Prof. Purusottam Nayak

Economics Department

Designation: Professor

Joined NEHU on

19-10-2001

Qualifications:

M.A (Utkal University), Ph. D (IIT Kharagpur)

Currently Teaching: Mathematics for Economists; Techniques of Statistical Analysis; Recent Advances in Economic Theory; and Research Methodology in Economics
Teaching/Research Experience:
  • Professor, NEHU (Since 13.09.2002)
  • Reader, NEHU (19.10.2001-12.09.2002)
  • Reader, Assam University (13.09.1994-18.10.2001)
  • Lecturer, Tripura University (19.04.1989-12.09.1994)
  • SRA, IIT Kharagpur (25.10.1985-18.04.1989)
  • JRF/SRF, IIT Kharagpur (04.11.1982-24.10.1985)
Administrative Experience:
  • Chairman, BOS (Desk-Top Publishing Tools & Multimedia), NEHU (12.09.2014-11.09.2017)
  • Member, BPGS (Econ.), Assam University (01.09.2014-31.08.2017)
  • Member, School Board of Social Sciences, Manipur University (13.11.2013-12.11.2016)
  • Member, Finance Committee, NEHU (12.11.2009-03.03.2012)
  • Member, Executive Council, NEHU (29.09.2009-03.03.2012)
  • Dean, School of EMIS,NEHU (04.03.2009-03.03.2012)
  • Member, Academic Council, NEHU (Since 2005)
  • Head, Dept. of Economics, & Chairman, BPGS & BUGS (Econ.), NEHU (01.08.2005-31.07.2008)
  • Member, Executive Council, Assam University (09.02.2001-18.10.2001)
  • Member, Academic Council, Assam University (13.09.1994-18.10.2001)
  • Head, Dept. of Economics & Chairman, BPGS & BUGS (Econ.), Assam University
    (01.08.1998-31.07.2001)
  • Member, Syndicate, Tripura University (04.05.1992-12.09.1994)
  • Member, Academic Council, Tripura University (1986-89)
  • Warden, P.G. Hostel, Tripura University
    (18.11.1991-09.09.1994)
Ph. D Title: Disguised Unemployment and Underemployment in Agriculture: A Case Study of Rural Orissa
Broad Area of Interest: Development Economics; Economics of North Eastern Region of India
Current Area of Work: Human Development; Women Empowerment
Ph. D Students Guided:
  • Mahanta, Bidisha (2016): A Study on Gender Gap, Women Empowerment and Human Development among the Below Poverty Line Households in Dibrugarh District of Assam
  • Deb, Joyeeta (2011): Post-Reform Bank Efficiency in North-East India: A Branch Level Analysis
  • Basumatary, Keshab (2010): Political Economy of Bodo Movement in Assam: A Human Development Perspective
  • Ray, Santanu (2009): Dynamic Links between Economy and Human Development: A Study of Indian States
  • Majumdar, Arundhati (2004): Gender, Work and Deprivation: A Study on Women Laborers in the Tea Plantations in South Assam
  • Sen, Alok (2001): Industrial Sickness: A Case Study of Tea Estates in the Barak Valley Region of Assam
M. Phil Students Guided:
  • Mahanta, Bidisha (2008): Women Empowerment in Assam: A Human Development Approach
  • Das, Ranabijoy (2001): Modern Farming and Its Effect on Environment: A Micro Study
  • Dutta, Sarbani (2000): IRDP as A Strategic Measure of Economic Uplift: A Case Study of Cachar District
Professional Affiliation:
  • Indian Economic Association
  • Regional Science Association
  • North Eastern Economic Association
  • North-East India Council for Social Science Research
  • Meghalaya Economic Association

Scholarship/Fellowship Awarded:

Both JRF and SRF

Research Projects

  • Brahmaputra and the Socio-Economic Life of People of Assam
  • Functioning of Autonomous District Councils in N.E. India
  • Human Development in Meghalaya
  • Structural Changes in the Rural Economy in South Assam

Publications

Books Published:

  • Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2010 (Edited.).
  • Human Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya, Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2007 (Authored).
  • Silchar: Problems of Urban Development of A Growing City, Assam University, Silchar, 1998 (Co-edited).
  • Disguised Unemployment and Underemployment in Agriculture, Radiant Publishers, New Delhi, 1990 (Authored).

