Skills

To improve delivery of services through technology, enhancing trade, and reaping demographic dividend India needs to invest in better understanding of challenges and opportunities in trade, technology, and skilling.

Projects

  • National Skill Gap Study for High Growth Sectors

    The study aims at undertaking a comprehensive demand side analysis incorporating an in-depth assessment of select high priority sectors to arrive at the demand (and incremental demand) estimates with respect to sectors and key job roles. A dynamic framework for skill demand assessment that can be regularly updated to forecast skill needs in alignment with...   Read More

  • Whether Skilling Centers in Smart Cities could enhance skills and thus employability

    Under the aegis of “Smart Cities and Academia towards Action & Research (SAAR)” program, the Smart Cities Mission (SCM) directorate has started a joint initiative of MoHUA, National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and leading Indian academic institutions of the country for impact assessment for the experiments done in the Smart Cities. One of these experiments...   Read More

  • Telecom Sector External Profile

    The twin objectives of the study entitled “Telecom Sector External Profile” are: To map the external profile of the telecom manufacturing sector and; To understand the opportunities and challenges that this sector faces in becoming a global hub. The study will be implemented in two phases: Phase I What is the telecom sector? Telecom sector...   Read More

  • White Paper on Farm Mechanisation in India

    NCAER will prepare a white paper that will focus on recommendations for creating an industrial and trade Policy to make India a powerhouse in the farm machinery sector. The overall objective of this paper is to recommend policymakers, key strategic actions to be taken to foster the growth of the Farm Machinery Industry (other than...   Read More

  • Contribution to Overall Employment by the Auto industry: Jobs and Skills

    The present proposal is intended to study the contribution of the automobile sector to the overall quantity and quality of Indian employment in the auto industry. This study is being sponsored by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers. The specific objectives of the project are to estimate contribution of both direct employment in the manufacturing sector...   Read More

  • Mid-term Progress Review of Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Upgradation of Existing Government Industrial Training Institutes into Model ITIs”

    The broad objective of the scheme is to develop a benchmark for an industry-oriented Industrial Training Institute (ITI) in a state. The objective of the report is to undertake a mid-term evaluation of the Model ITI scheme for the period 2014–15 to 2017–18. The framework of assessment includes three key parameters including policy readiness and progress. ...   Read More

  • NCAER Labour Economics Research Observatory (N-LERO) and New Skills at Work India

    India has one of the world’s youngest populations and one million job-seekers will join India’s labour force every month for the next 20 years. India urgently needs to meet its 3E challenge of education, employability, and employment if it is to reap the demographic dividend. How India’s youth are trained and skilled will determine their...   Read More

  • Assessment Study on Green Jobs Potential in India

    The overall objective of this study is to develop a Green Sector Input-Output (IO) table for India for the year 2009-10 and derive the IO coefficient and Leontief matrix. The exercise will make use of output and employment multipliers of various “green” sectors in India (Wind Energy, Watershed Development, Forestry & Environment and Metro Rail...   Read More

Researchers

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    Bornali Bhandari is a Professor at NCAER with a background in international economics and macroeconomics, specifically focusing on the impact of globalisation on development. Currently, she is engaged in a number of industry studies including automobiles, farm mechanisation, and digitisation. Her wider research interests include analysis of skilling from a 3-E perspective (education, employability and...   Read More

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    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...   Read More

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    Poonam Munjal is a Professor at the NCAER. She has worked on a wide variety of studies, including the N-SIPI investment index, tourism satellite accounts, impact of investment in housing sector and a number of research studies based on input-output models. Previously, she worked as an Associate Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd. and as an...   Read More

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    Charu Jain is a Fellow at NCAER. Her areas of research interest includes education, gender, and socio-developmental changes. She has worked in the area of land & policy related issues, agriculture, steel, handloom sector, large-scale consumer studies, industrial surveys, housing indices, and macro-economic policy issues. Dr Jain has few national and international publications to her credit....   Read More

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    Sanjib Pohit is a Professor at NCAER. He is an experienced modeler in the area of trade and environment with 20 years of modelling experience. His domain of research experience includes science and technology policies, institutional economics, transport economics, input-output models, FDI, informal trade, automobile industry, and South Asian integration. Previously, he held position at...   Read More

