Dr.K.Jothi Sivagnanam

Dr.K.Jothi Sivagnanam

Professor & Director i/c
KJ
Qualification M.A, M. Phil., Ph.D. (Economics)
Designation Professor and Head,
Department of Economics &
Chairperson, School of Economics &
Director i/c,
Agro Economic Research Centre (AERC)
For the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Pondicherry and Lakshadweep.
(Sponsored by the Union Ministry of Agriculture),
University of Madras, Chennai -5
Date of Birth and Age 24.09.1962; 52 years
Tel: 044 25399644, 044 25365403, 044 25399649 (o),   Mobile: 9444285357
Email kjothisiva24@gmail.com
Education  
Degree Year Institution Subjects Class Marks
Ph.D. 1996 Madras University Economics Commended
M.Phil 1986 Madras University Economics I 66
M.A 1985 Bharathidasan University Economics I 71
B.A 1983 Madras University Economics I 64
Professional Experience Engaged in teaching, research and extension activities from 1987 (28 years).
Field of Specialization: Public Finance, Fiscal Federalism, Local Government, Human Development       and Agriculture
Subjects Taught Public Finance, Indian economics, Principles of Economics, Business Economics, Micro economics, Macro Economics and Statistics
Awards Received
  • Received University Grants Commissions Faculty Improvement Programme in 1995
  • Awarded the Union Planning Commissions’ Chair on Planning and Development during 1999-2003
Positions Held
Period Post Held Institution Job Description
2014- HOD Department of Economics,
University of Madras
Teaching / Research/
Extension/Administration
2012- Director i/c Agro Economic Research Centre of the Union Ministry of Agriculture, University of Madras Research and Administration
2005-12 Professor Department of Economics
University of Madras
Teaching / Research/
Extension
2004 HOD
PC Division
State Planning Commission
Government of Tamil Nadu
Coordination, Evaluation and Administration
1999-03 Reader & Chair Planning Commission’s Chair
[Instituted by the Union Planning
Commission, Government of India]
University of Madras
Teaching, Research and Administration of the Unit activities
1998-99 Reader Pachaiyappa’s College
Kanchipuram
Teaching/Research
1994-98 Lecturer
Senior Scale
Pachaiyappa’s College Teaching/Research
1987-94 AssistantProfessor Pachaiyappa’s College Teaching/Research
Research Guidance: Ph.D. : 7 + 10 M. Phil.: 50 + 6
Research Projects: Completed projects funded by Ministry of Agriculture, Union Planning Commission, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi and State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, University Grants Commission.
Books and Research Reports Published
  • Adoption of Recommended Doses of Fertilizers on Soil Test basis by Farmers in Tamil Nadu, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, September, 2015
  • Impact of National Food Security Mission (NFSM) on Input Use, Production and Income Generation in Tamil Nadu, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, May, 2015
  • Impact of National Horticulture Mission (NHM) in Kerala, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2015
  • Impact of Marketing Channels in Agriculture: Benefit to Producer-Seller and Marketing Costs and Margins of Banana and Potato crops in Tamil Nadu, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2015
  • State Agriculture Profile of Tamil Nadu: 2011, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2014
  • Spread of New Varieties of Hybrid Rice and its Impact on the Overall Production and Productivity in Tamil Nadu, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2014
  • Estimation of Pre-and Post-Harvest Losses in Paddy Crop in Tamil Nadu, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2013
  • Impact Study of the National Horticultural Mission (NHM) Scheme in Tamil Nadu, Agro Economic Research Centre, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2013
  • District Human Development Report for Dharmapuri, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, 2011
  • Business Economics, (Under Graduate Text Book), Tata McGraw Hill Publication, New Delhi, (with R. Srinivasan), 2010
