Department of Economics


Department Faculties


Dr. Salim Shah

Name: Dr. Salim Shah
Phone number's : (0381)0381-237 9175/ 251 4592 09436582375
E-mail's : salimshah.tu[at], salimshah[at]
Academic Qualifications : Ph. D. (Economics), Jadavpur University M.Sc. (Economics), Tripura University B.Sc. (Hons. in Economics), University of Burdwan
Present Designation/position : Assistant Professor (Stage-III)
Topics Taught : Development Economics, Economics of Social Sector, Econometrics, Health Economics (Spl. Paper)

Publications (year wise) :

Sl. No. Author(s) Title of the Paper/Book Journal/Publisher Publication Details
01 Shah, S.and Debnath, N. Regional Variations in Multidimensional Poverty: Evidences from Tripura Economic & Political Weekly Accepted vide Ref. No: 27542: wl 5326, 2020)
02 Shah, S. and Rana, D. K. (Editors) Development of Northeast India: Emerging Policy Issues EBH Publishers, Guwahati Forthcoming, 2020
03 Shah, S. and Adhikari S. Men and Machine in the Context of Economic Viability: A Study of the Rickshaw Pullers of Agartala, India   Shodh Sanchar Bulletin Vol.-10, Issue-39 (Special Issue - 1), pp. 95-102; ISSN: 2229-3620, July-September, 2020
04 Das, S. and Shah, S. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the State of Tripura RIS, Govt. of India& NETRA Foundation, India SDG Policy Document, 2019
05 Debnath, N. and Shah, S. Multidimensional Poverty in Tripura: An Inter-temporal Analysis Economic & Political Weekly Vol. LV, No. 2, pp. 52-58, 2020
06 Shah, S. Economics of Health and Education (Unit 12: Status of Educational Outcomes & Unit 13: Govt. Policy and Financing of Education in India) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi Course Content of DSE Ifor Economics Honours Level under CBCS, 2020
07 Debnath, N. and Shah, S. A Situational Analysis of Multidimensional Poverty for the North Eastern States of India using Household Level Data Journal of Social Change and Development OKDISCD – Vol. XVI No. 1, ISSN: 0975-4016, pp.101-129, 2019
08 Debbarma, J. and Shah, S. Mode of Cultivation and Social Transformation: A Study on the Tribes of Tripura tui: A Journal of Tribal Life & Culture Vol. XX, No. 01, April-Sept, 2016, pp. 90 – 104; ISSN: 2319-7882, 2016
09 Shah, S. and Debnath, N. (2015):  “Regional and Social Disparity: A Special Focus on Tripura”, Progressive Publishers, Kolkata – 73 ISBN: 978-81-8064-234-0, 2015
10 Shah, S. and Bansal, S. K. (Editors) Business and Management: Some Emerging Issues Mitram, Kolkata – 73 ISBN: 978-93-80036-88-5, 2015
11 Debnath, N. and Shah, S. Regional Disparity in terms of Economic Well-being using Multidimensional Poverty Index: A case study in Tripura Vidyasagar University Journal of Commerce Vol. 20, pp. 31 – 58, March, 2015
12 Shah, S., Bhattachyarya, G. and Haldar, S.K. Social Infrastructure, Regional Disparity and Displeasure: The Case of West Bengal Development Policy Issues in India-2, Studies on Disparity and Displeasure, acb publications in collaboration with Planning and Development Unit(A Unit of the Planning Commission of India) Jadavpur University, Kolkata. ISBN 81-87500-64-6, 2014
13 Shah, S. Higher Educational Entitlement and Economic Development: India after Independence Development Dynamics Vol. – I, pp. 95 -103, 2013
14 Shah, S. Development of SCs, STs: The Government Affirmative Actions --- How far affirmative? Development Paradigm and Bottom up Approaches (edited book),Abhijit Publication, New Delhi-110094 ISBN No. 978-93-80031-08-8, 2009
15 Shah, S. Agriculture in Tripura: Its Problems and Prospects Progressive Publishers, Kolkata- 73 ISBN No. 81-8064-080-9, 2014

Seminar/Conference/Workshop/Refresher/Orientations etc. Participated:

