Who We Are

Our team consists of Researchers with strong academic backgrounds and fieldwork experience. Our Mentors and advisors include Professors, Economists, industry leaders, media personalities, stockbrokers and every one brings to the table a gamut of expertise and different wavelengths of thought. As a result every decision is an apt example of Darwin’s selection process: Optimal methods and best-practices stay. We guarantee good quality, authentic data to all organizations we work with.

Anjali Krishan

Anjali Krishan

Anjali manages research projects at Outline India. She guides and oversees all stages of the research process including study design, primary and secondary research and report writing. Anjali has worked in multiple domains such as Public Health, Education and Gender.

Previously, she has worked at Amaltas where she was the Principal Investigator on several projects for clients like the World Bank and UNICEF. She has conducted research on topics such as the documentation of a maternal nutrition program under ICDS, the service access of children with intellectual challenges, the socio-economic status of sexual minorities in India and the resilience of LGBTQIA youth on college campuses. Her other research projects included providing research support to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) on topics such as RMNCH+A, Community Mobilization, and Quality of Care. She has extensive experience working on mixed method research, gender issues and marginalization and has several publications to her name.

Anjali has a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, Illinois, USA.

Abhirupa Das

Abhirupa Das

Abhirupa conducts with quantitative analysis along with preparing proposals and reports. She also conducts field training and assists with data collection and checking.

Formerly, she worked as a Research Assistant to Prof Farzana Afridi, Indian Statistical Institute (Delhi Centre) where she assisted with field work conducting RCTs. She also worked as a Research assistant to Prof. Pami Dua, Director, Delhi School of Economics. Her main responsibilities were data mining via Prowess Database and reviewing present literature on time series and forecasting methods.

Abhirupa has a Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics.

Most likely to be seen doing:Planning monthly trips to the hills.

Siddharth Singh

Siddharth Singh

Siddharth conducts and coordinates qualitative and quantitative research and work on proposals. He works on survey data preparation,undertake field work train and monitor field investigators, data management , prepare reports and assists in secodary research and data analysis.

Previously, Siddharth worked as a Young Professional with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, where he worked with different state departments like industries and urban development providing research and policy support. Further, he worked as an Executive assistant to the District Collector, Visakhapatnam as a part of District Development Unit where he worked on monitoring, evaluating and providing research assistance to the District administration on various Central and state level Development schemes.

Siddharth holds a Master’s Degree in Regulatory Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Most likely to be seen doing : Exploring new stuff on Kindle, and looking for Lemonade.

Anjali Vishwanathan

Anjali Vishwanathan

Anjali conducts and coordinates qualitative and quantitative research including assisting with study design, preparing reports and coordinating with field staff. She also assists with field training, data collection and data cleaning.

Previously, Anjali worked as a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer at a leading not-for-profit in the education sector where she developed tools for data collection, performed content testing and was responsible for preparing final analyses and reports. She also worked for several years at Sydney-based non-profit The Refugee Art Project, where she was responsible for programme management and publications.

Anjali has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of Sydney.

Most likely to be seen doing : Exploring new parts of the city.

Prateek Aggarwal

Prateek Aggarwal

Field Manager

As a Field Manger, Prateek is responsible for management and coordination of all the activities pertaining to the field activities. He also contributes towards research, operations and human resource.

He has previously worked in Management Coordination and Support Team at Pragya. He was a fellow at Milaap and took part as a field investigator in FOCUS 2 report undertaken by centre for equity studies.

Prateek has a Masters Degree in Sociology from Ambedkar University

Most likely to be seen doing : Planning trips to unexplored places.

Mahima Taneja

Mahima Taneja

Research Associate

As a Research Associate, Mahima assists in secondary research, developing proposals, preparing questionnaires, undertaking field work and training and monitoring field investigators.
Previously, Mahima has worked at Praxis where she was responsible for piloting the Urban Infrastructure Equity Audit, and at Jawaharlal Nehru University to assist a team of 5 Professors on the ‘Politics of New Social Media’ project.

