Nirmal SenguptaNirmal Sengupta did his Masters and Ph.D from the Indian
Statistical Institute, Kolkata and is presently National Fellow,
Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. He is former Director of the Madras Institute of Development Studies. He is also a former Professor at the Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai. Some of his past engagements include that of a Consultant with the Ministry of Commerce and Industries; Chairperson at the Working Group on Flood Management for the Twelfth Five-Year Plan; an Expert with the Netherlands Ministry for Development Cooperation and a Consultant with UNDP; FAO; and World Commission on Dams.