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Name Dr. Sebak Kumar Jana
Designation Professor , Head
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 436
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Fax 03222-275329
Mobile No 09434653435
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Address Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University, P.O. - Midnapore, West Bengal, India, PIN 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.D.Jadavpur University2007
M.Phil.Jadavpur University1997
M.Sc. ( Economics)University of Calcutta1991
B.Sc. ( Hons.) ( Economics)Presidency College, Kolkata1989
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor of Economics, Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University since December 13, 2014.
Associate Professor in Economics, Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University since December 13, 2011
Joined as Lecturer in Economics, Department of Economics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University on July 14, 2006
Joined as Lecturer, Department of Economics, Garhbeta College, Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal on 13th December, 1999
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Statistics and Econometrics
Environmental and Resource Economics, Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Economics of Education
Course/ Subject Taught 
Quantitative Economics, Econometrics, Environmental Economics. Agricultural Economics
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"Public Higher Education Expenditure in West Bengal – Trends and Its Relation With NSDP" ( Sebak Kumar Jana and Adwaita Maiti)Zenith International Journal Of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol.8 (9), September (2018), pp.
"Efficiency of Higher Education Institutes: A Study on Some Universities in West Bengal, India" (7. Sebak Kumar Jana, Adwaita Maiti, Pranjit Paul )International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), October, Volume 5, Issue 4 (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138),
"Quality of Higher Education in West Bengal, India - Six-Sigma Analysis Using Students’ Feedback in a College"(International Journal of Research and Analytical Reviews (IJRAR), October, Volume 5, Issue 4 (E-ISSN 2348-1269, P- ISSN 2349-5138),
Participation in the Water Body Irrigation Management in Saline Zone in West Bengal in India ( Authors:1. Wietze Lise, Sebak Kumar Jana, and Siddhartha Manna)Water Economics and Policy, January 2018. Scientific
Efficiency Analysis of Microfinance Institutions (MFIs) in India Using DEA ( With Asim Kumar Karmakar and Kaveri Sarkar )Ramesh Chandra Das ed. Microfinance and Its Impact on Entrepreneurial Development, Sustainability, and Inclusive Growth, ISBN13: 9781522561767, (pages 218-230)2018IGI Global USA
Military Expenditure in India: Trends and Its Relation With GDP and Education Expenditure (Sebak Kumar Jana, Asim Kumar Karmakar and Adwaita Maiti)Ramesh Chandra Das ed. Handbook of Research on Military Expenditure on Economic and Political Resources, DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4778-5.ch019, ISBN13: 9781522547785, pp. 367-3812018IGI Global USA
"Economics of public investment in rehabilitation of water bodies in the saline zone of West Bengal, India" (Sebak Kumar Jana; K. Palanisami; Siddhartha Sankar Manna )International Journal of Agricultural Resources, Governance and Ecology (IJARGE), Vol.14, No.2,pp.165-180, DOI: 10.1504/IJARGE.2018.10015156.2018Inderscience Publishers.
India’s March Towards Capital Account Liberalization - Theoretical Issues and Policy Prescriptions ( Asim K. Karmakar and Sebak K. Jana )The Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue on India and External World, ISSN: 0019-4662, pp. 01-15, December, 20172017The Indian Economic Association.
Production and Environmental Performances of Selected Steel Plants in India: An Empirical Investigation (Authors: Babita Das Paul, Madhabendra Sinha, Sebak Kumar Jana and Partha Pratim Sengupta)International Journal of Economic Research, Serials Publications, ISSN:0972-9380, Vol. 14, No. 18, pp. 11-26, December, 2017.2017Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi
Infrastructure, Education and Economic Development in India: A State Level Analysis ( Sebak K. Jana and A.K. Karmakar)Social Health and Environmental Infrastructures for Economic Growth, Edited by R.C Das. ISBN13: 9781522523642, pp. 1-13.2017IGI Global,USA