She has completed her M.Phil in Political Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and has been awarded the Junior Research Fellowship by UGC. Her research interests include Gender Studies, Urban Theory and Public Policy.

Most likely to be seen doing:Lost in a book in the metro, attempting different styles of painting over the weekend or loitering in the city in search of good food.

Prerna Mukharya

Prerna Mukharya

Founder

As the Founder, Prerna envisions catering to India’s ‘development data’ needs to catalyse the process of policy change and work upon business opportunity at the bottom of the pyramid. Under her leadership, Outline India has worked across 23 states to date, about 260+ villages and over 300,000+ stakeholders.

Prerna has previously worked at the Centre for Policy Research, the Economics Department at Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and with the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER).She was on Fortune magazines’ 40 under 40 list and has been a TEDx speaker.

She is a 2016 Australia India Youth Dialogue Fellow and a 2017 Raisina Fellow, awarded by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India with the Observer Research Foundation.

Prerna holds an MA in Economics from Boston University.

Most likely to be seen doing : Sitting with her favourite cup of coffee making sure all work items are dealt with due diligence

Sruti Mohanty

Sruti Mohanty

Development Professional

As a Development Professional, Sruti works with both the Business Development and Research teams at Outline India. She currently manages the bid writing process, develops content and strategy for business expansion, in addition to supporting the research team for selected projects.

Sruti has extensive experience in the international development sector, having previously worked in the Middle East as a development consultant. She has also undertaken several projects in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa on themes of Education, Child Rights, and Gender for research, M&E and capacity building assignments.

Her education background is varied, having studied for a Master of Science in Education from the University of Oxford, in addition to a Master of Arts in Sociology from the University of Delhi. She has also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Madras University.

Most likely to be seen doing : Planning trips to different countries and looking through different websites for new business opportunities for Outline India.

Apoorva Bhatnagar

Apoorva Bhatnagar

Operations Assistant

As an Operations Assistant, Apoorva is responsible for all work related to finance, HR, secondary research. She also works with the Business development team to develop content and strategy for outreach/communication, working on proposals and analysis, editing and formatting of proposals/report/survey instruments draft research protocol documents and guidelines and Client liaising.

Previously she was working as Strategist for Make A Difference, which works towards the holistic development of kids living in shelter homes.

She is postgraduate in commerce from Delhi University.

Most likely to be seen doing :hearing old hindi songs while having a cup of tea.

Tarun Varma

Tarun Varma

Tarun is the Director at Education Futures, UK, where he provides consultancy support for foundations and start-ups working on Early Childhood Education. He co-founded Social Solar, an off-grid solar power for rural schools & communities in India. Tarun graduated with an MSc in Child Development and Education and MBA from the University of Oxford, where he was a Pershing Square Scholar. During his Masters, he helped scale up a chain of Montessori pre-schools in South Africa. He interned at Primo Toys, an award winning early coding startup where he wrote their education strategy.

Tarun is a former Teach for India fellow where he taught at a primary school in New Delhi. He is extremely interested in education, learning and its impact on people and has extensive research experience in development sector. In 2014 he conducted a longitudinal study for an alternative school in New Delhi, examining the influence of alternative education on students and their eventual career trajectories. He has also undertaken primary research in Odisha to analyze bottlenecks in creating livelihood opportunities. Tarun holds a B.A (Honors) in Economics from Delhi University, where he scored the highest grade for his senior year thesis on Microfinance and Poverty Alleviation.

Anuragini Nagar

Anuragini Nagar

Anuragini Nagar comes with over 18 years of experience in corporate as well as development sector. She has in program designing & strategy, an ability to work with multiple stakeholders, partners & donor agencies to deliver high-quality projects at scale. In the past few years, she has lead projects, which specifically focused on understanding the impact of community lead behavior change, around sanitation & health issues.
She has worked closely with content, design and research agencies, to design & deliver behavior change models in several parts of the country.

