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Dr. (Mrs.) Hemavathi Sekar

Associate Professor
 
Contact Details
 
Qualifications
DegreeUniversityYear
M.A. University of Madras1982
Ph.D. Anna University1991

Title of the Ph.D. Thesis Evaluation of Housing Programmes for the Economically Weaker Sections

Date of Joining the College: 26 June, 1996
 
Areas of  Specialisation
  • Urban Economics
  • Macro Economics
  • International  Economics
Publication
  1. Published an article on “An approach to evaluate housing benefits” in  International Journal of Housing Science and Its Applications, vol. 15. No. 2  (1991)
  2. Published an article on “Planners’ perception on influences of physical facilities provided in housing programmes on social well being” International Journal of Housing Science and Its Applications, vol. 17,  No.2
  3. Co authored 'A Text Book on International Economics' Sultan Chand , New Delhi ,2004.
  4. Policy Formulation for Urban Transport System  Chapter in the Book Urban Development and Sustainable Transport, Bookwell, New Delhi, 2011
  5. Paper on “Self Help Groups – Economic Power of the Poor” in the Inter-National Symposium on Global Business Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Department of Commerce, Loyola College on 15 and 16th of February 2007. 
  6. Paper  titled "Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - The case of Chennai" presented in the International Conference on "Urban Planning and Environment  - Strategies and Challenges" on Jan 30th and 31st, 2007 at Elphinstone College, Mumbai.
  7. Presented a paper in the International Symposium  on Strides in Civil Engineering on “Delphi in the Assessment of Importance of indicators of key areas benefited by Housing Programmes” organized by Anna University, 10th to 12th March 1993.
  8. Two-day National seminar organized by Department of Economics Ethiraj College for Women Chennai during 11-12 March 2011, presented paper on “Green House Gases and Climate Change – An Indian Perspective”.
  9. One day National Seminar (UGC sponsored) organized by Department of Economics Presidency College, Chennai presented paper on “FDI and Infrastructure in India – Growth and Challenges” on 11.3.2011
  10. Two-day National seminar on ‘Urban Infrastructure – Transport and Related Issues’ organised by Department of Economics, Presidency College Chennai,  presented  a paper on “Policy formulation for Urban Transport System” , 29-30 March 2010.
  11. Presented and  published  a paper on UGC sponsored National Seminar on “Developmental Divide-Water Supply and Sanitation Service Levels and the Urban Poor in Chennai”  Stella Maris College, 13-14, Dec. 2006
  12. Presented a  paper in the  national seminar on India and WTO, Department of Legal Studies, University of Madras, 21st April 1995.
  13. Paper presented on ‘Evaluation of housing facilities to economically weaker sections’ in a workshop organized by the Madras Institute of Development Studies, November 1996.
  14. Policy Formulation for Urban Transport System”, Chapter in Urban Development and Sustainable Transport” Ed. P.Anbalagan , Bookwell, Delhi. 2011.
  15.  ”Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - A case of Chennai, Chapter in  Urban Planning and Environment (Ed)., Lakshmi Vyas, Macmillan Advanced Research Series (2007)
  16.  “Globalisation of Service Activities- Opportunities and Challenges for India”, India Quarterly - A Journal of International Affairs, Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi, July - September, 2006.
  17. Co-author of  Text Book on  “International Economics” Sultan Chand Publishers New Delhi 2004.
  18. "Impact of World Trade Organisation on India's Agriculture", India Quarterly, Vol. L I ; No.1, January-March 1995.
  19. Published an Article on “Is Economic evaluation of Housing Programmes justifiable?” journal Nagarlok vo. 25, No. 2, April 1993
  20. Published article on “Importance of making investments in housing for economically weaker sections” in the journal’ – Institute of Town Planners India, vol 11, No. 2 (152) Dec. 1992
  21. Published an article on “Evaluating benefits of Slum Improvement Programmes”, ‘Yojana’ Vol. 35, No. 10 June 1991.
  22. Paper on "Inclusive Growth - Reviewing the past for Reshaping the Future - Evolving Prescriptions for 12th Five Year Plan ", 2011 
Workshops Attended
  •  Attended/Participated in  a two day UGC sponsored All India workshop on Research Methodology for Research Guides, 20th and 22nd July 2011.
  • Paper presented on ‘Evaluation of housing facilities to economically weaker sections’ in a workshop organized by the Madras Institute of Development Studies, November 1996.
  • Attended/participated “Teaching about the United States” organized by University of Kerala and United States Information Service, Thiruvanathapuram, 5&6 May 1997. 
  • Participated in the workshop on "Curriculum Development in Environmental Science", organized by U.S. Educational Foundation in India at Stella Maris College, Chennai, 6-7, January 1995.
Awards
  1. Best paper for the Paper on "Impact of Urban Water Supply and Sanitation on Health - The case of Chennai" presented in the International Conference on "Urban Planning and Environment  - Strategies and Challenges" on Jan 31st, 2007 at Elphinstone College, Mumbai.

Training  Programmes  Attended

  • Attended Orientation Course conducted by Academic Staff College University of Madras,1998.
  • Attended Refresher Course in Information Technology conducted by Stella Maris College,Chennai,sponsored by UGC,2001.
  • Attended Refresher Course in Economics Conducted by academic staff College,Pondicherry University,2004. 
Other Achievements
  • Participated in the International Visitor Programme on ‘US Economy and Public Policy’  sponsored by United States Information Agency, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs from 3rd July to 13th August 1995. 
  • Member of Board of Studies, in SDNB Vaishnav College, Quaid-E- Millet College, Chennai.
  • Paper Setter and Examiner for end semester examinations in  Loyola College, Stella Maris college and MCC.
  • VC nominee as subject expert for  recruitment of teaching staff in Ethiraj College.
  • Delivered a lecture on “Infrastructure Development and Surface Transport” for Association of Economic Thinkers”, Department of Economics, Madras Christian College, Tambaram, 14th March 2001.
  • Delivered a lecture on Infrastructure – Transport, for graduate students from Davidson College and other schools of Excellance across the US under Semester in India Programme, October 2000.
  • Participated in national conference organized by University Grants Commission SERO, Hyderabad, on “Role of Autonomous colleges in Strengthening the Quality of Higher Education’, 5-6 August 2006.
  • Participated in  a two day UGC sponsored All India workshop on Research Methodology for Research Guides, 20th and 22nd July 2011.
  •  Attended/participated “Teaching about the United States” organized by University of Kerala and United States Information Service, Thiruvanathapuram, 5&6 May 1997. 
  • Participated in the workshop on "Curriculum Development in Environmental Science", organized by U.S. Educational Foundation in India at Stella Maris College, Chennai, 6-7, January 1995.