ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Articles By Ajitava Raychaudhuri

An Investigation into the Inter-District Disparity in West Bengal, 1991-2005

This paper calculates inter-district inequality among West Bengal's 17 districts and then highlights the disparity in physical and social infrastructure among them. The latter traces the ranking of districts over time. Though this does not conclusively prove what the main determining factors for the movement of inequality are, a rank correlation analysis of per capita incomes with their physical and social infrastructure ranks gives sufficient hints about the causal relations between the two.

Barriers to Trade in Higher Education Services in the Era of Globalisation

This paper highlights the issues surrounding trade in education services in India. Concentrating on the ease and difficulty of trade in education services through different modes in India, it shows that the process of trade in education services through World Trade Organisation modes 3 and 4 has just begun in India, whereas mode 2 is still the most prevalent mode of trade in education services. A field survey undertaken in this context also identifies some barriers to movement of foreign students to India.