Anuragini holds a degree in History, diploma in Journalism and in 2012, she attended the Integrated Marketing Communication for Behavioural Impact in Health & Social Health (IMC/COMBI), conducted by Steinhardt College, (NYU) & World Health Organization.

Kriti Singh

Kriti Singh

A senior consultant, Kriti works with organizations such as UNICEF and John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in their qualitative research, data collection and analysis in India. Her work in the development sector centers around the areas of maternal and child health, HIV and AIDS and education.

Previously, she has worked as Senior Research Associate at Amaltas and led the Formative Research on Governance and Social Determinants of Persisting Poor Child Health in India funded by World Vision. Moreover, she anchored the Evaluative Assessment of Phase 2 of the BMGF-funded AVAHAN programme and worked on the Evaluative Assessment of the Wellcome Trust-supported Capacity Development Grant to the Public Health Foundation of India and the UK Consortium. In addition, she has supervised the activities undertaken by Amrit Foundation of India (an NGO, working in the area of intellectual disability among children). She has worked with well-known NGO Katha as team leader, and led the Adithi-Plan sponsorship project in Bihar, working with a consortium of 7 NGOs as its Project Director.

Educational Qualifications: MPhil from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health,Jawaharlal Nehru University, She is working on her PhD in Maternal and Child Health from the same university,

Deepika Bahl

Deepika Bahl

Consultant

As a Research Consultant, Deepika assists the research team at Outline India in conducting primary research, preparing questionnaires and undertaking field work including training and monitoring field investigators.
Deepika has over six years of research experience with a keen interest in food and nutrition, public health, health policy and management, and health promotion.

Previously, she has worked at the Public Health Foundation of India, Gurgaon, where she was responsible for primary research on adolescent health program (RKSK) and diabetes.

She is currently pursuing Ph.D. in Public Health Nutrition from Lady Irwin College, Delhi University.

Mousumi Sarkar

Mousumi Sarkar

Mousumi comes on-board with more than 20 years experience in designing methodologies and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data to address complex issues, ranging from economic to social and political.

She has worked with associations, lobbyists, political campaigns, community groups and government agencies at the local, state, national and international levels to help them further their missions and reach their goals.

She currently serves as an Expert for Outline India, advising on methodological questions and issues. She also leads the Research and Innovation team at the Council for Professional Recognition, a U.S. based organization that credentials the early childhood education workforce. Ms. Sarkar served as Assistant Survey Director for Housing Surveys at the U.S. Census Bureau and lead a variety of short- and long-term research and evaluation efforts for a variety of issue-based and government organizations.

Abhijnan Rej

Abhijnan Rej

Abhijnan Rej is a quantitative economist with a broad range of interests including geo-economics, Indian foreign policy, as well as applied microeconomic and game theory. He is a Fellow at one of India’s most-renowned think-tank, and has written for major national and international media outlets. He has around adozen research works to credit in economics, strategic studies, finance, pure mathematics and theoretical physics, and is active in the economic, and foreign policy circuits. He has held positions in the academia as well corporate R&D before transitioning to public policy.

At Outline India, Abhijnan mentors younger colleagues in the dark arts of computational data analysis, and pitches in on projects with such requirements.

Abhijnan holds a BA – as a University Scholar – and an MS, both in mathematics, from the University of Connecticut. Abhijnan carried out his PhD research in Mathematics at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn after a year at Boston University as a Presidential Fellow of the Graduate School.

His academic awards include a Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship from the European Commission and a special one-time Junior Research Scholarship from the Clay Mathematics Institute.

Nitya Jacob

Nitya Jacob

Policy Advisor

Nitya has 28 years of experience in policy analysis, advocacy, strategic planning, knowledge management, project planning in the development sector.

He has served as the National Policy Head in Water Aid India, where he was involved in developing the communications and branding strategy, research and writing on water, sanitation and hygiene, analysis of Central and state policies and writing policy papers on safe sanitation, open defecation, hygiene, safe drinking water and district-wide approach to sanitation. Prior to working with Water Aid India he has worked with organisations like Centre for Science and Environment, Water Community, Solutions Exchange, Write Shop Infotech Private Limited and One World South Asia.