  • Question Bank: Economic Theory (Higher Secondary- Second Year), Tamil Nadu Parent Teacher Association, Chennai, 2008 (as Reviewer)
  • Indian Economy (Higher Secondary- First Year), Tamil Nadu Textbook Corporation ,Chennai, 2007
  • Economic Reforms and Southern States: Emerging Trends and Issues (2005), Post-Graduate & Research Department of Economics, Pachaiyappa’s College for Men,Kanchipuram
  • Local Governance : Tamil Nadu Experience, (2003), Planning Commission’s Chair and Unit, Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chennai 5
  • Decentralisation and Development (ed.) (2003), Planning Commission’s Chair and Unit, Department of Economics, University of Madras, Chennai 5
  • Ambedkar and Bhavatgeetha (Translation in Tamil), Gramsci Publication,Kanchipuram (Booklet), 1990
Articles published in Journals & News Papers
  • “Growth of Rice Production in Tamil Nadu: Progress and Prospects”, Agricultural Situation in India, June 2015
  • “Structural Changes within Agriculture and Allied Sectors in India”, Agricultural Situation in India, April 2015
  • “Hybrid Rice Technology Development in Tamil Nadu”, Agricultural Situation in India, January 2015
  • “Paddy Crop Losses in Tamil Nadu” Madras University Journal, March 2014
  • “National Food Security Bill: Thaniyoru Manithanukku Unavillaiyenil…”, Rowthiram ,September 2013
  • ‘Government Spending and Agricultural Development in Indian Major States’, Agricultural Situation in India, April 2013
  • “Study on Tourism Industry and Infrastructure Development in the Post War Peace Building Initiatives in Ampara District”, Post War Economic Development through Science, Technology and Management, International Symposium Volume, 2011
  • ‘Planning with ‘Human Face’: Tamil Nadu’s Approach towards Correctives’, Indian Journal of Federalism, October 2007
  • ‘Justice Delayed is Justice Denied’, Frontier, volume 39,no. 5, Aug 20-26, 2006
  • ‘New Approach to Planning in Tamil Nadu: Targeting the Growth Process’, The Hindu Business Line, 29 December, 2006
  • Equity in Higher Education: Performance of Madras University’ University News, (Special Issue to mark the Sesquicentenary of the University of Madras), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), September 2006
  • ‘No Rotation without Reservation’, Panchayati Raj Update, Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi, July 2006
  • ‘Indian Economy :A Ray of Hope in the Darkness : A Review’ Kanaiyazhi, April 2006.
  • Samathuvapuram: Towards Spatial Equality, Economic and Political Weekly, September 28, 2002
  • ‘Federal Transfers and Tax efforts of the States in India, Indian Economic Journal, Vol. 47,No. 4, 2000 (pp. 101-110)
  • Primary Education in Tamil Nadu : Challenges Ahead, Kurukshetra: Journal of Rural Development, Vol.48, No.4, 2000
  • Decentralisation or Privatization?, Khadi Gramodyog :The Journal of Rural Economy, Vol.45, No.9, 1999
  • “Buddha Never Smiled Menacingly’, Sinthanaiyalan, August, Vol. 21, No.12
  • Rural – Urban Divide – Role of Panchayat Raj Institutions. Kurukshetra: Journal of Rural Development, New Delhi, October, 1997
  • Blue Revolution in a Green Belt, Economic and Political Weekly, March 25, 1995,Mumbai
  • “Sugarcane Cutters: Between Field and Factory” Economic and Political Weekly, May 16-23, 1992
Other Articles
  • ‘Globalization and Fiscal Decentralization in India’ in M. K. Agarwal, (ed.) Issues in India- Sri Lanka Economies, Northern Book Centre, New Delhi, 2014
  • ‘Fiscal Decentralisation in India’ in (Ed), Emergence of the South Asian Economies with reference to India and Sri Lank (Seminar Volume), Indian Cultural Centre, Sri Lanka,2011
  •  ‘Local Government in India: The New Institutional Approach’, in V.Shanmugasundaram, (ed.), The New Institutional Economics, Deep and Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2011
  • ‘Poverty Reduction by Decentralisation: A Case for Rural Panchayats in Tamil Nadu’ in Duraisamy and Srinivasan (ed.), Indian Rural Economy: Essays in Memory of Prof. Gilbert Slater, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2009
