DEPARTMENT OF
Economics

faculty

Dr. Shinu Varkey

Assistant Professor & Head

shinuvarkey@sbcollege.ac.in
Full Name:
Shinu Varkey
Designation:
Assistant Professor & Head
Department:
Economics
Mobile Number:
9495681812
Residence Phone Number:
0481-2330476
Educational Qualifications:
MA, M.Phil, Ph.D.
Awards and Achievements:
  • Completed Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Ph.) with First Division from Vishwa Jyoti Gurukul, Institute of Philosophy, Christnagar, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
Area of Specialization:
Development Economics, Agricultural Economics, International Political Economy
Papers Presented:
  • "Instability in Indian Agriculture", St Berchmans College, Changanassery, February 2017.
  • "A Note on the History of the Idea of Fiscal Austerity", St Berchmans College, Changanassery, September 2015.
  • "Semi-Feudalism and Technological Progress: The Case of Indian Agriculture", CSRD, Jawaharlal Nehru University, August 2012.
  •  "Instability in Foodgrains Production in India", Jawaharlal Nehru University, November 2010.
  • "Food Grains Production in Andhra Pradesh: A Study of Trends and Patterns", University of Hyderabad, December 2009.
  • "Institutional Credit: How can it Address the Crisis in Agriculture?", University of Hyderabad, October 2007.
  • "Changing Role of Institutional Credit in India: An Evaluation in the Context of Economic Reforms", Banaras Hindu University, April 2007.
  • "Foreign Exchange Reserves: A New Avenue for Financing Infrastructure", Banaras Hindu University, March 2007.
FDP'S ATTENDED:
  • UGC Sponsored Refresher Course at University of Hyderabad from 18.10.2021 to 30.10.2021
  • UGC Sponsored Orientation Programme conducted by the UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram from 16.01.2019 to 12.02.2019
  • Refresher course at UGC-HRDC, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (20.07.2015 to 14.08.2015)
  • Orientation Course at UGC-HRDC, University of Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram (16.01.2019 to 12.02.2019)
RESEARCH PROJECTS:
  • Project Title: "Interlinked Transactions and Agricultural Performance in Uttar Pradesh: A Study of the Eastern and Bundelkhand Regions", Agency: UGC, Amount: Rs 1,50,000, Period: 2014-2016
DETAILS OF SEMINARS/ CONFERENCES ORGANIZED:
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on "Fiscal Austerity and Economic Development: The Case of India" at St Berchmans College, Changanacherry, 09-10 September 2015.
Memberships:
  • Member, Kerala Economic Association (KEA)
  • Voluntary associate with Vishwa Jyoti Communications, Varanasi which is a Centre for media, art and culture which is committed to promotion of human rights, primary education, communal harmony, community building, and development through low-cost media.
INVOLVEMENT IN THE ACADEMIC BODIES OF OTHER INSTITUTIONS:
  • Member, Committee of Experts, K.N. Raj Study Centre for Planning and Centre -State Financial Relations, M G University, Kottayam.
  • Served as external examiner of PG projects March 2020, School of Livelihood, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Campus.
  • Examiner for the scrutiny of question paper V Semester UG (CBCS) Examination, November 2021, Assumption College, Changanassery
  • Question Paper Setter for the III Semester M.A/M.Sc./M.Com Degree Examination – JANUARY 2022, Maharajas College, Ernakulam.
  • Member, PG and UG Board of Studies in Economics, St Berchmans College (Autonomous) Changanassery.
  • Secretary UG Board of Studies in Economics, St Berchmans College (Autonomous) Changanassery.
  • Chairman, PG Board of Examiners, Department of Economics, SB College
  • Coordinator, Equal opportunity Centre, SB College
  • Member, Admission Committee, SB College
  • Coordinator, Internal Examinations, Department of Economics, SB College
  • Member, College Library Committee
  • Convener, The Rao Sahib (Dr) T C Joseph Tachenkary Memorial Annual Distinguished or Eminent Speaker Symposium Series
  • Assistant Coordinator, Ek Bbharat Sshreshtha Bharat at SB College
  • Committee member, National Collaborations and MOUs
  • Member, SB Academic Review (Humanities)
OFFICIAL ROLES IN ADMINISTRATION / CORPORATE LIFE OF THE COLLEGE:
  • Member, Admission Committee
  • Member and Secretary, UG Board of Studies in Economics, St Berchmans College (Autonomous) Changanassery.
  • Chairman, PG Board of Examiners, Department of Economics, SB College
  • Coordinator, Internal Examinations, Department of Economics
  • Invigilator and internal examiner of end semester examinations of SB College
  • Mentor I DC, Walk with a scholar programme
Current Positions:
  • Assistant Professor (December 2012 – till date), Department of Economics, St. Berchmans College, Changanassery, Kerala
  • Economist (January 2009 – December 2009), Binary Investment Research Pvt.Ltd., Hyderabad
  • Associate (May 2005 - April 2007), Vishwa Jyoti Communications, Varanasi