Dr. Deigracia Nongkynrih

Economics Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Joined NEHU on

20-12-2006

Qualifications:

MA (NEHU, 2002); NET 2000; PhD 2011

Areas of interest/Specialisation:

  • Labour Economics; Gender Issues;
  • Issues and Economy of North East Region.

Experience:   

Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong since 20th  December 2006.

Phd Awarded/ Supervised:

  • PhD
    • – Ms. Lasara M Lyngdoh (Awarded 2019)
    • – Ms. Shedrina G Hynniewta (Ongoing)
    • – Ms. Nilam Adhyapak (Ongoing)
  • MPhil
    • – Ms. Rituparna Kalita (Awarded 2019)
    • – Mr. Tialemba Jamir (Ongoing)

  Administrative responsibilities undertaken:

  • Programme Coordinator, NSS Cell, NEHU (from 15-03-2019)
  • Member of Incubation Centre Management Committee, NEHU

Research Projects

  • “Rural Tourism: A Case Study of Mawlynnong Village, East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya”. 2012. Funding Agency: ICSSR-NERC (Minor Project) - Principal Investigator.
  • “Land as a private property: Changing patterns of land relations in tribal societies of North East India”, 2014. OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati and Institute of Development Studies, Kolkata. Funding Agency: ICSSR, New Delhi. Coordinator of the Meghalaya Chapter.
  • Dynamics of Employment and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of Coal Mine Workers in Meghalaya. 2014. V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida & Labour Department, Government of Meghalaya – Joint Investigator
  • Educated Unemployed Among the Youths: A Case Study of Meghalaya. 2015. Funding Agency: ICSSR, New Delhi - Principal Investigator
  • Socio-Economic Status and Working Conditions of Female Domestic Workers in Shillong. 2015. Funding Agency: ICSSR-NERC - Principal Investigator
  • Quality of higher education in India: A study of internal and external quality assurance at the institutional level. 2015. Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi.

Publications

Research Paper(s) Published: 

  • “Educational Infrastructure in North East India”, Education: North East (Journal of the North East India Educational Society), Vol. 15 (2010-11), pp.34-40. ISSN-0973-4902.
  • “Labour Force Participation Of Women And Role Of Education: A Review of Recent Literature” (with Eugene D. Thomas), Manpower Journal, Vol. XLVI, No. 4, Oct-Dec. 2011 & Vol. XLVII, No. 1, Jan-March 2012, pp.87-103. ISSN: 0542-5808.
  • “Tourism In Meghalaya: A Case Study of the Cleanest Village in India”, (with Daisy Das), EXCEL International Journal of Multidisciplinary Management Studies, Vol. 2(12), December 2012, pp.65-73. ISSN-2249-8834. (Online journal available at http://zenithresearch.org.in  and http://www.indianjournals.com/ijor.aspx?target=ijor:xijmms&volume=2&issue=12&article=007&type=pdf)
  • “Gender Inequality in School Education – With Special Reference to North East India”, Indian Educational Review, Volume 51, No. 1, January 2013, pp. 13-30. ISSN:0019-561X
  •  “Land Relations in the Tribal Societies of Meghalaya: Changing Patterns of Land Use and Ownership”, Social Change and Development, Vol. XI, No.2, 2014, pp.1-20. ISSN: 0975-4016.
  • “Determinants of Schooling in India”, Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Vol. XXIX, No.1, 2015, pp.59-74. ISSN: 0971-3859.
  • “Geography as an Opportunity: North-East Connecting India with ASEAN”, (with Suparna Bhattacharjee), Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, Vol. XIII, Summer 2016, pp. 37-52. ISSN: 2229-4058.
  •  “Synergising North East India with BBIN”, Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, Vol.XIV, Summer 2017, pp.85-92. ISSN: 2229-4058.
  • “Socio-Economic Status of Urban Educated Unemployed Youth in Meghalaya”, Labour & Development, Vol.25, No.1, June 2018, pp.107-123. ISSN: 0973-0419.
  • “Youth Unemployment in Meghalaya: A Synoptic View of Educated Unemployed”, Man and Society: A Journal of North-East Studies, Vol. XV, Summer 2018, pp.31-44. ISSN: 2229-4058.
  •  “Labour Supply and Unemployment Projections for North East India (2011 – 2031)”,
  • (2018), Arthshastra, Indian Journal of Economics and Research, Vol.7, Issue 6, pp.30-42. ISSN: 2278-1811  (with P.Khongji)

Chapters in Edited Books/ Volumes:

  • “Matrilineal System among the Tribal Society of North East India and its Relevance in the present day context”, Nari: Otijya Aru Bibartan, Purbanchal Prakash, Guwahati, January 2015, ISBN: 978-81-7213-251-4, pp.212-222.
  • “Population Growth, Labour Supply and Female Work Participation in North East India”, Historicity, Cultural Diversity and Identities in Northeast India, Heritage Publishing House, Dimapur, Nagaland, 2015, ISBN: 978-93-80500-39-3, pp.119-127.
  •  “North-East of India and BIMSTEC: A Reality Check” (with C.J. Thomas) in Prabir De (eds.) Twenty Years of BIMSTEC: Promoting Regional Cooperation and Integration in the Bay of Bengal Region, KW Publishers, New Delhi, 2018. ISBN: 978-93-87324-34-3, pp. 193-211.
  • “Potential for Ecotourism Circuits in Meghalaya: An Exposition”, in U.N.Shukla and S. Kulshreshtha (eds.) Emerging Dynamics of Indian Tourism and Hospitality – Transformation and Innovation, Copal Publishing Group, Uttar Pradesh, 2019. ISBN: 978-93-83419-76-0, pp. 225-237

Other Publications:

  • “Female Child Labour in India: An Econometric Analysis” (with Minakshi Chakrabarty), Child Hope, Newsletter on Child Labour, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, Vol. 3 No. 12-15,July-Sep, Oct-Dec; Jan-March & April-June, 2014, pp.6-11.
  • “Incidence of Child Labour in India: A Statistical Profile” (with Minakshi Chakrabarty), Child Hope, Newsletter on Child Labour, V. V. Giri National Labour Institute, Noida, Vol. 3 No. 16-22,July 2014 – March 2016, pp.13-20.

