Advisory Panel and Alumni

India Human Development Survey Advisory Panel


January 20, 2020

Chair: Dr. Pronab Sen, former Chairman, National Statistical Commission




Name of the Organization

01. Dr Satish  Agnihotri

Professor and Head of the Department

Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai

02. Ms Deepika Lohia Aran

Director (State Coordination)

NITI Aayog

03. Dr Rukmini  Banerji



04. Mr J.P. Bhattacharjee

DDG, Survey Design & Research Division

National Statistical Office, Kolkata

05. Dr Shashanka Bhide

Senior Advisor, Research Programmes

National Council of Applied Economic Research

06. Professor Ramesh Chand


NITI Aayog

07. Professor Ashwini Deshpande

Professor of Economics

Ashoka University

08. Dr Dipankar Gupta

Former Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, Jawaharlal Nehru University

09. Dr Suchita Gupta

DRG (Census)

Office of Registrar General &

Census Commissioner

10. Mr Srinivasan Iyer

Programme Officer

Ford Foundation

11. Professor K.S. James

Director & Senior Professor

International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai

12. Ms Renana Jhabvala

National Coordinator

SEWA Bharat

13. Dr P.K. Joshi

Former Director, International Food Policy Research Institute

14. Dr Suneeta Krishnan

Country Lead, Measurement, Learning & Evaluation

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

15. Dr G.C. Manna

Senior Advisor

National Council of Applied Economic Research

16. Dr Rinku Murgai

Lead Economist

The World Bank

17. Dr M. Vishnu Vardhana Rao


National Institute of Medical Statistics

18. Dr Shekhar Shah

Director General

National Council of Applied Economic Research

19. Dr D.K. Shukla

Ex- Scientist-G & Ex-Director in-Charge (ICMR-NIMS) and Consultant

Indian Council of Medical Research

IHDS Alumni and Affiliates

Dr. Reeve Vanneman, University of Maryland College Park, Professor

Surajit Baruah, McGill University, Montreal

BL Joshi

Tyler Myroniuck, University of Alberta, Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry, Physician Learning Program, Senior Project Officer

Mitali Sen, Chief, Technical Assistance and Capacity Bldg, U.S. Census Bureau

Abusaleh Shariff, US- India Policy Institute, Washington, D.C.

Abhilasha Sharma

Lekha Subaiya, Assistant Professor, Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC)

Amit Thorat, Assistant Professor JNU

Kriti Vikram, Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore

Lei Lei, Assistant Professor, Rutgers University

Esha Chatterjee, Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

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