Dr. Kolattukudy Jose Shirley

Ms. Shirley K J (Mrs Shirley Philip) was born in Chennai. After completing school at Fatima Higher Secondary school, she completed her graduation, post-graduation and M.Phil. in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai. Her research area for M.Phil. was women entrepreneurship. She has also completed B.Ed. from Mahatma Gandhi University. She has now submitted her Ph.D. thesis at Mahatma Gandhi University on “Rural-Urban Migration- A Study of Women Employees in Trade and Commerce in Kochi city”. She started her career as junior lecturer in the Department of Economics at Stella Maris College, Chennai. Later she worked as a teacher at Viswajyothi public school, Angamaly. She joined Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy in 1995 as lecturer in the Department of Economics.

Contact

shirley@sacredheartcollege.ac.in

Academic Profile

Education

  • PhD in Economics from Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam in 2017 [ Research Centre at Maharajas College, Ernakulam]
  • M.Phil. Programme in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai (Madras University) in 1989.
  • B.Ed. in Social Studies from M.G. University, Kottayam in 1994.
  • M.A Programme in Economics from Stella Maris College, Chennai, in 1988.
  • B.A in Economics (Restructured syllabus) from Stella Maris College, Chennai, in 1986.
  • Plus Two from Fathima Higher Secondary School, Chennai in 1983
  • SSLC from our Lady’s Matriculation School, Chennai in 1980.

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor and Head, Department of Economics Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Affiliated to University of Calicut. [ From 1995 to Present]
  • Lecturer, Department of Economics Stella Maris College, Chennai, Affiliated to Madras University. [July 1990 to February 1991]
  • Teacher, Viswajyothi Public School, Angamaly ( CBSE).  [ June 1991 to March 1992]

Research Interests

  • Women Entrepreneurship and women’s studies
  • Labour economics with special reference to female labour
  • Migration with special reference to rural urban migration

Conferences

  • INSEE – KILA International Conference on ‘Sustainability, Institutions, Incentives : Voices , Policies and Commitments ‘ at KILA ,Thrissur, India From 8th to 10th  November 2017.
  • National Colloquium on Higher Education on ‘ Academic Administration in India – global  challenges and Local Responsibilities held at St. Thomas college( Autonomous), Thrissur on 7th and 8th March 2017.
  • ‘International Conference on Developmental challenges in India’ held at Stella Maris college , Chennai on 30th and 31st  January 2018.
  • ‘Managing NAAC Quality Sustenance Practices in Higher Education’ organised by the IQAC of Naipunnya Institute of Management and Information Technology on 6th November 2019.
  • Two-day International Seminar on ‘Climate Emergency: A Call to Action’ organised by the Postgraduate Department of Economics, Sri C. Achutha Menon government College, Thrissur on 21st and 22nd November 2019.
  • National Seminar on the “The Relevance of Gandhian philosophy and Economics in the 21st century” held on 6th and 7th December 2019.

Publications

“COVID-19 and its Impact on Rural Poverty- A Case study of Padiyur Panchayat, Kerala” as part of the International Conference on Global Issues of Poverty, Development and Environment jointly organised by the Department of Economics of the Bhopal school of social sciences (BSS) and the Department of Economics of Kristu Jayanthi, College, Bangalore on 30th October 2021.

Newspaper Publications

  • Article in ‘OPEN PAGE’ supplement of  HINDU newspaper titled ‘Christmas in good old Madras’ published on January 2, 2022.
  • Article in ‘OPEN PAGE’ Supplement of ‘Hindu’ newspaper titled ‘Cashless all the Way’published on February 14,2017.

Paper Presentations

  • Presented a Paper on “Climate Change Adaptation” in the Two-Day International Seminar on ‘Climate Emergency: A Call to Action’ organised by the Post Graduate Department of Economics Sri Achutha Menon Government College, Thrissur on 21st and 22nd November 2019.
  • Presented paper on ‘E-Commerce’ at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • Presented paper on ‘Air Pollution’ at Institute of Social and Economic Change, Bangalore and the paper was adjudged the best paper.

