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Jyoti Sarkar- NMIMS, Mumbai

Senior Research Fellow


Jyoti Parimal Sarkar is a trained economist with a PhD in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. Her doctoral work completed at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development (CSRD), JNU focused on the linkage between migration (both internal and international) and its diversified development in geographically and demographically diversified regions of West Bengal.  Her M.Phil. dissertation from Centre for Development Studies (CDS), Trivandrum attempted to examine the nature and the pattern of migration, the magnitude and dimension of migration in the light of the various theories around international migration like social network, economic opportunity, cumulative causation, etc. The role of the Government in the effort of their settlement, the political conditions and the kin-friendship linkage factors, which act as pull-factors are also examined. Some case studies of the cross-border Bangladeshi migrants were carried out. It gives in details, the main destination of the migrants, the activities they have undertaken in different places of their lives and the process of entry into job market. Besides, an attempt has been made to find out why and how they have migrated, i.e., the en route process of migration. Earlier, she has worked on a project “Governance of Labour Migration in India” undertaken by the Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum and Ministry of Overseas Affairs in 2007. Currently, she works as an Assistant Professor of Economics at Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce (ASMSOC), SKVM’s NMIMS, Mumbai Campus. She has published widely in the area of migration, regional development, employment and banking.