Prof. S. Indrakant, Visiting Professor

S. Indrakant

Prof. S. Indrakant

Visiting Professor

Micro and Macro Economics, Planning Models, Statistics and Econometrics
Qualification:
M. A (1975) from Osmania University, Hyderabad
M.Phil (1977) from Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
Ph.D (1987) from Osmania University, Hyderabad

Education

  • M. A (1975) from Osmania University, Hyderabad
  • M.Phil (1977) from Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  • Ph.D (1987) from Osmania University, Hyderabad

Distinctions:
• Secured Second Rank in B.A. Examination (1973)
• Won Nizam’s Gold Medal
• Lion’s Club Book Prize for securing highest marks in Economics
• Enjoyed University Merit Scholarship
• Stood Second Rank in M.A. Examination (1975)
• Enjoyed National Merit Scholarship

Career

Professor Sulibhavi Indrakant was RBI Chair Professorship at Council for Social Development, Southern Regional Centre, Hyderabad from February 2013 to January 2019. Earlier, he was Head, Department of Economics, Osmania University (2006-09) and Chairman, Board of Studies, Department of Economics, Osmania University (2004-06). Professor S. Indrakant an Economist with 32 years of rich research and teaching experience has independently directed and associated with altogether 17 Research Projects sponsored by agencies like UNDP, Ford Foundation, ADB, World Bank, Government of Andhra Pradesh etc. During his teaching tenure at Osmania University, Hyderabad he has guided successfully 6 M.Phil, six Ph D scholars and presently guiding four Ph D Scholars. His research works are published in reputed journals like Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Economic Journals etc. and edited one book; 17 Research Reports, which include ADB, UNDP and World Bank Publication. He has 53 Publications to his credit which are published in reputed journals like Economic and Political Weekly, Indian Economic Journal etc. He has organised two National-Level Seminars, seven Workshops, two Departmental Conferences of Lecturers in Economics and coordinated two Refresher Courses in Economics. Delivered lectures as Resource Person in over 150 Workshops, Refreshers and Orientation Courses. Also participated and presented Research Papers in over hundred international and national seminars. Has organized national level seminars and workshops. Also participated and presented research papers in various international and national seminars. He also served as Member of Board of Editors, Osmania Journal of Social Sciences and Referee for the Asian Economic Review. He is also an examiner for UPSC and APPSC Examinations
As RBI Chair Professor two projects namely 1) A Study of MGNREGS in Selected Villages of Andhra Pradesh and 2) Food Security in Telangana have been completed. The Reports of the project have been brought in the form of Books. Presently, the Professor is working on the project ‘Performance of PMJDY in Telangana’. Further, Seven workshops on Research Methodology have been organised for the Research Scholars.

Publications

1. Editor of Economics of Growth and Development PGRRCDE, Osmania University, Hyderabad for M.A Economics.
2. Course writer of Quantitative Techniques for Economists, PGRRCDE, Osmania University for M.A Economics.
3. Performance of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Paramount Publishing House, Hyderabad, 2015, ISBN: 978-93-85100-33-8.
4. Performance of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Revised Version Paramount Publishing House, Hyderabad, 2016, ISBN: 978-93-85100-33-8.
5. Random Thoughts of A Confused Professor, Paramount Publishing House, Hyderabad 2016.
6. Mahatma Gandhi Jaateeya Grameena Upadhi Haami Pathakam: Baduguvargala Jeevithalalo Oka Asha Kiranam (in Telugu), Paramount Publishing House, Hyderabad, 2017, ISBN:978-81-931105-3-9.
7. Food Security: A Step Towards Bangaru Telangana, Paramount Publishing House, Hyderabad, 2017, ISBN: 978-93-85101-94-6.

