Wednesday, September 10, 2014



Department of Economics
Kaliyaganj College
Kaliyaganj, Uttar Dinajpur-733134
West Bengal, India.
Tel : 03523-258030 (office), 09932395130 (mobile)

Date of Birth: 7th June, 1970
Nationality:  Indian
Adhar No. 6783-2763-2638


  • B.Sc. (Economics) in 1992 from Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Calcutta University.
  • M.Sc. (Economics) in 1994 from Calcutta University.
  • UGC-NET Qualified in 1998.
  • M.Phil. (Economics) in 2000 from Jadavpur University, Title of Dissertation- A Study on the Prospects of Indian Leather Exports, Supervisor: Dr. Rajat Acharyya
  • Ph.D. (Economics) in 2016 from North Bengal University, Title of Thesis – The Artisanal Silk Industry of West Bengal - A Study of History, Performance and Current Problems, Supervisor: Dr. Sanchari Roy Mukherjee.

Current Position

Associate Professor in Economics (due since 2014) & Head of the Department, Department of Economics (since 2004)

Previous Position

Worked as Part-time Lecturer in Economics at Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata during 1999-2001.

Worked as Part-time Lecturer in Economics at Haldia Government College, West Bengal during 2000-2001.

Worked as Part-time Lecturer in Economics at Ramakrishna Mission Residential College, Narendrapur during 1995-1998.

Worked as a Full-time Research Associate in Business Economics (a Calcutta based weekly tabloid) during 1996-97.

Joined Kaliyaganj College on 31-05-2001 as Lecturer in Economics (being recommended by West Bengal College Service Commission in substantial post)

Promoted to Senior Lecturer on 31-05-2006 through CAS

Redesignated to Assistant Professor (Stage-II) since 1-1-2006

Promoted to Assistant Professor (Stage-III) on 31-05-2011 through CAS

Administrative Position held
  • Co-ordinator NAAC Steering Committee (2007, 2014).
  • Nodal Officer, Kaliyaganj College, AISHE, Ministry of Human Resource & Development (since 2010)
  • Coordinator of Vocational Education & Training under WBCVE&T (since 2012).
  • Coordinator of Coaching Classes for Entry in Services for SC, ST & Minorities, UGC sponsored courses (since 2012)
  • Teachers representative in Governing Body, Kaliyaganj College (2010-2014)
  • Member, Board of Studies, Gour Banga University (2010-13) (2015 till date)


Managing editor of Special Issue of Indian Journal of Social & Natural Sciences (ISSN-2277-6117)

Chief Editor of Achieve ...A Story of Conquering Hurdles (A Magazine for Special Children)

Area of Specialization

Primary Field: International Trade, Human Development, Sericulture & Silk Industry
Secondary Field: Education, Inequality & Poverty

Area of Interest

Silk & Sericulture Sector
Leather Industry
Gender Studies & Women Empowerment
Child Education, Development & Molestation
Film Studies & Aparna Sen

Teaching Areas

Microeconomics, International Trade, Development Economics, Mathematical Economics

Research Publication

A. Book

1. Saga of Bengal Silk and Handloom Industry- New Academic Publishers, New Delhi, 2018

2.  A Study on Bengal Silk Industry : Glorious Past to Deplorable Present- Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany, 2017

B. Edited Book

1. International Trade and Inclusive Development- New Academic Publishers, New Delhi, 2013

2. Right to Education – An Accelerator of Social Transformation & Economic Development (Co-edited with Jiten Barman), New Academic Publisher, 2013

