Summary

I am doing my research on Resource Efficiency Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at IIT Kharagpur. My research involves economic resource use efficiency evaluation to identify the optimal use of inputs as resources in the agricultural production system to get the maximum yield. The research includes Artificial Intelligence and Conventional approaches to overcome the existing economic issues, the farmers are facing. The findings are then fed to robust models to discover the true efficiency of farmers and identify possible recommendations for the same to receive maximum yield by a farmer under the current resource constraints.

The proposed research work focused on efficient use of energy and input resources in paddy cultivation and may strengthen various Government schemes and policies such as the “Agricultural Demand Side Management” drive and the “Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana” (PMKSY).

  • Current, Senior Research Fellow (Ph.D.) in the area of Resource Efficiency Management for Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur)

  • Distinction in M. Tech in Energy Technology from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra (BIT Mesra), 2014- 2016

  • B. Tech in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from West Bengal University of Technology (WBUT), 2009-2013

Awards and Scholastic Achievements

  • Recipient of MHRD Fellowship, Govt. of India, (2017)
  • Recipient of Distinction in M. Tech, (2016)

Research Areas

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Agricultural Economics, Bio-Economic Modelling, Econometric Modelling, Economic Efficiency Measurement, Frontier Modelling, Rural Financing, Socio-economic impact assessment of rural and agricultural policies on rural communities, Sustainable Development

Publications

International and National Journals

  • Nandy, A., & Singh, P. K. (2020). Farm efficiency estimation using a hybrid approach of machine-learning and data envelopment analysis: Evidence from rural eastern India. Journal of Cleaner Production, 267, 122106. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.122106
  • Nandi, A., & Singh, P. K., (2020). Application of Fuzzy DEA and Machine Learning Algorithms in Efficiency Estimation of Paddy Producers of Rural Eastern India. Revised and Resubmitted Benchmarking: An International Journal.
  • Singh, P. K., Nandi, A, Dey, S., (2019). Machine-Learning Application in Evaluation of Factors Influencing Smallholders’ Access to Agricultural Credit: An Empirical Evidence from Eastern India". Revised and Resubmitted International Journal of Social Economics.
  • Singh, P. K., Pal. A., Nandi, A, Dey, S., (2019). Energy and Environmental Security in Developing Countries' (EESDC)-Springer Publication. Accepted Book Chapter
  • Nandy, A., Singh, P. K., & Singh, A. K. (2019). Systematic Review and Meta- regression Analysis of Technical Efficiency of Agricultural Production Systems. Global Business Review. https://doi.org/10.1177/0972150918811719
  • Pandey, O. P., Nandi, A., Mishra, B.K. (2016). The Effect of Blanching on Drying of Green Peas. International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology, 05(02), pp. 68-72.

National Conferences

  • Singh, P. K., Nandi, A., & Dey, S. (2018). Determinants of Agricultural Credit Access to Small Holders in India: An Empirical Analysis In West Bengal, India. 5th International Conference on Agriculture 2018 (AGRICO 2018) held during 16th- 17th August 2018 in Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Singh, P. K., Nandi, A. (2018). An empirical investigation of prospects and challenges in smallholder finance in India. International Conference Sustainability of Smallholder Agriculture in Developing Countries under Changing Climatic Scenario 14-17 February 2018. Kanpur, India

International Conferences

  • Nandi, A. (2020). Analysis of Paddy Farming Efficiency by Treating Undesirable Output in Integrated DEA and Machine Learning Approach. INFORMS Business Analytics Conference, April 26-28, 2020 at the Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center, Denver, Colorado (Accepted, Cancelled due to COVID-19)

Workshop / Seminar

  • Global Entrepreneur Summit, IIT Kharagpur, (2020)
  • Author workshop by Taylor & Francis on “Research Publication”, IIT Kharagpur, (2019)
  • International Dissemination Workshop on "Qualitative Methods for Research in Socially Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural Intensification" at IIT Kharagpur (2019) jointly hosted by the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Government of Australia
  • National Workshop on “Digital Platform for Financial Inclusion and Rural Women Empowerment” (2019), jointly hosted by the Rural Development Centre and the Agriculture and Food Engineering Department, IIT Kharagpur, in collaboration with the University of Waikato, New Zealand, under the SPARC scheme of MHRD
  • World Sustainable Development Summit - WSDS by TERI, (2016) on “Beyond 2015: People, Planet & Progress”

Current Responsibilities

  • Department Representative at Career Development Centre (CDC), IIT Kharagpur
  • Social Entrepreneur (Secretary) at Live Life Happily NGO, registration no. S0004256
  • Figshare Institution Ambassador, IIT Kharagpur

Reviewer

  • An active reviewer of Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier
  • Reviewer of International Journal for Innovation Education and Research

Membership

  • Board member in SSRG International Journal of Mechanical Engineering, id: (SSRG-IJME-1076)
  • International Journal of Mathematics Trends and Technology – IJMTT, E ISSN 2231-5373 P ISSN 2349-5758