About 40thAnnual National Conference of
Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad

India, as an emerging world economy has made significant strides in stepping up her rate of economic growth during the past few decades from the abysmal Hindu rate of growth to which the economy was tied down during the initial few decades of Planning. Now India is the 7th largest economy in the world economy and is posited to open up a huge untapped market with her teeming population estimated at almost 1.4 billion.

However, quite a few areas of concern stir uneasiness in the minds of the economists, most important of this being whether the growth is sustainable or not from the point of view of increasing productivity and efficiency along with generating adequate employment opportunities for the growing proportion of the young members of the society. No less attention needs also be drawn to the issue of equity in the economy which exhibits a glaring Gini coefficient of 0.33 and ranks 129th with respect to HDI. There is also a perceptible difference in the growth and development performance of the 28 odd states and 7 Union Territories.

This deserves a sector wise analysis of the growth trajectories in the perspective of the above mentioned issues.

  • Agriculture
  • Industry, Labour and Emerging Markets
  • 50 yrs of Bank Nationalisation: Way Ahead
  • Inequality and Justice
  • Social sector


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Organizing Committee for 40th Annual BEA Conference

Organising Committee :

Advisor: Prof.  Mamata Ray, Vice-chairperson (Academic), West Bengal State Council of Higher Education.
Chairperson: Prof. Krishna Roy, Principal, Bethune College, Kolkata
Co- Chairperson: Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay


  • Dr. Amita Kar, TCS
  • Dr. Kamal Kanti Som, IQAC Coordinator
  • Dr. Rita Sengupta
  • Dr. Dipayan Chattopadhyay
  • Dr. Goutam Goswami
  • Dr. Anushila Hazra Bhattacharya
  • Dr. Sudeshna Mitra
  • Heads of all Departments
  • In-charges of the subcommittees.

Call for Papers

Papers are invited for presentation and publication for the forthcoming Annual 40th Annual National Conference of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (Bengal Economic Association) On Analysing the Growth Trajectory of Indian Economy: Productivity, Efficiency, Employability & Equity in Collaboration with the Department of Economics, Bethune College, Kolkata on 29.02.2020 and 01.03.2020.


Papers should be relevant but not restricted to any of the following subtopics:

  • Agriculture
  • Industry, Labour and Emerging Markets
  • 50 yrs of Bank Nationalisation-Way Forward
  • Inequality and Justice
  • Social Sector

Full papers (4000 words) preceded by an extended abstract (1000 words) and keywords in MS-Word/ PDF to be submitted/ sent to The Convener, 40th Annual National Conference and to The President BEA at


The abstract should be an extended one that will include the objectives and the research hypotheses, a brief description of methodology, results and an outline of the paper.

Important Dates:

  • Last date for extended abstract submission: 15th January, 2020 (Date Extended)
  • Notification of Acceptance: 31st January, 2020
  • Last date for full paper submission: 15th January, 2020


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Registration Fee:

  • For Members of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (BEA): Rs. 500/-
  • For Non-members of Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad (BEA): Rs. 600/-
  • For Research Scholars: Rs. 300/-
  • For Students: Rs. 100/-

Tentative Programme Schedule

Day 1: 29.02.2020

Registration & Tea : 09-10:00 a.m.

Inaugural Session: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Mangalacharan
  • Lighting the lamp
  • Felicitation of dignitaries
  • Welcome address by the Principal, Professor Krishna Roy, Bethune College, Kolkata
  • Address by Professor Mamata Ray,Vice-Chairperson, State Council for Higher Education, West Bengal.
  • Address by the Special Guest, Professor Sugata Marjit, Director, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata.
  • Address by Professor Biswajit Chatterjee, President , Bangiya Arthaniti  Parishad
  • Address by the Guest-of-Honour Dr. Sonali Chakravarty Banerjee , Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor, University of Calcutta
  • Inaugural Address by Professor Mihir Kanti Rakshit, Former Professor, Presidency College and ISI, Kolkata
  • Address by the Conference President Professor Dilip Nachane, Chancellor, University of Manipur, Imphal, India and Professor Emeritus, IGIDR (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research), Mumbai
  • Dr. S.N. Sen Memorial Lecture by Professor Anup Sinha, Former Professor IIM, Kolkata and Director Heritage Business School
  • Vote of thanks by Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya, Secretary, Bangiya Arthaniti  Parishad , & Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay, Convenor.
  • Rapporteur : Dr. Mou Roy

Lunch : 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.,

  • A. K. Dasgupta Memorial Lecture by Dr. Pronab Sen, Former Chairman National Statistical Commission
  • Chairperson: Professor Alaknanda Patel, Professor Centre for Policy Research, Baroda
  • Rapporteur : Dr. Purba Chattopadhyay

TEA: 2:45p.m.-3:00 P.m.
Panel Discussion on 50 years of Bank Nationalisation-way forward : 3:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

  • Chairperson : Professor Dilip Nachane, Chancellor, University of Manipur, Imphal, India and Professor Emeritus, IGIDR (Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research), Mumbai


  • Professor Partha Ray, IIM, Kolkata
  • The Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Bengal Circle
  • General Manager, Planning and Development, Allahabad Bank, Kolkata
  • Representatives from Bandhan Bank and Bank of Baroda
  • Rapporteur : TBA