Nitya also has over 10 years of experience in the media sector where he worked in various capacities ranging from Reporter to Producer to a Special Correspondent in big media houses like United Television, Business India Television, The Pioneer Newspaper, Down to Earth (a prestigious academic journal), Business Standard and Financial Express.

He holds a Post-Graduation in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communications, New Delhi, and a Bachelor of Arts with Dissertation in Sociology from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar.

Inder Kr Yadav

Inder Kr Yadav

He has experience for over 7 years.Working with Outline India was a good for him.

Vicky

Vicky

Going out into the field leads to a value addition in terms of knowledge. You learn a lot and you have a lot of fun, at the same time.

Pawan

Pawan

He thinks that working with Outline India has increased his decision making capability. While the work is interesting, he postulates that the respondent should be rightly chosen to ensure the authenticity of data.

Riaz Qadri

Riaz Qadri

“I had surveyed schools for the project WaterAid wherein I got to know about conditions in the government schools of Karnataka. 75% of the schools I had visited during this project did not have good water facilities. The survey procedure is really impressive however, I feel that we should be more rigorous and strict while conducting the surveys to get better outputs which would not require a second go through. I have been working in the development sector for 3(approx.) years now and I suggest that we should also advise them about proper cleanliness practices which will affect their way of living.”

Anjali Kumari

Anjali Kumari

Anjali enjoys the field work because of the exposure during a field work according to her, helps her understand different perspectives.

Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya Kumar

Kanhaiya likes to travel and communicate which finds him a way to conduct the surveys easily. Nevertheless, He feels that more can be done with the collected data.

Santosh

Santosh

Santosh has been a part of the Water Aid Study and is thankful to Outline India for developing his interest in the social sector.

Sangeeta Kumari

Sangeeta Kumari

Sangeeta is a field worker with Outline India since 2016 and puts in her efforts to conduct surveys in an interesting way. “The training provided is an experience of a kind, Outline India’s work is different from others.

Pradupta Kumar Jena

Pradupta Kumar Jena

Working with Outline India has been a fruitful experience, according to Pradipta. He has learnt a lot along the way and also been able to educate many about the importance of hygiene and cleanliness.

Tanya

Tanya

Working with OI has given Tanya an opportunity to explore her abilities. She has learnt a lot about herself and her village through OI training and field work.
She aspires to be a writer someday and is presently working on a write-up on how OI has positively changed her life. She is excited to continue working with OI in the future.

Satya Brata Nayak

Satya Brata Nayak

He enjoys being on the field because he loves meeting new people, learning about the problems faced by them and travelling around the country. He has thoroughly enjoyed his experience of working with Outline India and got along well with the team.

Nripendra Kumar

Nripendra Kumar

He enjoys being out on the field and meeting and talking to new people. He claims that his engagement with Outline India was an interesting experience.

Lilu Chakarbarty

Lilu Chakarbarty

Lilu thinks that Outline India has made her independent wherein she loves the respect she receives from people.

Mithilesh

Mithilesh

Mithilesh has been working with Outline India for a year now. He thinks that the work is good but more attention should be paid to the grievances of the society.

Anirudh kumar

Anirudh kumar

He loves to interact with new people, and feels that the work is interesting which makes him learn new things.

Hanumat

Hanumat

I have been collecting surveys in different areas since 2011 and I feel that the work Outline India is doing shall help the society if utilized properly. However, I would suggest that we should organize awareness camps to impart knowledge about proper sanitation practices and how to enforce the same

Girja Kumari

Girja Kumari

“I have been working for Outline India since 2016 and it gives me immense pleasure to continue being a part of the team because the experience I have gained in the course of my work is unexplainable. I am properly explained about the work by the supervisors. Outline India has helped me in earning a life for myself.”

MD. Masiruddin

MD. Masiruddin

Masiruddin has done field work extensively in Delhi, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh. He has worked with outline India for the past one year. He feels that to conduct quality field work it is important that you participate in the training, as it clears your doubts with enables you to ask questions in a clear and concise manner.