Research Papers Published:

  • Singha, K. & P. Nayak (2016): "Economics, Ethnicity and Autonomy Movement in Meghalaya: An Analysis", Journal of Community Positive Practices, 16(1), pp.37-55.
  • Nayak, P. (2016): "Brahmaputra: Economic Lifeline of Assam", In K.K. Dwivedi (ed.) The Mahabahu Brahmaputra, Published by Flood and River Management Agency of Assam, Guwahati, Assam, pp. 77-85.
  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2016): “Vicious Circle of Insurgency and Underdevelopment in Northeast India” in Singh and Singh (eds.) Identity, Contestation and Development in Northeast India, Routledge, Oxon, U.K., pp. 75-85.
  • Nayak, P. and K. Singha (2016): “Identity Deprivation and Demand for Bifurcation of Meghalaya” in Singh and Singh (eds.) Identity, Contestation and Development in Northeast India, Routledge, Oxon, U.K., pp. 121-129.
  • Nayak, P. (2015): "Methodological Developments in Human Development Literature", International Journal of Applied Management Research, 2(2), pp.1-22. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2339624].
  • Mahanta, B. and P. Nayak (2015): “Gender Inequality in North East India” PCC Journal of Economics and Commerce, Vol.7, pp.1-13.
  • Singha, K. and P. Nayak (2015): "Reconsidering Ethnic-Based Autonomy Movements in Meghalaya: An Analysis ". SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2596489].
  • Nayak, P. (2014): "Human Development in North Eastern Region of India: Issues and Challenges". Proceedings of the National Seminar on Poverty and Human Development: Issues and Challenges, Doomdooma College, Assam, INDIA, pp.1-28. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1464204].
  • Nayak, P. and B. Mahanta (2014): "Women Empowerment in Assam". PCC Journal of Economics and Commerce, 6(6): 61-74. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1325103].
  • Nayak, P. and K. Singha (2014): "Identity, Deprivation and Demand for Bifurcation of the State of Meghalaya ". SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2464127].
  • Nayak, P. and S. Ray (2014): "Inter District Disparities in Meghalaya". Proceedings of the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions, Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam, 11-13 June. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2465678]
  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2014): "A State Level Analysis of the Status of Social Sector in India". Proceedings of the International Conference on “Social Sector Development: Issues, Challenges and Policy”, organized by Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, 27-28 November.SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2487771].
  • Nayak, P. (2013): "Some Facts and Figures on Development Attainments in Nagaland". Proceedings of the National Seminar on 'Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India', Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, 29-30 Nov. 2013. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2339485].
  • Nayak, P. (2013): "Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya". Proceedings of the National Seminar on Inclusive Development in North East: Problems and Prospects, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, 15-17 March 2007. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2342684].
  • Nayak, P. and Mishra, S.K. (2013): "Status of Development of NE States in India in the National Perspective", Eastern Panorama, 22(5): 15-25. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2295863].
  • Mahanta, B. and Nayak, P. (2013): "Gender Inequality in North East India". Proceedings of the National Seminar on Poverty and Human Development: Issues and Challenges, Dept. of Economics, Doomdooma College, Assam, 10-11 May. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2202044].
  • Nayak, P. and Mishra, S.K. (2013): "Problems and Prospects of Promoting Tourism in Meghalaya". Proceedings of National Seminar on Promotion of International Tourism Circuits in North East India: Prospects, Priorities and Strategic Options, Dept. of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar, 8-9 March. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2236045].
  • Nayak, P. and Mahanta, B. (2012): "Gender Disparity and Women Empowerment in Assam", SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2187677].
  • Nayak, P. and Mishra, S.K. (2012): "Efficiency of Pena's P2 Distance in Construction of Human Development Indices", SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=2066567].
