Dr. Indrani Sengupta

Assistant Professor
Department of Economics


Educational Qualifications

  • PhD in Economics of Education, Jawaharlal Nehru University (2022)
  • M.Phil. in Social Sciences, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata (2015)
  • M.A. Economics (With Specialization in World Economy), Jawaharlal Nehru University (2012)
  • B.Sc Economics (Hons.), Bethune College, University of Calcutta (2010)

Area of Research

  • Economics of Education
  • Applied Econometrics
  • Development Economics
  • Gender and Economics
  • Sociology of Education


Dr. Indrani Sengupta joined SNU, Chennai as an Assistant Professor of Economics, School of Science and Humanities on 1st December, 2023. She has over 6 years of experience in academics. She completed her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Bethune College, University of Calcutta, Post graduation in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University and M.Phil. in Social Sciences from Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Kolkata. She holds a Ph.D. degree in Economics of Education from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Prior to her association with SNU, Chennai, she worked as an Assistant Professor in Xavier Law School, St. Xavier’s University, Kolkata. She was earlier associated as a Guest Faculty with Scottish Church College, Kolkata. She has presented several research papers in National and International Conferences and published in reputed journals.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Xavier Law School, St. Xavier’s University (1.7.2019-30.11.2023)
  • Guest Lecturer, Scottish Church College, Calcutta University, August 2014 – December 2015
  • Guest Lecturer, Surendranath Law College, Calcutta University, March 2013 – November 2014
  • Guest Lecturer, Bethune College, Calcutta University, August 2012 – December, 2013


Chapter in Book

  1. Is Dropout in Schools Related to Gender and Birth Order? (with Chayanika Mitra) in Chakraborty, C. and Pal, D. (Ed.) Gender Inequality and its Implications on Education and Health, pp. 113-123, Emerald Publishing Limited, Bingley (2023)
  2. Debating Digitization in the North East India, V.K Ahuja & Debasis Poddar (Ed.) National Education Policy: The Road Ahead, pp. 371-384, NLUJAA (2022).
  3. Market in Education in the Post Reform Era: A case study of private tuition in India, Rajesh Raj & Komol Singha (Ed.) The Routledge Handbook of Post Reform Indian Economy, pp: 443-458, Taylor and Francis (2022).
  4. The Digital Divide in Education in India (with Sudipta Chakraborty), Anish Dan (Ed.) Economy in the Pandemic and Beyond: Resurgence to the New Normal, pp: 75-82, HSRA Publications (2021).
  5. Exploring incentives in school education, in International Gandhi Jayanti Conference Proceedings Education as a Basic Right of Human Kind, Indialogue Foundation, New Delhi (2015). (ISBN 978-81-931347-0-2)

Journal Article

  1. Intra-household Gender Disparity in Private Tuition: Evidence from West Bengal (with Priyanta Ghosh), Indian Journal of Human Development (Sage), 2022.
  2. An analysis of school shifting patterns in India: what do recent data tell us? (with Chayanika Mitra & Pradeep Kumar Chaudhury), Journal of Social and Economic Development (Springer), 2022
  3. Looking Beyond Schools: Analyzing Private Tuition in Schools in the context of West Bengal, Voices of Teachers and Teacher Educators (NCERT), Vol IX (1), 2020.
  4. Complexities of School Choice: Some Reflections from the field, Social Trends (Journal of the Department of Sociology, North Bengal University), Vol. 6, 2019.


  1. Presented a paper titled “Intrahousehold disparity in Private tuition: Evidence from West Bengal” in TIES (The Indian Econometric Society) Conference in January, 2019.
  2. Presented a paper titled “Market in Education in the Post Reform Era: A case study of private tuition in India” in the International Conference on “Human Development and Delivery of Public Services in India in the Post Reform Period” in February, 2019.
  3. Presented a paper titled “Exploring incentives in school education” at a conference in Jamia Milia Islamia University organized by Jamia Milia University and Indialogue Foundation, Delhi, October