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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 methodological research interests lie in survey methods, data quality, randomized controlled trials, small area estimation being applied across different substantive domains including childhood immunization, health insurance & healthcare expenditure, family planning. Before joining NCAER he worked as a Research Scientist at the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI). His PHFI work led to successful evaluation studies on the impact of the Health Ministry’s flagship childhood immunization programme Mission Indradhanush, effectiveness of a community engagement approach in improving immunisation coverage in Assam, on temperature monitoring systems for vaccine cold chains in Haryana and Delhi, and on the Vaccine Intelligence Network in Uttar Pradesh.  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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