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Dr. Sunitha A.S.

Assistant Professor , General Management | [email protected]

Educational Qualification

PhD in Applied Economics, CUSAT.

MPhil, Applied Economics, CUSAT.

Master of Business Economics, CUSAT

Employment History

Joined as Assistant Professor, SCMS, Cochin on 16th December 2021.

Served as Adhoc-Faculty, School of Management Studies, National Institute of Technology, Calicut (2018-19 and 2021-22)

Worked as Research Associate at CSSEIP, CUSAT, Kochi (2009-2011 and 2014-15)

Teaching Interests

Economics and Research Methodology

Research Interests

Social and Economic Issues and Financial Markets


Articles ( in APA format)

  1. Rajasenan D. Sunitha AS and Rajeev B (2016). Intra-Tribal Differences in Social Progress of the Tribes in Kerala: Realities and the Need for Inclusive Actions. Journal of Economics and Sustainable Development, The International Institute for Science, Technology and Education; Vol. 7, No. 11, 2016 [ISSN222-1700; Online- ISSN 222-2855].
  2.  Shyjan, D., and A.S. Sunitha (2008). Kerala's Development Experience: A Fresh Look at Its Outliers, Human Development and Capability Association, New Delhi. Available online at https://hd-ca.org/.../keralasdevelopment-experience-a-fresh-look-at-its-outliers
  3. Sunitha AS (2014). Intra-Tribal Disparities in Human Development Indicators: Inference from the Tribes of Kerala. Inclusive Development International Journal of Social Science and Humanities, Vol.: 1 Number 1 &2, Jan –June 2014. [ISSN-2349-2384}
  4. Sunitha AS (2016). Structural transformation in employment: How far tribes are included in the development trajectory of the state. Inclusive development, International journal of Social Science and Humanities,Vol:3 No: 2&3 Jan-June 2017 [ISSN- 2349-2384]
  5. Shyjan D and Sunitha AS (2009). Changing Phases of Kerala’s Development Experience and the Exclusion of Scheduled Tribes: Towards an explanation. Artha vijnana Vol. LI No: 4 December, 2009. ISSN: 0971-586X.

Book Chapter


  1. “Health status and deprivation: Understanding the correlates”, in Inclusion of the Excluded: Agenda and strategies, edited by D. Rajasenan, Published by Directorate of Publications and Public Relations, CUSAT. 2010 [ISBN- 978-83-80095-07-7]
  2. “Professional Course entrance examination in Kerala exclusion in a community gender mirror”, in Exclusion in Technical Education in Kerala’ edited by Dr Rajasenan and Binu Paul Pub. by Directorate of publications and Public Relations, CUSAT, 2013 [ISBN-978-93-80095-27-1]

Conferences / Seminars / Workshop Attended

  1. One week Research Methodology Workshop at Institute of Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi on Feb 19-24, 2018.
  2. Two week Workshop on Data Analysis for social science Researchers at Tata Institute of Social Science (TISS), Mumbai, during Nov 6th to 18th 2006.

Regional Conference Presentations


  1. “Kerala’s Development experience: A fresh look at its outliers” Paper presented at the 5th annual conference of the Human Development and Capability Association Conference at New Delhi, Sep 10-13, 2008.
  2. “Women status and child nutrition: Does social structure matter?” Paper presented at the international conference on Inclusion and Development at the Department of Applied Economics, Cochin University of Science and Technology, 2018.
  3.  “Structural Transformation in Employment: How far the tribes are included in the development trajectory of the state?” paper presented at the International conference on Marginalization, Poverty and Decentralization held at KILA on Nov, 19-22, 2016.
  4. “Women status and child nutrition: Does social structure matter?” Paper Presented at United Nations University (UNU-WIDER) Project Meeting on ‘Gender and Food Security’ held on 12th and 13th December 2006 at Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta, and West Bengal.
  5. “Marginalization of Tribes in Kerala” Paper presented at the International seminar on 50 years of Kerala’s development at Kerala University, Kerala.


  1. Presented a paper titled, “Critical evaluation of the Decentralization in TSP at the ICSSR sponsored conference on Aug 9-11 2019 at Institute of development Studies Jaipur, Rajasthan.
  2. “Pattern of Employment: How inclusive are tribes in Kerala?” Paper presented at the ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on “Dimensions of Discrimination and Exclusion: The experience of Minorities and Indigenous people in India.” On 9th and 10th Jan 2017 at St Xavier’s College, Aluva, Kerala
  3. “Kerala’s development Experience: A fresh look at its outliers.” Paper Presented at the National Seminar on “Making growth inclusive with Reference to Marginalized sections: Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes 4 and Women” held on 15th and 16th Feb 2007 at the Centre for Economic and Social studies, Hyderabad, A.P.
  4. “Understanding the state of Human Development: A study of Tribal populations in India” Paper presented at Sixth Development Convention of ICSSR 2007 22-24 Feb 2007 at Madras Institute of Development Studies, Tamil Nadu.
  5. “Exploring the outliers: Kerala at its turnaround” Paper presented at the National Seminar on “Development as deprivation: Case of Kerala.” on 7 and 8 Mar 2007 at Dept. of Economics, Govt. Collage for Women, Thiruvananthapuram