C.  Journal Publication

1. “Sericulture as an Employment Generating Household Industry in West Bengal : A Study of Its Current Problems & Prospects” (Co-authored with Sanchari Roy Mukherjee and Santanu Ghosh), Arthabekhshan (ISSN 0972-1185), Vol. 21 No.3, December 2012.
2.  “A Study on Environmental Compliance of Indian Leather Industry & Its Far Reaching Impact on Leather Exports”, Foreign Trade Review (ISSN 0971-7633), Vol XLVII.No.2, July-Sept, 2012.
3.  “Child Labour & Inclusive Education in Backward Districts in IndiaInternational Journal of Education (ISSN 1984-5476), Vol4.No.4, 2012.
4.   “Child Rights & Child Development in IndiaIndian Journal of Regional Science(ISSN 0046-9017),Vol. XXXXV.No.2,2013.
5.  “Status and Empowerment of Women Workers in Sericulture of West Bengal : A Socio- Economic Analysis”(in Bengali & Co-authored with Sanchari Roy Mukherjee), Arthabisleshon (ISSN 2321-1903), Vol.2, No.2, 2014.
6.  “Issues of productivity, employment and exploitation in artisanal silk industry of West Bengal” Indian Journal of Social & Natural Sciences (ISSN 2277-6117),Volume 4 2015.
7.  "Problems & Prospects of Sericulture Practices in West Bengal", IMI Konnect (ISSN 2321-9378), Volume 4, Issue 10, 2015.
8. "An Analytical Study on Determinants of Income Generation in Rural Sericulture of West Bengal", Indian Journal of Economics and Development, (ISSN 2320 9836), Vol 3(2), 2015, p.168-180.
9. "Growth and Development of Artisanal Silk Industry in West Bengal during Post Globalization Period", Social Science Spectrum, Vol 1. No. 2, 2015, p. 127-141.
10. "Paschimbange Gramin Resham Shipe Aay Srijan : Ekti Porjalochona", International Journal of Humanities & Social Science Studies (IJHSSS) (2349-6711), Volume 1, Issue-VI, 2015, p.15-21.
11. ''The Silk Handloom Industry of in Nadia District of West Bengal: A Study on its History, Performance & Current Problems ", New Man International Journal of Multidisciplinary Studies (ISSN 2348-1390), Volume 4, Issue 7, 2017.
12. "Chalochhitre Naribaad, Khhonmotayon Ebong Uttorn: Prosongo Aparna Sen Parichalito Chalochhitro" Campus Archi, (ISSN 2456-494X), 2017.p.33-40.

13. "Murshidabad Silk Industry in West Bengal: A Study of Its Glorious Past & Present Crisis", Indian Journal of Social Research (ISSN- 00195626) , Vol. 59, No. 2, 2018 (forthcoming) (coauthored with Arindam Dey)
14. "Women Empowerment Index: Construction of A Tool to Measure Rural Women Empowerment Level in India", ANVESHAK International Journal of Management (ISSN 2278-8913), Volume 7. No. 1, 2018 (forthcoming).

D. Contribution in Edited Volume

1. “Value Education in Higher Education Institute : A Pre-condition for Sustainable Development”. In M. Kundu & J. Bhattacharya, ed, Philosophy of Values & Present Crisis (ISBN:81-8282-187-8),SPB,Kolkata,2012,p.149-156.

2.  “A Study on Dropout Problem of Primary Education in Uttar Dinajpur District, West     Bengal”. In C. Roy & J. Barman, ed, Right to Education: An Accelerator of Social Transformation & Economic Development(ISBN 978-81-86772-54-6), NAP, New Delhi, 2013, p.102-114.

3. “Arthosamajik Prekhhite Rabindranath-r Shikhshadarshan”(Socio-Economic Perspective of Tagore’s Philosophy of Education). In D. Bhowmick & A.Pal, ed, Shikshabroti Rabindranath: Darshan O Bhasabhabna (ISBN: 978-81-7572-348-1),Granthtirtho,2013, p.102-109.

4.    “An Expository Analysis on Environmental Compliance of Indian Leather Industry”. In B.B.Sen, I.U.Khan and M.Baidya, ed, A Review of Environmental Audit (ISBN:978-81-86722-58-4), New Academic Publishers, 2013, p.78-99.

5.    “Child Rights & Child Development in India”, In P.K.Barman and A, Rajak, ed, Human Rights in India: Problems & Prospects (ISBN:978-81-86772-59-1)NAP, New Delhi, 2013, p.87-100.

6.   “A Tale of Two Backward Districts of West Bengal”. In  K.Das, ed, Inclusive Education in India (ISBN: 978-81-8429-097-4), The Associated Publisher, Haryana, 2013, p.119-144.

7.    “Economic Backwardness of Uttar Dinajpur : A Block Level Analysis”, In D.C. Roy, ed, Economy of North Bengal(ISBN:97-818-6860-59-5), National Library Publishers,2013,p.484-501.