  •  ‘Reservation to OBCs: A Democratic Perspective’ in the volume of National Seminar on Social Justice and Higher Education, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2009
  • ‘Growth with Justice’ in the volume of National Seminar on Education, Human Development, University of Madras, Chennai 5, 2009
  • ‘Pappapatti Syndrome: Reservation Issue or Sheer Untouchability’, Panchayats in Action: Emerging Forms and Issues, Annamalai University, Annamalai Nagar, 2006
  • Affirmative Action in US and Protective Discrimination in India, in Anil Kumar Thakur and Dalip Kumar (eds.), Economic Thoughts on Justice and Equity’, NewDelhi, 2006
  • ‘Indian Economic Thought on Decentralisation and Development’ in the Indian Economic Association 87th Annual Conference Volume, December, 2004
  • “Economic Policy Reforms and Southern States, in K. Jothi Sivagnanam (ed) Economic Reforms and Southern States: Emerging Trends and Issues, Post-Graduate and Research Department of Economics, Pachaiyappa’s College for Men, Kanchipuram, 2005
  • ‘Fiscal Reforms Policies and Trends: A Political Economy Perspective’, India Vision 2020: Opportunities and Challenges, Loyola College, Chennai, 2004
  • ‘Globalization and Educational Challenges : Tamil Nadu Experience’, in NIPEA (ed) Globalization and Challenges for Education – Focus on Equity and Equality,National Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi, 2003
  • Decentralised Governance: The Tamil Nadu Experience, in M. Naganathan (ed.) (2002), Tamil Nadu Economy: Trends and Prospects, University of Madras Publication, Chennai
  • ‘Economic Reforms and Social Sector Development in Tamil Nadu’, in P. Jegadish Gandhi and P. Ganesan (ed.) (2003) National and Sub-National EconomicDevelopment, Deep & Deep Publications Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi.
  • “Decentralized Governance in Tamil Nadu” in M.R. Biju (ed.), Decentralisation and Panchayat Raj in India, Serial Publications, 2002
  • ‘The Futurology of Gandhian Ideas: An Exercise in Cultural Economics,’ Indian Economic Association Conference Volume, Ahemedabad, December 1985
  • ‘Economics of Human Resource Development: Theoretical Issues, ‘Tamil Nadu Economic Association Conference Volume, Chennai, November 1985
  • ‘Empowerment of Women: Tamil Nadu Experience’ in A. Renga Reddy (Ed.) (2001) Empowerment of Women and Ecological Development, Serials Publications, New Delhi
  • Economic Reforms and Social Sector Development in Tamil Nadu, The Indian Economic Association 84th Annual Conference Volume, December, 2001
  • Rural Housing : Lessons and Possibilities from the Samathuvapuram Experience of Tamil Nadu, Volume of National workshop on Rural Housing, National Institute for Rural Development, Hyderabad, 1999
Ph.D. Candidates Supervised
Year Name Title
2004 P.A. Ramaiah Child labour In Tamil Nadu: A study of Laws and Enforcement
2008 A. Sundaram Co-Operatives and Tribal Development. A Study of the Hill Tribes Large sized Multipurpose Co- Operative Societies (LAMPS) in Salem District, Tamil Nadu
2009 P. Durai Irrigation Management: A case Study of Monilandam Block, Tiruchirappali District, Tamil Nadu
2010 S.M. Ahamed Lebbe Paddy Farmers in Sri Lanka A Study of Living Standard
2013 K. Murugan Public Expenditure and Economic Development in Indian States
2014 M. Pragasam Impact of High yielding variety seeds on Rice cultivation in Tamil Nadu
2015 P. Rajasimman Public Expenditure and its Impact on India’s Economic Growth
Media Appearances
  • Appeared for the Discussion on ‘China’s Yuan Devaluation and its Impact on the Indian Economy at 3.00-3.30 pm in Pothigai TV on 1.9.2015.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on Prohibition Policy’ at 9.00 -10.00 pm in Puthiyathalaimurai TV on 5.8.15.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on ‘Union Budget 2015-16’ at 9.00 -10.00 pm in Vendhar TV on 27.2.15.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on “Economic Survey 2014-15” in Thanthi TV on 26.02.2015”.
  • Appeared for Nerpada Pesu Prgramme of Puthiya Thalamurai TV at 9.00 -10.00 pm on 25.2.15 to discuss about the “Implications of the 14th Finance Commissions’s Recommendations for Tamil Nadu”.
