Name   Dr. Ram Prawesh Prasad Singh
Current Position
  Vice Chancellor, Kolhan University,Chaibasa
Office Address   Kolhan University, Chaibasa, West Singhbhum, Jharkhand - 833202
Residential Address   MIG-B/32, Harmu Housing Colony, Ranchi - 834012 (Jharkhand)
Telephone / Fax   +916582 - 255280 (O) / 6582 - 255217 (Fax)
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Date of Birth   28th February 1954


Educational Qualification

Exam School / College
Board / Univ.  Year 
Div./ Class
Higher Secondary  Higher Secondary School, Nabinagar B.S.S.E.B., Patna 1971 1st
B.A.  Economics (H) Ranchi College, Ranchi.  R.U., Ranchi. 1974 2nd
M.A. (Economics) P.G. Deptt. of Economics R.U., Ranchi   1976 

1st class 1st (Gold Medalist)

Ph. D. Topic : Utilization of Resources by Marginal and Small Farmers - A Case Study of Hazaribagh District

  R.U., Ranchi  1986  


Teaching Experience : 38 (Thirty Eight) Years.

Lecturer : 24 - 11 - 1978 to 23 - 11 - 1986 (Eight Years)

  • Worked at Chatra College, Chatra and J.J. College, Jhumari Telaiya under Ranchi University.
  • Taught different subjects at Intermediate and Under Graduate levels.
  • Completed research work leading to Ph. D. Degree.
  • Actively participated in different academic and extra-curricular activities of the college; viz : Routine incharge; Controller of examinations; Sports in-charge; Seminar in-charge; Bursar; etc.
  • Wrote a book entitled “Economic efficiency and Indian Agriculture.”

 Reader : 24 - 11 - 1986 to 23 - 11 - 1994 (Eight Years)

  • Worked at J.J. College, Jhumari Telaiya and P.G. Deptt. of Economics, R.U., Ranchi.
  • Taught different subjects at U.G. and P.G. levels.
  • While working at J.J. College, Jhumari Telaiya; engaged classes at P.G. Center, St. Columbas College, Hazaribagh.
  • Established as successful Teacher of the subject.
  • Actively participated in different academic, administrative and other extra-curricular activities of the College and Department.
  • Successfully organized inter College Youth Festival at J. J. College, Jhumari Tilaiya.
  • Prepared Master routine for J. J. College in the Year 1984; which is still in force there.
  • Published research papers in different Journals.

 Professor : From 24 - 11 - 1994

  • Taught different Papers at P.G. levels.
  • Took part in Different State level / National / International Seminars / Conferences / Symposiums / Workshops.
  • Gave several lectures at U.G.C. Academic Staff College; in its different orientation / refresher courses.
  • Participated in workshop for Principals and H.O.Ds at U.G.C. Academic Staff College, R.U., Ranchi.
  • Attended Refresher Course in Economics.
  • Published several research papers.
  • Edited Research Journal : Jharkhand Journal of Economics.
  • Apart from teaching function, successfully guided six research scholars leading to their Ph. D. degree.


Administrative Experience :

 Head of University Department of Economics, Ranchi University, Ranchi. (From 15.02.2004 to 14.10.2009 and again from 01.05.2012 -----07.05.2014.)

  • Got entire Deptt. Furnished with all amenities and teaching aids.
  • Improved teaching quality and discipline of the department.
  • Organised several seminars in the Deptt.
  • Invited several National / International distinguished faculties in the department and arranged their lectures.
  • About 200 students qualified in NET examination.
  • Brought financial discipline in the department.
  • Supervised renovation work of the entire building of P.G. Arts Block ‘D’ of R.U., Ranchi.

Director : UGC Academic Staff College,  Ranchi University, Ranchi.    (From 01.06.2011 ----- 08.05.2014.)

  • Organised 30 (Thirty) Refresher Courses and 10 (Ten) Orientation Programmes for University Teachers.
  • Enhanced the level of training and discipline of the College.
  • Developed entire campus of the College.
  • Got entire college furnished with all amenities and teaching aids.
  • Attracted participants from almost all states of India.
  • Got the college evaluated by NAAC, which gave 23rd rank to the college, among 66 Academic Staff Colleges, in the country.
  • The college was ranked first in the eastern region.
  • Number of participants in all courses increased substantially.

Other Administrative Experience :

  • College Bursar at J. J. College, Jhumari Tilaiya – 5 years.
  • Centre Supdt. for L.L.B. Exam of Ranchi University – two times.
  • Centre Supdt. for P.G. Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication Exam of R.U., Ranchi – two times.
  • Centre Supdt. for M.A. exam of Archeology and Museology Deptt. R.U., Ranchi.
  • Co-ordinator : UGC – NET Examination, June 2008, Ranchi Centre.
  • Observer : UGC – NET Examination, Ranchi Centre – Five times.
  • Observer : BA / BSc / B.Com Examinations of Ranchi University for all centres in Ranchi Zone.


Research Guidance :

  • Approved Guide for all Ph.D. and M. Phil students of Jharkhand and Bihar, enrolled to Directorate of Distance Education, Annamali University, Annamalainagar.