Sl. No. Conference/Seminar/Workshop etc. Duration Organiser Title of the Paper presented
01 Webinar on “International Comparison of Bequest Motives” delivered by Charles Yuji Horioka, Research Institute for Economics and Business Administration, Kobe University, Japan 9th July, 2020 [Google Meet] Xavier School of Economics, Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha Participated
02 5-Day Faculty Development Programme on “Paradigm and Impact of COVID - 19 on Society and Finance 11–15 June, 2020 [Cisco Webex] Department of Commerce & IQAC, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose College, Kolkata Indian Economy: COVID 19 and Marginalised People (Resource Person)
03 State-Level Workshop on “Gender Budgeting for Gender Equality in Rural Areas 3 – 5 March, 2020 NIRDPR-NERC, India&Department of Geography and Disaster Management, Tripura University; sponsored by Ministry of Women & Child Development, Govt. of India Gender Budgeting for Gender Equality: The Case of Tripura (Resource Person)
04 13th Refresher Course in “Public Economics 9–20, December, 2019 National Institute of Public Finance and Policy, New Delhi Participated
05 Invited Lecture in Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University, Gazipur, Bangladesh 2nd December, 2019 Department of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development, BSMRAU, Bangladesh The Economic Issues of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in India
06 International Seminar onDisaster Management and Community Resilience Using Technological Interventions 30th Nov. – 1st Dec., 2019 Department of Disaster Science and Management, Dhaka University & Oxfam, Bangladesh An Economic Interpretation of the Indigenous Nature of Coping with Natural Odds and Calamities: The Indian Experience
07 National Seminar on “Urbanisation: Path and Pattern in Northeast India   23-24 November, 2019 Department of Economics, Sikkim University & Centre for Northeastern Studies and Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi, Sponsored by ICSSR Evaluation of Women and Child Health: A Multidimensional Approach
08 National Seminar on “Tribal Education in India: Issues and Challenges   28-29 July, 2019 Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Agartala & Sponsored by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata National Education Policies and Educational Achievements among the Scheduled Tribes in India
09 Workshop presentation as Panelist on “Issues Related to Fiscal Federalism in India” 27-28 March, 2019 OKDISCD, Guwahati & NIPFP, New Delhi at OKDISCD Fiscal Federalism in India and the States of Northeast
10 Workshop on “Gender Budgeting and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas 14thFebruary, 2019 Centre for Rural Studies, Tripura University Gender Budgeting in Tripura (Resource Person)
11 Workshop on “Gender Budgeting and Women Empowerment in Rural Areas 8th February, 2019 Centre for Rural Studies, Tripura University Status of Health, Nutrition and Hygiene among Women: The Case of Tripura (Resource Person)
12 53rd Annual Conference of The Indian Econometric Society (TIES) 22–24 December, 2016 National Institute of Science, Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar Does Human Capital Explain Income and Poverty in India? A Panel Data Analysis
13 UGC sponsored National Level Seminar on ‘Economic Development and Inclusive Growth: India’s Development Experience 20–21 December, 2016 Mahadevananda Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata - 700120 How Inclusive is Growth? An Inquiry into the Issues and Experiences (Resource Person)
14 State Level Consultation for ‘Situational Analysis of Children and Women in Tripura, 2016’ in the context of UNICEF’s Country Programme for 20182022 2thMay, 2016 OKDISCD, Guwahati Status of Women and Children in Tripura: An Overview
15 UGC sponsored National Seminar on ‘Agricultural Sustainability in North East India 7th March, 2016 Department of Economics, Govt. Zawlnuam College, Mamit, Mizoram Agricultural Economics in India: Text to Context (Resource Person)
16 A Seven-day Workshop (10th to 16th January, 2016) on “Modern Trends and Strategies in the arena of Educational research 12th January, 2016 Institute of Advanced Studies in Education, Govt. of Tripura A Research Proposal: The Road Map of Doing Research” and “Components of Research (Ph. D)” (Resource Person)
17 UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Infrastructural Development in India with Special Reference to North Eastern States 9–10 October, 2015 Department of Economics, Women’s College, Government of Tripura An Evaluation of the Relation between Social Infrastructure and Income Poverty: A District Level Study of West Bengal
18 UGC sponsored Refresher Course 19th August to 8th September, 2015 UGC-Human Resource Development Centre, Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Participated and obtained Grade-A
19 International Seminar on “Tribal Health: Issues, Challenges and Opportunities 6–7 April, 2015 Centre for Rural Development, Department of RMD, Tripura University & Tribal Research Institute, Govt. of Tripura An Exploration of the Interrelation between Health-Education and Poverty: The Indian Perspective
20 UGC-sponsored Two-day National Seminar 11-12 August, 2015 Ambedkar College, Fatikroy, Govt. of Tripura Analysing Social Disparity in terms of Multidimensional Deprivations
21 17th Annual Conference of North Eastern Economic Association (NEEA) 30–31 October, 2015. Department of Economics, Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar A comparative Analysis of the Different States of India in terms of Economic Development: Using Multidimensional Approach
22 Two-day Training Programme on “Education and Skill Development of Youth in Tripura 8-9 January, 2015 Ambedkar College, Fatikroy Higher Education and Skill Development (Resource Person)
23 16th Annual Conference of North Eastern Economic Association (NEEA) 21-22 January, 2015   Dept. of Economics, Tripura University Some Emerging Issues in Multidimensional Poverty: A Case Study in Tripura
24 46th Regional Science Conference and National Seminar on ‘Underdevelopment of the North East Region and the Indian State 8-10 November, 2014 Department of Geography, North East Hill University Regional Disparities and Inequalities: A Comparative Study in Tripura
25 Three-day National Conference on ‘Contemporary Issues of Cooperative Societies in India with Special Reference to its North-Eastern Region 19-21 April, 2013 Department of Commerce, Tripura University An Evaluation of Performance of Select LAMPS in Tripura: An Application of Data Envelopment Analysis
26 Two-day National Seminar on ‘Development Paradigm of the East and North-East Sates in India during the Post-Reform Period: Problems and Prospects 12-13 March, 2013 Department of Economics, Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata Tea in Assam: The Aspect of Production and Technical Efficiency
27 Research Methodology Workshop for Scholars and Teachers 26thFebruary- 3rdMarch, 2012 Department of Economics, Tripura University & Sponsored by the OKDISCD, Guwahati Development in Tripura: The Critical Issues
28 Research Methods in Quantitative Economics (RMQE) One Semester, 2010-11 Centre for Studies in Social Sciences (CSSSC), Kolkata, India Participated
29 31st UGC sponsored Orientation Programme 26thJuly -21stAugust, 2010 UGC-Academic Staff College, Jadavpur University, Kolkata Participated and obtained Grade-A
30 5-Day Workshop on “The Studies on North-East India 29thMarch - 2ndApril, 2010 Asiatic Society, Kolkata Participated
31 Workshop on “Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy 6-7, May, 2008 CSSEIP, Tripura University Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusion: An Analytical View
32 National level seminar on ‘Human Rights: Issues and Challenges’ 9thJuly, 2008 Dept. of Political Science, Tripura University & Sponsored by National Human Rights Commission, New Delhi Human Rights: The Issues of Social Exclusion
33 National Seminar on “State of Education in Tripura: Issues and Challenges 27th Dec., 2007 IGNOU Regional Centre, Tripura Dropout of Girls Students: The Determining Factors
34 National Seminar on “Empowering the poor through SHGs and PRIs” 11-12 August, 2007 BBM College, Agartala A Comparative Study between Tribals and Non-tribals: Present Position and Performance of Self-Help Groups in Tripura
35 ICHR National Seminar on the “Tribe, Peasants and Modern Identity in NE India, 1800-2000 AD 5-6 April, 2006 Department of History, Tripura University Transition in Mode of Cultivation and Social Transformation: The Case for Tribes of Tripura
36 10-Day Workshop on “Techniques of Analysis of Demographic and Health Statistics and Applications of Computer Software 11thMarch - 20thMarch, 2005 Dept. of Statistics, Manipur University & Population Studies Unit, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata. Participated

