Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya

Siliguri, Dist: Darjeeling, West Bengal, India

Affiliated To The University Of North Bengal

NAAC Accredited

ISO 9001:2115

Dr. Sumitra Naha (Das)

Department Of Economics
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Qualification: M.Sc., Ph.D
Designation: Associate Professor
Specialization: Statistics & Econometrics
Area of Research Interest : Development Studies, Population Studies, Gender Studies and Applied Corporate Finance.


Father’s Name: Sri Samar Bhusan Das
Permanent Address: “AVINASH BHAWAN”, 8/6 Suryasen Street,
1No.Dabgram, P.O-Rabindra Sarani, Dist-Darjeeling, Siliguri-734006
Birth place: Kolkata
Gender: Female
Marital Status: Married
Nationality: Indian
Religion: Hinduism
Language Known: English, Bengali, Hindi
District: Darjeeling
Interested In: Music, Motivational Talks, Numerology, Travel & Adventure


BScUniversity of Calcutta19962ndEconomics (Honours)
MScUniversity of Calcutta19981stStatistics & Econometrics
Ph. DJadavpur University2005 Economics


NET with UGC JRF in 1998


Working as Associate Professor in the Dept. of Economics1st April 2022-till date  at Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya, affiliated to University of North Bengal
Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Economics1st April 2010-31st March 2022  at Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya, affiliated to University of North Bengal
Lecturer of Economics (July 2007- March 2010)  1st July 2007- 31st March 2010)  at Gyan Gyoti college, affiliated to University of North Bengal


Ph.D in Economics from Jadavpur University in 2005
Title: Financial Structure of Indian Firms: some selected Industries


  • Teacher member of the Governing Body of Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya (2011-2015)
  • Member (University Nominee) of the Governing body of Siliguri College of Commerce (2018-till date)
  • Member of Board of Studies in Economics at University of North Bengal (2017-2023)



  • “Product Market Competition and Capital Structure of Firms: The Indian Evidence” written jointly with Malabika Roy published in UGC approved Journal of Quantitative Economics, The Econometric Society, ISSN: 0971-1554 (July 2011) Vol. 9(2), pp. 140-153
  • “Quality teaching: An Effective Integration of Content knowledge and Teaching Strategy” published in UGC approved Journal of Educational Chronicle ISSN: 2229-6220 (June 2015), pp. 1-25
  • “Education, Skill Development and Employability of Women: Evidence from India” published in Chinaky-A Research Journal on Humanities and Social Science, ISSN: 2349-0500 (June 2016), pp. 11-19
  • “A Case Study of International Border-Side Village and its Sense of Belongingness to the Country” written jointly with Urbi Ghosh published in Salesian Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, ISSN: 0976-1861 Vol. VII, No. 2 (December 2016), pp. 127-134
  • “Sustainability of the Small Tea Growers: A Study of the North Bengal Region” published in UGC approved International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts (IJCRT) ISSN: 2320-2882 (April 2018), pp. 1-9
  • “Financial Constraints and Lender Selection: An Empirical Analysis” published in Journal of Economic Research, Hanyang Economic Research Institute, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea ISSN: 1226-4261 Volume. 25, No. 2 (August 31, 2020), pp. 101-124
  • “Women Entrepreneurs in India: Combating with the Gender Bias” published in SMS Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ISSN: 2349-7920 Volume. VII, No.1 (December 2020), pp. 43-51
  • “Performance of MGNREGA: A Cross State Comparison of the North-Eastern Region”, Rabindra Bharati University Journal of Economics, ISSN: 0975-802X Volumes XIII & XIV (December 2020), pp. 144-156
  • “International Migration and Social Change in India: The North-East Evidence”, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Studies (IJHSSS), ISSN: 2349-6711 Volume: VIII, Issue-II (March 2022), pp: 100-111

Chapters in Edited Books

  • “Women’s Education and Work Participation in the Eastern Region”, pp: 41-59 (May 2016), in Barman B. (Ed.) Economy and Society of Eastern India, Ranar Sahitya Prakashan ISBN 978-93-5265-352-2
  • “Globalisation, Consumerism and Ecological Sustainability: A Gender Perspective” pp:30-39 (September 2016), in Saikia, A. (Ed) Environment and Developmental Issues, Micro-publishers, Naharkatia Assam ISBN 978-93-5235-535-8
  • “Changing Gender Relations in Forestry- Pre and Post Implementation Years of Joint Forest Management” pp: 259-271 (2017), in Ghosh. T.K. (Ed) Forests, Environment and Sustainable Development in India Issues and Challenges, LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing ISBN     978-620-2-07282-3
  • “Urbanisation in India Entails Inclusive Economic Growth: Myth or Reality” pp. 156-164

(January 2020), in Kundu, P.K (Ed) Sustainable Urbanization in East India Present Trends and Future Concerns, Levant Books India ISBN 978-93-88069-43-4