Articles

1. Indrakant, S. and Hanumant Charya: Consumption Pattern in Rural and Urban Andhra Pradesh (1957-58 to 1967-68), The Asian Economic Review, August- December, 1977, Vol. XIX, No. 2 and 3, pp. 154-170.
2. Iyengar, NS and S Indrakant: Pattern of Asset Accumulation in Rural India, Indian Journal of Agricultural Economics, January-March, 1980. Vol. XXXV, No. 1, pp.121-129.
3. Indrakant. S. and A.G. Moss: Hyderabad-Secunderabad- An Assessment of Road Transport, Economic Times, July 11, 1980.
4. Indrakant. S: Applicability of Equilibrium Theory to Underdeveloped Countries, Indian Economic Journal Conference Issue of 1980.
5. Indrakant. S: Role of Nuclear Power in Economic Development of India, Indian Economic Journal Conference Issue, 1982, pp. 25-29.
6. Indrakant. S: Regional Imbalances in Living levels in P Satyanarayana and T Suryanarayana Rao (eds) Perspective on National Integration, Prakasam Institute of Development Studies, Hyderabad, 1982, pp. 176-178.
7. Indrakant. S: Union’s Policy in Sharing the Gains in Productivity – An Analytical Study, The Indian Journal of Labour Economics, Vol. XXIV, No. 4, 1982, pp. 25-35.
8. Indrakant. S: Inter – State Comparison of Pattern of Asset Accumulation by Rural Households, Indian Economic Journal Conference Issue, 1983, pp. 36-40.
9. Iyengar, N.S and S Indrakant: Pattern of Asset Holdings in Rural Andhra Pradesh: A Comparative Study, Indian Journal of Quantitative Economics, Vol. 1,
1986, pp.97-117.
10. Radhakrishna. R and S Indrakant: Effects of Rice Market Intervention Policies in India: The Case of Andhra Pradesh in J.K Johnson (ed) Evaluating Rice Market
Intervention Policies: Some Asian Examples, Asian Development Bank, Manila, 1988, pp. 237-321.
11. Radhakrishna. R and S Indrakant: Foodgrain Sector: Growth, Equity and Market Intervention in M.V. Nadkarni et al (eds) India : The Emerging Challenges, Sage Publications, New Delhi, 1991, pp. 175-196.
12. Indrakant, S: Public Distribution System in Andhra Pradesh with special reference to Rice, The Indian Journal of Economics, Vol. LXXII, No. 286, 1992,
pp.261-272.
13. Indrakant, S and A.K.Vasudeva Chary: Employment Structure and Potential in Singareni Coal Company, 10th Annual Conference Volume of Andhra Pradesh Economic Association, 1992, pp. 283-291.
14. Indrakant, S and M Sambasiva Rao: Factor Substitution in Manufacturing Sector of Andhra Pradesh, 11th Annual Conference Volume of Andhra Pradesh Economic
Association, 1993, pp. 166- 175.
15. Indrakant, S and M. Sambasiva Rao: Estimation of Production Functions for Selected Manufacturing Industry Groups of Andhra Pradesh, Margin. 1993, pp.
314-320.
16. Indrakant, S: Impact of Foreign Direct Investment in India and China – An Empirical Analysis in B. Satyanarayan (ed), A Comparative Study of Foreign Direct Investment in China and India. Himalaya Publishing House, Delhi, 1996, pp. 128-138.
17. Indrakant, S: Coverage and Leakages in PDS in Andhra Pradesh, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol. 32, 1997, pp. 999-1001.
18. Indrakant, S and S Harikishan: Public Distribution System and Regional Disparities in Andhra Pradesh in S. Simhadri and P.L. Vishweshwer Rao (eds).
Telangana Dimensions of Underdevelopment, Centre for Telangana Studies, Hyderabad, 1997, pp. 180-188.
19. Radhakrishna. R, K Subba Rao, S Indrakant and C Ravi: India’s Public Distribution System- A National and International Perspective, World Bank Discussion Paper No. 380, 1997.
20. Indrakant, S: Dummy Variable Technique in B. Satyanarayan et al (eds) Research Methodology in Social Sciences, Himalaya Publishing House, Delhi, 1998, pp. 161- 171.
21. Indrakant, S: Impact of New Economic Policy on Sustainable Development in B. Satyanarayan (ed) Social Sciences and Planning for Sustainable Development,
Himalaya Publishing House, Delhi, 1998. pp. 171-176.
22. Indrakant, S: Food Security and Public Support : A Study of Andhra Pradesh in N. Krishnaji and T.N. Krishnan (eds) Public Support for Food Security – The Public Distribution System in India, Sage Publication, New Delhi, 2000, pp. 246-275.
23. Indrakant, S: Food Security and Scope for Regional Cooperation and Government Intervention in Anantha Geeta Reddy and T.V. Gopalachari (eds) Problem of Hunger and food Security in Indian Ocean Region, Osmania University Press, Hyderabad, 2000, pp. 146-154.
24. Indrakant, S: Impact of PDS on Poverty in Andhra Pradesh, 19th Annual Conference Volume of Andhra Pradesh Economic Association, 2001, pp. 14-23.
25. Indrakant. S and M.C. Swaminathan: Social Security in Andhra Pradesh in S. Mahendra Dev et al (eds.), Social and Economic Security in India, Institute for Human Development, New Delhi, 2001; pp. 461-479.
