Bianca Daw is a Field Trainer at the National Data Innovation Centre, National Council of Applied Economic Research. Her primary areas of research interest include Sociology of Education; Urban Sociology; Research Methodology; Indian Society; Science, Culture and Society; Technology, Culture and Society; Sociology of Development; Environment and Sustainable Development; Rural Society & Agrarian Change. At the National Data Innovation Centre of the Council, she is involved in training interviewers in undertaking surveys using computerized data collection, responding to queries from the field, monitoring of the quality of data, providing on-the ground supervision as needed and travels across states of India for training, field surveys and other related services. She is pursuing her PhD from the Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
O. P. Sharma is an Associate Fellow at the NCAER, specializing in primary data collection, field management, field training, coding and editing. He is currently working in the project ‘India Human Development Survey-III. Some of the other studies he has worked on include: Fertilizer Consumption and Quality Seeds, India Human Development Survey-I 2004-05, Rural Economic and Demographic Change in India, India Human Development Survey-II 2011-12 and Third Census of Handloom Weavers. Between 1988 and 2005, he headed the NCAER Field Office at Bhopal recruiting, training and supervising field staff and editing primary data.
Ajay Gupta is currently working as Consultant with NDIC. Before this he worked in NCAER Account Section for about 20 years. He is having good practical exposure of various accounting function.
Amirthammal Guna Grace has joined NCAER as Programmer with effect from March 1, 2022. She will be working with the National Data Innovation Centre (NDIC).
Amirthammal joins us from the National Institute of Epidemiology under the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), where she was employed as Project Scientist-Data Analyst. She has hands-on experience in overseeing the design, development, and maintenance of various databases for data collection, management, and processing, and statistical data analysis, working in collaboration with Principal Investigators, health research professionals, App developers, and statisticians. She has also been involved in the training of trainers and field enumerators, and monitoring and supervising field and data teams.
Earlier she has worked on a range of health projects in national- and international-level institutes like National Institute for Research in Tuberculosis, Christian Medical College in collaboration with Penn State University, and World Health Organization. She is well-versed in the use of multiple programming and statistical software packages and tools including STATA, SPSS, SQL, SAS, Tableau, and Epi Info.
She holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from Anna University and a Master of Social Work degree from Periyar University.
Gurucharan Manna joined NCAER as a Senior Adviser at NCAER. He was the Director General of CSO and NSSO in the Government of India. Dr Manna has nearly 40 years of specialized experience in sample design, estimation procedures for household and establishment surveys, and the design of survey questionnaires and related documents for fieldwork and data validation. Over the years, his responsibilities at NSSO/CSO have included the compilation of GDP estimates; conduct of the 6th Economic Census; technical coordination and supervision of the Annual Survey of Industries, Energy Statistics, and Infrastructure Statistics; compilation of the Index of Industrial Production and the Index of Service Production; finalization of survey methodologies and reports for NSSO socio-economic surveys; and compilation of foreign trade statistics. Dr Manna is currently a member of the Ministry of Statistics Standing Committee on Labour Force Statistics, the Working Groups of the NSS 75th and 76th Rounds, the NSSO’s Standing Committee on Labour Force Statistics, and the Labour Bureau’s Expert Group on the Quarterly Employment Survey.