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Corruption in India —An Introspective View ( With A.K. Karmakar)B.C. Nirmal and Sabari Bandyopadhyay eds. Combating Corruption Black Money and Money Laundering Issues & Challenges Ahead, ISBN:-9789382823896, pp. 55-70.2018Satyam Law International, New Delhi,
"National Policy on Skill Development" ( With A.K. Karmakar)Bihar Economic Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, June 2018, ISSN- 2230-8970, pp. 290-296.2018Economic Association of Bihar
"Tank Irrigation in the Dry Zones of West Bengal: A Regional Analysis"(Sebak K. Jana and Amit Das)Sebak K. Jana and Debasish Mondal eds. (2017), Contemporary Issues of Economic Development in India, ISBN: 9789351252962, pp. 263-281.2017Concept Publishing Company, New Delhi
"Tagore’s Love and Concern for Environment"Sebak K. Jana ed. (2017), “Rabindranath Tagore on Economy Politics and Society – Contemporary Discourses”, ISBN: 81-93221-41-7.2017Dey Book Concern, Kolkata
“Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Dalits in India: A Contemporary Exploration” ( With Asim K. Karmakar)The Indian Economic Journal, Centenary Year Special Issue, Vol.1, April 2017, pp 237-260. ( ISSN: 0019-4662).2017Indian Economic Association.
Sustaining Tank Irrigation for Rural Development: A Study in Paschim Medinipur, West Bengal, India ( Sebak K. Jana and K. Palanisami)Rural Development Programmes in India: Effectiveness and Evaluation, Book edited by Abhijit Bhattacharya and Mousumi Ghatak2017Serial Publications, New Delhi, India, ISBN: 978-81-933190-9-3. April 2017, pp. 20-33.
Higher Education in West Bengal – An Overview (First Giribala Karmakar Memorial Lecture, 2017, delivered in the 37th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association at Prabhu Jagatbandhu College, Andual, Howrah, during September 15-16, 2017)Artha Beekshan, Vol. 26, No. 1-2, June to September, 2017, ISSN: 0972-1185, pp. 21-55.2017Bengal Economic Association
"Anatomy and Consequences of India’s Demographic Dividend" ( With A.K. Karmakar)Bihar Economic Journal, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2016, pp. 58-68. ISSN: 2230-89702016Economic Association of Bihar
"Two and A Half Decades of India’s Balance of Payments: Issues and Challenges in the Context of Global Changes and Instability": Asim K. Karmakar and Sebak K. JanaThe Indian Economic Journal( ISSN: 0019-4662), Special Issue, December 2016, pp 131-1472016TheIndian Economic Association
Financial Crises in the Recent Past and their Implications for BRICS Economies (With A.K. Karmakar)The Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue, December, 2014, pp. 194-206, ( ISSN: 0019-4662)2015Indian Economic Association

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"Swami Vivekanander Arthanitik Chinta"“Swami Vivekanander Samaj Bhavna”, edited by Tarunkumar Bandyopadhyay2017Sahajpaath, Kolkata, ISBN: 978-93-82370-44-4.
Khadya Nirapattaya Bharat (in Bengali)Samaj Jijnasa, Vol. 8, No.-1 and2, Vol. pp. 70-83.ISSN- 2321-158X2015Vidyasagar Centre for Social Sciences.
"Amartya Sen O Arthanitir Naitikata" ( in Bengali)Sreejan, ISSN 2278-8689, April 2015, pp. 151-1642015Sreejan Prakashani
Rabindranath-er Paribesh Bhabana ( in Bengali)Raj Kumar Sen and Subarna Bhattacharya ed. "Rabindranath-er Chintaya Paribesh O Susthayee Unnain" ( Tagore’s Thinkings on Environment and Sustainable Development), pp. 125-141. ISBN 978-93-82039-18-1.2015Rabindra Bharati University
Khadya Sarbabhoumatwa – Bharate Khadya Suraksha Arjaner Ekmatra Swarnila Path ( with Asim K. Karmakar)Bhandar, Sharad Sankhya, September 15, 2014. pp. 127-1292014West Bengal State Cooperative Union

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
8. "Rabindranath Tagore on Economy, Politics and Society - Contemporary Discourses", Edited Book, ISBN: 81-93221-41-7Dey Book Concern, Kolkata2017Editor
7. "Contemporary Issues of Economic Development in India" ( Edited by Sebak K. Jana and Debasish Mondal), ISBN: 978-93-5125-296-2.Concept Publishing Company Private Ltd., New Delhi.2017Joint Editor
6. Tank Irrigation of Dry Zones in India - A Sustainable Livelihood ( ISBN 978-93-5125-091-3)Concept Publishing Company Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi 2014Author
5. Financial Sector Liberalization in India – Theory and Empirics Regal Publications, New Delhi. ISBN: 978-81-8484-422-1 -----------------2014First Editor
4. Arthaniti Samajniti: Rabindra Chintar Abhimukh ( In Bengali)Dey Publications, Kolkata. ISBN 978-93-81679 -61-6 2014Editor
3. Education in West Bengal – Looking Beyond SchoolsShipra Publications, New Delhi (ISBN: 978-81-7541-629-1)2012Author
2. Development in Developing EconomiesConcept Publishing Co., New Delhi ( ISBN - 13:978-81-8069-840-8)2012Second Editor
1. Industrial Pollution and Abatement – Economic Analysis of Paper Units of West BengalSouth Asian Publishers Private Limited, New Delhi (ISBN 81-7003-324-1)2010First Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Ms. Babita Das ( Pal)Environmental Management and Economic Performance of Steel Industry in India: An Economic AnalysisDr. Partha Pratim SenguptaOngoing2018
Anamitra PaulEconomics Of Conchshell Industry in West BengalProfessor S.N.SauOngoing2018

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mamtaj Uddin AhmedJoint Forest Management and Improvement of Living Standard of Forest Protection Members - A Study in Western Region of West BengalDr. S. Datta RayAwarded2018
Kausik PaikSustainable Livelihood Generation through Production and Marketing of Sabai Grass and Crafts in Paschim Medinipur District, West BengalProfessor R.N. ChatterjeeAwarded2018
Mr. Pravesh TamangEconomic Analysis of Drinking Water in Urban Hill Region : A Study in Darjeeling District of West Bengal Awarded2018
Project Work