26. Indrakant S: Nutritional Security and Role of Voluntary Organisation in the PostReform Period, in V. Suguna, G. Ramakrishna and A.G. Moss (eds) Economic Reforms in India: Retrospect and Prospect, Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai, 2003, pp. 323-335.
27. Indrakant S and A.G. Moss: Impact of Economic Reforms on Industrial Production in A.P. in K. Malla Reddy (ed) Economic Reforms and Indian Economy : A Development Experience, Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2003, pp.349-356.6
28. Indrakant S and R. Nageswara Rao: Rural Poverty under Different Settings – A Study of Selected Villages in Andhra Pradesh, 86th Annual Conference Volume of
Indian Economic Association, 2003, pp. 652-663.
29. Indrakant, S and S. Harikishan: Food Security in Andhra Pradesh in Retrospect and Prospect, in Mahendra Dev S et. al (eds) Towards Food Secure India, 2003, pp.172-185.
30. Ravi. C and S. Indrakant: Food Security and Public Distribution System in C.H. Hanumantha Rao and S. Mahendra Dev (eds) Andhra Pradesh Development, Economic Reforms and Challenges Ahead, CESS, Hyderabad, 2003, pp. 488 – 516.
31. Indrakant S: Nutrition Programme and Children, Economic and Political Weekly, Vol.39, No.4, 2004, pp. 379-380.
32. Lingamurthy N and S Indrakant: Sources of Public and Private Investment: Some Issues for Discussion in Conference Volume of 22nd Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh Economic Association, 2004, pp. 16-17.
33. Indrakant S and V Venkata Ramani: Behaviour of Providers of Investment Funds in Conference Volume of 22nd Annual Conference of Andhra Pradesh Economic
Association, 2004, pp. 18-23.
34. Radhakrishna R, S Indrakant and C Ravi: Changing Food Preferences, Nutritional Intake, and Nutrtional Status : Emerging Perspectives and Issues in Adhitya
Bhattacharjee and Sugata Marjit (eds.) Globalisation and the Developing EconomiesTheory and Evidence, 2004, pp. 177-194.
35. Indrakant, S and A.K. Vasudeva Chary: Reliability of Budget Exercises in India in Osmania Journal of Social Sciences, Osmania University, Hyderabad, Vol. IV, No. 1 and 2, 2004, pp. 1-5.
36. Indrakant S and A.G. Moss: Institutional Arrangements for Provision of Food Security in Andhra Pradesh in G. Gopal Reddy (ed.) Institutional Policy Options
for Sustainable Agricultural Development, Department of Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp. 194-198.
37. Indrakant, S and A.G. Moss: Cost of Industrial Water Pollution in India in K. Prathap Reddy et. al. (eds.) Sustainable Development in India, Department of
Economics, Osmania University, Hyderabad, 2005, pp. 178-185.
38. Indrakant, S and R. Nageshwar Rao: Provision of Drinking Water to Hyderabad City in Seminar Volume of Papers presented at Two-day National Seminar on
“Sustainable Water Management, organized by the Department of Economics, Parvathaneni Brahmayya Siddhartha College of Arts and Science, Vijayawada, 2005, pp. 123-137
39. Indrakant. S and R. Nageswara Rao; Rural Poverty in Selected Villages in Andhra Pradesh, in K. Nageswara Rao (ed) Poverty in India: Global and Regional Dimensions’ Deep & Deep Publications, New Delhi, 2005, Pp. 404-421.
40. Indrakant, S and V. Subrahmanyam: Dynamics of Landholdings in Andhra Pradesh-An Inter-District Analysis in N. Lingamurthy et. al (eds.) Land Question
in India, Serials Publications, New Delhi, 2006, pp. 209-216.
41. Indrakant, S: Need and Types of Foreign Investment – A Research Note, in J.F Patil et. al (eds.) Foreign Investment in India- Opportunities and Challenges,
Department of Commerce and Management, Shivaji University, Kolhapur, 2006, pp.1-4.
42. Radhakrishna R, S. Indrakant, and C. Ravi: Efficacy of the Integrated Child Development Services Programme, in Nisha Srivastava et. al (eds.) Protecting the Vulnerable Poor in India: The Role of Social Safety Nets, World Food Programme, New Delhi, 2006, pp 138-154.
43. Indrakant, S: Making the Integrated Child Development Services Programme more Effective – Lessons from a Case Study in Clem Tisdell (ed.) Poverty, Poverty
Alleviation and Social Disadvantage- Analysis, Case Studies and Policies, Serials publications, New Delhi, 2007, pp. 478-489.
44. Indrakant, S and R. Nageshwar Rao: Today’s Pleasure at the Cost of Tomorrow’s Pain-Provision of Drinking Water to Hyderabad City in K.A. Rasure (ed.)
Environment and Sustainable Development, Volume I, Serials publications, New Delhi, 2007, pp. 146-159.
