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Faculty Profile

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Indranil De

Primary Areagroup(s):

Social Sciences

Designation:

Associate Professor

Secondary Areagroup(s):

Economics

Current Areas of Interest:

Institutional Economics, Political Economy, Urban Studies, Informal Labour Market, Gender and Development, Econometrics

indranil@irma.ac.in

(O) 221919

Profile Summary
  • Dr. Indranil De is an Associate Professor in the area of Social Sciences and Economics. His areas of interest are institutional economics, political economy, transaction cost economics, labour economics, slum improvement and applied econometrics.   

    Dr. De is also the Editor of International Journal of Rural Management which is published by Sage.  He is also the Chair of Fellow Programme in Rural Management at IRMA.

    He holds a Ph.D degree from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He worked on Fiscal Decentralisation and Access to Basic Services in Rural India with Reference to Water Supply and Sanitation in West Bengal. He has also completed M.Phil and MA in Economics from the same university. His title of dissertation in M.Phil was Water Resource Management in India with Special Reference to Major and Medium Irrigation Systems. He has undergone a training programme Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning (GloColl) from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

    Prior to joining IRMA he worked as Assistant Professor of Economics in BITS Pilani  K. K. Birla Goa Campus. He taught courses as Microeconomics, Econometrics and Project Appraisal. He also worked as Assistant Professor with International Management Institute-Kolkata for a brief period. 
       
    Dr. De has also worked for more than four years with renowned research institutions and important projects. He has worked with National Council of Applied Economic Research and Indian Council for Research in International Economic Relations. His research work has mainly addressed the socio-economic developmental issues and related government policies. 
     
    He has also worked with the industry for three and half years. In his capacity as Assistant Manager in HSBC Technology and Services he has contributed to Propensity Modeling and Marketing Mix Modeling. 

Lifetime Member
  • Indian Society for Ecological Economics
  • Collective Action and Cooperation
  • Development Theory
  • Applied Econometric Analysis for Rural Managers
  • Social Cost Benefit Analysis
  • Public Policy Analysis

MDP-Coordinated

  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (February 20 - 22, 2020)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (December 18 - 20, 2019)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (November 14 - 16, 2019)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (July 18 - 20, 2018)
  • Rural Immersion Programme, (February 21 - 23, 2018)
  • Rural Immersion Programme for the Students of Unitedworld School of Business, (January 29 - 31, 2018)
  • Rural Immersion Programme, (September 23 - 25, 2016)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (November 26 - 28, 2015)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (November 19 - 21, 2014)

MDP-Instructed

  • Result-Based Approach to Rural Development Management for Society for Action in Community Health, (October 10 - 13, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (September 2 - 21, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 22 - August 10, 2019)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (October 8 - 27, 2018)
  • General Business Management Programme for National Dairy Development Board, (July 16 - August 4, 2018)
  • Faculty Development Programme on Rural Management for National Council of Rural Institutes, (May 6 - 12, 2018)
  • General Management and Leadership Programme (GMP), (February 26 - March 10, 2018)
  • Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods, (May 8 - 10, 2017)
  • General Management Programme (GMP), (January 19 - February 7, 2015)
  • Rural Livelihoods and Poverty Alleviation, (January 20 - 24, 2014)
  • General Management Programme, (January 6 - 25, 2014)

Journals

International
  • Determinants of  Rural Sanitation in India and Implications for Public Policy. Journal of Water Sanitation and Hygiene for Development. Vol. 8, No. 4
  • De, Indranil. (2017). Slum Improvement in India: Determinants and Approaches. Housing Studies. Taylor & Francis. ISSN: 0267-3037 (Print) 1466-1810 (Online), Vol. 32, No. 7

  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. (2016). Dangers of Decentralisation in Urban Slums: A Comparative Study of Water Supply and Drainage Service Delivery in Kolkata, India. Development Policy Review. Wiley Publishing, Print ISSN: 0950-6764, Online ISSN: 1467-7679,  Vol. 34, No. 2

  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. (2016). Local Self-governance, Ethnic Division in Slums and Preference for Water Supply Institutions in Kolkata, India. Water Policy. ISSN: 1366-7017, IWA Publishing, Vol.18. No.2
  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. (2016). Deprivation in Slums and Child Poverty: Study on Kolkata. International Journal of Social Economics, ISSN: 0306-8293, Emerald Group Publishing, Vol 43. Issue 7

  • De. Indranil. (2009). Decentralisation on Access to Rural Water Supply Services: A Study of Six Villages in West Bengal, India. Asia-Pacific Journal of Rural Development, ISSN: 1018-5291, Vol.XIX, Number 1
National
  • De, Indranil, Mukul Kumar and H. S. Shylendra (2019). Work Conditions and Employment for Women in Slums. Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 54, No. 21

  • De, Indranil. (2009). Can Decentralisation Improve Rural Water Supply Services? Economic and Political Weekly, ISSN: 0012-9976, Vol. XLIV, No.1
  • De, Indranil. (2009). Progress of Rural Decentralisation in India. Political Economy Journal of India, ISSN: 0971-2097, Vol 18, No 1&2.
  • De, Indranil. (2009). Inequity in Rural Local Government Finance in India. Indian Journal of Economics, ISSN: 0019-5170, Vol. XC, No. 357
  • Ahuja, Rajeev and Indranil De. (2004). Health Insurance for the Poor: Need to Strengthen Healthcare Provision. Economic and Political Weekly, ISSN: 0012-9976, Vol. XXXIX, No. 41
  • De, Indranil. (2004). Investment Opportunities in Major and Medium Irrigation in India, an Analysis Considering Unutilised Potential, Efficiency and Cost. Indian Journal of Economics, ISSN: 0019-5170, Vol. LXXXV, No 336

