Dr. Sendhil R

Associate Professor

Department of Economics

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Sendhil R presently serves as an Associate Professor at the Department of Economics, School of Management, Pondicherry University. He has around 15 years of experience in R&D including the coveted Agricultural Research Service at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), and 7 years of experience in teaching and mentorship at the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute. He has published 102 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals and honored with several recognitions including the Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist (ICAR), Fellow of the Society for Advancement of Wheat and Barley Research (SAWBAR), Dr.RT Joshi award from the Agricultural Economics Research Association (AERA-India), Young Agricultural Economist Award (AERA), Best Worker in Scientist Category (ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research), Prof. Mahatim Singh Memorial Award (SAWBAR), Uma Lele Mentorship Award from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA, USA), Netherlands Fellowship Grant, LI-LMI AAEA Award, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute Fellowship for pursuing Ph.D., University Gold Medal during Post-Graduation at Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, and ICAR-Junior Research Fellowship for pursuing Post-Graduation. Hitherto, he has published 102 research papers, 6 edited/authored books, completed 7 research projects and presented his research proposals/findings in various events held in the USA, Canada, Italy, Australia, South Korea, and Ghana. He is an Editorial Board member of the Indian Journal of Economics and Development, a peer-reviewer of several SCOPUS-indexed journals, and a Guest Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. He’s interested in teaching agricultural economics and executing transdisciplinary and multi-institutional research fostering innovations and policy formulation leading to agricultural transformation.


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Notable Publications

Sendhil R, Kumara KTM, Ramasundaram P, Sinha M and Kharkwal S (2020). Nutrition Status in India: Dynamics and Determinants. Global Food Security, 26:100455. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gfs.2020.100455 [ IF: 7.772 ]

Govindharaj GPP, B Gowda, R Sendhil, T Adak, S Raghu, N Patil, A Mahendiran, PC Rath, GAK Kumar and CA Damalas (2021). Determinants of rice farmers’ intention to use pesticides in eastern India: Application of an extended version of the planned behavior theory. Sustainable Production and Consumption, 26:814-823. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.spc.2020.12.036 [ IF: 5.032 ]

Sendhil R, Ankita Jha, Anuj Kumar and Satyavir Singh (2018). Extent of Vulnerability in Wheat Producing Agro-Ecologies of India: Tracking from Indicators of Cross-Section and Multi-Dimension Data. Ecological Indicators, 89: 771-780. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2018.02.053 [ IF: 4.958 ]

Balaganesh G, Malhotra R, Sendhil R, Sirohi S, Maiti S, Ponnusamy K and A Sharma (2020). Development of Composite Vulnerability Index and District Level Mapping of Climate Change Induced Drought in Tamil Nadu, India. Ecological Indicators, 113: 106197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2020.106197 [ IF: 4.958 ]

Cariappa AGA, Acharya KK, Adhav CA, Sendhil R and P Ramasundaram (2021). COVID-19 induced lockdown effects on agricultural commodity prices and consumer behaviour in India – Implications for food loss and waste management. Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 101160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2021.101160 [ IF: 4.923 ]

Awards & Achievements​

Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award in Social Sciences (2018) by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Young Agricultural Economist Award bestowed by the Agricultural Economics Research Association
Uma Lele Mentorship Award from the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association, USA (2019)

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