  • Nayak, P. (2011): "Women Empowerment in India", Bulletin of Political Economy, 5(2): 155-183. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1320071].
  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2011): "Structural Change in Meghalaya- Theory and Evidence" in Raul and Saikia (eds.) North East India- Approaches towards Sustainable Development, Southern Economist Golden Jubilee Publication, Bangalore, Karnataka, pp.25-40. [Also in: Agarwal and Singh (eds.) Understanding India's North East, DVS Publishers, Delhi, pp.267-286; and in D.V. Kumar (ed.) Social Change and Development, Rawat Publications, New Delhi, pp.245-276]. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1419730].
  • Mishra, S.K. and P. Nayak (2010): "Facets and Factors of Human Development in Tripura", in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.281-296. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1199722].
  • Mishra, S.K. and P. Nayak (2010): "Human Development and its Correlates in Nagaland" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.323-346. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1199508].
  • Nayak, P. (2010): "Foreword" in J.U. Ahmed, D. Bhagat and G. Singaiah (eds.) Micro Finance in India- Issues and Challenges, DVS Publishers, Guwahati, Assam.
  • Nayak, P. (2010): "Human Development: Concept and Measurement", in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.3-18. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1081274].
  • Nayak, P. (2010): "Human Development in North East India" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.151-165. SSRN: [http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1199762].
  • Nayak, P. and S. Ray (2010): "Human Development in North-East India: A Critical Appraisal", YOJANA, Vol.54, Special Issue, North East Focus: Meghalaya, December, pp.30-34. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1704195].
  • Nayak, P. and S. Ray (2010): "Inter District Disparities in Meghalaya: A Human Development Approach" in P. Nayak (ed.) Growth and Human Development in North East India, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, pp.201-216. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1081281].
  • Nayak, P. (2009): "Human Development Reports on North East India", IDEAS-RePec: [http://mpra.ub.uni-muenchen.de/17015/]
  • Nayak, P. (2009): "Status and Trend of Human Development in North East Region of India", in Rout, H.S. and P.K. Panda (eds.) Human Development - Dimensions and Strategies, New Century Publications, New Delhi, pp.62-86. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. and B. Mahanta (2009): "Women Empowerment in Assam", SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract=1325103].
  • Nayak, P. (2008): "A Human Development Approach to the Status of Development in North East India" in J.R. Dholakia (ed.) Perspectives on Inclusive Growth in India, The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, India, pp.181-195 [Also in: Padmanabhan Nair (ed.) Human Development Index- An Introduction, The Icfai University Press, Hyderabad, 2006, pp.147-161]. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 1823002].
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2007): "Tax Efforts and Variations in North-East India: An Economic Analysis" in S. Borbora et. al (eds.) Development Issues in the North East in the Turn of the Century, Papyrus Publishers, Guwahati, pp.83-99.
  • Mishra, S.K. and P. Nayak (2007): "Socio-economic Dimensions of Globalization in India", Journal of Managerial Economics, 5(1): 63-80. SSRN: [http://ssrn.com/abstract= 899709].
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2006): "Efficiency in Tax System: A Study of Tax Responsiveness in North-Eastern States", Journal of World Economic Review, 1(2): 161-176. IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwppe/0509011.html].
  • Nayak, P. (2005): "Human Development in North East India", Journal of NEICSSR, 29(1): 1-9.
  • Nayak, P. and S.K. Mishra (2005): "Gender and Sustainable Development in Mining Sector in India". IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpgt/0509014.html]
  • Mishra, B. and P. Nayak (2004): "Limits of Micro Credit for Rural Development: A Cursory Look", in J.K. Gogoi (ed.) Rural Indebtedness in North East India, Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam, India, pp.185-200. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (2004): "Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Rural India: A Nexus". [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpgt/0509017.html]
