Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma

Professor

MA (Gauhati) PhD (Dibrugath)

Professor and former Head

Department of Economics
Gauhati University, Guwahati, 781014
Email:- archanasharma@gauhati.ac.in

Monetary Economics

Macro Economics

Environmental Economics

Indian Economics

 

 Ph.D.Economics, Dibrugarh University. 1989

  (Topic: Levels of Living in Assam : 1955-80)                                                                  

 M.A. Economics (Special Papers : Econometrics and Mathematical Economics)

Gauhati University.1976

 B.A  (Honours in Economics  Gauhati University.1974                                                                     

                                                                       

                                                                                   

        Head, Department of Economics, Gauhati University 2007-10

        Director (Hony, Addl.Charge)Women’s Studies Research Centre, Gauhati University 1996-2013

        Head i/c (Hony, Addl.Charge) (Founder), Department of Women's Studies 2009-2012

  • President, Gauhati University Teachers’ Association, 2017-18 1nd 2018-19
  • Member, Executive Council, Gauhati University 2010-2013

            (first elected women member to the Executive Council, GU, elected from  Academic Council)

  •  Member in the Quality Assurance Committee of National Literacy Mission Authority, Government of India 2016-17
  • Member, Anti-Ragging Committee, Gauhati University 2016-18
  • Erstwhile Chairperson and presently Member, Internal Complaint Committee
  • Regional Coordinator (NE Region), UGC Scheme for CapacityBuilding of Women Managers in Higher Education 2003-2012
  • Core Group Resource Person, UGC Scheme for Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education 2012
  • Member, UGC National Consultative Committee for the UGC Scheme for Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education 20013-2012
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Preparation of SHDR, Assam.2012-15
  • Member, National Resource Group, Mahila Samakkhya, Government of India 2012-14
  • Member, Executive Body, Asom Mahila Samata Society 2012-14
  • Member, Executive Body, Kerala Mahila Samakkhya 2012-13
  • Member, Executive Body, Bihar Mahila Samakkhya 2012-14
  • Erstwhile Member, Socio-economic Committee, Assam State Commission for Women.
  • Erstwhile Member, Governing Body, M.N.C. Balika Mahavidyalay, Nalbari
  • Erstwhile Member, Governing Body, Pub-Bongshor College, Kamrup.
  • Erstwhile Member, Governing Body, Mangaldoi College, Kamrup
  • Erstwhile Member, Unfairmeans Committee, Gauhati University
  • Erstwhile Member, Affiliation Committee, Gauhati University
  • Erstwhile Member, Finance Management Committee, Gauhati University
  • Erstwhile Member, College Development Council, Gauhati University
  • Member, Post Graduate Committee of Courses and Studies, Dept of Economics, G.U
  • Member, Under Graduate Committee of Courses and Studies, Dept of Economics, Gauhati University
  • Member, Advisory Committee, Centre for Women’s Studies, Dibrugarh University
  • Erstwhile Member, Advisory Committee, Women’s Studies Centre, Nagaland University
  • Erstwhile Member, Advisory Committee, Women’s Studies Centre, Manipur University
  • Erstwhile Member, Advisory Committee, Women’s Studies Centre, Tripura University

 

 Reports (Published by National Commission for Women)

 

  1. Situational Analysis of Women and Girls in Assam, 2004

 

  1. Impact of Globalisation on Women of Assam, 2004

 

Report (Published by University Grants Commission)

 

Impact study and Evaluation under UGC Scheme on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education in the XI Plan 2013

 

Books (in Assamese)(co-authored)

 

  1. Ucchatar Madhyamik Arthatatwa aru Bharatiya Arthaniti Vol. I and II,

                                                                  published by Students Stores

 

  1. Snatak Mahalar Arthatatwa (Byastigata  Arthabigyan)

                                                                  published by Students Stores

 

  1. Snatak Mahalar Arthatatwa (Samaastigata  Arthabigyan)

                                                                  published by Students Stores

 

 