  • Appeared for Nerpada Pesu Prgramme of Puthiya Thalamurai TV at 9.00 -10.00 pm on 3.2.15 to discuss about the “Public Debt Burden of Tamil Nadu State”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion at 9.00 -10.00 pm of Kalaigner News Channel on 14.12.14 to discuss the “Make in India vs Make for India”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on ‘Alaikazhikkum Aadhaar Card’ at 9.00 -10.00 pm in Vendhar TV on 13.12.14.
  • Appeared for Nerpada Pesu Prgramme of Puthiya Thalamurai TV at 9.00 -10.00 pm on 4.8.14 to discuss about the “Foreign Direct Investment in Insurance Sector”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on ‘Poverty in India’ at 9.00 -10.00 pm in Vendhar TV on 19.7.14.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on ‘Union Budget 2014-15’ at 9.30 -10.00 pm in DD Pothigai TV Channel on 12.7.14.
  • Appeared for the Panel Discussion Programme (1.00 pm -2.30 pm) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 10.7.14 to discuss the Union Budget 2013-14
  • Appeared for Nerpada Pesu Prgramme of Puthiya Thalamurai TV at 9.00 -10.00 pm on 3.3.14 to discuss about the “Food Price Inflation in India”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion on ‘El Nino and its Impact on the Indian Economy’ at 7.30 -8.00 pm of DD Pothigai Channel on 29.6.14 to discuss the “Economic Challenges Before the New NDA Government”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion at 9.00 -10.00 pm of Kalaigner News Channel on 25.5.14 to discuss the “Economic Challenges Before the New NDA Government”.
  • Appeared for the Pre Budget Panel Discussion (10.00 am -11.00 am) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 17.2.14 to discuss the Union’s Vote on Account Budget 2014-15.
  • Gave an interview on “Budget Canteen Scheme in Tamil Nadu” to Thanthi TV on 25.09.2013”.
  • Appeared for Nerpada Pesu Prgramme of Puthiya Thalamurai TV at 9.00 -10.00 pm on 19.9.13 to discuss about the “RBI’s Policy Measures to Regulate Gold Loans”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion at 2.00 -3.00 pm of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 30.7.13 to discuss about the “The Wastage of Food grains at FCI”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion at 5.00 -6.00 pm of Sun News Channel on 25.7.13 to discuss about the “Who are the Poor India”.
  • Appeared for the Discussion at 9.00 -10.00 pm of Kalaigner News Channel on 09.7.13 to discuss about the “Falling Exchange Rate of Rupee”.
  • Appeared for the Special Discussion at 2.00 pm -3,00 pm of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 06.7.13 to discuss the ‘Supreme Court Judgment on Free Bees’.
  • Appeared for the Environment Day Special Programme (11.00 am -12 pm) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 06.6.13 to discuss the ‘Wastage of Food amidst Plenty’.
  • Appeared for the News Discussion Programme (12.30 pm -1.30 pm) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 21.3.13 to discuss the Tamil Nadu State Budget 2013-14.
  • Appeared for the Panel Discussion Programme (3.00 pm -5.30 pm) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 28.2.13 to discuss the Union Budget 2013-14.
  • Appeared for the News Discussion Programme ( 6.30 pm -7.00 pm) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV on 27.2.13 to discuss the Economic Survey 2012-13.
  • Appeared for the News Programme (11.30 am -1.00 pm) of Puthiya Thalamurai TV to discuss about the National Development Council Meeting held at New Delhi to finalize the Draft of the Twelfth Five Year Plan.
  • Appeared for the News Discussion Programme (12.30 pm -1.00 pm) of NDTV on 26.3.12 to discuss about the Tamil Nadu State Budget 2012-13
Special Lectures Delivered at Conferences / Seminars / Workshops
  • Delivered a Lecture on Indian Economic Development at the International Symposium held at Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, Chennai 11 on 1.2.2015.
  • Delivered a Lecture on Indian Economic Development at the International Symposium held at Chevalier T.Thomas Elizabeth College for Women, Chennai 11 on 1.2.2015.
  • Delivered a Special Lecture on Indian Economy’ at Kanchi Maamunivar Centre for Post Graduate Studies, Pondicherry on 1.2.2015.
