Department of Economics

UGC-SPECIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (SAP) :



UGC-SPECIAL ASSISTANCE PROGRAMME (SAP)

Department of Economics Tripura University

Introduction:

University Departments were carefully selected on the basis of their work, academic achievements and viable potential for further development for financial assistance under UGC’s Special Assistance Programme (SAP). The essence and primary aim of the scheme is combination of teaching and research to encourage collaborative research.

The Department of Economics, Tripura University with dynamic and energetic faculty members, UGC SAP-DRS-I was awarded for financial assistance during 2011 to 2016. Date of implementation in phase-I was 01.04.2011 onwards. On the basis of the work during DRS- I period, the award was further upgraded to DRS II for five more years with effect from 01.04.2018 to 31.03.2023 with the following thrust area identified “Development of North East India with special focus on Tripura”.

Official Address:

Department of Economics Tripura University Suryamaninagar

Tripura West Pin-799022

Tel: 03812379179

A.Functionaries of UGC-SAP-DRS-II
Sl No Photo Name Designation Contact Details
1 Dr. JAHAR DEBBARMA Co-ordinator Phone number's : 9436130472 (M)
Email: jahardb24@gmail.com, dbjahar@tripurauniv.in
2 Dr. SUBHRABARAN DAS Dy. Co-ordinator Phone number's : 9401437388 (M)
Email: subhrabara@rediffmail.com, subrahbarndas@tripurauniv.in
3 Dr. SOMA DEBNATH Project Fellow Phone number's : 8837307431 (M)
Email: somadebnath.agt@gmail.com

A. Advisory Committee Members for Monitoring UGC-SAP-DRS-II


1. Vice-Chancellor, Tripura University -     Chairman
2. Prof. Ashish Nath HOD, Dept. of Economics, TU -      Member
3. Dr. Indraneel Bhowmik Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, TU -      Member
4. Dr. Subhrabaran Das, Deputy Coordinator Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, TU -     Member
5. Prof. Madhusudhan Dutta, UGC Nominee Dept. of Economics, University of Kalyani, West Bengal-741235 -      External Member
6. Prof. E. D Thomas, UGC Nominee Dept. of Economics, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong-793002 -     External Member
7. Dr. Jahar Debbarma, Co-ordinator Associate Professor, Dept. of Economics, TU -     Member Secretary

  1. Funds Received under DRS I-Phase I:
  Non- Recurring (in Lakh) Recurring (in Lakh) Total (in Lakh)
Allotment for 5 years Rs. 6.00 Rs. 32.00 Rs. 38.00
Sanctioned Rs. 6.00 Rs. 6.40 Rs. 12.40

Utilisation certificate submitted for DRS I-Phase I on time.

C.Funds Received under DRS II-Phase II:

  Non- Recurring (in Lakh) Recurring (in Lakh) Total (in Lakh)
Allotment for 5 years Rs. 22.00 Rs. 37.50 Rs. 59.50
Sanctioned Yet to Receive Rs. 8.3 Rs. 8.3
  1. Trust Area for Phase I:

Thrust Area: “Economic Development of North East India”.

E.Achievements During Phase-I

  1. Integrated Masters Degree (IMD) Programme in Economics has been introduced in 2011.
  2. The curriculum for the Undergraduate programme run in the affiliated colleges of Tripura University has been revised in 2014; the syllabus for the Integrated Masters Programme has also been revised in the CBCS framework.
  3. New PG syllabus from 2015 with CBCS has been introduced.
  4. Examination reforms last made with special features:
  5. Semester System has been introduced for the Post Graduate programme in 2008; while the same has been done for the Undergraduate programme in 2014.
  6. The Ph. D programme has been revised. Candidates are enrolled through an admission test. The new Ph. D rules and regulations, 2014 requires defence of the thesis in an open viva-voce.