Membership/Positions in Learned Academic Bodies/Organizations:

  1. Executive Member, Economic Science Society of Tripura (ESSOT).
  2. Life Member, North Eastern Economic Association (NEEA). )

Research Projects:

Sl. No. Year Activity Title Funding Agency Amount (Rs. in Lac) Status
01 2016-17 Principal Investigator Status of RCH for the Slum Dwellers in Agartala National Health Mission, Govt. of Tripura 14.82 Completed
02 2018-19 Principal Investigator Evaluation of the State Finances of Tripura (2006-07 to 2016-17) 15th Finance Commission, Govt. of India 4.65 Completed

Research Supervisions (Scholar's Name, Topic and Status):

Sl. No. Name of the Scholar Research Topic Status
01 Mr. Niranjan Debnath Perspectives of Multidimensional Poverty in North Eastern Region of India with Special Reference to Tripura: An Economic Analysis Awarded
02 Ms. Priyanka Bhowmik Effect of Household Wellbeing on the Status of Reproductive and Child Health: A Study of Rural Tripura Registered
03 Ms. Chandra Saha Roy Horizontal Imbalances and Devolution of Finances: A Study of the Indian Federation with Special Focus on the Development of the NER States RAC formed
04 Ms. Banalata Saikia Financial Efficiency of the Special Category States and their Development: An Inter-Regional Study of India RAC formed


  1. Gold Medal for securing First Class First position in the M.Sc. (Economics) Examination
  2. Tripura Samhati Purpskar, 2013 (A State Level Recognition for Contribution to Communal Harmony), Samhati Mela Committee, Tripura.

Other information (if any):

  1. Organising Secretary, UGC-SAP-DRS II National Seminar on “Development Paradigm: The Emerging Policy Issues with Special Reference to the Northeastern States of India”, Department of Economics, Tripura University, 24-26 April, 2019.



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