  • Delivered the Valedictory Address for the National seminar on Growth and Development: Issues and Challenges’ held at JBAS College, Chennai 18 on 6.1.2015.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Role of the Government’ at the Interactive Training Workshop on ‘Methods of Valuation of Ecosystem Services’ held at ICAR Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute, Chennai 28 on 5.1.2015.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Globalisation , Outsourcing and the Indian Services Sector, at Madras Christian College under their South Asian Studies Program for the students of Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina, United States of America (3.10.2014).
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Fiscal Federalism in India, at the Indian Institute of Public Administration Conference held at Sri Venkateswara University, Tiruppathi, on 1.10.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Recent Trends in Centre-State Relations’, at the IIPA Conference held at Sacred Heart College, Tiruppatur, on 19.9.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Research Opportunities” at the Short term Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 21.08.2014.
  • Delivered the Keynote Address on ‘Fiscal Federalism: Theory and Practice’ at the Seminar held in memory of Dr. K. Rajaratnam’s birth anniversary at the Centre for Research on New International Economic Order, Chennai on 6.8.2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Writing Ph.D. Thesis” in the 22nd K.S. Sonachalam Memorial Workshop on Research Methodology for Ph.D. Scholars, held at Annamalai University, on 27.3.2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Economic Transformation’ in the National Workshop held at Adhiparasakthi College of Arts and Science, Kalavai on 13.3.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “How to Write a Ph.D. Thesis’ at the Interaction Programme for Ph.D. Scholars organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 14.02.2014.
  • Delivered Lecture on “Poverty and Inequality in India” at the Workshop on ‘Contemporary Issues of Indian Economy’ organized by the New College Chennai on 11.02. 2014.
  • Delivered Special Lecture on “Indian Economy” at Meenakshi College for Women, Chennai on 07.02. 2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Research Methodology’ at the National Conference on Research in Higher Education Institutions for Sustainable Development’ organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 31.01. 2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Research Methodology and Design’ at the National Workshop on Research Methodology, Knowledge Management and Environmental Management organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 18.10. 2013.
  • Delivered the Inaugural Address for the Inauguration of Economics Association at Guru Nanak College, Chennai on 17.10.2013.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Indian Economy: Some Leading Issues’ for a staff training programme at Reserve Bank of India, Chennai on 8.10.2013.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘The State of Indian Economy’ in the Refresher Course in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 13.9.2013.
  • Delivered a special lecture on ‘Research Opportunities’ in the National Workshop for Research Methodology, Social Entrepreneurship & ICT organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 22.8.2013.
  • Delivered the Keynote Address in the National Seminar on “Food Price Inflation” held at Mannar Thirumalai Naicker College, Madurai on 25.3.2013.
  • Delivered a special lecture on ‘Research Methodology” in the National Workshop on Research Methodology and Knowledge Management organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 22.11.2012.
  • Delivered the Inaugural Address in the National Seminar on “Economics of Corruption” held at Madura College, Madurai on 26.9.2012.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Relevance of Planning and the Role of Planning Commission” in the National Seminar held at University of Madras Arts and Science College (University Constituent College, Nemmeli 7th March, 2012.
  • Delivered the Keynote Address in the National Seminar on “Sustainable Development and More Inclusive Development” held at Thiagarajar College, Madurai on 28th February, 2012.
  • Delivered a special Lecture on Learning Economics: Why and How? at Sir Thyagaryar College, Washermenpet, Chennai on 24.2.2012.
  • Delivered a special address on Relevance of Economics Course at GSS Jain College for Women, Chennai 7 on 4.10.2011.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Teaching and Learning Economics’ at Economic Association Meet at Mutthurangam Government Arts College, Vellore on 24.3.2011.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Economics Theories and Practices of Local Government in India’ in the Workshop for Economic Professors on ‘Teaching of Local Governance’ at St. Joseph’s College Trichy on 21.2.2011.
  • Delivered a Special Lecture on ‘‘Emerging India in the Global Economy” at the Department of Economics, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on 21. 2. 2011.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘‘Globalization and Fiscal Decentralisation in India’ at the seminar on Emergence of the South Asian Economies with reference to India and Sri Lank organized by the Indian Cultural Centre and University of Colombo, Sri Lanka on 20. 2. 2011.