  • Nayak, P. (2004): "Role of Financial Institutions in Promoting Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Sector in Assam". [http://ideas.repec.org/p/wpa/wuwpgt/0509018.html]
  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2003): "Socio-Economic Rationale of a Regional Development Council for the Barak Valley of Assam", Journal of NEICSSR, 27(1): 13-26. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (2002): "Allocative Efficiency in A Traditional Orissan Agriculture: A Linear Programming Approach", in T. Som (ed.) Proceedings of National Conference on Recent Developments in Mathematics and Applications, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, pp.191-199. IDEAS-RePec: [http://econpapers.repec.org/paper/wpawuwpgt/0509011.htm].
  • Nayak, P. (2002): "Poverty Alleviation in Silchar Development Block of South Assam: A Case Study", Journal of NEICSSR, 26(1): 61-67. DSPACE.
  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2001): "Panchayati Raj in Assam". [http://pnayak.webs.com/19p.pdf]
  • Bhattacharjee, P.R. and P. Nayak (2000): "Vicious Circle of Insurgency and Underdevelopment in North East India". [http://pnayak.webs.com/33p.pdf]
  • Nayak, P. (2000): "Understanding the Entitlement Approach to Famine", Journal of Assam University, 5(1): 158-163. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (1999): "Infrastructure: Its Development and Impact on Agriculture in North East India", Journal of Assam University, 4(1): 59-65. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. and P.R. Bhattcharjee (1999): "Use of Water Resource for Agricultural Production in North East India", in Datta Ray and Athparia (eds.) Water and Water Resource Management, Omsons Publications, New Delhi, pp.170-176. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (1998): "Unbalanced Agricultural Development in North East India", Journal of Assam University, 3(1): 24-32. DSPACE.
  • Dey, N.B. and P. Nayak (1998): "Silchar Municipal Board: Too Weak to Solve the Problems of A Growing Town", in Bhattacharjee, Nayak and Sengupta (eds.) Silchar: Problems of Urban Development of A Growing City, Assam University, Silchar. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (1997): "Cooperative Movement: A Study on Tripura State Cooperative Bank", Journal of NEICSSR, 21(2): 16-21. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (1997): "Origin of the Science of Economics: A Quest", Journal of Assam University, 2(1): 47-52. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (1997): "Socio Economic Dynamics in South Assam", YOJANA, 41(3): 29-30. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. and P.R. Bhattcharjee (1997): "Long-Run Movement of Prices in Assam", in D.R. Syiemlieh (eds.) Proceedings of National Conference of NEIHA, Shillong, pp.195-205. DSPACE.
  • Bhattcharjee, P.R., P. Nayak and P. Saha (1996): "Economic Demographic Changes in the Tribal Societies of Tripura", Journal of NEICSSR, 20(2): 1-18. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. (1996): "Problems and Prospects of Rice Mill Modernisation: A Case Study", Journal of Assam University, 1(1): 22-28. DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. and N.B. Dey (1996): "Productivity in Small Scale Industry in Assam", YOJANA, 40(5): DSPACE.
  • Nayak, P. and P.R. Bhattcharjee (1996): "Agricultural Growth and Price Fluctuations: A Case Study of Production and Prices of Potato in Tripura", in D.R. Syiemlieh (eds.) Proceedings of National Conference of NEIHA, Shillong, pp.234-241. IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/ess/wpaper/id789.html].
  • Nayak, P. and M. Karmakar (1994): "Educational Development and Wastage in Tripura", TUI, Vol.2, No.3, pp.25-40. IDEAS-RePec: [http://ideas.repec.org/p/ess/wpaper/id909.html].
  • Nayak, P. and B. Chatterjee (1987): "Output and Employment under Efficient Resource Utilisation", Indian Journal of Regional Science, 19(2): 41-50.
  • Nayak, P. and B. Chatterjee (1986): "Disguised Unemployment in Agriculture: A Case Study of Rural Orissa", Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, 21(3): 310-334.
  • Nayak, P. and B. Chatterjee (1985): "Inequality among Underemployed in Agriculture: Group-wise and Crop-wise Analysis", The Manpower Journal, 21(1): 35-65.

