Dr. Sendhil R

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Sendhil R presently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics, School of Management, Pondicherry University, and is a former employee of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR). He has been with the ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (IIWBR), Karnal, between 2011 and 2022 (January), and also associated with the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, between 2014 and 2022 (January) in teaching & mentoring PG and Ph.D. scholars. He is an agricultural economist with around 17 years of total professional experience, including an experience of around 10.5 years in wheat and barley research on production, marketing & policy prescription, and around 10 years of experience in teaching and mentorship. Sendhil is a University Gold Medalist during his Post-Graduation at Sri Venkateswara Agricultural College, Tirupati, and had his Doctorate in Agricultural Economics from the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi. He has published 126 research papers in peer-reviewed national and international journals of high repute, 10 edited/authored books, and presented his research proposals/findings at various events held in the USA, Canada, Italy, Australia, South Korea, Japan, and Ghana. He is an Associate Editor of the Agricultural Economics Research Review, 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 has been honored with several recognitions, including the Elected Fellow of the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS), 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 (IIWBR), Prof. Mahatim Singh Memorial Award (SAWBAR), Uma Lele Mentorship Award (AAEA, USA), NFP grant, LI-LMI AAEA Award, IARI Fellowship and ICAR-JRF. Hitherto, completed 7 research projects and presently executing 2 projects including the empirical research project sponsored by the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). He had been involved in teaching and guiding M.Sc. (4 completed) & Ph.D. (1 completed) Scholars at the ICAR-National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal for about 8 years and presently guiding 4 Ph.D. Scholars at Pondicherry University. He’s interested in teaching agricultural economics, and executing transdisciplinary and multi-institutional research to foster innovations and policy formulation leading to agricultural transformation.

  • Associate Professor


sendhil.eco@pondiuni.ac.in ; r.sendhil@gmail.com

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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: 9.027 ]

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: 8.921 ]

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: 6.263 ]

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: 6.263 ]

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, 82(Part A): 101160. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.seps.2021.101160 [ IF: 4.641 ]