Ph. D. Produced : 17 (Seventeen)

  • K. N. Sharma : Assets Distribution, Income inequality and poverty in rural areas – A Case Study of Hazaribagh District : 1991
  • Kumari Dibya : Emerging trends in Indo German Trade relations in present Era : 2009
  • Archana Singh : Human Resource Management in C.C.L. and its impact on productivity : 2009
  • Jyotsna Mandal : Factors determining birth rate in tribal family – A Case Study of Ranchi District : 2010
  • Renu Kumari Verma : Impact of Financial Management on profitability – An econometric analysis of turnaround strategy adopted at Bokaro Steel Plant during 2002 – 03 : 2012
  • Deepti Kumari        : Trends in Institutional Agricultural Credit : A Case Study Of inter-State Variation.
  • Abhishek Waibhaw : The Economic Problem and prospects of Horticultural Crops - a case study of Ranchi District.
  • Pallavi Kumari : Impact of industrial relation on productivity - a case study of C.C.L., Ranchi.
  • Nita Khawas : Socio-economic impact of industrialisation - With special reference to East District, Gangtok.
  • Rinku Agarwal : India-China Trade Relation after Globalisation.
  • C. Sukanya : Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Finance performance – A case study of Usha Martin Industries Ltd.
  • Prabodh Kumar Pandey : Manusmiriti aur yagavlavya smriti me vivechit prachin arthawayawastha ke katipay ango kaa samikshatmak adhyayan.
  • Renu Kumari : The Changing Scenario of Indian Agriculture in the post reform era. (16.04.2008)
  • Sweta Sharan : Role of major rural non-farm economic activities in the rural development of Jharkhand – With special reference to Ranchi District. (17.09.2010)
  • Dhiraj Mani Pathak : Public Debt and its sustainability in Jharkhand. (26.11.2010)
  • Shruti Priya : Impact of movement of terms of Trade between Agriculture and Industry on Agricultural Growth, in post reform period.
  • Jyoti Prakash : Impact of MNERGA Scheme on Rural Credit Market : A case Study of Selected Villages in Ranchi Districts.


Publications :

Book :

  • Indian Agriculture and Economic Efficiency : Classical Publishing Company, New Delhi. 1989 : (ISBN-81-7054-105-0)

Articles :

  • Prospects of Increasing Farm Net income in Plateau region of Bihar : The Bihar Journal of Agriculture Marketing : Vol. II, No. 3, July-September, 1994.
  • Inequality in Assets distribution (A Case Study) : Jharkhand Journal of Economics, Vol - I, No. I (2006 - 07).
  • Corporate Finance and Social Performance - A Critical Perspective : Innovation and Creative for Business Excellence, Book edited by J.K. Pattanayak, Sandeep Mondal, Chandan Bhar and Mitali Sen, ISBN-978-93-81361-60-3, page : 56 – 63.
  • Slow Growing Districts of Bihar and Strategis for their upliftment : June - Aug - 2016 Issue - XVI, ISSN : 2320-2750.
  • The Oppressed Ones : Kolhan Research Review : Vol - 1, Dec 2015 May 2016.

Seminar Papers, presented in National / State level Seminars :

  • Backwardness of Jharkhand : Causes and Remedial Measures, UGC sponsored State level conference, organized by JLN College, Chakradharpur, 22nd December, 2000.
  • Internalizing CSR : Developing a Conceptual Framework, UGC sponsored National Seminar organised by Faculty of Commerce, Jamshedpur Women’s College, Jamshedpur, 3rd and 4th February, 2012.
  • Corporate Finance and Social Performance - A Critical Perspective, National Seminar on “Innovation and Creativity for  Business Excellence, organised by ISM, Dhanbad on 17th and 18th February, 2011.
  • Food Problem : Performance & Challenges, UGC sponsored National Seminar organized by University Department of Economics, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya on 21st and 22nd April, 2012.
  • Globalisation and National Growth : National Seminar organized by S.N. Sinha Institute of Business Management, Ranchi.

Editor : Jharkhand Journal of Economics.


Membership :

  • Member : Syndicate, R.U., Ranchi.
  • Life Member : Indian Economic Association.
  • Member : University Advisory Committee for Jharkhand State.
  • Member : Advisory Committee : UGC Academic Staff College, Sambalpur University, Sambalpur (Orissa).
  • Member : Advisory Committee : UGC Academic Staff College, Patna University, Patna, Bihar.
  • Member : Research Board : Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (U.P.)
  • Member : Research Development Board, Ranchi University, Ranchi.
  • Member : Board of Studies, Magadh University, Bodh Gaya (Bihar).
  • Member : Board of Studies, Vinoba Bhave University, Hazaribagh.
  • Member : Board of Studies, St. Xavier’s College, an autonomous college under R.U., Ranchi.
  • Member : Board of Studies, Ranchi Women’s College, an autonomous college under R.U., Ranchi.
  • Member : Board of Studies, Marwari College, an autonomous college under R.U., Ranchi.
  • Member : Board of Studies, Jamshedpur Women’s College, an autonomous college under Kolhan University, Chaibasa.
  • Member : Academic Council, Marwari College (An Autonomous College).
  • Member : Academic Council, Ranchi College (An Autonomous College).
  • Member : Screening Committee / Selection Committee for promotion appointment of University teachers :

                      * Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith, Varanasi (U.P.)

                      * L.N.M. University, Darbhanga

                      * Magadh University, Bodh Gaya

                      * B.R. Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur

                      * B.N. Mandal University, Madhepura

                      * S.K.M. University, Dumka

                      * R.U., Ranchi

  • Member : Interview Board for Selection of Lecturer in Economics :

                      * SIRD, Ranchi

                      * J.P.S.C., Ranchi

                      * St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi

                      * Nirmala College

  • Member : Approval, Seniority & Pay Fixation Committee - R.U. Ranchi
  • Member : Purchase Committee - R.U. Ranchi
  • Member : Promotion Committee - R.U.  Ranchi
  • Member : Annual Budget Committee - R.U.  Ranchi
  • Member : Committee to examine the feasibility of starting vocational / self financing UG / PG courses R.U. Ranchi
  • Member : Committee to assess the position of colleges of rural areas and take steps for development of these colleges. R.U. Ranchi




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