Seminar/Conference Papers:

  • Presented a paper on "A State Level Analysis of the Status of Social Sector in India" in the International Conference on Social Sector Development: Issues, Challenges and Policy, organized by Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad, 27-28 November 2014 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).
  • Presented a paper on "Inter-District Disparities in Meghalaya" in the International Conference on Sustainable Development and Ethnic Minority Poverty Reduction in Mountainous Regions, organized by Thai Nguyen University, Thai Nguyen, Viet Nam, 11-13 June 2014 (Co-author Dr. S. Ray).
  • Presented a paper on “Some Facts and Figures on Development Attainments in Nagaland” Proceedings of the National Seminar on 'Ushering Economic Growth in the North Eastern Region of India', Dept. of Economics, Manipur University, Imphal, Manipur, 29-30 Nov. 2013.
  • Presented a paper on “Gender Disparity and Women Empowerment in Assam” Proceedings of National Seminar on ‘Implementation of Social Welfare Schemes in India with Special Reference to Assam: Issues and Challenges’ Dept. of Economics, Amguri College, Amguri, Assam, 25-26 October, 2013.
  • Presented a paper on "Gender Inequality in North East India" in the National Seminar on Poverty and Human Development: Issues and Challenges, organized by the Dept. of Economics, Doomdooma College, Assam, 10-11 May, 2013 (Co-author Bidisha Mahanta).
  • Presented a paper on "Gender Disparity and Women Empowerment in Assam" in the National Seminar on Poverty and Human Development: Issues and Challenges, organized by the Dept. of Economics, Doomdooma College, Assam, 10-11 May, 2013 (Co-author Bidisha Mahanta).
  • Presented a paper on "Problems and Prospects of Promoting Tourism in Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Promotion of International Tourism Circuits in North East India: Prospects, Priorities and Strategic Options, organized by the Dept. of Business Administration, Assam University, Silchar, 8-9 March 2013 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).
  • Presented a paper on "Structural Change in Meghalaya- Theory and Evidence" in the National Seminar on Social Change in North-East India: Processes and Responses, organized by the Dept. of Sociology, NEHU, Shillong, 25-26 Nov. 2008 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).
  • Presented a paper on "Inter-District Disparities in Meghalaya: A Human Development Approach" in the National Seminar on Growth and Human Development in North East India, organized by the Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 24-25 May 2007 (Co-author Mr. S. Ray).
  • Presented a paper on "Development and Deprivation in Meghalaya" in the National Seminar on Inclusive Development in North East: Problems and Prospects, organized by Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, 15-17 March 2007.
  • Paper on "Globalisation in India: Myths and Realities", accepted for Presentation in the 5th International Convention of Asian Scholars, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2nd - 5th Aug. 2007.
  • Presented a paper on "Human Development in North-East India" in the 2nd International Conference on Business, Management and Economics, organized by Yasar University, IZMIR, Turkey at Cesme during 15-18 June, 2006.
  • Presented a paper on "Socio-economic Dimensions of Globalization in India" in the National Seminar on Globalization and North-East India: Problems and Possibilities organized by Dept. of Sociology, Assam University, Silchar, 26-28 April, 2006 (Co-author Prof. S.K. Mishra).
  • Accepted for presentation of the paper, "Efficiency in Tax System: A Study of Tax Responsiveness in North Eastern States" in the 7th Annual Conference of NEEA, at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, 21-22 Oct. 2005.
  • Accepted for presentation of the paper, "Human Development in North East India" in the 4th International Conference of Asian Scholars (ICAS 4), Shanghai, China, 20-24 Aug. 2005.
  • Accepted for presentation of the paper, "A Human Development Approach to the Status of Development in North East India" in the 47th Annual International Conference of Western Social Science Association (WSSA) at Albuquerque, New Mexico, 13-16 Apr. 2005.
  • Presented a paper on "Gender and Sustainable Development in Mining Sector in India" in the workshop on Women and Sustainable Development in the Context of South Assam organized by NECAS and Women's College, Silchar, 18-19 February 2005 (Co-author Prof. S. K. Mishra).
  • Presented a paper on "Role of Financial Institutions in Promoting Entrepreneurship in Small Scale Sector in Assam" in the workshop on Entrepreneurship Development in Assam: Challenges and Opportunities, jointly organised by North Eastern Centre for Advanced Studies, Silchar and Assam University, Silchar, 9-10 Oct. 2004.