8.   “Reshom Utpadoner Arthonoitik Itihaas O Banglar Orthoniti”( History of Silk Production & Bengal’s Economy). In M. Chattyopadhhyay, ed, Itihaas Onusondhaan-28 (ISBN: 978-81-9108-744-4)Jan 2014, p. 345-351.

9.    ''Land Productivity , Artisanal Efficiency & Income Generation in Artisanal Silk Industry of West Bengal", In. A. Bhinmali, K.K. Bagchi and S.R. Mukherjee, ed. North Bengal Development Perspective (ISBN- 978-93-81757-123), SAP Dept of Economics , University of North Bengal, pp. 178-209 (c0-authored with Sanchari Roy Mukherjee).

10.    "Changing Trade Patterns of Indian Silk Industry & Its Consequential Development Impact on Silk Artisans ",  In  S. Mookherjee ed. Analytical Economics : A Research Journey (ISBN :978-8192-466088), Mahishadal Raj College.

11.     “Inclusive Development in Sericulture through Female Empowerment: A Case Study in Malda District, West Bengal”, In Dr. Kartick Das , ed,  Inclusive Development in India: Issues & Strategies (ISBN : 978-81-8484-4696), 2015. p.94-110.
12.  "Inclusive Trade in Indian Silk Industry during Post Globalized Era", In Dr. C. Roy ed. International Trade & Inclusive Development: Emerging Issues & Enlarging Debates, (ISBN: 978-81-86772-928), New Academic Publishers, p.127-146.

E.   Other Publication

1.   ‘Bengal Pharma Companies: Coming of Age’, West Bengal Pharma Preview, An Express Pulse Special Feature, Indian Express Group, June 20, 1996.
2.    ‘India seeks to consolidate its position in herbals’, Express Pharma Pulse, June 25, 1996.
3.    ‘AMRI: Providing Special Healthcare for Calcutta’, Express Pharma Pulse, July 18, 1996.
4.    ‘Do they take more than they give?’, Business Economics, Oct 14-20, 1996.
5.    ‘Beefing up our tottering infrastructure’, Business Economics, Oct 28-Nov3, 1996.
6.     ‘A New Indication of Change in International Trade: Cancun Summit’, Archi, 2004, p.20-24.
7.     ‘Imbalanced Solution of Agro Issues at Hong Kong Ministerial Meet 2006’, Archi, 2005, p.1-4.
8.     ‘Problems and Prospects of BPO with special reference to US and India’, Seminar Proceedings, Orientation Programme-63, University of Calcutta, p. 199-201.
9.    ‘Performance Appraisal in Affiliated Colleges with special reference to NAAC Rating’, Seminar Proceedings, UGC sponsored seminar on ‘Performance Appraisal’ organized by Kaliyaganj College, March 22-23, 2005.

F.    Abstract Publication

1.     ‘Situational Analysis of Women Workers in Sericulture : A Study of Current Trends & Prospects in West Bengal’, Summaries of the Conference Papers, 53rd Annual Conference 17-19 December, 2011, Indian Society of Labour Economics, p.170.
2.    ‘Sericulture : An Employment Generating Small Scale Industry in West Bengal’, Abstract of 32nd BEA Conference, 2012,Artha Beekhshan, Vol 20. No.4, 2012, p.128-129.

