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Bansal, Prachi



  • Dr. Prachi Bansal completed her Ph.D. in Economics from the Centre for Informal Sector and Labour Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi, India (2017-2022). Her doctoral research titled "Labour Absorption in Indian Agriculture since Independence: A Study based on Farm Enterprise Data" delved into crucial aspects of Indian agriculture's workforce dynamics.


    Dr. Prachi Bansal has a rich and diverse experience in various research positions and has served as an Agricultural Statistician at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Thailand and has worked on important projects related to data anonymization techniques, women's participation in agriculture, and Sustainable Development Goals.


    She also worked as a Consultant for the International Labour Organization (ILO), Geneva, where she contributed to projects focusing on child labour, forced labour, and human trafficking, using knowledge to accelerate progress in their elimination. Dr. Bansal was awarded a competitive seed grant of 10,000 USD from the International Labour Organization for her outstanding research proposal on "Modern Forms of Debt-Bondage in Rural India." Her project was part of the initiative "From Research to Action: Using Knowledge to Accelerate Progress in the Elimination of Child Labor and Forced Labor." She has also received the Azim Premji Foundation Research Funding Program Grant (2021) for her work on the care economy in India.

research overview

  • Dr. Prachi Bansal's research interests encompass a wide range of topics, including agrarian studies, food security, labour relations, land acquisition, agricultural policies and more. She has actively participated in field surveys, conducting extensive research across more than 15 villages in different states of India.

    She has contributed to various journal articles, book chapters, and research bulletins, addressing critical issues in the field of economics. She has authored several chapters in the Global Economy of Pulses, a flagship publication by the FAO for the international year of Pulses.

teaching overview

  • Dr. Bansal has a strong academic background and extensive teaching experience. She previously served as an Assistant Professor in Data, Democracy, and Development (Economics) at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, where she taught courses such as Python Programming and Statistical Principles for Data Analysis to undergraduate students from various disciplines. She co-organized the first-ever workshop in India to teach visually impaired students R statistical software and basic concepts, promoting inclusivity in education.

    She has also been a Visiting Faculty at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, where she taught courses on Quantitative Methods and R Programming since 2017.

full name

  • Prachi Bansal

primary email

  • prachi.bansal[@]jgu[dot]edu[dot]in