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Name Dr. Sebak Kumar Jana
Designation Professor , Head
Office Phone No 03222-276554 Extn. 436
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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        
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
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
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
Efficiency Analysis of Higher Education Institutes: A Study on Colleges under Vidyasagar University in West Bengal, IndiaScholars Journal of Economics, Business and Management, 4(1):35-40, pp. 35-40; e-ISSN 2348-5302, p-ISSN 2348-8875.DOI: 10.21276/sjebm.2017.4.1.52017SAS Publishers
"Role of Joint Forest Management (JFM) in Improving The Living Standard of Rural People: Some Case Studies in West Bengal in India" ( With M. Ahmed)Intercontinental Journal Of Human Resource Research Review; ISSN: 2320-9704 - Online; Volume 5, Issue 2, February 2017, pp.
Economic Thoughts of Swami VivekanandaScholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, March, 2017; Vol. 5, No. 3, pp:241-247. ISSN: 2347-5374(Online), ISSN: 2347-9493(Print) , March 2017.2017SAS Publishers,
"The Social Impact of the Financial Crises in the Recent Past and Evidence Thereof — With Special Reference to India" ( With A.K. Karmakar)International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (IJSEM), Vol.6,No. 2, pp. 1-12. doi:10.4018/IJSEM.20170401012017IGI Global, USA
"Dependency of Rural Households on Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs): A Study in Dryland Areas of West Bengal" ( With M. Ahmed and Katja Heubach)International Journal of Sustainable Economies Management (IJSEM), Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 37-50.2017IGI Global, USA
"Environment and Pollution. Willingness to Pay for Improved Water Services: A Case of Darjeeling, India":Pravesh Tamang and Sebak JanaAsian Journal of Water, Asian Journal of Water, Environment and Pollution, Vol. 14, No.2, pp 51-59, 2017. ISSN 0972-9860 (P), ISSN 1875-8568 (E), DOI: 10.3233/AJW-170015,2017IOS Press, Netherlands.

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
"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
Technical Efficiency of Rice Farm in Dry Zone in West Bengal: A Non Parametric Approach ( With S. Kundu)Ambar Nath Ghosh and A.K. Karmakar ed. “Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Microfinance – Essays in Honour of Professor Biswajit Chatterjee, ISBN: 978-81-8484-453-5, pp. 19-312015Regal Publications, New Delhi
Education and Skill Development for Faster Economic Growth—The Indian Story ( With A.K. Karmakar)Bihar Economic Journal, Vol. 4, No. 2, July 2015, ISSN: 2230-8970, pp. 60-68.2015Bihar Economic Association
Climate Change: Its Impact On Agriculture, Sustainability and Food Security in India ( With A. K. Karmakar)K.A. Rasure and S.H. Dhaba ed. “Food Security and Sustainable Rural Development", ISBN: 978-93-82983-73-62015Mangalam Publications, Delhi.

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
7. "Rabindranath Tagore on Economy, Politics and Society - Contemporary Discourses", Edited Book, ISBN: 81-93221-41-7Dey Book Concern, Kolkata2017Editor
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 Guidence
Ongoing / Submitted Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Mr. Pravesh TamangEconomic Analysis of Drinking Water in Urban Hill Region : A Study in Darjeeling District of West Bengal Ongoing2018
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
Mamtaj Uddin AhmedJoint Forest Management and Improvement of Living Standard of Forest Protection Members - A Study in Western Region of West BengalDr. S. Datta RayOngoing2017
Mr. Kausik PaikSustainable Livelihood Generation through Production and Marketing of Sabai Grass and Crafts in Paschim Medinipur District, West BengalProfessor R.N. ChatterjeeOngoing2017

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 year20162018
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

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
Status of Muslim Women Education in West BengalInvestigatorUGC (Women’s Studies Centre, Vidyasagar University)50000 year20142014
Climate change perception and impact on rice yieldConsultantInternal Water Management Institute1000000 year and 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
"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
Some Issues in Sustainable Rural Livelihood in the Dry Zone and the Saline Zone in West Bengal, India.Dhruba Chand Halder College. Barasat, West Bengal.Dhruba Chand Halder College. Barasat, West Bengal.2016
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
ANOVA and its ApplicationsUGC Sponsored National Seminar, Organised by Department of Economics, Midnapore CollegeMidnapore College2016
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 2014
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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