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Manjistha Banerji


Manjistha Banerji is a Fellow at National Council of Applied Economic Research. Her primary areas of research are family demography, social change and gender, migration, education and development and survey methods. At the National Data Innovation Centre at the Council, she is involved with experimentations on different data collection techniques in the Delhi Metropolitan Area, telephonic surveys to assess the impact of the COVID pandemic in Delhi NCR and in questionnaire design for the upcoming round of India Human Development Survey. She completed her PhD in 2012 from the Department of Sociology, University of Maryland at College Park.


  • September 2019- Present: Fellow, National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • May 2018- August 2019: Consultant, National Council of Applied Economic Research
  • August- December 2015: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate Course on Quantitative Research Methods, School of Education Studies, Ambedkar University, Delhi.
  • November 2012- April 2018: Consultant, ASER Centre (Research and Assessment Wing of Pratham Education Foundation)
  • June 2007- December 2011: Graduate Research Assistant- India Human Development Survey (IHDS) Project, University of Maryland, MD, USA



  • Ph.D. Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2012.
  • M.A. Sociology, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA. 2008.
  • M.A., Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. 1999.
  • B.A. Honors, Economics, University of Delhi, Delhi, India. 1997.


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