  • “The Changing Face of Return Migration in the Era of the Corona Virus pandemic”, pp. 371-386 (2021), in Ghosh T.K, Chatterjee, T. and I. Ghosh (Ed) COVID-19 Pandemic and its Multidimensional Impact the Road Ahead, Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi ISBN 978-81-950760-2-4
  • “Is COVID Changing Women’s Lives? – A Study of the Tourism Industry in India”, pp. 229-240, (2021), in Bhuimali Anil & S.K. Ghosal (Ed) Disadvantaged Groups and the COVID-19 Crisis in India No One left Behind, Authors Press, New Delhi ISBN 978-93-90891-47-4
  • “Digital Divide Vs. Innovation: Fallout of E-Education in the Era of Covid-19 Crisis”, pp. 201-212 (2021), in Ghosh T.K & K.K. Bagchi (Ed) Education in India Impact of Covid-19 Crisis and Contemporary Issues, Serials Publications Pvt. Ltd ISBN 978-93-91844-22-6
  • “The Gendered Impact of Psychological Health during the Pandemic: Indian Evidence”, pp. 71-82, (January 2022), in Deb, P. (Ed) The Silent Crisis over Social Security in the Pandemic Era, Mittal Publications ISBN 978-93-90692-38-5
  • “Indian Digital Transformation in the Era of Pandemic: Addressing the Digital Divide and the Technological Unemployment”, pp. 74-84, (February 2022), in Naha, S. & M.R.C Bhowal  (Ed), Socio-Economic Implications of Covid-19 Pandemic in India: Growing Challenges and Potential Solutions, New Delhi Publishers ISBN 978-93-93878-01-4
  • “Increased proportion of Farmwork undertaken by Women is a key to Rural Development: Myth or Reality”, pp. 185-198, (January2024), in Ghosh, T.K, Ahmed, A.M & S.S. Laha (Ed) Economic Development in India Problems, Prospects and Policies, Abhijeet Publications ISBN 978-93-92816-76-5

Conference Proceedings

  • “Urbanization in India: An Outcome of Demographic Transition” pp: 40-50 (September 2014), in the conference on Population, Urbanisation and Changing State of Environment.
  • “Rapid population Growth and Spread of Education: Indian Evidence” pp:254-265 (August 2015) in the conference on Changing Scenario of Society and Culture in the Context of Globalisation.
  • “Fostering Entrepreneurs-hip among women in India: Advancing Empowerment”, pp.: 412-418 (August 2015), in the conference on Women empowerment Miles to Go…
  • “Sustainable Urbanization in India and its Implications” pp: 239-246 (January 2016), Trends and Developments in Science, Social Science and Humanities.
  • “Gender Sensitive Governance: Increasing the Likelihood of Women Entrepreneurs Benefiting Equally from Development Activities” pp: 233-242 (2016), in the conference on Good Governance and the Society: An Indian perspective
  • “Inclusive Growth and Economic Development in India: The Role of the Service Sector”, pp: 67-81 (September 2017), in the conference on Economic Development, Environment and Backward Communities in the New Era, Ranar Sahitya Prakashan




“Food Processing in North Bengal: Problems and Prospects”. 2011, UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Contemporary Issues in Informal Sector, Migration and Sustainable Livelihood-National and Regional Concerns” organised by Department of Economics, Siliguri College

“Indian Chai: Market Realities”. 2012, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Marketing Problems of Indian Tea Industries with Special reference to Dooars and Assam Tea, organised by Department of Economics, Maynaguri College

“Women in Medicine: The Indian Case” 2012, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Women’s Empowerment in India: Different Facets, organised by Centre for Women’s Studies, P.D. Women’s College, Jalpaiguri in collaboration with CDHI, Jalpaiguri

“Status of Education in North Bengal: Present and Future” 2013, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Economic Reforms in India with Special Reference to the Socio-economic Development of North Bengal organised by Siliguri College of Commerce in collaboration with SJDA

“Sustainability of Small Tea Growers and their Role in Revival of Tea Industry in North Bengal”2013, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Contemporary North Bengal (1947-2011): A Discourse on Regional Politics and Economy organised by Department of History, Siliguri College in association with Munshi Prem Chand Mahavidyalaya, Siliguri

Women in Service Sector: The Indian Context 2014, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Changing Dimensions of women in India: Dimensions and Concerns organized by Centre for Women’s Studies, University of North Bengal

“MGNREGA-An Instrument for Rural Transformation and Social inclusion: An Evaluation” December 2015, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Contemporary Regional Development: Issues and Challenges organized by Department of Economics, University of North Bengal

“Perception of Women and Environmental Sustainability” March 2016, UGC sponsored National Seminar on Women in 21st Century: Livelihood, Environment and Sustainability organized by Centre for Women’s Studies, University of North Bengal

“Reflection on Practice: A Catalyst to Real Learning” June 2016, NAAC sponsored National Seminar on Achieving Quality in Higher Education: Constraints, Complexities and Challenges organized by Dept. of Commerce, St. Joseph’s College, Darjeeling