F.Teaching lab./equip./new Facilities Created:

  • SPSS is procured,
  • 1 conference room with overhead projection,
  • 1 class room has been arranged,
  • Books procured,
  • 2 laptops and 1 desktop purchased,
  • On- line library facilities (Inflibnet, JSTOR etc.)
  1. Other activities:
Items Numbers Sponsored by Time duration
Seminar 1. Opportunities of Trade & Development in the North East [SAP Funded] UGC 1day 20.03 2012
2. North-East India in Transition :Tripura-the Commerce and Connectivity Corridor between India and Bangladesh MAKAIAS, Kolkata 2 days 26-27 April 2012
3. National Seminar “Changing Phases of Women Leadership AIU, New Delhi 2 days, 11-12 May 2012
4. National Seminar “Indian Concept of Human Rights-A Dialogue NHRC, New Delhi & TU 2 days, 15-16 Nov. 2013
Summer Institute /Workshop Workshops on Research Methodology OKDISCD, Guwahati 10 days, 28 Jan 6 - Feb, 2012
Dissemination Workshop on RBI Annual Report [SAP Funded] RBI & UGC 1 day, 7 Sept, 2012
Workshops on Research Methodology OKDISCD, Guwahati 10 days, 2-11 March, 2013
2nd Workshop on official statistics for NE States ISI Kolkata 3 days, 13-15 Sept 2014
Training Programme on Research Issues and Methods in India’s Plantation Sector NRPPD, CDS & TU 3 days, 20-21 Nov, 2014
Conference 16th Annual Conference of North Eastern Economic Association ICSSR, ICSSR- NERC, ONGC- Tripura, etc 2 days, 8-9 Jan, 2015

I.          Trust Area Identified for Phase II:

Thrust Area: “Development of North-East India with special focus on Tripura”

J.Achievements during phase-II:

  1. New PG syllabus from 2019 with CBCS has been introduced.
  2. 3 Day National Seminar “Development Paradigm: the Emerging Policy Issues with Special Reference to the North Eastern States of India’ was conducted during 24-26 April, 2019.
  3. Field Trip carried out by Department Faculty members
  4. One Visiting Fellow Prof. Pranab Kumar Chattopadhyay, Dept. of Economics & Politics, Visva Bharati, West Bengal.
  5. One Advisory Committee meeting held on 16.03.2019
  6. One Project Fellow engaged as per UGC norms from 6th January, 2020

K.(a) Teaching lab./equip./new Facilities Created:

  • Books purchase worth of Rs. 1 lac only in the related thrust area
  • Two Laptops and one Desktop got repaired

L.Other activities:

  • An Educational tour carried out by Department Faculty members and all the research scholars of the departments on Dumboor.

M.Tentative Work Plan for the year 2018-19 (DRS-II):

Tentative Work Plan for the year 2018-19 is placed before the members and the same has been unanimously has accepted.

  1. First Advisory committee meeting may be held in the month of July, 2018
  2. A National Seminar titled ‘Development Issues of Social Sector in North East India with special focus on Health and Gender’. Proposed list of the resource persons to be invited
    1. Professor Sushil Halder, Jadavpur University, Kolkata
    2. Professor M. P. Bezbaruah, Guwahati University, Guwahati
    3. Professor Sebak Jana, HOD, Dept. of Economics, Vidyasagar University,

West Bengal

  1. One day ‘Field Trip’ may be undertaken for creation of socio-economic data bank in the month of July, 2018.
  2. Proposed 10 (ten) days National Workshop on “Application of Time Series and Cross-section Econometrics’ may be taken up.
  3. Books may be purchase for SAP Departmental Library for research purpose within one financial year.

Two visiting fellow may be invited during the current financial year. Name of the visiting fellows will be decided later on after consultation in the Departmental Meeting depending on the requirement.

N.Tentative Work Plan for the year 2020-21 (DRS-II) :

Tentative Work Plan for the year 2020-21

  1. One Advisory committee meeting may be held in the month of July, 2020.
  2. Three day ‘Field Trip’ may be undertaken with Research Scholar.
  1. Proposed 10 (ten) days National Workshop on “Application of Time Series and Cross-section Econometrics’ may be taken up.
  2. Books may be purchase for SAP Departmental Library for research purpose within one financial year.
  3. Development of infrastructure may be done.
  4. Visiting fellow may be invited during the current financial year.
  5. Equipment may be purchase

 

 

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