G.  Conference & Seminar Presentation

1. “Performance Appraisal in Affiliated Colleges (with special reference to NAAC rating)”. Paper presented at Kaliyaganj College in a UGC sponsored regional level conference on ‘Performance Appraisal’ held on 22nd &23rd March, 2005.
2. “Globalisation & Development of BPO Sector in India”. Paper presented at the Department of Economics, University of North Bengal in a UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Globalisation & Development Strategies” held on 22nd March, 2007.
3. “A Study on the Dropout Problem of Primary Education in Uttar Dinajpur District, West Bengal”. Paper presented at Kaliyaganj College in a UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Right to Education: An Accelerator of Social Transformation & Economic Development” held on 18th & 19th November, 2011.
4. “Value Education in Higher Education Institute : A Precondition for Sustainable Development”. Paper presented at Kaliyaganj College in a UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on “Philosophy of Values & Present Crisis” held on 2nd & 3rd December, 2011.
5. “Sericulture: An Employment Generating Small Scale Industry in West Bengal”. Paper presented at Maulana Azad College, Kolkata in a UGC sponsored 32nd Annual Conference of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad on February 18 & 19, 2012.
6. “Child Rights in India: A Socio Economic Analysis”. Paper presented at Kaliyaganj College in UGC Sponsored National Level Seminar on “Human Rights in India: Problems & Prospects”  held on 16th & 17th March, 2012.
7. “A Situational Analysis of Women Workers in Sericulture”. Paper presented at Department of Economics, University of North Bengal in 18th University Level Workshop on Research Methodology and Applications, held on 21st & 22nd March, 2012.
8. “A Study on Environmental Compliance & Indian Leather Industry”. Paper presented at Kaliyaganj College in a UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on “Environmental Audit”, held on 22nd & 23rd  March, 2012.
9. “আর্থ-সামাজিক উন্নয়নের নিরিখে রবীন্দ্রনাথের শিক্ষাভাবনা”. Paper presented at Kaliyaganj College in a UGC sponsored State Level Seminar on 29th& 30th March, 2012.
10. “Status of Child Rights & Child Development in India : An Analysis of Regional Inequality”. Paper presented at Institute of Development Studies Kolkata in a week long workshop on Human Development during December 3-7, 2012.
11. “রেশম উৎপাদনের অর্থনৈতিক ইতিহাস ও বাংলার অর্থনীতি”. Paper presented at Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata in the XXIX Annual Conference of Paschimbanga Itihas Samsad held during 24th to 26th January, 2013.
12. “পশ্চিমবঙ্গের রেশমশিল্পে নারীশ্রমিকের সামাজিক অবস্থান ও ক্ষমতায়ন”, Paper presented in a workshop of Artha Bishleshan,  at St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata on 13th July, 2013
13. “Is trade-driven Development in Post-globalised silk industry inclusive ?” Paper presented at Department of Economics, University of North Bengal, in the 20th University Level Workshop on Training in Research Methodology and Applications on 13th & 14th March, 2014.
14. “A Study on Income Generation in Rural Artisanal Silk Industry”. Paper presented at Department of Economics with Rural Development  in the National Seminar on “Agricultural and Rural Development in West Bengal: Challenges & Options”, sponsored by ICSSR & Department of Higher Education, Government of West Bengal, held on 28th November, 2014.
15. Invited Lecture delivered tiled “Burden of Capital Punishment & Income Inequality” in a convention organized by Raiganj Surendranath Mahavidyalaya on 28.09.2015.
16. “Impact of Trade-Openness on Inclusive Development of Artisanal Silk Sector”, Paper presented at UGC sponsored National Level Seminar held at Kaliyaganj College during 21-22 January, 2016

17. “Sustainable Development: Definition & Goals”, Paper presented at Don Bosco- Nikita, Kolkata at a State level Resource Teachers’ Orientation Workshop  for National Children Science Congress during 12-14th  May, 2016
18.   “A Study on the Production, Trade & Employment of Indian Silk Industry during 1995-2015”, paper presented at National Seminar on Contemporary Development Issues organized by Department of Economics, Raiganj University during March 19-20, 2016.
19. “Causes & Consequences of Privatization in Elementary Education in India”, paper presented at Two-day UGC Sponsored National Seminar on Disinvestment and Provatisation –Impact on the Indian Economy on 16th & 17th December, 2016.

20. “ স্বনির্ভর গোষ্ঠী: এক উন্নয়নের অনুঘটকক”[Self Help Group: A Catalyst of Development], paper presented in an ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on Democracy & Quality of Economic Development organized by SERB and Kaliyaganj College on 3rd March, 2017.


1.   Dr. Rajat Acharyya
         Dean of Arts & Professor, Department of Economics
         Jadavpur University

2.    Dr.  Sanchari Roy Mukherjee
         Professor, Department of Economics
         North Bengal University
         Darjeeling, West Bengal.

3.     Dr. Santanu Ghosh
         Professor, Department of Economics
         Maulana Azad College

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