Kanish Debnath – RV University

Kanish Debnath

Associate Professor

“Dr. Kanish Debnath has a rich work experience of more than 9 years. Prior to joining RV University, he had been teaching under the Department of Economics at FLAME University for over six years. He has taught in both the undergraduate and the postgraduate programs in the University. His areas of expertise lie in Managerial, Developmental, and Behavioural Economics. He is technology savvy and is proficient in several open-source software. At RV University, Dr. Debnath will play an important role in setting up a centre for business analytics. He is currently teaching in the BBA and BCom programs. At FLAME University, Dr. Debnath played an integral part in setting up its’ Institutional Review Board for research ethics, and has been an active member of several administrative committees. He has been a joint recipient of a research grant from the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and two internal grants. Dr. Debnath completed the Fellow Programme in Management (equivalent to Ph.D.) from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 2016. During his program, he won the “NSE-IFMR Finance Foundation Financial Deepening & Household Finance Research Initiative” grant. He also worked under his Dissertation supervisor on multiple government-funded and privately-funded research projects. During 2014-2016, he was a Visiting Lecturer for the Masters in Agribusiness Economics program at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. Prior to making his foray into academics, Dr. Debnath was a software engineer with Infosys Technologies Pvt. Ltd. for a little under three years. In this period, he worked on several web applications using JavaScript, SQL, and C# that still prove to be helpful to his work in the present day.”
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"If you don't do anything or you just do the same thing over and over again, you stay the same. Staying the same, even in the best of times, means you are going backwards." - Roger Federer.

  • Academic Journal Publications

    Academic Journal Publications

    Dutta, N., B. K. Thakur, M. Nurujjaman, K. Debnath, and D. P. Bal. 2022. “An assessment of the water quality index (WQI) of drinking water in the Eastern Himalayas of South Sikkim, India”, Groundwater for Sustainable Development, 17, 100735. DOI: 10.1016/j.gsd.2022.100735

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  • Rai, A., A. Mahata, M. Nurujjaman, S. Majhi, and K. Debnath. 2021. “A sentiment-based modeling and analysis of stock price during the COVID-19: U- and Swoosh-shaped recovery”, Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and Its Applications, 592, 126810. DOI: j.physa.2021.126810

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  • Bal, D. P., A. Chhetri, B. K. Thakur, and K. Debnath. 2021. “Estimation of price and income elasticity of water: a case study of Darjeeling town, West Bengal, India”, Current Science, 120 (5): 800-808. Link: full paper

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  • Thakur, B. K., K. Debnath, V. Dhingra, and D. P. Bal. 2020. “Rising Drinking Water Insecurity in the Indian Himalayan Region of Sikkim: A multi-stakeholder perspective”, Ecology, Economy and Society - The INSEE Journal, 3 (1): 125-129. DOI: 10.37773/ees.v3i1.97

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  • Debnath, Kanish. 2019. “To lend or not to lend: Identifying habitual multiple-borrowers”, Applied Economics Letters, 27 (6): 455-458. DOI: 10.1080/13504851.2019.1631435

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  • Debnath, Kanish and Priyanka Roy. 2018. “Predicting multiple-borrowing default among microfinance clients”, Theoretical Economics Letters, 8 (10): 1772-1792. DOI: 10.4236/tel.2018.810116

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  • Books

    Books

    Dey, K, V. P. Gandhi, and K. Debnath. 2021. “Farmers’ participation in India’s futures markets: Potential, Experience and Constraints”. Springer. ISBN: 978-981-16-3431-4

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  • Debnath, Kanish. 2017. “Demonetisation - Experiences of the poor”. Dada Purao Research and Training Institute, Pune. ISBN: 978-81-934834-0-4

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  • Debnath, Kanish. 2016. “Community Based Health Insurance: Planting a seed for tomorrow’s need”. Dada Purao Research and Training Institute, Pune. ISBN: 978-81-934834-1-1

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  • Book and Encyclopedia Chapters

    Book and Encyclopedia Chapters

    Debnath, Kanish. 2020. “Health Micro-Insurance for Low Income Households”. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Good Health and Well-Being. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319- 69627-0_115-1

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  • Debnath, Kanish. 2019. “Water Security for a Sustainable Planet”. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Zero Hunger. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-69626-3_93-1

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  • Debnath, Kanish and Priyanka Roy. 2019. “Safe food for all: Key challenges and process requirements”. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Zero Hunger. Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3- 319-69626-3_20-1

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  • Book Reviews

    Book Reviews

    Debnath, Kanish. 2013. “Conway, Gordon, 2012. One Billion Hungry: Can We Feed the World? Cornell University Press.” Journal of Agricultural Economics, 64 (3): 738-740. DOI: 10.1111/1477-9552.12029

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  • Debnath, Kanish. 2012. “Harper, Malcolm, 2010. Inclusive value chains - A pathway out of poverty. World Scientific.” Millennial Asia, 3 (2): 237-241.

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  • Other Publications

    Other Publications

    Debnath, Kanish and Priyanka Roy. 2016. “Examining the adequacy of MFI Multiple Lending Directive in India: A study of slum-dwellers’ loan related choices”, NSE-IFMR Finance Foundation Financial Deepening and Household Finance Research Initiative. (NSE Working paper)

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  • Debnath, Kanish and Kushankur Dey. 2015. “Can Food Parks scheme take off in India?”, Indian Management - The journal of All India Management Association, 54 (2): 84-87.

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  • 6 Journal Articles,
  • 3 Books,
  • 3 Book Chapters,
  • 2 Other articles,
  • 1 Govt funded project,
  • 3 Privately funded projects completed
  • OCT 2020 -

    Won a grant from Population Council under its UDAYA Scientific Writing competition

  • 2019-22

    Selected member of Institutional Review Board (IRB) for FLAME University

  • NOV 2018

    Selected for Workshop on Cognitive Analytics by IBM in partnership with IIMA

  • FEB 2018

    Won a grant as Co-PI for | 49,30,200 from NMHS, MOEF&CC

  • FEB 2015

    Won a grant as PI for | 4,06,250 under a NSE-IFF Initiative

  • DEC 2013

    Principal Coordinator of the 7th Doctoral Colloquium at IIM Ahmedabad [150+ attendees]

  • OCT 2013

    Partial scholarship from ICMIF to attend it’s Microinsurance Workshop, New Delhi

  • JAN 2010

    Received “On the Spot” award at Infosys Technologies Private Limited

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