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Charu Jain

Associate Fellow

Charu Jain is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. Prior to this she had worked at TNS India Ltd and PHD Chamber, New Delhi. Her areas of research interest include gender and educational studies, socio-economic issues, consumer studies and developmental changes. She has worked in the area of large scale consumer studies; industrial surveys; housing studies; agriculture, steel & handloom sector; and macro-economic policy issues. Her current research focuses on looking at land related policy issues in India. Dr Jain has few national and international publications to her credit.  She received her PhD in Economics from IGNOU, New Delhi and is Gold medallist during her Master’s program from GJUST, Hisar. She has recently authored a book on the ‘Quality of Secondary Education’ in India published by Springer.


  • September, 2014-Present: Associate Fellow, NCAER 


  • October, 2008-August 2014: Research Analyst NCAER 


  • February, 2008-September 2008: Assistant Secretary at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI), New Delhi 


  • May, 2007- February 2008: Research Executive (International Division) at TNS India Ltd, New Delhi 


  • March, 2004 - April, 2007: Research Analyst NCAER



  • PhD Economics, School of Social Science (SOSS), IGNOU, New Delhi, 2015
  • MBE, Masters in Business Economics (Gold Medalist), Guru Jambeshwar University, Hisar, Haryana, 2003 
  • BBE, Bachelors in Business Economics, Delhi University, New Delhi, 2001
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