Mr. Soham Kumar Paul

Present Position: Assistant Professor

Department of Economics, School of Business of Economics



  • Pursuing PhD in Economics, University of Calcutta
  • Sc. in Applied Economics, Presidency University
  • Sc. in Economics, Presidency University

Research Key Areas:

  • Political Economy
  • Caste and Identity Politics
  • Development Economics

Research Highlights:

  • Terahertz detection of COVID 19 news covered by Labpulse Newsletter ( and Photonics Newsletter (https: // www. photonics. com /Articles /AI_ and_ Terahertz_ Radiation_ to_ Help_Doctors_Fight/a65676)
  • Terahertz Communication attenuation research received Grant from Ministry of Defence – Govt. of India
  • Covid 19 detection using THz pulse spectroscopy – acknowledged by Terasense industry (USA) (
  • IEEE Best Research Paper Award – 2009, 2011 and 2019
  • IIM-DST Smart Fifty Start Up Project reward received for milk adulteration detection sensor development


  • ADAMAS UNIVERSITY, Barasat, Kolkata-700126. 2023                    
  • Assistant Professor, Economics, School of Business and Economics
  • BEHALA COLLEGE (University of Calcutta) 2022.
  • Visiting Faculty, Department of EconomicsFinancial Economics (1 Semester, UG)

Research Publication (s):

  • Full time PhD Scholar, Department of Economics, University of Calcutta. (2017-22)
  • Saibal Kar (Summer Internship, CSSSC): Relation between Education and Growth: Some Empirical Evaluation from India (2015)


Seminar Presentation:

  • Annual Conference and 8th Research Scholars’ Workshop 2022-23 (January, 2023)
  • Research Scholars’ Workshop on Institution and Development, University of Calcutta (March, 2021)
  • Workshop on Applied Microeconomics, ISI Kolkata (March 2020)


Workshops Attended:

  • DSE Winter School 2021 (December 2021)
  • IGC Patna Summer School in Development Economics (July 2021)
  • International Webinar on Post Covid Situations in Indian & West Bengal Economy: Challenges and Remedies (August 2020)
  • IGC-ISI Summer School in Development Economics (July 2020)
  • Big Data Analysis Workshop under RUSA 2.0, Jadavpur University (January 2020)
  • DSA Workshop on Political Economy, University of Calcutta (June 2018)
  • Department of Economics Research Scholars Workshop, University of Calcutta (February 2018)
  • Workshop on Spatial Analysis, ISI Kolkata (January 2018)


Working Papers:

  • Political Economy of identity formation: Theory and Evidence from India (with Sourav Bhattacharya and Anirban Mukherjee).
  • Workplace Segregation and Religious Identity. (Submitted).
  • Workplace segregation and electoral success of right wing identity politics in India. (with Anirban Mukherjee)

Award/ Academic Recognition/ Major Professional Activity:

  • Junior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, 2017.
  • Senior Research Fellowship, University Grants Commission, 2019.