Qualification: 
Ph.D
Email: 
mg_deepika@blr.amrita.edu

Dr. Deepika M. G. holds a Ph. D. in Economics from Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. Before joining Amrita School of Business she has worked as faculty member at IBS Bangalore, and IBS Ahmedabad. She has worked on a research project for a brief period at IIM Ahmedabad after her Ph. D. from ISEC, Bangalore awarded in the year 2005. During the course of her Ph. D. fellowship, she has worked as a visiting fellow at the Centre for Advanced Studies in Economics, at the University of Mumbai. As a faculty in the area of Economics, she has taught Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Business Research Methods, Marketing Research and Research Methodology for Core M. B. A., Executive M. B. A. and Ph. D. programs. She has delivered lectures as visiting faculty at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, Christ University, Bangalore, etc. As a trained researcher, she has published research papers in the area of Economics and has also developed and published pedagogical cases in the areas of Management. She has presented papers in areas pertaining to international trade and WTO, economic growth, agricultural economics, agribusiness, plantation management, microfinance and other areas of management in national and international conferences in India and abroad. She has recently completed a research project as visiting SRTT fellow at ISEC Bangalore.

Publications

Publication Type: Conference Paper

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2017

Conference Paper

Sangita Khare, Dr. Deepa Gupta, K, P., Dr. Deepika M. G., and Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, “Health and Nutritional Status of Children: Survey, Challenges and Directions”, in 3rd International Conference on Cognitive Computing and information Processing (CCIP 17), JSSATE-B Campus, Bengaluru , 2017.

Publication Type: Journal Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2016

Journal Article

Sa Vijayakumar, Dr. Deepika M. G., Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, and Dr. Deepa Gupta, “Factors affecting infant mortality rate in India: An analysis of Indian states”, Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing, vol. 530, pp. 707-719, 2016.[Abstract]


While there are enough efforts by the governments to reduce the infant mortality rate in developing countries, the results are not as desired. India is no exception to the case. Identifying the factors that affect the infant mortality rates would help in better targeting of the programs leading to enhanced efficiency of such programs. Earlier studies have shown the influence of socio economic factors on infant mortality rates at a global level and found that variables like fertility rate, national income, women in labour force, expenditure on health care and female literacy rates influence the infant mortality rates. The current study using the data from Indiastat.com from all states and Union Territories of India for the years 2001 and 2011 tries to establish the relationship between infant mortality rate and some of the above mentioned factors along with a few healthcare infrastructure related variables. Using a regression analysis method we not only identify the influence of the variables on infant mortality, we went a step further in identifying the performance of states and union territories in reducing IMR. The performance was measured using 'technical efficiency' analysis. We then compared the performance and growth rate of IMR to classify the states as good performers and laggards. Our results suggest that most of the major states are on track on their performance on IMR. However, a few small states and union territories like Andaman and Nicobar Island, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh as well as Jammu & Kashmir need special attention and targeting to reduce IMR. © Springer International Publishing AG 2016.

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2013

Journal Article

Dr. Deepika M. G. and Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, “Assessing risk and risk mitigation strategies of small coffee growers: A study of Kodagu district in Karnataka”, NRPPD Discussions Paper, vol. 21, 2013.[Abstract]


Coffee in India is largely grown in the southern part of the country and involves small growers. Small holding cultivation combined with the external reliance for markets have posed risks to coffee cultivators at different levels. In this context, the paper analyses various risks among the small coffee growers in India through the study conducted in the Kodagu district of Karnataka, the largest coffee growing district in India. The risks that are analysed are classified into farm risk arising due to threat to yield, rising cost of inputs, lack of irrigation and extension services and marketing risks arising due to volatility of prices and the buyer driven supply chain; policy risks arising due to taxation and other regulatory barriers. Among these, the risks stemming from threat of diseases, attack of wild animals, rising labour cost due to shortage of labour, exploitative marketing situations arising due to lack of cooperatives are matters of serious concern and call for urgent policy interventions, which if properly addressed might help in mitigating some of the risks faced by the farmers. To mention some of them, there is an urgent need to enhance the R&D efforts of Coffee Board and Spices Board to address on the kind of pest attack on coffee and other crops in the region. There is a need for transferring the technology at the field level through arriving at efficient extension services. Intervention by forest officials in addressing the problem of wild animals is an immediate requirement. Shortage of labour being the most crucial of the input problems, there is an urgent need to move towards cost effective and crop specific mechanisation. Linking of MNREGS for plantation labour could provide some relief to the problem of labour shortage. A relook into the Plantation Labour Act to make it advantageous to both the farmers and the labourers is called upon to lead to more organised labour market. To address the marketing risks, a seller driven supply chain would be useful in resisting the price related risks associated with the growers. Exploring the possible alternatives in terms of coffee marketing co-operative or local auction market can help creating a seller 5 led supply chain process. The other way to minimise risk would be to promote crop diversification by the existing Boards. From the analysis of diversification at the regional level using secondary information on price and yield, it is visible that coffee and other intercropped commodities have different price and yield cycles, and therefore, diversification of crops would act as a hedge against price and yield risks. It is therefore, important to promote diversification of crops at farm level. Attempts made to address crop related issues by Coffee Board, Spice Board and horticulture department hardly encourages diversification. It is essential that these Boards work in tandem to promote diversification of crops in the region looking into the problems of farmers in totality

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2011

Journal Article

Dr. Deepika M. G. and Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, “Role of third sector in development of drought prone region: Insights from Kachchh, Gujarat”, International NGO Journal, vol. 6, pp. 181–192, 2011.

Publication Type: Newspaper Article

Year of Publication Publication Type Title

2011

Newspaper Article

Dr. Deepika M. G. and Dr. Amalendu Jyotishi, “Choosing the best b-school among equals”, Deccan Herald, 2011.

2011 Case study Deepika M. G, Sriram Rajann, "Nano's Revival Strategies: A Platform for further innovation", Marketing Mastermind
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