Mathabhanga College

Smt. Aparna Biswas

Name: Aparna Biswas
Department of Economics
Designation: Associate Professor
Mobile: 918918662770
Address : H.N Road, Coochbehar Coochbehar; West Bengal India

Educational Degrees:

  • M.A in Economics (Special paper Econometrics and International Trade) from Department of Economics, North Bengal University, West Bengal, India, in 1996.
  • B.A (Honours in Economics) from A.B.N. Seal College, Cooch Behar,West Bengal in 1993.
  • Higher Secondary from Baneswar Khabsa High School, Baneswar, Cooch Behar, West Bengal in 1990.
  • Madhyamik from Baneswar Girls’ High School, Baneswar,Cooch Behar, West Bengal in 1988.

Present Position

Associate Professor of Economics, Mathabhanga College, Mathabhanga-736146, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India.

Academic Achievements

  • Qualified State Level Eligibility test (SLET-1997) for selection of Lecturer conducted by West Bengal College Service Commission, West Bengal, India.
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test ( NET-614/NET-Dec 98) for selection of lecturer conducted by University Grants Commission.

State aided Junior Research Scholarship, University of North Bengal ( from 10.03.1999 to 31.12.2000)

Professional Courses

  1. Orientation Programme;UGC sponsored 44th Orientation Programme from 20th August to 16th
    September ,2003 in Academic Staff College, The University of Burdwan,Burdwan.
  2. Refresher course;UGC Sponsored 18th Refresher course in Commerce From 08.09.2007 to
    28.09.2007 in Academic Staff College ,University of Burdwan,Burdwan,West Bengal.
  3. Refresher course; UGC Sponsored 2nd Refresher course in Women’s’ Studies ,Inter Disciplinary( Academic Staff College ,University of North Bengal) from November 10,2010 to November 30, 2010
  4. Refresher course; UGC Sponsored 2nd Refresher Course in Economics Academic StaffCollege ,University of North Bengal) from 02.01 .2013 to 22.01.2013
  5. Faculty Development Programme (online) on Empowerment in Online Teaching ,Learning & Evaluation for Combating Covid-19 Pandemic Situation(7 days) organised by Coochbehar College ,West Bengal ,from 2nd June to 8th June 2020
  6. Online International Faculty Development Programme(7 days) on Research Methods and Analytical Techniques organised by A.E .Kalsekar College, Nallasopara in association with the Parul
    University, Vadodara, Gujrat from 17th June to 23rd June 2020
  7. Workshop on Empirical Financial Econometrics Using E-VIEWS (9 days) Organised by Dept. of Commerce and IQAC ,Mehr Chand Mahajan Dav College for Women ,Sector 36-A,Chandigarh from July 13 ,2020 to July 21,2020.
  8. Workshop on SPSS Software and Research Methodology(5 days) organised by South Asian Institute for Advanced Research and Development from 1st to 5th September 2020.
  9. Faculty Development Programme on Advanced Panel Data Analysis (7 days) Organised by Faculty Development Centre, Kurukshetra University, Kurukshstra From 25.02.2021 to 03.03.2021
  10. Online Faculty Development Workshop on How to Use ICT on Teaching Learning and Administrative Practices in Higher Education Institutes Organised by IQAC,Surendra Nath College
    from 18th June 2021 to 20th June 2021.

Projects under UGC/ICSSR;

  • Topic: SHG linked Microfinance and Women Empowerment: A study in Ghughumary and Dewanhat GPs of Coochbehar district , approved by University Grants commission ,Project ref No: F.PHW-144/09-10 9(ERO) dated September 07 ,2009.
  • Topic: Development of Women micro Entrepreneurship_– Problems and Prospect; A Study in Cooch Behar District approved by University Grants Commission, Project ref No: F.PHW-287/13- 14(ERO) dated 01.08.2014

List of Publication;

