Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Economy: Issues and Challenges 27th-28th June, 2020
Organised by Department of Commerce
Ramthakur College


Dear Sir/Madam,

It is a matter of immense pleasure to invite you to National Webinar on Impact of Covid-19 on Indian Economy – Issues and Challenges, organized by the Department of Commerce, RamThakur College, Agartala. 27th-28th June, 2020.

We humbly extend our cordial invitation to all distinguished academicians, researchers, administrators, social workers and scholars from different parts of the country to participate in the webinar and present paper(s). We look forward to your gracious presence in this webinar. Your active participation online will give us the opportunity to organize the webinar and enrich this academic endeavour.

Theme of the Webinar

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused the loss of a huge number of human lives and is severely affecting the health and livelihood of the masses all over the globe. This has compelled majority of the governments accross the world to resort to protective measures such as quarantine, social distancing, restrictions in food intake and above all lockdown. Among all the protective measures, lockdown has negatively affected the economic activities causing the downturn of the world economy. The World Economic Outlook in April 2020 has projected the global growth to fall of (–) 3 percent. This lockdown recession is therefore the worst over the preceeding centuries surpassing the Great Depression and the Global Financial Crises.

The lockdown in India has been extended for over two months and has greatly affected the Indian economy. The Central Government has already initiated some recovery measures to combat with the crises. This webinar will discuss the impact of Covid-19 upon different sectors of our economy, spanning over different walks of life. This is also expected to explore whether the recovery measures are adequate or some innovative policy measures can be advocated for the fast recovery of the economy.


(i) To provide a platform for the researchers, academicians and planners to interact about the challenges of Covid-19 upon the economy.

(ii) To provide interaction of academician and planners for developing innovative models for accelerating economic growth.

Major themes of the Webinar

1. Indian Agriculture & allied activities in the light of Covid-19.

2. Impact of Covid-19 upon Industry, Trade and Commerce of India.

3. Changing dimensions of Service Industry, Stock markets, e-commerce, Defence, Social Service etc.

4. Recovery Measures & Policy Reviews- Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Protectionism, Skill India, Make in India, Schemes of RBI etc.

The above themes are not exhaustive and papers can be presented on any topic correlated with the main theme of the webinar.

Call for Paper

Original unpublished research papers are invited from the academicians, researchers, scholars, and members of NGO's and industry personnel focusing on the theme and sub-themes of the webinar. Abstracts should be limited to 300 words with at least five keywords. Full paper should not exceed 5000 words, Font: Times New Roman, 12Pts., typed in double space leaving 1.5 inch margin on all sides. Participants can register themselves and submit their abstract in this link. Full paper may be submitted to

All papers will be peer reviewed and shortlisted papers are likely to be considered for publication in the form of conference proceeding/book with ISBN/ISSN.

Participation & Registration

There is no fee for registration. However registration is compulsory for participating in the webinar (including presenters). Each presenter will be allotted 15 minutes for paper presentation online. Presenters also have the option to go for poster presentation through power-point. All registered participants will be issued e-certificates.

Important Dates

Webinar dates: 27-28 June, 2020
Last date of submission of abstract: 15th June, 2020
Convey of acceptance: 17th June, 2020
Full paper submission: 25th June, 2020

Contact details

Convenor: Prof. Dipak Bardhan
Ph: 7005780431  email:

Co. Convenor: Dr. Ratan Deb
Ph: 8787456083  email:

Organising Secretary: Dr. Biplab Lagardo
Ph: 9366219914  email:

Jt. Organising Secretary: Dr. Arjun Gope
Ph: 9612843669  email:

Jt. Organising Secretary: Dr. Suvadip Paul
Ph: 9862124412  email:

Organising Committee

Patron: Prof. Biswajit Gupta, Principal-in-Charge, Ramthakur College.
Convenor: Dipak Bardhan, Associate Prof. & HOD, Dept. of Commerce, RTC.
Organising Secretary: Dr. Biplab Lagardo, Asstt. Prof., Dept. of Commerce.
Other Members:
1. Dr. Ratan Deb, Associate Prof, Dept. of Commerce, RTC (Co. Convenor).
2. Dr. Arjun Gope, Asstt. Prof, Dept of Commerce, RTC (Jt. Secretary).
3. Sri. Jiban Manik, Lecturer, Dept. of Commerce, RTC.
4. Dr. Ruma Saha, Associate Prof. Dept. of Economics, RTC.
5. Dr. Shukla Saha, Associate Prof., Dept. of English, RTC.
6. Dr. Bibhuti Palit, Associate Prof., Dept. of Political Science, RTC.
7. Dr. Mihir Pal, Associate Prof., Dept. of Physics, RTC.
8. Dr. Surajit Biswas, Asstt. Prof., Dept. of Chemistry.
9. Dr. Suvadip Paul, Asstt. Prof., Dept. of Mathematics.
10. Smt Susmita Das, Asstt. Prof., Dept. of Computer Science, RTC.

About Ramthakur College & Department of Commerce

Ramthakur College was established in 1967 by Lt. Promod Ranjan Bhattacharya, with the motto ‘Sa Vidya Ya Bimuktaye’ meaning ‘knowledge is that which sets us free’. It is presently one of the most prestigious college of Agartala offering undergraduate courses in Arts, Science and Commerce. It is affiliated to Tripura University and is administered by Government of Tripura. With nineteen departments, the student strength is around 4000. Passed out students of the college are well settled in various eminent fields both in the country and abroad.

The Department of Commerce was established in 1987. Presently the department offers undergraduate programmes in both general and honours. The present students’ strength is around 550. Alumni of the department holds top positions in various governments and non-government sectors. The department has been organising various workshops, panel discussions, conferences and webinars from time to time.

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