  • Delivered the Inaugural Address for the Workshop on ‘Teaching Economics at +2 Level for Higher Secondary Teachers” organised by the Department of Economics, Thiagarajar College, Madurai on 25.09.2009.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Teaching Economics at the Higher Secondary Level at the Workshop for P.G. Teachers organised by the Malcolm and Elizabeth Trust at Chennai on 12.09.2009.
  • Delivered the special address on ‘Social Sector Expenditure: A Political Economy Perspective at the Inauguration of Economic Association in Presidency College, Chennai.30.8.2009.
  • Delivered a the Dr. Krishnasamy Memorial Lecture on Global Recession at Dr. A.L. Mudaliar Arts & Science College, Vengal on 12.08.2009.
  • Delivered the keynote address on ‘Leading Issues of Rural Development’ in the State Level Seminar held at Thiagarajar College, Madurai on 27th February, 2008.
  • Presented the views of the Tamil Nadu state Government in the National Workshop on “Towards Strengthening District Planning for Human development’ sponsored by UNDP held at Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai on 25th May 2005.
  • Chaired sessions in the ‘Training Programme on Planning and Management of Development Projects for Disadvantaged Sections and Areas’ conducted by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad during October 6-11, 2003.
Lectures Delivered at Refresher/ Orientation Courses
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Research Methodology for Social Sciences’ in the Refresher Course organized by the UGC – Human Resource Development Centre (HRDC), University of Madras on 27.5.2015.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Indian Economy” at the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 17.1.2015.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Teaching Methods” at the Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 16.1.2015.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Research Methodology’ in the Research Methodology Course organized by the Department of Econometrics, University of Madras on 11.12.2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Fiscal Policy in India’ in the UGC-ASC Sponsored Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 5.12.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Indian Economy: Emerging Trends” at the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 24.11.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Decentralisation and Development” at the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 7.10.2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Contemporary Issues in Development Studies” in the UGC-ASC Sponsored Refresher Course organized by the Department of Economics, University of Madras on 17.9.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Research Opportunities” at the Short term Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 21.08.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Union Budget 2014-15” at the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondicherry on 19.08.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Indian Economy: Some Current Issues” at the Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondy on 13.08.2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Economy: Some Current Issues” in the UGC Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 24.2.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Problems and Prospects of Rural Development in the Globalization Era” in the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Madurai Kamaraj University on 19.02.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “Women Studies” at the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University, Pondy on 18.02.2014.
  • Delivered a Lecture on “How to Write a Ph.D. Thesis’ at the Interaction Programme for Ph.D. Scholars organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 14.02.2014.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Economic Growth and Poverty” in the UGC Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 19.11.2013.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Economy: Policy Reforms, Growth and Poverty” in the UGC Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 06.09.2013.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘Growth and Development of the Indian Economy’ in the Refresher Course in Business Studies organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 14.9.2013.
  • Delivered a Lecture on ‘The State of Indian Economy’ in the Refresher Course in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 13.9.2013.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Globalization, Decentralization and Development” in the UGC Refresher Course for Economics Teachers organized by the Department of Economics and Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 12.09.2013.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Rural Development and Poverty” in the UGC Orientation Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 06.09.2013.
  • Delivered a special lecture on ‘Indian Economy: Reforms, Growth and Poverty, in the Refresher Course for Social Science organized by the Academic Staff College, Pondicherry University on 7.1.2013.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Economy” in the UGC Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 13.12.2012.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Teaching Economics: Modern Approaches” in the UGC Refresher Course organized by the Department of Econometrics and Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 18.9.2012.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Fiscal Federalism and Development” in the UGC Refresher Course organized by the Department of Econometrics and Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 6.09.2012.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Indian Economy: Emerging Issues” in the UGC Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras on 11.06.2012.
  • Delivered a special address on Relevance of Economics Course at GSS Jain College for Women, Chennai 7 on 4.10.2011.
  • Teaching Economics: Modern Approaches” in the Orientation Programme organized for the Newly Recruited Government College Teachers on 27.5.2011.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Teaching Economics” in the UGC Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras, 2009.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Globalisation and Federalism’ in the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras, 2006.
  • Delivered a lecture on ‘Fiscal Federalism: Emerging Trends’ in the Refresher Course organized by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras, 2005.
