Prof. A.P. Pati
School of Economics, Management and Information Science,
The School of SEMIS is known for its (i) vibrant academic culture created and sustained by the mosaic of experienced and young faculty drawn from different parts of the country and the opportunity of working in a multicultural environment, (ii) an overt teaching pedagogy principally grounded on the imperative of balancing theory and practice and (iii) the ambience of teaching and research on different subjects calibrated and qualified by contemporariness, relevance and job requirements of the students.
Each department under the school has its thrust areas of teaching and research. However, areas in which the school has established its primacy at the national level include Economics of North Eastern Region of India, Rural and Labour Economics, Public Economics and Local Finances, , Sub-regional Economics, Accounting & Finance, Entrepreneurship & Small Business, Micro-Finance and Rural Credit Management, Information Technology and Social Marketing, Supply Chain Management, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Sustainable Tourism, Agri and Food Marketing; Food Biotechnology, Knowledge Organisation, Information Storage and Retrieval, Application of Management Concepts and Management Principles in Libraries and Information Centres, Information Management, Film Studies and Culture & Media Studies.
Presently, the total faculty members in position at the school are 40. Faculty members of the school, in addition to teaching and research, regularly provide crucial policy support to the central, state and local governments on issues and programmes of transformative development. Development Practices on which the School and its faculty have provided policy support to Government of India and state governments include MGNREGA, Human Development and Education. The School is in the process of signing an MOU with the office of the Principal Director (AG), Shillong, under the CAG of India, to provide training and consultancy services. The school is preparing seriously to anchor itself as a converged centre for sub-regional studies and consultancy in areas of economic policy and management.
The School of Economics, Management and Information Sciences comprises these departments:
Each department under the school organises a number of academic activities every year. Details about the activities can be found from the web page of the respective departments through the link given above. Some of the recent academic and training programmes conducted by the School exclusively at the school level are:
(i) Management Development Programme for 1997 and 1999 batch IRS Officers of Government of India from 29th – 30th April, 2019.
(ii) ‘Shaping of Young Minds Programme’ on 3oth August 2019 in collaboration with AIMA, New Delhi and GMA, Guwahati.
A snapshot of academic outcomes of the School during the last year (April 2018-March 2019) is outlined below:
|1||Papers published in National and International Journals||77|
|3||No of Books Published||7|
|3||Book chapters/conference proceedings published||32|
|7||Management Development Programme Organised||1|
|7||Seminars/conferences/workshops attended by faculty with paper presentation||65|
|8||Projects undertaken by Faculty||8|
|9||Fellowships received by students for undertaking Ph.D programme||48|
|10||Students Placed (departments of Management , THM and Library & Information Sciences only )||46|