45. Indrakant, S ‘Traditional and Zero-based Budgeting’ in R. Sudharsan Rao (ed) Some Aspects of Budgetary Analysis, Department of Economics, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, 2009, pp. 99-103.
46. Indrakant S and M. Ramulu: Impact of Global Recession on Indian Industries, People and Policies, Hyderabad, 2011, pp. 29-35.
47. Indrakant, S: Inclusive Growth through MGNREGS, 31st Annual Conference Volume of Andhra Pradesh Economic Association, 2013, pp. 1-15.
48. Indrakant, S: What Role Food Security Plays in Mitigating Poverty? in Debating Poverty in Padma Prakash (Ed.) eSocial Sciences published by IKF (IRIS Knowledge Foundation), Mumbai, 2014, pp. 33-39.
49. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant: Public Distribution System in Tamil Nadu, India: Rice Supply Scheme of prospects, problems and Policy, Journal Academica Vol. 4(1), pp. 20-31, April 17 2014 – Sociology – ISSN 2161-3338 online edition www.journalacademica.org © 2014 Journal Academica Foundation.
50. Indrakant. S; Glimpses of MGNREGS, in M. A. Malik and S. Ramesh (eds), The Impact of MGNREGS on Rural Development, Siri Publishers, Hyderabad 2013.
51. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant: ‘Mid-Day Meals Scheme in Hilly Areas: Tamil Naud’; Asian Journal of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vol 4 (12), 2014, Pp: 525-531.
52. Indrakant. S; ‘Economics’ Nrupatunga Almuni Association, Hyderabad, 2014.
53. Indrakant. S; ‘MGNREGS: Plug Loopholes, don’t Dilute’ The Hans India, 6th March 2015.
54. Indrakant. S; Bank Linkages through MGNREGS, in Sher Singh Sangwan and Gagan Deep (eds), ‘Panchayat’s Role in MGNREGA and Financial Inclusion’, CRRID, Chandigarh, July 2015.
55. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant; ‘Potential of Indian Youth: Today and Tomorrow’ The Hans India, 5th October 2015.
56. Indrakant. S and Upender Kataria; Financial Inclusion Through MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh, in Satish Verma and Kulwant Singh (eds), ‘Slow Down, Banks and Role of Apex Banking Institutions in the Market Economy of India: The Way Forward’, CRRID, Chandigarh, October 2015, pp. 241-262.
57. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant; ‘Two Sides of Chennai Floods’ The Hans India, 7th December 2015.
58. Indrakant. S, ‘Impact of Election Environment on MGNREGS in Telangana’, Indian Economic Journal, Special Issue on Economy of Telangana, December 2015, pp.231-240.
59. Indrakant. S, ‘Provision of Food Security through MGNREGS’, in Dhaba, Rasure, K.A. and Baswaraj T. Kumnoor (ed) “Readings in Development and Empowerment: Essays in honour of Prof. Chaya K. Degaonkar” S S Bhavikatti Prakashana, Kalaburgi, 2016, pp. 3-18.
60. Indrakant. S, ‘State Intervention in Form of Welfare Schemes: A Note’ in G. Sridevi (ed), ‘Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s Vision of Economic Development of India’, Excel India Publishers, New Delhi, 2016, pp. 59-61.
61. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant, ‘Amma, We Want Some More’ Down To Earth, 1-15 November, 2016, pp.56-57.
62. Indrakant. S, ‘Benefit Cost Analysis of MGNREGS in Andhra Pradesh’, in K.P. Kumaran et.al (Eds) “Flagship Programmes: Impact, Problems and Challenges Ahead”, Academic Foundation, New Delhi, 2016, pp.67-86.
63. Indrakant. S and V. Subramanyam, ‘Role of PDS in Food Security in Telangana’ Book of the Conference Papers, (Theme – 2), First Annual Conference Volume, Telangana Economic Association, April 2017, pp. 42-51.
64. Indrakant. S, ‘Performance of PMJDY in Telangana’ in S.S. Sangwan et. al (Eds) “Efficacy of Financial Inclusion Policies and Way Ahead”, CRRID, Chandigarh, May 2017, pp. 171- 192.
65. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant, ‘Does MGNREGS Promote Inclusive Growth? What do Evidence Indicate?’ Asian Journal of Agriculture and Development, Vol. 14, No. 1, June 2017, pp. 51-72.
66. Indrakant. S and A. Mahendran, ‘Can Policies Work Without Structural Transformation?’ The New Leam, July 6, 2017.
67. Mahendran. A and S. Indrakant, ‘Why Universal Basic Income Is Not a Perfect Substitute for Existing Subsidy Schemes’ The Wire, October 23, 2017.
68. Indrakant. S and A. Mahendran, ‘The Future of Ration Shops: Bright or Bleak?’ The New Leam, November 7, 2017.
69. Indrakant. S, ‘Dynamics of Food Grains Production in Telangana’ in Bandi Kamaiah et. al (Eds) “Current Issues in Economics and Finance”, Springer Publishers, Singapore, 2018, pp. 213-223.
70. Indrakant. S, ‘Food Security: Where Telangana Stands?’ Presidential Address delivered at the Second Annual Conference of the Telangana Economic Association (TEA) on February 10, held at University PG Centre, Khammam.