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    Shashanka Bhide is an Honorary Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was associated with NCAER from 1982 to 2014 in different capacities. After leaving NCAER in July 2014, he took up the position of Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai until his retirement in December 2018. His research has covered a number of areas in...   Read More

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    Pallavi Choudhuri is a Senior Fellow and the Deputy Director at the NCAER-National Data Innovation Center (NDIC). Her primary research interests are in the areas of social protection, informality, poverty, employment, and gender. Previously, at NDIC, she has led experiments on measurement gaps in income and consumption data and women’s paid and unpaid work. She is part...   Read More

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    K.A. Siddiqui is a Senior Adviser at NCAER with a background in Input-Output Modelling, macroeconomics and large scale primary studies. He has developed a user-friendly dashboard using data of NCAER’s National Survey of Households on Income and Expenditure. In the past, he has worked on various studies related to Tourism Satellite Account, Social Accounting Matrix,...   Read More

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    Prabir Kumar Ghosh is a Senior Fellow at NCAER. Currently, he is involved in coordinating all-India level survey work and analysis of large scale primary data. His research interests include development economics, human development, income, expenditure, poverty & nutrition, demography, and budgetary analysis on social sector & poverty alleviation programs.

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    Rajesh Kumar Jaiswal, Fellow at NCAER. He has been the Principal Investigator for an evaluation study of MGNREGA by the Planning Commission. His expertise is survey-based research in the social sector with strong skills in qualitative research methods.

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    Devender Pratap is a Senior Fellow at NCAER. His current research interests include trade policy analysis/CGE modelling, GTAP database, social accounting matrix, input output analysis, construction of base-run for CGE modelling, macro-econometric modelling and agricultural/livestock economy. At NCAER, he has handled three major CGE models in single-country and multi-country frameworks. He has also been involved...   Read More

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    Ajaya Kumar Sahu is an Associate Fellow at NCAER. He is an Agricultural Economist by training. During his stay at the NCAER, he has worked on areas like poverty analysis, issues related to agriculture and rural development, labour and employment with special reference to quality of jobs and skills, public finance and analysis of price dynamics. ...   Read More

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    Palash Baruah is an Associate Fellow at the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER). He is a Statistician by training and is involved in sampling design for various studies conducted by the NCAER.  He has been involved in many large-scale studies at the NCAER relating to agriculture, households income & expenditure, youth, impact of communication...   Read More

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    K.  Subbaraje Urs is an Associate Fellow at NCAER, with more than 34 years of experience in applied economic research, socio-economic and industrial research. His core areas of research are large-scale surveys, particularly in developing the survey instrument, calculating the sample size, and identifying gaps in primary and secondary data. He has worked on both...   Read More

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    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...   Read More

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    Nishika Pal is working as a Research Analyst at NCAER. She qualified for the UGC NET examination in Economics in 2019. She has an MSc in Financial Economics from the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, and a BA (Honours) in Economics from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi. She contributed in index computation...   Read More

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    Karan Raj is working at NCAER as a Research Analyst. His primary research interest is in micro-econometrics. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Christ (Deemed to be University) and Master’s degree from University of Warwick.

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    Falak Naz is working as a Research Analyst at NCAER. She has a degree in urban planning from Amity University. Her primary area of research includes urban planning and mapping. She has undertaken a wide variety of studies, including the NCAER Land Records Services Index (N-LRSI), 2020 and 2021, Evaluation Study of the Rashtriya Gram...   Read More

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    Sharon Thomas is working as a  Research Associate.

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    Kenneth Gomes is working as a Research Associate at NCAER in the Trade, Technology and Skills research area.

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    Denipreet Kaur is working as a Research Associate at NCAER. She completed her Master's in Economics from Ravenshaw University, Cuttack in July 2023, and completed her Bachelor's degree with a Hons in Economics from B.J.B. Autonomous College, Bhubaneswar. She has worked as a Summer Intern with the Reserve Bank of India at their regional office in...   Read More

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    Poonam Dhawan is working as a Research Team Assistant at NCAER.