  •  Migration and Unemployment in Assam, Indian Journal of Regional Science,  Vol. II, no.2, Regional  Science Association, India, IIT, Kharagpur,1979.
  •  Impact of Economic Development on Women of Assam, Debi, R. (ed) Women of Assam, Omsons, Guwahati,1990    
  •  Inter-State Disparities in the Nutritional Level of Living in India, With Special Reference to Assam, Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol. xxiv, no.2, 1992, Regional Science Association, India, IIT, Kharagpur.
  •   Inter-State Disparities in the Levels of Living in India, Journal of the Assam Science Society, Vol.36.No.4, Assam Science Society, Guwahati, 1994.
  •   Poverty, Nutrition and Health in Assam, Indian Journal of Regional Science,          Vol xxvi, No.2, Regional  Science Association, India, IIT, Kharagpur,1994
  •  Poverty and Discrimination on the basis of Gender, Gauhati University Journal of Arts, Vol xxxvi. The University of Gauhati, Guwahati, 1994
  •  Inter-State Disparities in the Nutritional Level of Development in India, With Particular Reference to the North Eastern Region in Deb, B.J.(ed) Regional Development in North East India: Issues and Prospects, Reliance, New Delhi, 1995
  •  Production, Consumption and Demand for food grains in Assam: An Analysis, Arthabeekshan, Vol-IV, No.1, 1995.
  •  Costs and Benefits of Reorganisation : the case of North East India Since Independence, Datta Ray, B. and S.P. Agrawal,(eds) Reorganisation : the case of North East India Since 1947, Concept, New Delhi,1996
  •    Rural Transformation and Women in Assam, Medhi, K (ed) Status of Women and Social Change, WSRC, GU, 1996.
  •   Growth Performance of the Agricultural Sector in Assam, GU Journal of Arts, Vol xxxviii,1996
  •    Jatiya Pujir Byabahar aru Asomor Arthanaitik Unnayan , Adip Kr. Phukan (ed) Asomor Arthaniti, Buniyad,Guwahati,1997
  •    Krishi Unnayanat Bittiya Anusthanar Bhumika, Adip Kr. Phukan (ed) Asomor Krishi Arthaniti, Buniyad,Guwahati,1997
  •    Health as an indicator of Human Development and its Status in the North Eastern Region , GU Journal of Arts, Vol xxxix,1997-98
  •  Poverty and Inequality in Meghalaya(Co-authored) Indian Journal of Regional Science, Vol30, no1, Regional   Science Association , India, IIT,Kharagpur,1998.
  •  Impact of Input Subsidies on Agricultural Development (co- authored), Assam Economic Review, Vol VII, Department of Economics, G U, July1999
  •   People’s Participation, Decentralised Planning: A Case Study Abstract  volume cum Souvenir 32nd Annual Regional Science Conference, Nov17-18, Kolkata, 2000,
  •   Housing pattern of Urban Jorhat, Kharagpur(co-authored), Indian Journal of Regional  Science,Vol. xxxiv, no.1, Regional Science Association, India, IIT, 2002
  • Inter State Disparities in Production and Productivity of Foodgrains, Goswami, Atul(ed) Regional Disparities in India, Akansha, New Delhi,2001
  •   Floods: A  Threat  to Sustainable  Development, The 2nd   International Conference  on   Sustainable Agriculture ,  Water Resources Development  and Earth Care Policies ;  Abstracts , 2002.
  •  Food Habits of the Garos of Kahumari and Duglapara Areas in Goalpara District of Assam: A study in the Perspective of Social Change Proceeding of the Eighty Eighth Session of the Indian Science Congress, New Delhi, 2001.
  •    Gender Disparity in India, ICWES12 Proceedings, in CD-ROM,2002
