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Name Dr. Mihir Kumar Pal
Designation Professor
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Address Department of Economics with Rural Developement, Vidyasagar University, Midnapur 721102
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Educational Qualification              
Degree NameInstituteYear of passing/awarded
Ph.DUniversity of Kalyani1997
M.PhilUniversity of Calcutta1991 EconomicsUniversity of Kalyani1989
B.A in EconomicsUniversity of Kalyani1986
Career Profile / Teaching Experience        
Professor of Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University since 7.8.2011
Associate Professor in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.2008 to 7.8.2011
Reader in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.2005 to 7.8.2008
Senior Lecturer in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.2000 to 7.8.2005
Lecturer in Economics, Dept. of EConomics with Rural Development,Vidyasagar University from 7.8.1996 to 7.8.2000
Specialization/Research Area
Field of SpecializationResearch Area/ Areas of Interest
Industrial Productivity, Capacity Utilization, Energy Economics, Environmental Economics
Course/ Subject Taught 
Microeconomics,Basic Econometrics, Applied Econometrics, Indian Economics, Development Economics
Conference/ Symposium /Journal Paper / Books Published
International Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
AN ANALYSIS ON THE TREND IN URBAN DEVELOPMENT PLANNING IN WEST BENGAL, INDIAInternational Journal of Research in Management & Social Science Volume 6, Issue 2 (II): April - June, 2018, ISSN 2322 - 08992018Empyreal Institute of Higher Education
Why Street Vendors appeared Unplanned in a Planned City? A Case Study with Special Reference to Bidhannagar Planned Township in Kolkata, West BengalJournal of Social Science and Humanities Research, Volume-3, Issue-4, April,2018, ISSN: 2456-29712018IJRDO
Influence of Merger on Profitability and Operating Performance of Indian Public Sector Bank: A Case StudyJournal of Proverty, Investment and Development, Vol.32,2017, ISSN:2422-846X2017(IISTE)
Impact of Merger on Efficiency of Indian Commercial Bank: A study on merger of Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC) and Global Trust BankJournal of Proverty, Investment and Development: Vol.35,2017, ISSN:2422-846X2017(IISTE)
Merger and its Effect on performance of Indian Public Sector Bank: A study on merger of Nedungadi Bank and Punjab National BankInternational Journal of African and Asian Studies, Vol.25,2016, ISSN:2409-69382016IISTE
An Empirical Analysis of the Impact ofEconomic Growth & International Trade on Environmental DegradationProxied by CO2 Emissions in India: 1980-81 to 2010-11GITAM Review ofInternational Business, Vol. 7, pp-43-58, ISSN 0974-357 X2015GSIB
Assessing the Relationship between CO2 emissions & Economic Growth for the Indian Economy: 1980-81 to 2010-11International Journal of Innovative Research & Studies, Vol.3, Issue 4, 2014, ISSN: 2319-97252014International Journal of Innovative Research & Studies
Evaluating productivity performance of specific energy intensive industry: an analytical underpinning on Indian glass industry under varying trade regimeInternational Journal of Economics, ISSN: 0973-6719, vol.6,no.1,pp31-52, June, 20122012International Journal of Economics
A Causality Analysis on Tax-Growth Nexus in India: 1950-51 to 2011-12Journal of Expert Systems, ISSN: 2169-3064, Vol. 1, No. 4, 20122012USA
An application of Economic Capacity utilization to the measurement of Total Factor Productivity Growth:Empirical evidence from Indian Fertilizer IndustryThe Romanian Journal of Economic Forecasting, ISSN:1582-6163, vol.14,no.1,pp125-142, 20112011Institute for Economic Forecasting

National Publication
TitlePublished inYearPublished by
Influence of Merger on Profitability and Operating Performance of Indian Public Sector Bank: A Case StudyInstitute of Technology & Science (ITS)Journal, Ghaziabad, UP, Vol.14 no.2 July -December 2016, ISSN:0972-73612016Institute of Technology & Science (ITS), Ghaziabad, UP
An Analysis of the Trend in Energy Intensity and Capacity utilization & their Relationship for Some Energy Intensive Industries in India: 1980-81 to 2010-11Conference Proceedings, "7th National Seminar on Industrial Statistics”2016CSO, Govt. of India.
Productivity Growth of Indian Manufacturing: Panel Estimation of Stochastic Production FrontierThe Indian Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 52, No. 1, July 2016, ISSN: 0019-52862016The Indian Journal of Industrial Relations
Impact of Liberalisation on Productivity & Employment in Indian Textile Industry: Evidence from the non parametric approach: 1980-81 to 2010-11Seminar Volume Published by Rajasthan Economic Association in its 35th Annual Conference2015Dept. of Economics, School of Social Sciences, Central University of Rajasthan
An Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Pollution Proxied by CO2 Emissions Per-Capita on Total Factor Productivity Growth of the Indian Manufacturing Industries: 1980-81 to 2010-11Seminar Volume of 5th national seminar on Industrial Statistics2014CSO, Govt. of India
An Empirical Analysis on Total Factor Productivity Growth, Employment & Wages in Indian Basic Metal industry: 1980-81 to 2010-11The Journal of Industrial Statistics, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 288-309, ISSN:2278-46672014CSO, Govt. of India
An Application of Economic Capacity Utilization to the measurement of TFPG from Non-Paramtric Approach: Empirical Evidence from Manufacturing Sector of West Bengal: 1980-81 to 2010-11Journal of Economics,Vol. XVII2013Vidyasagar University
Impact of liberalization on Growth, Productivity & Employment of Indian Chemical Industry with adjustment for Capacity Utilization: 1973-74 to 2010-2011Seminar Volume of 4th national seminar on Industrial Statistics2013Central Statistics Office, Industrial Statistics Wing, Kolkata, Govt. of India
Manufacturing Productivity Growth in India and West Bengal: A Liberalization Period AnalysisJournal of Economics, Vol. IX., V.U,ISSN:0975-80032012Vidyasagar University
Assessing Causal relationship between Education and Economic Growth in IndiaJournal of Economics, Vol.XVI, VU, ISSN: 0975-80032012Vidyasagar University

