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Name Dr. Sebak Kumar Jana
Designation Professor
Department Name ECONOMICS
Office Phone No +91 3222 298-217 / Centrex Extn. 217
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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
Components of Total Factor Productivity Growth of the 2-Digit Manufacturing Industries in Karnataka: A Stochastic Frontier Approach” (Prasanta Kumar Roy, Sebak Kumar Jana and Devkumar Nayek)Ushus-Journal of Business Management, 2020, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp. 47-75, ISSN 0975-3311|https://doi: 10.12725/ujbm.50.42020
"Climate Change and Diseases of Plants and Animals: A Study in Home Gardens of West Bengal, India" ( Sebak Kumar Jana and Joyashree Roy)A. Karmaoui, A. Ben Salem, & A. Shah (Eds.), Climate Change and Anthropogenic Impacts on Health in Tropical and Subtropical Regions (pp. 37-62)2020IGI Global
"Women in BRICS — Are They Moulders and Builders in a Great Transformation for Future World" ( A.K.Karmakar and Sebak K. Jana)Tazyn Rahman ed."Women Empowerment – Awakening of a New Era", ISBN : 978-81-944813-5-5, pp.165-1792020Empyreal Publishing House
"Women Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Rural Development in India" (Das, B. C., & Jana, S. K)B. Hernández-Sánchez, J. Sánchez-García, & A. Moreira (Eds.), Building an Entrepreneurial and Sustainable Society (pp. 246-259).2020IGI Global,USA; doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-2704-7.ch012, ISBN13: 9781799827047|ISBN10: 1799827046|EISBN13: 9781799827061
"Biopiracy: Challenges Before India" (Bhukta, A., & Jana, S. K.)Dewani, N. D., & Gurtu, A. (Ed.), Intellectual Property Rights and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge . ISBN13: 9781799818359 http://doi:10.4018/978-1-7998-1835-9.ch007. pp. 140-1572020IGI Global, USA.
"Estimation and Decomposition of Total Factor Productivity Growth of the Organized Manufacturing Industries in Andhra Pradesh: A Stochastic Frontier Approach"( P. K. Roy, Sebak. K. Jana and D. Nayek )Journal of International Economics, ISSN 0976-0792 Volume 11, No 1, January-June 2020 pp. 29-48.2020Institute of Public Enterprise, Indexed in Indian Citation Index(ICI), Cite Factor.
“A Study on Tank Irrigation Productivity in Saline Zone of South 24 Parganas” (Subrata Naru and Sebak Kumar Jana )Vidyasagar University Journal of Economics, Vol. XXI, 2016-17, 1st November, 2019, ISSN - 0975-8003, pp 125-135.2019Vidyasagar University
"A Study on the Efficiency of Irrigation Tanks in Saline Zone of South 24 Parganas" ( Subrata Naru and Sebak Kumar Jana)Intercontinental Journal of Human Resource Research Review, ISSN:2320-9704(online), ISSN:2347-1662(Print), Vol. 7, Issue 11, November, 2019. pp. 1-112019
Participation in the Water Body Irrigation Management in Saline Zone in West Bengal in India ( Authors: Wietze Lise, Sebak Kumar Jana, and Siddhartha Manna)Water Economics and Policy, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 1-25, Scientific Publishing Co. Pte. Ltd., Singapore
“An Analysis of Health Status of the State of Assam, India” (Pranjit Kr. Paul, Sebak Kumar Jana & Adwaita Maiti)RESEARCH REVIEW International Journal of Multidisciplinary (RRIJM), Vol 4, Issue 3, March 201, pp. 1179-1188,,