  •   Education for the Survival of Human Race: A Study of Population and Development Education Project in Assam, Bhagabati N. and  H. Talesra (ed) Education for the Survival of Human Race, Authorpress in collaboration with Assam State Centre of Council for Teacher Education and Rajasthan Council of Educational Administration and Management, New Delhi, 2004
  •  A Profile of Child Labour in the North-eastern States of India(co-authored with Bansari Choudhury) in GU Journal of Arts, Vol XL, Gauhati University, Guwahati, 2004-05
  •  Khelar Batari:Kar Babe Kar Batori?, Biswajit Kakoti (ed) Samarkala ,Guwahati 2005
  • Crime and Violence against Women: The Situation in Assam The trend, dimension, police action and societal reaction (co-authored with Indranoshee Das) in Sudhir H. and Jubita Hajarimayun (ed) .Violence against Women. Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2005
  •      A Study of Sectoral Development of Assam :Retrospect and Prospect Supplementary Observation, Das, G.(ed) Structural Change and Strategy of Development , Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi,2005
  •  The Unhealthy Health Sector and the Women of Assam, Passah, P.M.(ed) In Defence of Regional Economic Development in India: A Case for the North-East,  Akansha Publishing House, New Delhi, 2006
  •  Do We Need Media Watch Groups?, Prajña Vol xvii,2007-2008
  • Conservation Values of Asian Elephants: People’s Appreciation,( co-authors: N. Hazarika, B. Talukdar, N. Nath and P. Sarma), Gajah, Journal of the Asian Elephant Specialist Group, Number 29, 2008
  •  Asomor Gramya Arthanitit Mahilar Bhumika, Bedabrata Bora (ed) Asomor Arthaniti,Guwahati, 2008.
  •  The Livelihood Debate in the Context of North East India, A.R. Dutta (ed) Human Security in North-East India, Anwesha, Guwahati,2009
  •    Valuing the Health cost of Vehicular Pollution in Guwahati in Terms of Annual loss of Workdays, Book of Abstracts, Annual Conference, Indian Econometric Society, 48 Annual conference of TIES, held at Department of Economics, Pondicherry University, Puducherry,1-3 March,2012
  •    Gender Budgeting, The Assam Tribune, dated 17.03.2012
  •  Economic Empowerment of Women in the North East- Challenges and  Opportunities, Kashyap K. Sushanta, Nandita Goswami and Anupam Dutta (Ed)  Economic Empowerment of Women in the North East Region- Issues and Challenges. Economic Planning Forum, Barbhag College. 2012
  •  Panchayati Raj and Women’s Participation in Rural Development in Begum Ferdusi (ed) 2014 Panchayati Raj System & Involvement of Women in Rural Development Rupahi College, Nagaon
  • Gender Based Inequalities – Emerging Challenges in the Context of North-Eastern States of India in Mazumder, D. et al (ed) 2015 Women Empowerment in India : Challenges Ahead Naba Ballygunge Mahavidyalaya, Kolkata
  •  Beijing +20-Some Musings,  editorial in Space and Culture, India Volume 2, Number 4, 2015 ISSN 2052-8396 (Online)
  • Women in Rural Governance in Assam (co-authored) in Bezbaruah, M.P.(ed)“Identity Aspirations, Developmental Backlogs and Governance Issues in Northeast India” Research Output of UGC-SAP-DRS1(2011-16)in the Department of Economics, Gauhati University, Maliyata Offset Press, Mirza 2016 ISBN:978-81-932883-0-6
  •  Extension Service: its Role in Agricultural Development in Assam (co-authored) in Mahanta, R. and N.A. Barua (eds) Agriculture in North East India: Present Status and the Scenario Ahead Proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference of North Eastern Economic Association (NEEA), Maliyata Offset Press, Mirza 2017 ISBN:978-81-932883-6-8