Research Projects

S. No. NAME SPONSORED BY PARTICULARS
1 PDS – A Case Study in Andhra Pradesh (1996) UNDP Director
2 Utilization of Alternative System of Medicine in
Hyderabad (1998)
Ford Foundation Director
3 India’s Public Distribution System : A National and
International Perspective (1997)
World Bank Jointly with
R.Radhakrishna,
K. Subba Rao & C. Ravi
4 Effects of Rice Market Intervention Policies in India
(1987)
Asian Development Bank
Manila
Jointly with
R. Radhakrishna
5 India’s Integrated Child Development Services
Programme- Assessment and Option for Reform
(1998)
World Bank Jointly with
R. Radhakrishna and C. Ravi
6 Impact of Investment on Major Roads and Bridges
(1995)
Govt. of A.P. Jointly with
S. Subramanyam
7 Evaluation of Rural Water Supply Scheme (1995) Govt. of A.P. Jointly with
S. Subramanyam and
R. Nageswara Rao
8 Non-farm Employment in Rural Areas of A.P.
(A Case Study of Mahaboobnagar District)
Govt. of A.P Analysis and Drafting of Report
9 Distribution of Central and State Subsidies for
Industrial Development in A.P. (Phase- II)
Govt. of A.P. Analysis and Drafting of Report
10 Socio-Economic and Agro- Economic Study of
Sriramsagar (Pochampad) Command Area
Central Power & Works
Department,
Government of India
Associated in framing
Questionnaire,
Investigation Analysis and Drafting
of Report.
11 Dynamics of Rural Transformation
(A Case Study of A.P. 1956-1976)
ICSSR, New Delhi Analysis and Drafting of Report
12 Pattern and Magnitude of Employment,
Unemployment and Under-employment in Rural
Telangana
Govt. of A.P Preparing Questionnaire and
Investigation
13 Efficacy of ICDS Programme – A Household Study
(2002)
UGC Principal Investigator
14 Working of Food Coupon Scheme in Andhra Pradesh
(2003)
A part of larger study
sponsored by IFPRI and
conducted by CESS
Jointly with R Nageswara Rao
15 Farmers’ Suicide in Andhra Pradesh (1998) AWARE Consultant
16 Consumption Pattern and Demand in Andhra Pradesh
(1998)
APSCSC Government of
Andhra Pradesh
With Prof. S Subrahmanyam and Dr.
C Ravi
17 MGNREGS – A study of selected villages in Medak
District (2011)
SAP, Dept of Economics
Osmania University
Principal Investigator
18 A Study of MGNREGS in Selected Villages of Andhra
Pradesh (2015)
Council for Social
Development, Hyd
Director
19 Food Security in Telangana (2017) Council for Social
Development, Hyd.
Director

Other Information

M.A and M.Phil Courses (O.U)
M.Phil Course (BRAOU), M.B.A. Course (IGNOU)
Refresher Course of Various Universities and Research Institutes
Member, Board of Studies of Various Universities
Member, Selection Committee of Various Universities, Colleges and Institutions
Ph.D., Examiner for different Universities
Chaired Technical Sessions in Various National Seminars
Examiner for UPSC and APPSC Examinations
Member, Selection Committee, APPSC
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of International Economics
Member, Board of Editors, Osmania Journal of Social Sciences
Referee, Asian Economic Review,Indian Journal of Agricultural Marketing
Member, Governing Body, Indian Institute of Economics, Hyderabad