Sameera

Sameera

Sameera found her experience with Outline India to be very rewarding. This was her first experience as an enumerator. She was able to procure the knowledge on how to interact with people, to understand how policies can alter a society and how important a role surveys play.

Seema

Seema

Previously, Seema has worked with GRC and CMI. She feels comfortable around and talking with people. She found the OI team to be highly cooperative and supportive. She liked that the team was always open to inputs and reachable.

Rekha

Rekha

She has experience in the sanitation sector and has also worked at numerous NGO’s before working with Outline India. She picked up surveying after watching other people in the field. She found that her experience with OI helped her in building her confidence and also improved her communication skills.

Anil

Anil

Anil highly enjoyed his time with Outline India, he liked the helpful nature of the OI team and thanked them for the different kind of experiences he enjoyed on field

Rajeshwar

Rajeshwar

Rajeshwar Kumar has an experience of 17 years with regards to fieldwork and data collection. Over the past 16 years, he has worked with cooperations such as IRS, NRS, Nelson’s to name a few. He has experience not only in social research but also in cooperate and market research. He described all members from the management to the researchers as being diligent and committed to their job.

Bijender

Bijender

Bijender has a year of experience prior to working for Outline India for Indian Social Centre with paper surveys. He describes himself as a people’s person and likes talking to people. He got into surveying after watching others. He really enjoyed his work with Outline India and found the training session provided by the Outline Team before fieldwork very nice and educational.

Gulshad

Gulshad

He is the cofounder of an enterprising computer shop in Sawda. He has previously worked for Ankur Society pertaining alternatives in education. He also has an 8-month experience as an archiver. His work with Outline India has helped him In understanding not only how to talk to people but also how to invoke helpful responses from his respondents which in turn leads to effective information. He found the Outline team to be helpful and always reachable.

Deepak

Deepak

Deepak holds a Diploma in Electric Engineering and has previous experience at CMI, Chetanalaya and YMCA in relation to survey and research. He enjoys fieldwork and likes interacting with people to understand their problems. He feels fieldwork and surveys give an accurate description of reality and feels it is on the ground that people’s problems should be addressed.

Ajay

Ajay

This was the first time Ajay was working in the developmental sector, he found his time with Outline India to be fruitful as the researchers helped him immensely in understanding the intricacies and procedure of questionnaires and the proper way to go about conducting surveys. He felt he was able to build a good rapport with respondents.

Aakash

Aakash

“I like working in the field and though indirectly, I am proud that my work goes into the development of society. It is good to know that it is for the benefit of the people at large. I like going to places, working in teams, talking to people from diverse backgrounds.”

Sitaram

Sitaram

“Outline India is one of the best organizations I’ve worked with so far. The team is sincere in their approach. We get good compensation for our work and the Researchers motivate us to do well. The trainings given to us are very comprehensive.”

Mohit

Mohit

“My experience in field work spans 5 years. It is a challenging yet enjoyable task to go door-to-door in order to interview people and get their insights. Also, FGDs give a lot of information which one cannot get in any other way. Outline India is a good organization to work with. They manage the workload very well. My first experience in working with them was nice”

Ashok Kumar Prajapati

Ashok Kumar Prajapati

“I have been working since last 4 years in primary data collection. The work is challenging as we have to travel a lot and do surveys in areas where any kind of connectivity is poor, be it roads or mobile networks. But it feels good to overcome the challenges of the field. Outline India is an exemplary organization to work with as they give extensive training before the commencement of the field work”

Hari Om

Hari Om

“My work entails collection of data from people from all walks of life. It is amusing to come across various opinions from different people, moderate as well as extreme. What motivates me to work in this field is the fact there is mutual exchange of knowledge between the surveyor and the respondents. My experience with Outline India has been great as I saw the team to be well managed”

Anjani Devi

Anjani Devi

“With over 10 years of experience in working in the field, I have been associated with organizations such as Dept. of Education, Bihar, Child fund and many more. The greatest joy is the financial independence that my work brings for me. I also like the fact that my work requires me to interact with different people. Working with Outline India was very nice as the Core Team understood the nuances of field work well and addressed the challenges successfully on the spot without any delay”

Shubham

Shubham

“Working in the field for data collection has been my job for the last 8 years. It gives me immense pleasure to be a part of research activities for the progress of the Indian Society. I liked to work with Outline India as their management is very strong.”