Lectures/ Conferences/ Seminar/ Workshop/ Refresher / Training Courses Organised
Place / Dates Organized as
UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on “Contemporary Issues in Development Economics” for college teachers. Academic Staff College, University of Madras (From 09.09.2014 to12.09.2014) Coordinator
Dr. K. Rajarathinam Endowment Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Development Studies Department of Economics, University of Madras (25.9. 2014.) Convener
Gokhale Endowment Lecture on Globalisation of Knowledge Development Department of Economics,University of Madras (20.01.2012) Convener
Dr. K. Rajarathinam Endowment Seminar on Higher Education and Social Justice Department of Economics,University of Madras (10.11. 2008.) Convener
National Seminar on Social Sector Development in Tamil Nadu: Trends and Prospects Department of Economics,University of Madras (31.3. 2008.) Convener
UGC sponsored national conference on “Economic Reforms and Southern States: Emerging Trends and Issues” Department of Economics, Pachaiyappa’s College, Kanchipuram. (11.09. 2004) Convener
UGC Sponsored Refresher Course on “Indian Economic Development and Globalisation” for college teachers Academic Staff College, University of Madras (From 23.08.2001 to12.09.2001) Joint coordinator
National level seminar on “Development Through Decentralized Planning” Planning Commission’s Chair & Unit, Department of Economics, University of Madras (10.11. 2000.) Convener
Refresher / Orientation / Training Courses attended
  • Participated in the ‘Training Programme on Planning and Management of Development Projects for Disadvantaged Sections and Areas’ conducted by National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad during October 6-11, 2003.
  • Participated in the ICSSR sponsored course in Research Methodology in Economics at Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore (28 days).
  • Participated in the UGC sponsored Refresher course in Economics at University of Madras,Chennai.
  • Participated in the UGC sponsored orientation course in Economics at University of Madras,Chennai.
Membership in Academic and Professional Bodies
  • Member Syndicate, University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Member, Academic Council, Madras Institute of Development Studies.
  • Member of Syndicate Sub-Committees viz. Finance Committee, Teaching and Research Department Committee, Purchase Committee, Building Committee, Courses and Curriculum Development Committee.
  • Member of the Editorial Board of the Madras University Journal.
  • Expert (in Economics) for the Evaluation of Major/Minor Research Projects funded by UGC, New Delhi.
  • Expert (in Economics), for Appraisal of Research Projects funded by Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi.
  • Reviewer for the Journal of Kalam, South Eastern University of Sri Lanka, Oluvil.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Periyar University, Salem.
  • Member, Academic Council, Dr. Ambedkar Government Arts College (Autonomous), Chennai 39.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Women Christian College (Autonomous), Chennai.
  • Member, College Development Council, ALM College, Vengal, Chennai.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Meenakshi College for Women (Autonomous), Chennai.
  • Member, Board of Studies, SDNB Vaishnav College for Women (Autonomous), Chennai.
  • Member, Board of Studies, Quid-e-Millet Government College (Autonomous), Chennai .
  • Dean, College Development Council, University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Chairman, Review Committee of the ‘Economics’ Text Book for the Eleventh Standard of Tamil Nadu Higher Secondary Education (Plus One) to be Published by the Text Book Society of Tamil Nadu, Government of Tamil Nadu.
  • Member, Working Group on Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation for Formulations of Eleventh Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
  • Member, Working Group on Higher Education for Formulations of Eleventh Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai 5.
  • Member, Editorial Committee for Association of Indian Universities’ Special Issue of University News to Mark the Sesquicentenary of the University of Madras, Chennai.
  • Member, Working Group on Decentralised District Planning and Panchayat Raj Institutions for Formulations of 10th Five Year Plan, State Planning Commission, Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai 5.
  • Coordinator for the Sample Survey of Rain Water Harvesting in Municipalities (TN), conducted by the Institute of Urban Studies, Coimbatore and sponsored by the Government of Tamil Nadu, Chennai.
  • Served as the joint coordinator to organise the Refresher Course on “Indian Economic Development and Globalisation” for college teachers sponsored by the UGC between 23.08.2001 and 12.09.2001 by the Academic Staff College, University of Madras, Chennai 5.
  • External Examiner for Ph.D. in various Universities.
  • Member, P.G. Board of Studies in Economics in various Colleges and Universities.
  • Member, Indian Economic Association