Academician, writer and research guide, Dr. Chacko Jose P (Associate Professor) was a former Head, Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College Chalakudy, Kerala. He is presently the Principal, St. Aloysius College, Elthuruth, Thrissur. He has BA in Economics (St Thomas College, Thrissur), MA in Development Economics (Department of Economics, University of Calicut, Dr. John Matthai Centre), M.Phil in Applied Economics and PhD (Cochin University of Science and Technology). He has teaching career spanning over 22 years in UG and PG courses. He has also served as Reader at Academic Staff College, University of Calicut. He is a research guide of the University of Calicut and eight scholars are pursuing research under his guidance. He is a visiting faculty for MBA programme of IGNOU and School of Management Studies, Calicut University. He has to his credit co-authorship of 3 textbooks for the UG curriculum, 15 journal articles, editorship of 2 books and 31 paper presentations in National/International Seminars and Conferences. He regularly delivers Invited Lectures in academic contexts and has been rapporteur in many Conferences/Workshops and resource person for several faculty training programmes. He contributes to academic books of various publishers and also E-zines. He has held the positions of Organizing Secretary, Chairman of Organising Committee and Convenor of Seminars/Conferences funded by UGC and other competent bodies at various times. Twice in his career he has been Assistant Co-ordinator of IQAC of Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy. Microeconomics, Managerial Economics and Mathematical Economics are his areas of teaching interest whereas Business Economics, Energy Economics and Social Sector Development are research interests. Apart from memberships in various professional bodies, he has also served as member of UG board of studies of Calicut University.