Dr. M. K. Deb

Associate Dean

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

2019 PhD (Rural Management & Development) Topic: Migration from Bangladesh and its Impact on Rural Livelihood in North-East India Tripura University, Agartala
2014 Masters (Rural Management & Development) Department of Rural Studies Tripura University, Agartala
2012 BSc (Physics, Statistics, Mathematics) Maharaja Bir Bikram College, Agartala, Tripura Tripura University, Agartala
2007 HS Bir Bikram Institution, Dharmanagar, Tripura  Tripura Board of Secondary Education
2005 Matriculation  PHSS, Kumarghat, Tripura Tripura Board of Secondary Education 

 

Labour Migration; Rural Livelihood; Tribal Development

Assistant Professor Department of HSS, Assam down town University, Guwahati From January 2020 to Present
Fellow Member North-East Centre for Policy Dialogue, Agartala From August-2018 to December 2019

 

 Seminar Organised (Organising Secretary)

  • Two days National seminar on “Role of Tribal Women in Development of Tribal Society”, funded by Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Tribal Research and Cultural Institute, Tripura. Date: 1st-2nd  March, 2019.  

 List of Publications

  Journal Publications

  1. Mrinal Kanti Deb, Arobindo Mahato (2020), “Determinants of Livelihood Choices among Kuki Tribes in Tripura: An Empirical Analysis”, Journal of Rural and Industrial Development, Vol. 8 Issue 1, pp. 25-32 
  2. Mrinal Kanti Deb, Arobindo Mahato and Joel Laltanpuia Darlong (2019), Changing Livelihood Pattern of Tribal Farmers in Tripura: A Study on Kuki Tribes”, IAHRW- International Journal of Social Sciences Review, Vol.7, Issue 2, pp. 249-258.
  3. Mrinal Kanti Deb (2019), “Impact of MGNREGA on Living Standard of Agricultural Labourers in Tripura: An Empirical Study on Unakoti District”, Journal of Rural and Industrial Development, Vol 7 Issue 1, pp. 33-42.
  4. Mrinal Kanti Deb and Arobindo Mahato (2017), “Understanding the Politics around Illegal Migration from Bangladesh into Assam and Tripura”, Asian Journal of Research in Social Sciences and Humanities, Vol. 7, Issue. 9, pp. 222-234.
  5. Arobindo Mahato and Mrinal Kanti Deb (2017), “Understanding Tipraland Movement through Migration in Tripura”, Indian Journal of Social Research, Vol. 58, Issue 6, pp. 823-837.

Book Chapters

  1. Mrinal Kanti Deb and Arobindo Mahato (2020), Understanding Push-Pull Factors of Migration from Bangladesh to Tripura: A Study on Shipahijala District, In M. Amarjeet Singh, Migration and Ethnicity in Northeast India (Selected for publication). By Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata.
  2. Mrinal Kanti Deb and Arobindo Mahato (2015), Empowering rural women by credit mechanism  through panchayat in Tripura: A Case study In S S. Sangwan and Gagandeep,  Panchayat’s Role in MGNREGA and Financial Inclusion, Published by Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, pp. 269-273: Chandigarh.
  3. Mrinal Kanti Deb and Arobindo Mahato (2014), Role of Governance in Primary education: A Comparative Study between Private and Government Schools in Tripura (Rural) In Pankaj Chakraborty, Governance in Multicultural Societies: Issues & Trends, Published by Excel India Publishers. pp. 205-218: New Delhi.

Refresher Course

  • Participated in “21-Day Refresher Course on Gandhian Philosophy and Rural Development” organised by  Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti, New Delhi and Department of RMD, Tripura University during 28th April to 18th May 2017 at Agartala.

Faculty Development Program

  • Participated Online Five Days Faculty Development Program held from May 18-22, 2020 by Mahatma Gandhi National Council for Rural Education, Hyderabad, Telangana.

Seminars/Conferences

      International

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Human Migration across Border and its impact on their families: An Experience from Tripura’ in the International Seminar on “Migration, Care Economy and Development” organized by Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, during 17th -19th Sep, 2014  at Kerala.