Ongoing Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Cost, Efficiency, Equity and Quality of Higher Education in West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)6346002 years20162018

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Impact of Public Investment on Water Bodies in Improving the Rural Livelihood – A Study in the Saline Zone in West Bengal in IndiaPrincipal InvestigatorNABARD10000001 year20152016
Innovative Reesearch Project on "Economic Impact Analysis of Some Innovative Programmes for Improving Agricultural Productivity of Tribal Households in Nayagram Block in Jungle Mahal in West Bengal"Principal InvestigatorUGC500002 years20152017
Status of Muslim Women Education in West BengalInvestigatorUGC (Women’s Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University)50001 year20142014
Climate change perception and impact on rice yieldConsultantInternal Water Management Institute100000 3 months20142014
Scoping Study to Assess Constraints and Opportunities for Sustaining the Tank Irrigation Ecosystems and Small Holder Livelihoods in East India and NepalConsultantInternal Water Management Institute (ACIAR Project number LWR/2011/074)3500001 year20122013
Prospect of Sustainable Tank Irrigation Options in the Dry Zones of West BengalProject DirectorICSSR2874502 year20082009
Economic Analysis of Higher Education in West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity Grants Commission761363 year20062009
The Use of Low Waste Technologies in the Paper Industry in IndiaPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity Grants Commission400002 year20012003
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
"India’s Look East Policy: Some Aspects of Trade and Logistics"Department of Political Science with Rural Administration, Vidyasagar UniversityVidyasagar University2018
“ Gender Disparity in Higher Education”, in the Winter School on “Gender Equity: Status, Ideologies and Future Challenges”Women’s Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University, MidnaporeVidyasagar University, Midnapore2018
"Revisiting Rural Development : Some Case Studies in Agricultural Sector" Presented in the ICSSR Sponsored National Seminar on "Revisiting Rural Development: Dynamics and Discontent"Department of Economics, SIDHO KANHO BIRSHA UNIVERSITY, March 30-31, 2017Purulia, West Bengal, India2017
"Higher Education in West Bengal – An Overview" (First Giribala Karmakar Memorial Lecture, 2017, delivered in the 37th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association at 2017)Bengal Economic AssociationPrabhu Jagatbandhu College, Andual, Howrah, during September 15-162017
Participated as Panelist in the Current Topic Session on “Climate Change, Paris Meeting and Sustainable Development” in the 36th National Level Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association (BEA).Kashipur M M MahavidyalayKashipur M M Mahavidyalay Purulia , West Bengal.2016
Membership of Learned Society 
Life Member, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Kolkata
Life Member, Bengal Economic Association, Kolkata
Life Member, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata
Life Member, Indian Economic Association
Life Member, Indian Econometric Society
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Member, Executive Committee, Bengal Economic Association2011 to 2014
Member, Editorial Board, Samabayika, A Journal of Assam University2012 to 2014
Member, Advisory Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Research in Multidisciplinary Research ( ISSN- 2348- 2524), Garhbeta College2013 to 2016
Editor Member, Education, Research and Analysis, ISSN No. : 2348-571XISSN2013 to 2014
Review of Papers of the following Journals. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change(Springer), Sociology(David Publishing Company), International Journal of Education Economics and Development (Inderscience Publishers).2011 to 2017
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Econometric Society scheduled2014Paper PresenterHeld at Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai.Org. by - Golden Jubilee Conference of the Indian Econometric Society
34th Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association (February 22-23)2014Co Chairman of the Technical Session on "Agricultural Development in India – Post Reforms Experience"Held at and Organised by Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
UGC Sponsored 33rd Annual Conference of Bengal Economic Association20138. Co-Chairman of the session “Environment and Development”Organised by the Department of Commerce, Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata (23-24 February)
Livelihood Dependency on Natural Fiber - A Case Study on Sabai Grass (Eulaliopsis Binata) in Nayagram Block of Paschim Medinipur Distriict, West Bengal2013Paper PresenterDepartment of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University
Technical Efficiency Of Rice Farm In Dry Zone In West Bengal: A Non-Parametric Approach2013Paper PresenterDepartment of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Title of the Conference/Seminar/WorkshopYearRole in the EventFunding Agency
"Development of Backward Regions of West Bengal with Special Reference to Growth and Productivity of Different Sectors", 23-24 March2017Organising SecretaryUGC-DRS
"Contemporary Issues of Economic Development with special reference to Agriculture and Food Security", organised by the Department of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University, January 13-14.2016ConvenorUGC, ICSSR and NABARD
Workshop for Revision of Under Graduate Vidyasagar University Syllabus of Economics (Hons and Pass)2014ConvenorVidyasagar University
Workshop for Revision of Syllabus of Environmental Studies, Compulsory Paper for UG courses2014ConvenorVidyasagar University
Economic Development – Contemporary Issues(January 13-14)2014Organising SecretaryUGC
Award NameAwarded ByYear
Distinguished Scientist in Economics and Rural Development of the Research Awards-VIRA 2017Venus International Research Foundation, Chennai, India (
Bharat Vikas AwardInstitute of Self Reliance, Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India2016
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