M.Sc in Development, Policy, Planning and Practice from Tata Institute of Social Sciences with strong research and organizational skills developed through long experiences of social activism and extensive fieldwork.
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M.Sc. in Development Policy, Planning & Practice from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur, with strong
research & organisational skills developed through long experiences of social activism and extensive fieldwork
M.Sc. in Development Policy, Planning & Practice (DPPP) from TISS, Tuljapur
A qualified B.Tech. (Electrical Engineer) from West Bengal University of Technology, Kolkata with a total of 2 years
and 6 months of work experience
Acquired knowledge and understanding of subjects through various academic curriculums and especially through
Developed analytical ability through social activism.
Endowed with passion for winning as evinced through demonstrated excellence in academic areas.
A highly adaptable & hard working individual with sound organisational skills.
2015 Scored 81% [8.1/10 YGPA] in the first year of MA/M.Sc in DPPP from TISS, Tuljapur; Institute Gold
Medalist for Best Student, 2014-16
2010 B.Tech. (Electrical Engineering) from St. Thomas College of Engineering & Technology, Kolkata (West
Bengal University of Technology). Scored 7.03/10 (CGPA).
2006 XII from Siliguri Boys High School, Siliguri (W.B.C.H.S.E.). Scored 84.7%.
2003 X from Mc. William High School for boys, Alipurduar (W.B.S.E.). Scored 94.7%; stood 14th in the state.
Rural study: Study of Status of Development and Livelihood at Belda G.P in Maharastra
Work done: 1) Making of village status report; 2) Formulating sustainable village development plan; 3) Overall survey
through focus group discussion; 4) Case study: Study of project affected villages and resettlement
Duration: 30 days; Organization: Bright Rural Development Society, Maharastra
Urban study: Study of Urban Poverty and Livelihood Issues in Slums of Kolkata (Basanty Colony & Nonadanga)
Work done: 1) Comparative analysis of registered and un-registered slums; 2) Process of urbanization and status of
poverty; 3) Vulnerability mapping; 4) Analysis of eviction and resettlement though govt. programs; 5) Household survey.
Duration: 30 days; Organization: Nagarik Mancha & Mazdoor Kranti Parishad
Urban study: Study of Approaches of Urbanization in India and Role of Para-statal Government Agencies in
Work Done: 1) Understanding processes of urban planning; 2) Understanding prevalent approaches of urbanization to
address the conflicts of urban space; 3) Situational analysis and constructing Project Planning Matrix 4) Household
Duration: 30 days; Organization: Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority, Govt. of West Bengal
Situational Analysis of Livelihood Issues and Demands of Tea-plantation Workers of Dooars
Organization: Action Aid Association, Kolkata Regional office
Duration: 30 days
Topic: Agrarian Production Relations in Post-reform West Bengal: Petty Production & Governmentality
Area of study: Jalpaiguri & Coochbehar district, West Bengal
Major Academic assignments
‘Brief overview of ‘Mode of Production Debate’ in India’
‘Impact of Globalization on Agriculture and Rural Local Governance in India’
‘Neo-liberal Urbanization: Review of JnNURM with case study of Kolkata’
‘National Urban Street Vendor Policy: Political Economic Analysis of Sectors & Policy Arenas:
Analysis of Fund Allocations and Implementation of JnNURM’
‘Gorkhaland Movement: Demands, Policy Responses & Impact’
‘Role of Para-statal Development Agencies in Urbanization: Experience of SJDA’
Article review: ‘The process of Commercialization under Colonial Conditions in India’ by Utsa Patnaik
Articles written outside curriculum
‘Challenges of Self-determination Movement in Cotemporary Capitalism: Case Study Gorkhaland’,
published in Towards A New Dawn, a bi-monthly journal published from Kolkata
‘The Manchurian Candidates of Education: a Tale of Privatization’, do
‘Glimpses of North-Bengal: Uncovering the Hidden Agony of the Region’, do
Presently working with Ekjut India as District Coordinator in Right to City Project (Urban poverty &
Consultant engineer in Mitra Technologies, Siliguri ; Duration: 12 months
Site engineer in Venus Engineering Works, Kolkata; Duration: 12months
Sub-editor in The Echo of India, Siliguri; Duration: 6 months
Took part in various socio-economic movements such as Singur, Nandigrum anti-eviction movement as well as
Tea-Workers movement in Siliguri, West Bengal
Took active role as a rights activist and was associated with various NGO’s & enthusiastically worked for the
social cause: Nonadanga Slum Development and anti-eviction movement.
Actively participating in publication of socio-political little magazines in North Bengal & working as a editorial
board member of a bi-monthly socio-economic journal published from Kolkata since 2010.
Organizer of ‘Samvaad’, the debate platform of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Tuljapur
Honoured with Institute Gold Medal for Best Student’14-’16 by Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Honoured with Best Research Project’14-’16 & Best Student for Field Work by Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Honoured with the award for the Best Student of the Year for MA/MSc in DPPP, 2014-15 TISS Tuljapur
Honoured with the Meritorious Student Award in 2006.
Bagged the Best Student Award for academic excellence in 2003 at Mc.William High School, Lions Club & SFI.
Awarded the Young Scientist Award for a Science Competition in 2003 at Alipurduar Sub-Division
Date of Birth : 25th July, 1987
Address : S/o, Dr. Asim Kumar Mukherjee, 17-Saktigarh Colony, P.O.- Siliguri Bazar,
Dist- Darjeeling, Pin-734005, West Bengal
Linguistic Abilities : English, Hindi & Bengali