“Educational scenario in North Bengal: Inter District Variation” September 2016, ICHR Sponsored National Seminar on Demography and its Impact in North Bengal with Special reference to the Himalayan Region organized by Dept. of History, Gyan Jyoti College

“Demographic Transition, Population Ageing and Labour Migration: Regional Patterns in India” March 2017, IQAC sponsored International seminar on Glocal issues In Contemporary Art, Culture and Society organized by Birpara College

“Environmental Justice and Women: The Indian Scenario” January 2018, International seminar on Environmentalism, Globalism and Morality organized by The Institute of Cross-Cultural Studies and Academic Exchange, ELON, NC, USA in collaboration with Alipurduar College, Maynaguri College& Coochbehar Panchanan Barma University

“An Insight into the Relationship between Women’s Skill Development and Work Participation” September 2019, 16th International Seminar on Development of Human Resource organized by Institute for Social Development and Research Ranchi, Jharkhand

“Cross-Border Migration and its Long-term Implications: A Study of North-East Region of India” March 2022, UGC- SAP International Seminar on Development Co-operation between India and Neighbouring Countries: Possibilities and Challenges organised by UGC-SAP DRS-II, Department of Economics, Tripura University in collaboration with Research Information System (RIS), New Delhi

“Transformation of Social values during COVID-19 period: Evidence from India” March, 2022, 21st International Seminar on Social Value organized by Institute for Social Development and Research Ranchi, Jharkhand

“Pandemic Induced STIGMA and the Road Ahead” March 2022, National Seminar on Sustainable Development and the Quality-of-Life Pre-Requisites in Post-Pandemic Society organized by UGC-SAP DRS-II, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur



Participated in Workshop on “Investment Opportunities in North Bengal”. 2011 organised by CII, North Bengal Chapter

“The Determinants of Capital Structure: A Panel Regression Analysis”. 2011, 18th University Level Workshop on Training in Research Methodology and Applications organized by Department of Economics, North Bengal University.

Is the Distance Mode of Learning Effective in Making Education more Inclusive? 2011, Workshop on “Open Educational Resources for Distance Mode of Learning” Directorate of Distance Education, University of North Bengal and sponsored by Distance Education Council, New Delhi

“Inter-Industry Differences in Capital Structure: Evidence from India”. 2017, 23rd University-Level Research Methodology Training and Workshop organised by Department of Economics, North Bengal University.

Active Citizens’ Facilitatory Development Workshop (29.01.2018-02.02.2018) organised by NSS NBU in association with British Council, Kolkata and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth.

  • “Inter-Industry differences in capital structure: The Evidence from India”. Jan 2003, 5th Money Finance Conference of IGIDR, Mumbai
  • Financial Constraints and Lender Importance. Mar 2004, 6th Money Finance Conference of IGIDR, Mumbai

       1. Orientation Program for Program Officers (09.11.2014-15.11.2014) organized by Training, Orientation and Research Centre, Narendrapur Ramkrishna Mission sponsored by Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports.



A.Orientation Program(09.08.2011 to 05.09.2011) organised by ASC, University of North Bengal

B. Refresher Course in Research Methodology (20.08.2013 to 09.09.13) organized by ASC, University of North Bengal

C. Refresher course in Economics (08.12.2017 to 28.12.2017) organised by HRDC, North Bengal University.

D. Refresher course in Cognitive Economics (09.02.2021 to 22.02.2021) organised by HRDC, MANUU, A Central University

E. Short Term course on Statistical Computing Techniques for Quantitative and Qualitative data (14.12.2016-20.12.2016) organized by HRDC, University of North Bengal

F. Short Term course on Gender Sensitization (30.08.2017-05.09.2017) organized by HRDC, University of North Bengal

G. Short Term course on Research Methodology (17.12.2019-23.12.2019) organised by HRDC, University of North Bengal.

H. FDP in Online Teaching and Learning in India (17.06.2020-22.06.2020) organised by MHRD with Bodoland University, Kokrajhar (BTAD), Assam


Worked as a UGC Research Fellow (JRF & SRF) in the Department of Economics of Jadavpur University from 2000-2005.


1.Counselling  Member2011-12 to 2022-23
2.AdmissionMember2014-15 to 2017-18
3.RoutineMember2017-18 to 2022-23
3.SeminarMember2011-14, 2017- 20
 Career CounsellingMember2014-15, 2016-17
4.ExaminationConvenor2012-13 & 2015-16
5.Student WelfareConvenor2013-14 to 2015-16
6.Student Health HomeConvenor2017-18
8.NSS Unit-1Programme Officer2013-14 to 2021-22
9.UGCConvenor2017-18 to 2022-23
11.Remedial CoachingCoordinator and resource person2011-12 to 2013-14
12.Entry-in-ServicesResource person2014-2016



Worked as NSS Program Officer of NSS Unit-I of Siliguri Mahila Mahavidyalaya (2013-14 to 2021-22).


  1. Numeracy and Problem-Solving Skills
  2. Adaptability and Team work skill


Financial Economics, Development Economics, Gender Studies

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