Nirupam Datta

  • Kolkata WB

Work History

Work History
Apr 2015 - Present


Institute of Development Research
Indira Gandhi (IGIDR) Mumbai, India Consultant Working in“ SPANDAN” project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation(BMGF) to study issues related to nutritional disconnect in agricultural households in Bihar and Odisha based on analysis of VDSA data collected by ICRISAT.
Jul 2013 - Dec 2014

Research Analyst

International Food Policy Research Institute(IFPRI)
New Delhi, India Research Analyst Assessed and drafted a report on the technical efficiencies and sources of inefficiencies of pulses farmers in Bihar and Karnataka for a value chain project funded by BMGF. Additionally managed all the project related activities. Analysed data on agricultural credit disbursed through scheduled commercial banks and cooperative banking system for a USDA funded project to improve and validate the total factor productivity(TFP)
Jan 2010 - Jun 2013

Research Assistant

Institute of Development Research
Indira Gandhi (IGIDR) Mumbai, India Research Assistant Analysed primary survey data from NIRD funded project on assessing the impact of different watershed development projects in Maharashtra and assisted in the drafting of the project work. The outcome of the study was inconclusive on agricultural parameters but found positive impacts on formation of social capital.
Jul 2008 - Dec 2009

Senior Officer

HDFC Limited
Mumbai, India Senior Officer Tracking the movements of various economic indices of relevance to the housing finance industry, on a regular basis and preparing MIS on the same with possible implications for home loan business of the company. Analysing the trends, existing as well as new regulations, and data related to housing market and providing commentaries, critical evaluations as well as policy and research papers on affordable housing, zoning regulations, land ceiling clauses, rural housing, attributes based pricing of housing units Co-editing company's quarterly newsletter
Jul 2007 - Jul 2008

Management Trainee

HDFC Limited
Management Trainee Analysing data from major banking centres and preparing a report on how to raise funds through various deposit schemes to cope with the liquidity constraints that emerged in the international market following the 2007 financial crisis. The work involved approximate estimation of the resource raising potential of each major branches of the company. The work was successful in predicting the potential that matched quite well with the actual collections in most of the centres thereby helping to meet the resource raising targets..



PHD Doctorate

Institute of Development Research
2005 - 2007


2002 - 2005


University of Calcutta