Vijay Kharate

Vijay Kharate

“I have over 5 years of field work experience and coupled with my enthusiasm to go see new places in each project, my job seems very exciting to me. I have worked across states like Gujrat and Maharashtra. Working with Outline India was a good experience as the company provides adequate compensation to the field team.”

Dimple Kumari

Dimple Kumari

“Driven by my passion for getting to know different places, languages and culture, I have worked in the field for over 6 years now. Working with Outline India continues to be a great experience as they provide us with an environment which allows us to enjoy our work and put our best foot forward in approaching people for data collection”

Ashish Srivastava

Ashish Srivastava

“Outline India provides with opportunities to expand my area of expertise. Managing field teams and working in the capacity of a Supervisor enhances my confidence. The work is challenging as I have to cover long distances for data collection. Nevertheless, I enjoy it as I learn a lot in the process and my team leaders support me throughout.”

Ashish Vishvakarma

Ashish Vishvakarma

“The guidance provided by the core team of Outline India makes work fun and easy to do. I’ve been a part of many projects with Team Outline India. It is good to realize that the work I do becomes the building blocks for policy making. Over four years of experience in the field allows me to adapt to any challenge that I face.”

Sheetal Kumar Misra

Sheetal Kumar Misra

“I am a native from the state of Bihar with over 10 years of experience in field research. Working in the field helps acquire knowledge on plethora of things and Outline India gives me a platform to pursue this passion. It feels great to be a part of this team.”

Abha

Abha

“While many of the women in my village work as bonded labours, I work as a field surveyor and lead my life with dignity. Till now, it has been a satisfied journey of over 3 years of working as a surveyor and I earn my living through a respected means. It gives me huge contentment to understand the potential of my work and its role informing the policy makers. Outline India has made me realize the importance of my work. I have enjoyed my work with the Outline India team.”

Bishambhar Misra

Bishambhar Misra

“The exclusive training sessions conducted by the research team makes a difference in the quality of data collection. These sessions are very different from any other organisation I have worked with. It’s great to see how they work with people from all sections of society”

Vinod Kumar

Vinod Kumar

“The experience of working with Outline India was one of its kind. I have worked in various areas but I got a chance to learn a new issue through field exposure given by OI. This is the first out of many organisations I have worked with which provided adequate facilities like food and accommodation. I am eager for future associations with OI.”

Rakesh Das

Rakesh Das

“Having worked with Outline India in a survey based project made me feel I have never had a chance to work in a project better than this. From field training to other arrangements, everything was very good. I am excited to work with the team again.”

Dhiraj

Dhiraj

“In the beginning I faced some problems but the research and field staff were very supportive and they helped me to understand things in a better way. This feedback helped me to work better through the rest of the project. Our field training was satisfactory and I didn’t face any problems in understanding anything.”

Durga

Durga

“I was hired for the child labour study project and had a great time working with the OI team. The team leader (Samayita) was really supportive and one of the team members (Ekata) appreciated my work, which motivated me to work more efficiently. We were trained to do the surveys on a tablet and although I had initial difficulties the trainers helped me to quickly get at ease working with it.”

Arun

Arun

“My experience of working with OI team was really enriching. I didn’t face any kind of problems, everything went well. At OI, we get our payments timely and our work is respected.”

Ankur

Ankur

“I am glad to have worked with such a supportive team. Our field training was done in an organized manner and I really liked the way it was conducted. It was very satisfying because the trainers made sure I understood everything. Everything was very strategically planned. A majority of the people in these villages cooperated with us and their willingness to answer our questions encouraged us to do our job better.”

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