Indrani Bhaduri

    Life Skills Collaborative

    November 2, 2023


    Indrani Bhaduri, PhD is Professor and Head, PARAKH and Educational Survey Division at
    National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), Ministry of Education,
    India. She joined NCERT as Associate Professor in June 2002, prior to which, she taught
    Education to graduate and postgraduate classes under Pune University. She supervised
    several PhD scholars as guide in various Universities. She is a Post Graduate (MSc) in
    Chemistry from Delhi University and has acquired her Master in Education (MEd) with
    specialization in educational statistics and experimental psychology followed by PhD in
    Education from Pune University. She is trained in ‘National Assessment Test Designs and
    Psychometric Methods’ at Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton, NJ, USA; and
    ‘Large Scale Educational Survey: Analysis and Reporting’ at Australian Council for
    Educational Research (ACER), Melbourne, Australia. Her area of specialization is
    Educational Assessment and Psychometrics, Test Designing and Analysis and Reporting of
    Large-Scale Achievement Survey and School Based Assessment to improve the Learning
    Outcomes. She has been working in Educational Assessment and allied disciplines for 27
    years. Her experience at NCERT includes addressing issues and activities pertaining to
    planning, conduct, management, output, and dissemination of countrywide large-scale
    studies/surveys for school education. She is associated with active policy level engagements
    with state governments and other agencies in school education and largescale assessment
    surveys under Samagra Siksha in India. She provides academic support in conducting
    National and State level training programmes for various state and district level educational
    administrators and other functionaries. Dr Bhaduri has presented papers in National and
    International seminars/conferences. She has worked as resource person in workshops and
    training programmes and delivered lectures in different universities/ academic institutes at the
    National and International levels. Presently, she is also Head, National Achievement Survey
    Cell, and Head, Educational Survey Division at NCERT. She is coordinating the
    implementation of National Achievement Surveys (NAS) 2021, for Classes III, V, VIII, and
    X and the National Achievement Survey at the Foundational Learning (FLN) for Ministry of
    Education, Govt of India. She is a Steering Committee member for Implementation of NAS,
    DIKSHA, and committee member for the Implementation of Programme of International
    Student Assessment (PISA) in India.


    "The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "

    - Noora Ahmed Alsuwaidi