Asrar Alam

Asrar Alam

Associate Fellow

Asrar Alam is an Associate Fellow at the NCAER States, Sectors, Surveys, and Impact Evaluation division. He has worked on a wide variety of studies, including both survey and non-survey-based studies, some major studies include; Assessment of Faceless Assessment Scheme of Income Tax Department, Education Satellite Account, Tourism Satellite Accounts, Gems & Jewellery sector of India, the N-SIPI investment index, Concurrent Monitoring & Impact Assessment of Handloom Clusters across India, Impact Evaluation of MoMA Scholarship Scheme, National Survey of Household Income & Expenditure, and a number of other studies. In recent years, he has focused extensively on the Monitoring and Impact Evaluation Studies.

He has a rich experience of primary data collection for large-scale surveys including both household and industry survey, qualitative interviews, questionnaire designing, data management and analysis and handling large scale data sets like PLFS, NSSO employment & consumption data sets, ASI, etc. His research interests include quantitative and qualitative assessment of government schemes, human development, income, expenditure, poverty, demography.

JOURNAL | Economic & Political Weekly, April 20, 2024 (vol lix no 16.)
Demographic Dividends and Challenges Socio-religious Disparities in India’s Youthful Workforce
AbuSaleh Shariff and Asrar Alam

JOURNAL | Development Policy and Practice, SAGE publishing India
Human Development, Per capita income differentials and English as a source of demographic dividends amongst the youth in India
AbuSaleh Shariff and Asrar Alam

JOURNAL | Income and Wealth (I & W), Vol. 43, No. 1, Jan-Dec, 2021
Education Satellite Account for Uttarakhand
Poonam Munjal, Manoj Pant and Asrar Alam

Have we created a fertile ground for women to flourish?
Asrar Alam
Jan 08, 2024

OPINION | The Hindu Business Line
A digitally unprepared workforce
Asrar Alam
May 02, 2023

Skilling in schools: How do we make Indian youth self-reliant?
Poonam Munjal | Asrar Alam
December 08, 2022

OPINION | Financial Express
Skilling for atmanirbharta
Poonam Munjal and Asrar Alam
August 08, 2022


  • MA Economics, Jamia Millia Islamia, 2010
  • BA (Hons) Economics Jamia Millia Islamia, 2007

Work Experience

  • October 2023-Present: Associate Fellow, NCAER
  • January 2019-Sept 2023: Senior Research Analyst, NCAER
  • June 2013-December 2018: Research Analyst, NCAER
  • January 2011-May 2013: Research Associate, NCAER