  • Globalisation and North-East India, Standard Publishers (India), New Delhi, 2007 (Co-edited)

   Research Paper(s) Published:

  • 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): “Development of Service Sector: Is there Any Hope for the Economies of North-East India” in Dubey, Kumar, Srivastav and Thomas (eds.) Globalisation and North-East India, Standard Publishers (India), New Delhi, pp.247-264, Standard Publishers (India), New Delhi.
  • 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, Pp.365-380, Standard Publishers (India), New Delhi.
  • 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, Vol. 47, No.4.
  • 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 and M. Lalwani (2000): “Incidence of Poverty among Beneficiary Households:  A Case Study of Meghalaya" Manpower Journal, Vol. XXXV, No.1, pp.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, Vol. XXXVI, No.1, pp.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, Vol.16, No.3.
  • Thomas, E.D and M. Lalwani (1997): "Meghalaya’s Experience with the National   Rural Employment Programme" Manpower Journal, Vol. XXXIII, No.1.