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Santanu Pramanik

Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, NCAER-National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC)

Santanu Pramanik is a Senior Fellow at NCAER and the Deputy Director of the National Data Innovation Centre. He is a Statistician and Survey Methodologist by training. 

His research interests lie in survey methods, data quality, remote monitoring of data collection activities, randomized controlled trials, small area estimation and these methods being applied across different substantive domains including vaccination, health insurance & healthcare expenditure, family planning. Before joining NCAER he worked as a Research Scientist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). Prior to joining PHFI, Santanu was based in Washington DC as a Survey Statistician at NORC, an independent affiliate of the University of Chicago.


  • November 2018–Present: Senior Fellow and Deputy Director, NCAER-NDIC
  • May 2018–October 2018: Fellow and Deputy Director, NCAER-NDIC
  • 20122017: Research Scientist, Public Health Foundation of India, New Delhi, India
  • 20082012: Survey Statistician, NORC at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, MD



  • Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park, USA, 2008
  • M.Sc. Statistics, Calcutta University, India, 2003
  • B.Sc. Statistics (Honours) R.K. Mission Residential College, Narendrapur, Kolkata, India, 2001


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