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Title: “Working of Women in Panchayats: a case study in Nalbari district”
Sponsor:  Institute of Social Sciences, New Delhi

Duration : 6 Months

Year:1995

Position/responsibility: Research Associate

 

 

2.

Title: “A socio- economic study of the Deaf and Dumb in Sipajhar area”
Sponsor:   Spastic Society, Assam

Duration: 4 months

Year:1995

Position/responsibility: Research Associate

 

3.

Title:“Impact of Input Subsidies on agriculture”(supervised)
Sponsor: Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati

Duration:6 months

Year: 1996

Position/responsibility: Superviser

 

4.

Title: “Women’s Participation in Decision Making in the Village Institution of Namghar”
Sponsor: Unicef, Kolkata.

Duration:6months

Year :1999.

Position/responsibility: Project Director.


5.
Title:“Participation of Neo literates in various developmental and innovative activities”
Sponsor: State Resource Centre, Assam .

Duration:6 months

Year:1998-99

Position/responsibility: Supervised.

 

 

 


6.

Title: “Community Mobilisation and Empowerment for Universalizing Primary Education”
Sponsor: Ministry of Human Resource Development,New Delhi

Duration: 2 months.

Year:1999

Position/responsibility: Project Director

 

 

 


7.

Title: “Examination and Consolidation of the Research and Evaluation Studies conducted since the launching of National Literacy Mission in the year 1988”.
Sponsor: National Literacy Mission,New Delhi.

Duration:  6 months .

Year:2000

Position/responsibility: Project Director

 

8.

Title: “The Girl Child in Assam”(In collaboration with Law Research Institute, Guwahati )
Sponsor: Unicef ,Kolkata.

Duration: 4 months.

Year: 1999
Position/responsibility: Consultant

 

9.

Topic: “Level of Human Development in Karbi- Anglong with special reference to women and children”
Sponsor:  Government of Assam.

Duration : 1 year.

Year: 1999-2001

Position/responsibility: Project Director

10.

Title: Population and Development Education Project in Assam:An evaluation”.
Sponsor:UNFPA through SRC, Assam.

Duration:3 months.

Year:2001

Position/responsibility: Project Director.

 

11.

Title:“Self Help Groups in Asssam :A Case Study in Bangaigaon and Darrang District”.
Sponsor: State Resource Center, Assam.

Duration:3 months. 

Year:2001

Position/responsibility: Project Director.

 

 


12.

Title:“Working of Social Sector schemes in Assam with special reference to their impact on Women and Children”
Sponsor:  Unicef,Kolkata

Duration: 6 months

Year:2002

Position/responsibility: Project Director

 

13.

Title:“ Profile of Women Panchayat Functionaries in Assam”

Sponsor: Unicef, Kolkata.

Duration:3 Months

Year:2002.

Position/responsibility: Project Director.

 

14.

Title: “Situational Analysis of Women in Assam with special  reference to Female Headed  Households”

Sponsor: Indian Council of Social Science Research(ICSSR),New Delhi.

Duration: 1 year.

Year : 2003.

Position/responsibility: Project Director.

 

15.

Title: “Study on Impact of Tribal Sub-Plan Implementation in Improving the Socio-Economic Condition of the Tribal People with Special Focus on Reduction of Poverty Level in Assam and Tamilnadu”

Sponsor: Planning Commission, New Delhi.

Year:2003.

Position/responsibility:  Consultant.

 

16.

Title: “Women and Media in the Context of Contemporary Globalisation”

Sponsor: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, Berlin

Year:2004-07

Position/responsibility:  Regional Coordinator

(It was a collaborative project. The lead institution was Institute of Development Studies Kolkata. The other partners were Institute of Women’s Studies, Lucknow, School of Women’s Studies, Jadavpur University and School of Women’s Studies, Bhubaneswar)

 

17.

Title: “Women and Work: A Probe Into the Livelihood Strategies of Women in Assam”

Sponsor: Rosa Luxemburg Foundation. Berlin

Year: 2009

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

18

Title: “District Human Development Report: Bongaigaon ”

Sponsor: GOI-UNDP Project on Strengthening Planning for Human Development”

Year:2009-10

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

19

Title: “District Human Development Report:  Darrang”

Sponsor: GOI-UNDP Project on Strengthening Planning for Human Development”

Year:2009-10

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

20

Evaluation of STEP projects- Biswa Santi Sakti Parishad, Guwahati- Assam- Piggery project’

Sponsor: Department of Women and Child Development, MHRD.

Year 2005

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

 

21

Evaluation of STEP projects- Centre for Rural Development –Poultry project

Sponsor: Department of Women and Child Development, MHRD.

Year 2005

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

22.

Title: Reviewing the Existing Schemes Devoted Towards Enhancing the Participation Rate of Women in Higher Education

Sponsor: UGC

Year 2011-12

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

 

23

Pilot Project: “Indicators of Impact of Training of Women Panchayat functionaries

Sponsor: Frederich Ebert Stiftung

Year 2005

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator

 

24

Title: Impact study and Evaluation under UGC Scheme on Capacity Building of Women Managers in Higher Education in the XI Plan:

Year:2012-13

Position/responsibility:  Project Coordinator