He is a Market Research professional with 2 decades of experience working on various kinds of research projects. He has gained his experience working with IMRB, TNS and Sigma Research. His education is MBA from KSOU and Certificate in Marketing Research from University of Georgia. He has handled research projects in sectors such as Automobile, Telecom, Banking, Finance, Insurance, Durables, Media, Entertainment, FMCG, Education, Healthcare, Real Estate, Agriculture, Rural and Social.
He has worked on projects from HUL, Reckitt Benckiser, PepsiCo, CocaCola, LG, HP, Nestle, P&G, Dabur, Hero Moto Cop, TVS Motors, Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Tata Motors Bajaj Auto, Idea Cellular, L&T, Amul, ICICI Bank and many other MNCs and Indian corporates. He has also worked on projects from UNICEF, UNFPA, FHI and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare India. He has handled large surveys spread across India.
M.Sc., Mathematics, Masters Degree in Population Studies (MPS) from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS) and completed Ph.D in Population Sciences from Annamalai University.
He, population scientist, has more than 15 years of experience in social and public health Research, Monitoring and Evaluation pan India. He handled large surveys, multi-state surveys, and headed Monitoring & Evaluation department in various International NGOs and contributed for strategic information for respected organizations. He had opportunity to executing various projects supported by Rockfeller Foundation, INHP-Mexico, Alliance UK, National AIDS Control Organization, Oxfam, USAID, RTI, FHI, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Environment and Forest in the past.
Moreover, he worked with various target groups including the hidden populations namely MSM and IDU in the past. He was instrumental in Respondent Driven Sampling (RDS) methodology implementation in IBBA in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, which was conducted by NACO, MSACS, MDACS, and TNSACS and technically supported by FHI and USAID. He has handled large dataset like NFHS, DHS, NSSO etc for various research purposes. Possessing good analytical skills with SPSS, he had contributed to many research surveys.
He has a few publications in National and International Journals and several papers presented in various National/ International seminars/conferences. Further, MCH, STI/HIV/AIDS, Newborn Health, Reproductive and Child health, Sampling, Research Methodology, MIS, Database Management & Programming, CSR, Bonded Labour, Sex Trafficking and Human Rights issues are some of his interest.
He has gained knowledge and experience by working with reputed organizations International Institute for Population Sciences, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Administrative Staff College of India, TNS, Pathfinder International, Sigma Research and International Justice Mission to name a few.
He loves learning new things and believes that there is no age limit for learning.
His association with national and international bodies are:
- Member of International Union for the Scientific Study of Population (IUSSP).
- Life Member of Indian Association for the Study of Population (IASP).
- Life Member of Indian Association of Social Sciences in Health (IASSH) Indian Chapter of Asia-Pacific Network (APNET) of International forum for Social Sciences in Health.
- Member of Asian Population Association (APA)