Conference Proceedings:

  • “Economic Diversification in Rural Meghalaya”, 19th Annual Conference cum National Seminar of NEEA on “Structural Transformation and Economic Development in North East India” Organised by Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 23rd – 24th March, 2018.

Book(s) Published: 

  • Women Work Participation in India-Trends and Determinants: 1983 to 2004-05, LAMBERT Academic Publishing, Germany, 2011, ISBN: 978-3-8473-0762-4
  • Dynamics of Employment and Socio-Economic Reality: A Study of Children in Hazardous Occupations in East and West Jaintia Hills District of Meghalaya, Delhi, 2017, ISBN: 973-93-82902-57-7.

  Papers presented in Conferences/ Seminars:

  • Presented a paper entitled “Youth Unemployment in North East India: A Profile” at the National Seminar on Labour Employment Trends in North-Eastern Region: Challenges and Opportunities, Organised by the Centre for North East, V.V.Giri National Labour Institute, Noida on March 30-31, 2012.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Financing Education: A Special Reference to Meghalaya” at the National Seminar on Planning and Financing Education for National Development With Special Reference to North East India, Organised by the Dept. of Education, NEHU, Shillong and NEIES on November 8-9, 2012.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Geography as an Opportunity: North East Connecting India with ASEAN” at the International Seminar on India’s Look East Policy and the North Eastern Region: Strengthening the Continental Route, Organised by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong and NEC, Shillong on March 21-22, 2013.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Labour Market Participation & Skills: Brain Drain in North Eastern Region” at the National Seminar on Youth & Skill Development in North East India, Organised by ICSSR-NERC, Shillong and VVGNLI, Noida, Shillong 26-27, March, 2015.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Approach to Women’s Development: From WID to GAD” at the National Seminar on Rethinking Development: Challenges in North East India, Organised by OKDISC, Guwahati and Centre for North East Studies, JNU, New Delhi, Guwahati 26-27, July, 2015.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Dynamics of Scheduled Tribe Education in India: Evidence from Secondary Data” at the National Seminar Cum 23rd Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration of NEIES, Organised by the NEIES and Dept. of Education, NEHU, Shillong, Shillong 26-27 November, 2015.
  • Presented a paper entitled “India’s Near Abroad Through the Lens of Land Connectivity” at the National Seminar on India’s North Eastern States & Eastern Neighbours: The Way Forward, Organised by the Young Scholars Forum, Asian Confluence, Shillong and ICWA, New Delhi, Shillong 5-6 December, 2015.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Status of Children and Women in Meghalaya: An Overview” at the Consultative Workshop on “Situational Analysis of Children and Women in Meghalaya, 2016  (in the context of UNICEF’s Country Programme for 2018 – 2022)”, Organized by the UNICEF, OKDISCD and Asian Confluence, Shillong, 10th June, 2016.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Women’s Work in North East India” at the 58th Conference of the Indian Society of Labour Economics, Organized by IIT, OKDISCD and TISS, Guwahati, 24th – 26th, November, 2016.
  • Participated and Presented a paper entitled “BBIN and the North East of India” at the Delhi Policy Group’s Roundtable Discussion on Advancing BBIN Sub-regional Cooperation, Organized by the Delhi Policy Group and The Asia Foundation, New Delhi, Guwahati, 30th – 31st, January, 2017.
  • Participated and Presented a paper entitled “Border Trade between North East India and Bangladesh” the National Seminar on India’s North Eastern States & Eastern Neighbours: Borderlands, People and Connectivity, Organised by the Young Scholars Forum, Asian Confluence, Shillong and ICWA, New Delhi, Shillong 9th – 10th  March, 2017.
  • Presented a paper entitled “Skill Development in Meghalaya: A Case of Educated Unemployed” the Seminar on North East India Since 1947: Society, Polity and Economy in the State of Meghalaya, Organised by OKDISC, Guwahati, at NEHU, Shillong 16th – 17th March, 2017.
  • Participated and Spoke on “Role and Importance of Border Trade: NEI Perspective” at the Delhi Policy Group’s National Conference on Advancing BBIN Sub-regional Cooperation, Organized by the Delhi Policy Group and The Asia Foundation, New Delhi, at New Delhi, 4th – 5th, May, 2017.
  • Presented on “Regional Cooperation and NEI: Prospects and Problems” at the International Seminar on “Cross-Border Connectivity and Inclusive Growth: Issues and Challenges with Special Reference to North Eastern Region” Organised by Shillong College, Shillong, 24th – 25th August, 2017.
  • Presented on “Customary Practices among the Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya in relation to Land” at the Seminar on “Agrarian Crisis, Rural Credit and Employment in North East” Organised by OKDISCD, Guwahati and Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 23rd – 24th February, 2018.
  • Presented on “Economic Diversification in Rural Meghalaya” at the 19th Annual Conference cum National Seminar of NEEA on “Structural Transformation and Economic Development in North East India” Organised by Department of Economics, NEHU, Shillong, 23rd – 24th March, 2018.

 Any other:

  • Joint Secretary, North East Economic Association