Vacancy: Advertisement for Research Assistant for a Research Project
Posted On : 17-05-2024 | Date & Time: Last Date of Apply : 31st May 2024

Advertisement for Research Assistant for a Research Project


Applications are invited for the post of Research Assistant for a Research Project sponsored and hosted by the St Xavier's College (Autonomous), Kolkata

Project Title:

Problems and Prospects of Crop Diversification: A Study of Purba Bardhaman District and its Neighbouring Areas in West Bengal

Crop diversification has emerged as a critical strategy for enhancing agricultural sustainability and addressing socio-economic challenges in the Burdwan (Presently Purba and Paschim Bardhaman) district of West Bengal, India. The proposed study will explore the region's opportunities and sustainability implications of crop diversification initiatives. Burdwan district of West Bengal, India, predominantly relies on rice cultivation, which is constrained by a number of environmental, social, and economic issues.  In response, there is growing recognition of the need to diversify agricultural practices to ensure long-term food security, livelihood resilience, and environmental sustainability. This research proposal aims to investigate the feasibility and benefits of promoting crop diversification in West Bengal, particularly Burdwan district (as Burdwan is called the granary of Bengal), to enhance agricultural resilience and livelihood security. This study will employ a multidisciplinary approach, integrating quantitative primary data analysis from field surveys. It will examine the opportunities driving crop diversification in Purba Bardhaman district and its neighbouring areas in West Bengal and evaluate its sustainability dimensions, considering economic, social, and environmental factors.

Position Details:

Research Assistant: One (01) purely temporary and consolidated basis @ Rs. 10000/- per month

Project Duration:

10 months with effect from the 9th May 2024. The appointment will be on a three-month renewable basis.

Essential Qualification:

Masters degree in Economics or allied discipline. Having knowledge in Statistical / Econometric packages and living in the survey area(s) will be preferred.

Application Process:

A complete CV (within maximum 2 pages) stating all academic and research records with experience(s) along with a one-page statement of purpose in a single PDF may be emailed to . Only shortlisted candidates will be informed and called for the Interview.  

Last Date to Apply is 31st May 2024.

Note: The position is purely temporary and co-terminus with the project. No TA/DA will be paid for attending the interview. The authority reserves the right to accept / reject application at any time and consider candidates of exceptional credentials without applications.

For any further information, please contact:

Dr. Madhabendra Sinha (Co-Principal Investigator)

Department of Economics & Politics

Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan