Lab Co-ordinator

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P. K. Singh

Assistant Professor

Center for Rural Development and Innovative Sustainable Technologies (CRDIST), IIT Kharagpur

Prof. Singh is an agricultural engineer from IIT Kharagpur and has done his Ph.D. in Finance from IIM Indore. His working areas are in intersection of Advanced Econometric Analysis, Experiment/Quasi Experiment Design, Big data, AI & ML and its use in Rural and Agricultural Finance, Development Policies and Sustainable Agribusiness and Rural Development.

Research Focus

  • Fintech in Agribusiness and Rural Development;  FinTech, Blockchain, Financial Inclusion, Digital Finance and Rural Economy, Rural Household Finance, Advanced Econometrics
  • Big Data, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence; Farm/Non Farm Resource Optimization, Application of Big data Modeling, Machine Learning & Artificial Intelligence in Agribusiness and Sustainable Rural Development
  • Rural and Agricultural Development Policies; Data Driven analysis and Policy Advocacy, Experiment/Randomized Control Trial (RCT) and Quasi-Experiment Research Design for Impact Assessments of Development Policies
  • Performance Management of Financial Institutions; Advanced Benchmarking Techniques and Performance Management of Banking and NBFCs, Role of Social-Network Modeling in Micro Credit Institutions, Quantitative Research Design for Risk Management in Banking and NBFCs

Education

  • FPM (PhD); Finance and Accounting, IIM Indore, India, 2014
  • M.Tech; Agricultural and Food Engineering,  IIT Kharagpur, India, 2009
  • B. Tech; Agricultural Engineering; CSAU Kanpur, India, 2006

Teaching

  • Financial Technology (Fintech) for Rural and Agribusiness Development- Elective at CRDIST [Autumn Semester, 2022-23]
  • Rural Infrastructure Development and Management- Elective at CRDIST [Spring Semester, 2021-22]
  • Management and Productivity- Core Course at AgFE [Spring Semester, 2016-2021]
  • Agro-project Cash Flow Analysis and Finance- Elective at AgFE [Autumn Semester, 2016-2020]
  • Marketing of Food And Agricultural Products- Elective at AgFE [Spring Semester, 2018-2021]
  • Systems Approach in Agriculture- Elective at AgFE [Spring Semester, 2019]
  • Transfer and Management of Rural Technology- Elective at CRDIST  [Autumn and Spring Semesters, 2016 onwards]
  • Fundamental of Rural Innovation and Management- Elective at CRDIST [Autumn and Spring Semesters, 2016 onwards]

  psingh@iitkgp.ac.in / piyushsingh.er@gmail.com

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Research Fellows

Anirban Nandy Area of Research: Resource Efficiency Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur Mail to: anirbannandy@iitkgp.ac.in

Anirban Nandy (Ph.D. Research Fellow, CRDIST, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Resource Efficiency; Sustainable Rural Development; Agricultural Economics; Artificial Intelligence; Rural Financing; Energy Management; Environmental Performance Management

Skills & Expertise: Machine Learning; Econometric Modelling; Efficiency Analysis; Bio-Economic Modelling; Frontier Modelling; R programming environment, MATLAB, Python

  Visit bio-sketch anirbannandy

 anirbannandy@iitkgp.ac.in / a.nandy.iitkgp@gmail.com

Shiladitya Dey Area of Research: Role of Finance in Agriculture and Rural Development Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur Mail to: aditya11d@iitkgp.ac.in

Shiladitya Dey (Ph.D. Research Fellow, CRDIST, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Impact assessment of institutional credit access, socioeconomic and socio-psychological determinants of formal credit, and social network analysis of different borrowing groups.

Skills & Expertise: Matching Algorithm, Structural Equation Modelling, Social Network Analysis, Marketing research

  aditya11d@iitkgp.ac.in

Anirban Pal Area of Research: Performance Management of Micro-Credit Institutions Rural Development Centre, IIT Kharagpur Mail to: anirban.pal2018@iitkgp.ac.in

Anirban Pal (Ph.D. Research Fellow, CRDIST, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Performance Management of Micro-credit Institutions

Skills & Expertise: Efficiency Estimation, Institutional Economics, Social Networks Analysis

 anirban.pal2018@iitkgp.ac.in

Kripamay Baishnab

Kripamay Baishnab (Ph.D. Research Fellow, CRDIST, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Agricultural Productivity and Management

Skills & Expertise: Agri-commodity Derivatives

  kripamayb@kgpian.iitkgp.ac.in

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Saugat Das (Ph.D. Research Fellow, CRDIST, IIT Kharagpur)

Academic Unit: Faculty of Humanities, Social, and Economic Sciences.

Area of Research: Sustainable Finance for Agriculture and Rural Development
Expertise: Sustainable Finance; Central Banking; Commodity Derivatives

  saugat16@gmail.com

Sathya Uma Lakshmi K Area of Research: Design of Dryland Farming system Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur Mail to: sathyaagri93@gmail.com

Sathya Uma Lakshmi K (Ph.D. Research Fellow, AGFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Design of Dryland Farming system

  sathyaagri93@gmail.com

M.Tech Students

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Aluri Harikrishna (MTech, AgFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Role of digital platform in SHG women empowerment

  harialuri009@gmail.com

Our Alumni

Megha Mhaskar Topic: Measurement of farmers' satisfaction with institutional financing- A structural equation modeling approach Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur Mail to: mhaskarmegha@gmail.com

Megha Mhaskar (MTech, AgFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Measurement of farmers' satisfaction with institutional financing- A structural equation modeling approach

  mhaskarmegha@gmail.com

Tushar Dnyandeo Jagdale Topic: Economics and Determinants of Adoption of Solar-Powered Micro Irrigation System in Western India Agricultural and Food Engineering, IIT Kharagpur Mail to: jagdaletushar404@gmail.com

Tushar Jagdale (MTech, AgFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Economics and Determinants of Adoption of Solar-Powered Micro Irrigation System in Western India

  jagdaletushar404@gmail.com

Shifa Shahin

Shifa Shahin (MTech, AgFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Rural women empowerment through community-based financial institution

 shifashahin786@gmail.com

Supriya Soni

Supriya Soni (MTech, AgFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Farmer's Water Conservation Behavior

  supriyasoni1320@gmail.com

Sourabh Surgonda Patil

Sourabh Surgonda Patil (MTech, AgFE, IIT Kharagpur)

Area of Research: Agricultural Marketing and Finance

  sourabhpatil86@gmail.com