JAMMU: Dr. Sonali Sharma, daughter of Kuldeep Raj Sharma and Vaishno Sharma, resident of Barui Akhnoor has been declared qualified for the award of Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Economics by Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU).Ms. Sharma worked on the topic, titled â€œProductivity and Efficiency Analysis of ASIAN Agriculture: An Empirical Explorationâ€ , under the supervision of Dr. Kakali Majumdar, Faculty, School of Economics, SMVDU, Katra.Ms. Sonali has published research papers indexed in reputed ranked journals. She has presented many research papers in international and national conferences. Additionally, Ms. Sharma has also worked in the ICSSR sponsored Research Project. Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, Prof. (Dr.) R.K. Sinha, chaired the committee along with committee members including Dean, Faculty of Management, Dr. Supran Sharma, Head, SoE, Dr. Meenakshi and other faculty members. The candidate has expressed her gratitude to the School of Economics and SMVDU, Katra for providing all facilities and necessary support for carrying out the research work. She has dedicated her PhD work to her parents and teachers. Prof RK Sinha, Vice-Chancellor, SMVDU, and committee members congratulated the candidate and wished her a bright future ahead. Vasundhra, a close friend of her from Akhnoor, and a Research Scholar, Department of History, School of Social Sciences and Languages, Lovely Professional University, Punjab has also congratulated the candidate and wished her a bright future.