  • Biswas Aparna;(2013) “SHG-linked Microfinance and Women Empowerment —A Case Study”; in edited book „Rural Development; Challenges and Opportunities Vol-II‟ by Dr.Pial Basu Roy Page (63-73).
  • Biswas ,Aparna(2013); “Micro Finance and Development of Women Entrepreneurship” published in Saidhantiki. 2013 (pp.207-211)
  • Biswas Aparna (2014);”Micro Finance —-a tool for empowering rural poor women” in Journal of Contemporary Indian Polity and Economy 2014 ,vol -4(page 141-152)
  • Biswas Aparna (2014); “Gender Gap in Economic Participation and Opportunity in India” in Journal of Contemporary Indian Polity and Economy, 2014 (Page 241-248)
  • Kundu Amit,biswas Aparna (2015)“How far Swami Vivekananda’s thought is applicable in Economics” in Edited book „Thoughts of Swami Vivekananda and Present Development Scenario’ by Subhasis Bhattacharya & Tamojit Roy .(Page 10-21).

List of Paper presented in the Seminar

  • Foreign Investment in India and Volatility of Exchange Rate in the UGC National Seminar at the Department of Economics. North Bengal University on January 29-30 2000
  • “Microfinance through SHGs and Women Empowerment. “in the National Seminar on ; Issues on Physical and Social Environmental Change, Organised by Department of Geography, Alipurduar College on Feb.13 &14, 2010
  • Basic Education And Development Of the Seminar on: Realising the right to Development In India :the Challenges of Universal Elementary Education, organised by Department of Political Science, Mathabhanga College on Date: 25th and 26th March 2010
  • How far Vibekananda’s Thought is Applicable in Economics in the Seminar on: Relevance of Swami Vivekananda in the Present Social and Economic Scenario Organised by Dept.of Economics and Commerce ,Coochbehar College in collaboration With Ramkrisna Math,Coochbehar on1 st and 2nd April,2013.
  • “ Role of Microfinance for Women Micro- Entrepreneurship Development “in the Seminar on: Dynamics of Development and Discontent Organised by Tufanganj College on 27th & 28th September 2013
  • “Microfinance Through SHGs and Women Empowerment-A Case Study” in the Seminar on: Rural Development Challenges and Opportunities Organised by Geographical Society of North Bengal in collaboration with NABARD on 23rd& 24th March 2013.

Seminar /Workshop attended

  • UGC sponsored seminar on “Performance of Third Generation Panchayats in North Bengal” Organised by Dept. of Political Science ,A.B.N.Seal College on4th and 5th Dec. ,2010
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “ Recent Reforms in Education in India : Trends and Challenges” Organised by University B.T. & Evening College and Tufanganj College,Coochbehar on 1st and 2nd October 2010
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Changing Scenario in Business and Economic Environment”Organised by Dinhata College on 30th &31st March 2002
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Economy and Society of North Bengal : The Changing Scenario” Organised by Department of Economics ,Coochbehar College,Coochbehar on 11th&12th December 2004 .
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Media Ethics in the Information Age”. Organised by Department of Philosophy, Mathabhanga College ,Mathabhanga,Coochbehar in Collaboration with the Dept. of Philosophy,University of North Bengal on 3
    rd and 4th September,2013
  • UGC Sponsored National Seminar on “Gradual Development of Women Education and Empowerment in North Bengal “Organised by Centre of Study for Women Advancement, Thakur Panchanan Mahila Mahavidyalaya, Coochbehar.11th & 12th April 2008
  • Department of Higher Education,Govt. of W.B Sponsored State level Seminar on “Identity Movements in North Bengal :History, Politics, Economy and Sociology” Organised by Sitalkuchi college, Sitalkuchi, Coochbehar 19th &20th November 2009
  • Workshop on “Intellectual Property Rights”Organised by West Bengal State Council of Science & Technology and A.B.N.Seal College 5 th September 2006
  • Workshop on “LaTeX” Organised by Department of Computer Science, Coochbehar College,Coochbehar.29th to 31st August 2016.

Other Responsibilities

Member of Board of Studies of Under Graduate Council for study in Economics in Coochbehar Panchanan Barma University ,West Bengal,India .

Membership of Learned Societies:

  1. Life member of Bangiya Arthaniti Parisad
  2. Life member of Vashishtha Institutes for North Bengal and North East Developmental

Studies, Vashishtha Nagar, Chhotoloukuti, Bakshirhat, Coochbehar.

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