Day 2 : 01.03.2020

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

  • Presentation of Panchanan Chakravarty Best Teacher Award
  • Giribala Karmakar Memorial Lecture by Professor Madhushudan Dutta, Professor, Department of Economics, Kalyani University
  • Chairperson: Professor Sebak Kumar Jana, Vidyasagar University
  • Rapporteur:  Dr. Asim Karmakar &Dr. Sudip Jana

TEA: 10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Plenary l : 10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

  • Keynote Speech on Agriculture by Professor Shankar Kumar Bhowmik, Professor, Centre for Economic Studies & Policy, Central University of South Bihar.
  • Chairperson : Dr. Debesh Ray, DGM, NABARD, Bhopal
  • Rapporteur : Dr. Aparajita Dhara

Plenary II : 11:15  a.m. –12.00noon.

  • Keynote Speech on Industry, Labour and Emerging Markets by Professor C.Veeramani, IGIDR, Mumbai.
  • Chairperson : Professor Mamata Ray, Vice-Chairperson, West Bengal Higher Education Council.
  • Rapporteur : TBA

Plenary 3: 12:00 p.m. –12.45 p.m.

  • Keynote Speech on Inequality & Justice by Professor Satya Ranjan Chakravarty, Professor, ISI, Kolkata
  • Chairperson :Professor Achin Chakraborty, Director, IDSK
  • Rapporteur : Dr. Purba Roy Chaudhuri, Bhawanipur Education Society College.

Plenary 4: 12.45 p.m.- 2.15 p.m.

  • Keynote Speech on Social sectors comprising of Education and Health
  • Chairperson : Professor Rabindra Nath Bhattacharya
  • Keynote Speech on Education :Professor Debdas Banerjee, Former Prof & Vice-Chancellor of Central University of Bihar; and former ICSSR Senior Fellow
  • Keynote Speech on Health  :Professor Barun Kanjilal Former Professor IIHMR University, Jaipur
  • Rapporteurs: Smt Sakhi Roy, Amity University &Dr. Purba Chattopadhyay, University of Calcutta.

Lunch : 2:15 p.m.- 3.00 p.m.

3.00 p.m. -5-30  p.m.:
Parallel Technical Sessions – Presentation of papers by the Contributors

Technical Session A : Agriculture-I

  • Chairperson : Dr. Ruma Bhattacharya, Principal, Bijoy Krishna Girls College, Howrah,
  • Rapporteur : Dr. Tapasree Banerjee, Prabhu Jagatbandhu College, Andul, Howrah

Paper presentation by contributors
Technical Session B : Agriculture-II

  • Chairperson : Dr. Subrata Roy, Principal, Prabhu Jagat Bandhu College, Andul, Howrah .
  • Rapporteur : Sm Sakhi Roy, Amity University

Paper presentation by contributors

Technical Session C : Industry, Labour and Emerging Markets

  • Chairperson :Professor Arpita Ghose, Jadavpur University
  • Rapporteur :Dr. Asim Karmakar

Paper presentation by contributors

Technical Session D : Inequality and Justice

  • Chairperson :Professor Siddhartha Mitra, Jadavpur University
  • Rapporteur :Dr. Sujatra Bhattacharya, Maharaja Srischandra College, Kolkata

Paper presentation by contributors

Technical session D: Social Sectors :Education and Health

  • Chairperson :Professor Archana Sharma, Gauhati University
  • Rapporteur :Dr. Sanjoy Bhattachrya, Kolkata.

Paper presentation by contributors

Technical session E: 50 years of Bank Nationalisation

  • Chairperson :Dr. Mou Roy, Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
  • Rapporteur :Sm Rupkatha Mukherjee, BijoyKrishna Girls College, Howrah.

Paper presentation by contributors

Valedictory Session : 5:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Valedictory Address: Professor Alaknanda Patel

  • Chairperson: Prof Biswajit Chatterjee, President, Bangiya Arthaniti Parishad
  • Rapporteur :Dr. Aparajita Dhara & Dr. Purba Roy Choudhury
  • Vote of Thanks: Dr. Satarupa Bandyopadhyay, Convenor.
  • Distribution of Certificates

President & Secretary

Professor Satyendranath Sen
1st President

Professor Dhires Chandra Bhattacharya
2nd President

Professor Alok Ghosh
3rd President

Professor Manjula Bose
4th President

Professor Amalesh Chandra Banerjee
5th President

Professor Rajkumar Sen
6th President

Professor Biswajit Chatterjee
7th President

Professor Rajkumar Sen
8th President

Professor Biswajit Guha
9th President

Professor Biswajit Chatterjee
10th President

Professor Alok Ghosh
1 Secretary

Professor Subrata Gupta
2nd Secretary

Professor Pabitra Sengupta
3rd Secretary

Professor Mrinal Kumar Dasgupta
4th Secretary

Professor Dhirendranath Konar
5th Secretary

Professor Father Felix Raj
6th Secretary

Professor Santanu Ghosh
7th Secretary

Professor Kusal Bhaskar
8th Secretary

Professor Ruma Bhattacharjee
9th Secretary

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