Area of Research
  • Economic optimization  in fisheries,

  • Forecasting

  • Econometrics

  • M.Sc (Agril. Economics)
Current projects
  • Modelling studies for estimation of revenue based capacity & valuation of selected fishing systems and fish supply chain analysis (Co-PI)
  • An assessment of the impact of S & T outputs of ICAR-CIFT on the socio-economic fabric of fisheries stakeholders (Co-PI)
  • Assessing the role and impact of Fisheries Cooperatives in enhancing the livelihood and resource management capabilities of fisher folk in India (Co-PI)
Publications (Best 5 publications)
  • V.Chandrasekar and Nikita Gopal  “Economic Efficiency of Ring Seiners Operated off MunambamCoast of Kerala Using Data Envelopment Analysis”.Agricultural Economics Research Review, Vol. 28 (No.1) Jan-June 2015 pp 171-177.
  • Umamaheswari L, Chandrasekar V, Swaminathan N and Poonguzhalan R (2013), ‘Technical efficiency of freshwater aquaculture farms in the Union Territory of Puducherry: frontier production function approach”, Indian Journal of Fisheries, 60(2): 93-98.
  • Nikita Gopal, P. Jeyanthi and V. Chandrasekar (2014), ‘Production and marketing of the black clam, Villoriatacyprinoides in Perumbalam Island, Alappuzha District, Kerala.
  • Nikita Gopal. P. Jeyanthi, V. Chandrasekar and B. Meenakumari (2012), “A Study on the Availability and Utilisation of Microcredit in the Traditional Fisheries Sector of Kerala, india


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