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Saurabh Bandyopadhyay

Senior Fellow

Dr Saurabh Bandyopadhyay is a Senior Fellow at NCAER.  

He has undertaken a wide variety of studies, including; Railways Passenger and Freight, Ratnagiri Refinery and Petrochemicals, Cement, etc. in the Infrastructure Sector; Agriculture Outlook, Convergence of Agricultural Intervention in Maharashtra, National Cooperative Development Council, National Dairy Development Board, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Ministry of Fishery, Animal Husbandry & Dairying in the Rural Economy Sector and, also in the area of Skill Economy, Direct Benefit Transfer, setting up of a separate office for the Central Registrar of Cooperative Society, amongst others. Dr Bandyopadhyay  started his career at the Indian Statistical Institute, New Delhi and has more than 25 years of research experience. He has a Ph. D in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi


  • April 2022-Present: Senior Fellow, NCAER
  • April 2018-March 2022: Fellow, NCAER
  • October 2008-March 2018: Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • October 2006-September 2008: Senior Economist, Future Group, Mumbai
  • April 1996-September 2006: Economist, NCAER
  • October 2002-April 2003: Economic Advisor, Embassy of the Republic of Korea, New Delhi
  • November, 1995-March 1996: Consultant, NCAER, New Delhi
  • January 1993-October 1995: Research Associate, Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), New Delhi  


  • PhD Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1996
  • MPhil Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, 1991
  • MSc Economics, University of Calcutta, 1986
  • BSc Economics, University of Calcutta, 1984
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Rural Development