Chapters in Books

  • “Role of Kudumbasree in Empowering women and Mitigating Poverty in Rural Area During COVID-19”: A Case study of Padiyur Grama Panchayat” in “ Rural Economy of India On the eve of COVID-19, edited by Dr Binu Kumar B.J, Infinity India Publishers, India, ISBN: 978-93-91700-06-5, First Edition, November 2021,page no: 37-47
  • “Women Employees in Retail Trade- A Sector- specific study of Kochi city’ in “ An Affair with Economics’ edited by Dr Chacko Jose P, Dr Shirley Jose. K, Nijil Jacobi, published by Head of the Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Kerala, India. ISBN: 978-93-5578-226-7, June 2021, pages no,81-107.

Books Edited

  • “COVIDONOMICS and India: Economy During COVID-19, ISBN:978-93-5506-213-0 along with Prof. Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh; Dr Anna Mateen and Mr.Nijil Jacobi, Published by H.S.R.A. Publications, in December 2021. ( Available on Amazon).
  • “Disquisitions on Economics of Welfare, Proceedings of the International Conference: Economics of Happiness and Welfare – Volume 2”- ISBN: 978-93-5566-092-3 along with Dr Chacko Jose P, Ms Daisy P.K, Head of the Department of Economics, St Joseph’s College ( Autonomous), Irinjalakuda, Kerala and Mr Nijil Jacobi, Sacred Heart college, Chalakudy in September 2021.
  • Disquisitions on Economics of Happiness , Proceedings of the International Conference: Economics of Happiness and welfare- Volume 1” – ISBN: 978-93-5526-922-5 along with Dr Chacko Jose P, Mr Nijil Jacobi, Published by the Head of the Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Kerala in September 2021.
  • Proceedings of the National Conference on “Life in 2020s: Social ,Cultural and Economic Dimensions”- ISBN: 978-93-5526-111-3 along with Dr Chacko Jose P , Mr Omprakash Arun Sonone and Mr Nijil Jacobi published by the Head of the Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Kerala in August 2021.
  • “An Affair with Economics”- ISBN: 978-93-5578-226-7 along with Dr Chacko Jose P and Mr Nijil Jacobi Published by the Head of the Department of Economics, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy, Kerala in June 2021.

Positions held in the College

  • IQAC Coordinator
  • Member of Committee on Research Consultancy and Publishing.

Positions held outside the College

  • Secretary of Mind Forge Toast Masters club International [club for public speaking and communication skills]
  • Assistant Area Director Program Quality, Toastmasters Club International (Area Council Member)

Faculty Development Programmes Attended

  • Orientation course at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
  • UGC- sponsored Refresher courses at the University of Kerala (2)
  • Refresher course at Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune.
  • Faculty Upgradation Programme in Environmental Economics organised by the Ecological Economics unit, Institute for Social and Economic change, Bangalore as part of the world Bank aided India: Environmental Management Capacity Building Technical Assistance Project of the Ministry of Environment and Forests, GOI.
  • Faculty Development Program from 27/10/2020 to 31/10/2020 on Moodle Learning Management System organized by IQAC, Sacred Heart College, Chalakudy with course material provided by Spoken Tutorial Project, IIT, Bombay.

Additional Information

  • Served as University Expert in the Selection Committees for the promotion of teachers from different colleges at multiple levels (both affiliated and autonomous).
  • Served as a subject expert for selecting Assistant Professor in Economics at Nirmala College, Muvattupuzha affiliated to M.G University, Kottayam.
  • Chaired Paper Presentation Session at Bhopal School of Social Sciences during the International Conference on “Global Issues of Poverty, Development and Environment” jointly organised by the Department of Economics, BSSS and Kristu Jayanthi College, Bangalore, in October 2021.
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