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Assistant Professor

Dr. Kalpana Handique

Assistant Professor

Department of Economics

Nanda Nath Saikia College, Titabar-785630, Jorhat

Assam, India.

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Education and Qualifications

Ph.D. (Economics)                             IIT Kharagpur (2022)

Masters (Economics)                       Dibrugarh University (2011)

Bachelors (Economics)                    Dibrugarh University (2009)

National Eligibility Test                     2015

Research Interests

Development Economics, Micro-entrepreneurship in Informal sector, Gender and Entrepreneurship, Environment and Natural Resource Economics, Green Economics.

Professional Experiences

16.09.22 - 23.05.23: Served as a Lecturer in H.R.H. The Prince of Wales Institute of Engineering and Technology, Jorhat, Assam.

2014-2016: Junior Research Fellow in ICSSR sponsored research project “Measuring Attitude towards Financial Risk of the Handloom Micro-entrepreneurs in the North East India” in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Kharagpur.



  1. Goswami, K., Hazarika, B., & Handique, K. (2019). Socio-cultural motivation in women’s entrepreneurship: Exploring the handloom industry in Assam. Asian Journal of Women's Studies, 25(3), 317–351. (Taylor and Francis). Available at
  2. Goswami, K., Hazarika, B., & Handique, K. (2017). Determinants of financial risk attitude among the handloom micro-entrepreneurs in North East India. Asia Pacific Management Review. 30(17), 1–8. (Elsevier). Available at
  3. Bortamuly, A. B., Goswami, K., Hazarika, B., & Handique, K. (2014). Handloom entrepreneurship development: Do different determinants affects differently across gender and location? Journal of Small Business & Entrepreneurship, 27(5), 427–449. (Taylor and Francis). Available at

Book Chapters:

  1. Goswami, K. & Handique, K. (2019). Economic Development through the Development of Handloom Micro-entrepreneurship in North-East India in Development and Regional Planning (Special Focus on North-east Region) by Abinash Bharali (Ed.), Dr. B.K.B. College, Assam, pp. 9-23, 2019, ISBN: 978-93 84679-59-0

Conference Proceedings:

  1. Goswami, K. & Handique, K. (2018). “Rural Home-based Handloom Micro entrepreneurship and Financial Risk Attitude: An Across State Study in North East India.”, in 9th International Research Meeting in Business and Management (IRMBAM-2018) held in IPAG Business School Nice, France during July 05-07, 2018.
  2. Goswami, K., Handique, K. & Hazarika, B. (2017). “Does Different Determinants Influence Handloom Micro-entrepreneurial Performance Differently across Gender in North East India?”, in the 24th Annual Conference of American Society of Business and Behavioral Sciences held in Golden Nugget, Las Vegas, USA during March 23-26, 2017.
  3. Goswami, K. & Handique, K. (2017). “Challenges of Producing High Valued Silk Products among the Rural Handloom Micro-enterprises in North East India in National Seminar on Economic Insects of NE India: Thrust on Recent Advances in Vanya Silks held in Kokrajhar (Assam), India”, during February 21-22, 2017.
  4. Goswami, K., Handique, K. & Hazarika, B. (2016). “Determinants of financial risk attitude among the handloom micro-entrepreneurs in North East India.”, in the Proceedings of Fifth International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Business Management (pp. 396-400), Tainan, Taiwan. Available at pdf

Conference Presentations:


  1. Goswami, K. & Handique, K. (2018). Analysis of Income Inequality across Gender among the Handloom Micro-entrepreneurs of Assam in the International Conference on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (ICCBSA 2018) held in Assam Agricultural University Jorhat, India during December 13-16, 2018. (Lead Presentation).
  2. Goswami, K., Handique, K. & Hazarika, B. (2017). Does the Influence of Risk Attitude on Entrepreneurial Performance Varies across Location among the Handloom Micro-Entrepreneurs in North East India?' CCSBE Conference, Québec City, Canada, May 11-13, 2017. Available at


  1. Goswami, K., Handique, K. & Hazarika, B. (2017). Entrepreneurial Settings for the Development of Handloom Micro-entrepreneurs in North East India. Twelfth Biennial Conference on Entrepreneurship of EDII, Ahmedabad (India), February 22-24, 2017. Available at


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