Other Publication

Books Published
Title of the BookPublished byYearRole
Development in Developing EconomiesConcept Publishing Company Pvt.Ltd. ISBN-13 : 978-8069-840-8.2012Editor
Development Alternatives: Theories & EvidenceAllied Publishers Pvt. Ltd.ISBN- 81-7764-609-52004Editor
Productivity in the Organised Manufacturing Sector in indiaConcept Publishing Company Pvt.Ltd.ISBN- 81-7022-978-22002Author
Ph. D. Thesis Guidance

Awarded Ph. D. Thesis
Scholar NameThesis TitleCo SupervisorStatusComplete in Year
Narasingha DasAn Analysis of the Impact of Environmental Pollution on Total Factor Productivity Growth in Selected Manufacturing Industries in India: 1980-81 to 2010-11 Awarded2018
Sanchita SarkarReservoir Fisheries Development in Indian Indo-Gangetic Basin: Economic & Institutional PerspectivesDr. P. K. KatihaAwarded2012
Swadhin MondalAn Analysis of Equity in Health Care Financing in West BengalBarun KanjilalAwarded2012
Sarbapriya RayAn Analysis of the Trends in Capacity Utilization & Productivity Growth of some Energy Intensive Industries in India: 1979-80 to 2003-04 Awarded2010
Nirjhar PatsaAn Analysis of the Trends in the Growth of Output & Productivity in the Manufacturing Sector in India: 1970-71 to 1997-98 (A Comparative Analysis among the States) Awarded2006
Project Work

Completed Project Works
Project titleWorked asFunding AgencyAmount in Rs.Duration in yearsPeriod
Year to Year
Major Issues of Decentralized Planning and Participatory Rural Development with Special Reference to West BengalCo-InvestigatorUGC1500002 year20002005
Productivity Trend in Organized Manufacturing Sector in India: 1970-1990Principal InvestigatorUGC150002 year19971999
Invited Lectures 
TitleOrganized byVenueYear
On the Measurement of Growth, Diversification, & Productivity of the manufacturing sector in India: A Theoretical AnalysisDept. of Geography & Economics, Midnapore College, MidnaporeMidnapore College, Midnapore2013
Micro Enterprises & Rural Development in IndiaSabang Sajanikanta Mahavidlaya in Collaboration with K.D College of Commerce and General StudiesSabang, Paschim Medinipur2013
Membership of Learned Society 
Life Member of The Indian Econometric Society
Member of World Economics Association
Association with Professional Bodies
Type of Professional ActivityPeriod
Selected member of the Advisory Committee in Midnapore College2014 to 2014
Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended/Organised

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Attended

Title of the Seminar/Conference/WorkshopYearRoleHeld at and Organiser
7th National Seminar on Industrial Statistics2016Paper Presenter26th November, 2016 at Floatel, 9/10, Kolkata Jetty, Strand Road, Kolkata 700001, India. Organized by the Central Statistics Office, Industrial Statistics Wing, Ministry of Statistics & Program Implementation, Govt. of India
UGC Sponsored Two Day National Seminar on “uses of Statistics in the Analysis of Socio-Economic Development: Contemporary issues in India2016Paper PresenterDepartment of Economics & Department of Statistics: Midnapore College (Autonomous) in Collaboration with the Department of Economics, Raja N.L. Khan Women’s College, Paschim Medinipur- 721101, West Bengal, India, during 7th-8th November, 2016
Impact of Liberalisation on Productivity & Employment in Indian Textile Industry: Evidence from the non parametric approach: 1980-81 to 2010-112015Paper Presenter35th Annual Conference of Rajasthan Economic Association, Dept. of Economics, Central University of Rajasthan. 23rd -25th January, 2015
Growth of Output and Productivity in the Organized Manufacturing Sector in India during 1981-82 to 2010-11: A Comparative Study of Four states in Eastern India2015Paper PresenterContemporary Issues of Economic Development with special reference to Public Finance and Policy, Dept. of Economics with Rural Development, Vidyasagar University & Centre for training & Research in Public Finance & Policy (CTRPFP), 17-18 Feb, 2015
An Empirical Analysis of the Impact of Economic Growth & International Trade on Environmental Degradation Proxied by CO2 in India2015Paper Presenter1st International Conference on Applied Economics and Finance Organised by GITAM School of International Business, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, in association with The Indian Econometric Society (TIES), Feb 26th, 2015.

Conference /Seminar/Workshop Organised

Award NameAwarded ByYear
M.A 1st Class First Gold MedalUniversity of Kalyani1989
B.A 1st Class First Gold MedalUniversity of Kalyani1986
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