 

National

  • Presented a paper titled ‘Understanding Push-Pull Factors of Migration from Bangladesh to Tripura: A Study on Shipahijala District’ in the national Seminar on “Migration and Ethnicity in Northeast India” organized by the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata in collaboration with  CNESPR, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi during 23rd -24th Feb, 2018 at Indira Gandhi National Tribal University-Regional Campus Manipur, Makhan, Manipur.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Determinants of Primary Livelihood Choices among Kuki Tribes: An Empirical Evidence from Tripura’  in the national Seminar on “Role of NGOs in Tribal Areas in Tripura” organized by the Research & Development Cell, Holy Cross College, during 24th -25th Jan, 2018  at  Agartala.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Migration from Bangladesh and Its Impact on Rural Livelihood in North-East India’ in the “Young Social Scientist Meet, 2016” organized by Omeo Kumar Das Institute of Social Change and Development during 15th – 16th December, 2016 at Guwahati.       .
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Migration and Tipraland Movement in Tripura’ in the national Seminar on “North-East India: Issues, Dynamics and Emerging Realities” organized by the RGURSF during 7th -8th Oct, 2016 at Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.     
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Politics around Illegal Migration from Bangladesh: with Special Reference to Assam and Tripura’ in the national Seminar on “National seminar on Issues, Challenges and Developments of North-East India” organized by the RGURSF during 11th -12th Sep, 2015 at  Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Understanding Political Conflict through Migration: A Study of Tripura’, in the national Seminar on “Tripura in 21st Century: Development Experience    ” organized by the Economic science society of Tripura during 23rd to 24th May, 2015 at Agartala.        
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Understanding Inequality and Deprivation through Immigration from Bangladesh: with special reference to Assam and Tripura’, in the annual conference of “NEEA & National Seminar” organized by the NEEA  during 8th -9th Jan, 2015  at Tripura University, Agartala.     .
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Empowering Rural Women by Credit Mechanism  through Panchayat in Tripura: A Case study’ in the national Seminar on “Panchayati Raj as an Instrument of Rural Development with Support from Financial Institution” organized by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, during 27th -28th Nov, 2014  at Chandigarh.   
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Illegal Immigration and Its Implication: An Experience from North East India’ in the national Seminar on “National Security Issues: North-East India Perspectives” organized by the Department of Defence Studies during 8th -9th Nov, 2014  at BBM College, Agartala.
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Ethnicity, Conflict and Immigration: An Experience from North-East India’ in the national Seminar on “Imaging and Imagining the North East: Discourses on North Eastern Literature, Culture, Creativity and Criticism” organized by the Department of English, Tripura University during 22nd -23rd Aug, 2014 at Agartala.          
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Role of Governance in Primary education: A comparative Study between Private and Government schools in Tripura (Rural)’ in the national Seminar on “Issues and Trends of Governance in Multicultural Societies” organized by the Department of  Political Science, Holy Cross College during 16th -17th Nov, 2013  at Agartala.     
  • Presented a paper titled ‘Implementation Status of Right to Education among rural government primary schools in Tripura’ in the national Seminar on “Education in the North East: Status and Perspective” organized by the Department of Education, North Eastern Hill University, during 3rd - 4th Sep, 2013 at Shillong.

Workshops

  • Participated in National Workshop on “Tribes of Tripura: Mapping, Planning and Development” organized by Department of Geography & Disaster Management, Tripura University in collaboration with National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) and Deptt. Of Science & Technology, Govt. of India, during 28th-29th September, 2018.
  • Participated in Workshop-cum-Training on “Facilitation Skills for Rural Development Professionals with special Reference to Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA)” Organised by SIPARD, during 20th to 22nd Nov, 2017 at Agartala.
  • Participated in Workshop on “India-Bangladesh Border: Interactions and Cross Border Relations with Special Reference to North East India and Road Ahead” organised by OKD Institute of Social Change and Development, Guwahati and Department of JMC, TU during 23rd – 24th Oct, 2017 at Agartala.
  • Participated in Workshop on “Volunteer for Constructive Work” organised by Gandhi Smriti Darshan Samiti, New Delhi and Department of RMD, Tripura University during 12th to 13th January, 2016 at Agartala.
  • Participated in Workshop on “Skill Development to Write Scientific Literature, Quality Improvement of Manuscript for Publication Success” organised by Springer and Central Library, TU on 18th Nov, 2014 at Agartala.
  • Participated in Workshop-cum-Training on “Afforestation and Livelihood Promotion in Forest Areas” organised by Department of Sociology and RMD, during 20th to 21st Aug, 2013   at Agartala.

Invited in Lecture

  • Lecture on “Capacity Building of SHGs” in 14th Regional SARAS Fair at Agartala. 

 

Travelling, Music, Reading

3rd Best Presenter Award: National Seminar on Problems of Educated Tribal Youths for Securing Job: Special Reference to the Tribal Youths of Tripura (27-28th February 2020) organised by the Dept of Rural Studies, Tripura University and North-East Centre for Policy Research, Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi. 

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