Conferences

International
  • De, Indranil and Mukul Kumar. 2019. Woman Farm Employment, Decision-making and Sources of Irrigation: A Study on Upper and Lower Canal Areas of Uttar Pradesh, India. Seeds of Change Conference, 2nd to 4th April 2019, University of Canberra, Australia

  • Prasad, Uday Shankar and Indranil De. 2015. Technology matters: ensuring drinking water supplies to rural households. 38th WEDC International Conference - Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services Beyond 2015: Improving access and sustainability, 27th to 31st July 2015, Loughborough University, United Kingdom

  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. 2014. Dangers of Decentralisation in Urban Slums: A Comparative Study on Water Supply and Drainage Service Delivery in Kolkata, India. UNICEF-IDS Conference ?Rethinking Urbanisation and Equity in Asia: Harnessing the Potential of Urban Living for all Children, 9th and 10th June 2014, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. 2014. Slum Development Approaches in India: Governance and Public Policy Options. UNICEF-IDS Conference on Rethinking Urbanisation and Equity in Asia: Harnessing the Potential of Urban Living for all Children, 9th and 10th June 2014, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, United Kingdom

International Conference within India
  • De, Indranil. 2017. Urban Sanitation, Co-Financing and the Myth Of Co-Production: The Case of Indian Slums. INSEE-KILA International Conference, Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives: Voices, Policies and Commitments, Ninth INSEE Biennial Conference, 2017, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Thrissur, 8 - 10 November 2017

  • De, Indranil. 2017. Determinants of Slum Improvement in India. XII International Conference on Public Policy and Management, August 7th to 9th, 2017, Centre for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

  • De, Indranil and Saswata N Biswas . 2016. Agribusiness, climate change, and collective institutions: A cast study of cardamom cultivation in North Sikkim. International Conference on Agribusiness in Emerging Economies, 6th to 7th January, 2016, Institute of Rural Management Anand, Anand
  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. 2014. Decentralisation Criteria and Political Economy: A Study on Service Delivery in Slums of Kolkata, India. 10th Annual Conference on Economic Growth and Development, 18th to 20th  December 2014, Indian Statistical Institute Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • De, Indranil. 2008. Inequity in Rural Local Government Finance in India: A Comparison of West Bengal with other States. International Conference on Three Decades of Rural Decentralisation in West Bengal: Lessons and Future Options, 12-13 December 2008, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
National
  • De, Indranil. 2018. Urban Sanitation and User Pay: The Case of Indian Slums. Development Convention 2018, India at Seventy: New Development Challenges, Institute for Social and Economic Change, 24-25 April 2018.

  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. 2016. Local Self-governance, Ethnic Division in Slums and Preference for Water Supply Institutions in Kolkata, India. 8th Biennial Conference of the Indian Society for Ecological Economics, 4th to 6th January 2016, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru
  • Das, Samantak, Indranil De and Sanjib Pohit. 2013. Health Sector Reforms in India: A Situational Analysis. 49th Annual Conference of the Indian Econometric Society, January 9-11, 2013, Department of Statistics, Patna University, Patna
  • De, Indranil and Tirthankar Nag. 2013. Local Electoral Competition and Delivery of Water Supply and Drainage Services: A Case Study of Slums in Kolkata, India. National Seminar on Making Democratic Governance Work: Reinventing Public Service Delivery Systems in India, 5th and 6th November 2013, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

Reviews

Journal Article Review
  • Reviewer of Housing Studies, International Journal of Urban Sciences, International Journal of Rural Management

Other Publications

Magazine
  • De, Indranil. (2006). Decentralisation of Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Services. Yojana, June 2006
Online
  • Drinking water supply system for rural India and the role of technology: Implications for the Post2015 Agenda, Global Water Forum, Posted on February 29, 2016 in Agriculture, Developemnt, Siscussion Themes, Economics, Water

Other Activities

Symposium
  • Participated in Indo-German Symposium on "Smart Cities: Challenges & Opportunities" held from 27-29 April 2016 in Berlin (Germany)
Completed
  • Project Title: Determinants of Demand for Sanitation in India

    Funding Organisation: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

  • Project Title: Restoring the Ganges: Healthier rivers for safer water and more productive acro-ecosystems

    Funding Organisation: International Water Management Institute, Sri Lanka

  • Project Title: Conducting a research study to comprehend and analyse the issues of economic security and safety of females engaged in income generating activities in unorganised economic sectors in Bhuj city of Kutch district

    Funding Organisation: Kutch Mahila Vikas Sangathan, Bhuj, Gujarat

  • Project Title: What Ails Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor? A Study of Issues and Linkages in Slums of Kolkata

    Funding Organisation: South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI)

    Proposal accepted by 13th Round Regional Research Competition, 2011

Ongoing
  • Project Title: Innovation Centre for Eco-Prudent Wastewater Solutions (IC-ECOWS) Funding
    Organisation: Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India
    Period: 2019-present

Completed
  • Project Title: Evaluation of Bottom 20 Strategy under MGNREGA

    Funding Organisation: State Rural Employment Society, Government of Meghalaya

  • Project Title: Impact Assessment of Training Programmes of NIRD&PR- 2014-15

    Funding Organisation: National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

Ongoing
  • Project Title: Impact of SSNNL Canal introduction in the arid, semi arid and drought prone area on socio economic environment

    Funding Organisation: Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd.

    Period: 2018 - present
  • Project Title: Review of Training Programmes and Fund Management Pattern of SIRDs and ETCs

    Funding Organisation: Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India

    Period: 2018 - present