  • Participated in the North-East Zone Regional Workshop on Course Curriculum on Human Development, organised by Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, at NEHU, Shillong, 4th Oct. 2004.
  • Presented a paper on "Human Development in Meghalaya" at the National Seminar on Human Resource Development in North East India, jointly organised by Economic Science Society of Tripura and Tripura University, Agartala, 18-19 Sept. 2004.
  • Acted as a Discussant in the National Outreach Seminar on, WTO and India: Issues and Negotiating Strategies, organised jointly by Cotton College, Guwahati and JNU, New Delhi at Guwahati, 11-12 Aug. 2004.
  • Acted as a Discussant in the ICSSR Workshop on, Democracy, Development and Deprivation on the paper presented by Phanindra Goyari on "Coping with Floods: Growth and Sustainability of Agriculture in Assam" at Shillong, 8-10 July, 2004.
  • Participated in the workshop, Farmers’s Rights and Livelihood of North Eastern Himalayan Farmers,organised by the Dept. of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 7-8 July, 2004.
  • Presented a paper on "Poverty and Environmental Degradation in Rural India: A Nexus" at the Sixth Annual Conference of NEEA, held at Dibrugarh, Assam in Feb. 2004 (Co-author Dr. B. Mishra).
  • Presented a Paper on "Limits of Micro Credit for Rural Development: A Cursory Look", at the National Seminar on Rural Indebtedness in North East India: Pre and Post Liberalization Scenario, at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, 24-25, Sept. 2003 (Co-author Dr. B. Mishra).
  • Participated and acted as a Rapporteur in the National Seminar on Intellectual Property Rights, May 24-25, 2002, organised by North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong.
  • Participated and presented a commentator's report in the Seminar on Structural Change and Strategy of Development: Resource Industry Linkages in North-East India, March 20-21, 2002, Organised by ICSSR, NERC, Shillong.
  • Presented a Paper on "Allocative Efficiency in A Traditional Orissan Agriculture: A Linear Programming Approach", at the National Conference on Recent Developments in Mathematics and Applications, held at Assam University, Silchar, 14-16 March 2001.
  • Presented a Paper on "Panchayatiraj in Assam" in the National Seminar on Local Governance and Rural Development: The Indian Experience, at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, 24-25 Feb. 2001.
  • Presented a Paper on "Poverty and Environmental Degradation: A Link" at the National Seminar on Gandhian Economics, at Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, Oct. 2000.
  • Participated in the National Seminar on Education in 21st. Century: Challenges and Prospective, Organised by Assam University, Silchar, 24-25 March, 2000.
  • Presented a Paper on "Kautilya's Economic Thought in Ancient Indian Literature: A Study", at the Seminar on Relevance of Sanskrit in India Today at Assam University, Silchar, 26th Aug. 1999.
  • Presented a Paper on "Use of Water Resource for Agricultural Production in North East India", at the National Seminar on Water and Water Resource Management in North East India held at Shillong, 1997.
  • Presented a Paper on "Long-Run Movement of Prices in Assam" at the Annual Conference of NEIHA, held at Aizawl, 1997.
  • Presented a Paper on "Silchar Municipal Board: Too Weak to Solve the Problems of A Growing Town" at the Seminar on Silchar: Problems and Prospects of A Growing City at Assam University, Silchar, 27th Jan., 1996.
  • Presented a Paper on "Agricultural Growth and Price Fluctuations: A Case Study of Production and Prices of Potato in Tripura", at the Annual Conference of NEIHA, at Assam University, Silchar, 1996.
  • Presented a Paper on "Decentralised Planning in Tripura: A Close Look" at the National Seminar on Problems and Prospects of Decentralised Planning in India, at Tripura University, Agartala, 10-12 Dec., 1993.
  • Presented a Paper on "Cooperative Movement in Tripura", at the national Seminar on Cooperatives in India, at Tripura University, Agartala, 3-4 Oct., 1990.
  • Presented a Paper on "Ideal Farmer Criterion: A New Approach to Measure Underemployment", at the Economics Conference, at Vidyasagar University, Midnapur, 8-9 Apr., 1988.
  • Presented a Paper on "Problems and Prospects of Rice Mill Modernisation in Midnapur District, West Bengal", at the International Food Convention and Exhibition, at Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore, 18-23 Feb., 1988.
  • Presented a Paper on "Testing the Efficiency of Different Criteria with the help of A Few Selected Variables: A Partial Analysis of Disguised Unemployment in Rural Orissa", at the International Conference on Advanced Study Institute of Regional Science and Planning for Developing Countries, held at IIT, Kharagpur, 30-12-1985 to 02-01-1986.