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"Economic Importance of Sabai Grass in the Backward Region of West Bengal" (Kousik Paik and Sebak Kumar Jana)Sebak Kumar Jana. Mihir Kumar Pal and Chandrima Chakraborty (Eds.), "India’s Economic Development: Some Issues and Challenges” ( ISBN:978-93-82885-45-0), pp. 118-1362019Kumud Publications. Delhi, India.
"Efficiency in Agricultural Production: The Case of Farmers in South Bengal" (Subrta Kundu and Sebak Kumar Jana)Sebak Kumar Jana. Mihir Kumar Pal and Chandrima Chakraborty (Eds.), "India’s Economic Development: Some Issues and Challenges” ( ISBN:978-93-82885-45-0), pp. 137-1482019Kumud Publications. Delhi, India.
"Systemic risk management and macro prudential approach to regulation: How important are they for India?" ( A.K. Karmakar and S.K. Jana)A. K. Karmakar, M. Roy, & S. Das (Eds.), "Emerging issues in Indian banking: performance, challenges and reforms". ISBN:978-93-88147-11-8. Page 61-79.2019Shandilya Publications, New Delhi, India
“Women Entrepreneur, Micro Credit and Rural Economy” (Badal Chandra Das and Sebak Kumar Jana).Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Daya Shankar Kushwaha Ed. “Resilience Building and Sustainable Development –Indian Perspective”, ( ISBN: 978-93-888879-11-8.pp. 119-127)2019New Delhi Publishers, New Delhi.
"Women Entrepreneurs in Transitioning Indian Economy" (Badal Chandra Das and Sebak Kumar Jana)Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay and Daya Shankar Kushwaha Eds. “Approaches to Sustainable Development”2019Renu Publishers, New Delhi,ISBN: 978-81-937260-6-8.,pp. 121-129.
"Inclusive Growth through Financial Inclusion: India’s New Development Agenda" ( A. K. Karmakar and S.K. Jana)“Inclusive Growth and Backward Region Development – Sectoral Issues” ( Edited by S. K. Jana and J. Sasmal), March, 2019, pp. 77-104. ISBN: 97893866116282019Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India.
"Equity in Higher Education in India: A State Level Analysis"( 1. Sebak Kumar Jana and Adwaita Maiti)AED Journal of Educational Studies, Vol 8, No.2, August 2019, pp. 1-20, ISSN: 2250-2327, UGC Approved NO. 41334.2019DDU Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur,India
"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
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,
“India’s Employment Policy and its Challenge on Employment Generation” ( A.K. Karmakar and S.K.Jana)The Indian Economic Journal, Centenary Year Special Issue, Vol. 1, December , 2018, ISSN: 0019 -4662, pp.22-37.2018Indian Economic Association

Other Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"The role and importance of studying economics"The Knowledge Review;
"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
9. “India’s Economic Development: Some Issues and Challenges” ( ISBN:978-93-82885-45-0) (Editors: 1. Sebak Kumar Jana. Mihir Kumar Pal and Chandrima Chakraborty )Kumud Publications. Delhi, India2019Editor
10."Inclusive Growth and Backward Region Development – Sectoral Issues", (Edited by Sebak Kumar Jana and Joydeb Sasmal, ISBN: 9789386611628).Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India2019Editor
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

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Sukla Mondal SahaConsumption Behaviour of India: An Empirical Analysis Awarded2019
Anindya BhuktaProtecting Traditional Knowledge: A Search for an Effective Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Law for India Awarded2019
Babita Das ( Pal)Environmental Management and Economic Performance of Steel Industry in India: An Economic AnalysisDr. Partha Pratim SenguptaAwarded2019
Anamitra PaulEconomics Of Conchshell Industry in West BengalProfessor S.N.SauAwarded2018
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
Pravesh TamangEconomic Analysis of Drinking Water in Urban Hill Region : A Study in Darjeeling District of West Bengal Awarded2018
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
"Paddy Procurement and Price Study in West Bengal" (Project No.: 301051.001.001.515.01.01. Research Agreement No.: 2019X200.VU.IN , Dated: August 5th, 2019)CollaboratorInternational Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)6050000 year and 5 months20192019
Cost, Efficiency, Equity and Quality of Higher Education in West BengalPrincipal InvestigatorUniversity Grants Commission (UGC)6346002 years20162018
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
"Sustainable Irrigation in India"FDP on “Contemporary Research in Economics” Organised by Amity School of Economics, Amity University, Kolkata, June 17, 2020.Webinar2020
"Paddy Procurement in West Bengal"One-Day International Conference on " Recent Applications of Econometrics in Business and Social Sciences" Organised by Pingla Thana Mahavidyalay Pingla Thana Mahavidyalay ( January 3rd, 2020)2020
"Governance and Sustainable Rural Development: Some Issues and Options"National E-Symposium Organised By Adamas University and Ram Lal Anand College, Delhi University On “Urban and Rural Governance Issues and Challenges”, Jun 13, 2020,E-Symposium2020
"Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in the Post-Pandemic Era: Some Issues and Options"National Webinar on “Ensuring Sustainable Development in Post-Pandemic Era: Challenges and Possibilities ” Organised by Yogoda Satsanga Palpara Mahavidyalaya, Palpara, , June 27, 2020Webinar2020
"COVID -19 and Sustainable Development : Some Issues"State Level Webinar “Post COVID-19 Economic Impact on Sustainable Development” organised by Hooghly Women’s College (Affiliated to The University of Burdwan), July 11, 2020.Webinar2020
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
Vivekananda Memorial Research Award for the Academic Session 2018-19Vidyasagar University2019
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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