Assistant Professor

Chittaranjan has received his Postgraduate in Economics and International Cooperation and Development from Tribhuvan University and Midwestern University respectively.  Previously, he was the Coordinator of Center for Research and Development at King’s College. He is an alumnus of Cooperation and Development Network (CDN) in Italy. He is a PhD Scholar with National Institute of Development Administration (NIDA) in Bangkok, Thailand.

He has previously worked for Corporate Finance Department at Citizens Bank International Limited. With his interest in research, he has also worked as Assistant Manager in Research and Development Department at Mercantile Exchange Nepal. He has also been active participant and organizing alumni of South Asian Economics Students’ Meet, a regional program funded by World Bank. He specializes with designing methodologies for researches and activities in areas of resource economics, macroeconomics and research methodology. Previously, he has been trainer for the operationalization of agricultural derivatives to AEC, FNCCI. He also worked with grants for the parties like House of Rajkarnicar, Social Enterprise Activation Center, Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Work Together Foundation, etc. He is looking for good opportunities in research and data analysis.


  • Masters in International Cooperation and Development (MICD)- Mid-Western University & University of Pavia, Italy; (2015)
  • MA in Economics – Tribhuvan University (Modular) (2014)
  • Bachelor in Development Finance (BDFin), (Gold Medalist) – National College, Kathmandu University (2010)


Awards and Recognitions

  • CDN Policy Oriented Research “Empowering Disadvantaged Rural Communities in Face of the Disasters: In Earthquake Aftermath Case of Nepal – A Study of Sankhu and Khokana historical settlements” funded by Fondation Assistance Internationale (FAI)
  • Awarded by the Research Grant by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) for the thesis in Masters on the topic “Economic Valuation of Harpan Khola Subwatershed at Panchase Mountain Ecosystem, Nepal”
  • Awarded for “Most Creative and Persuasive Writings” in 2014 by Mercantile Exchange Limited Nepal at its Annual function
  • Merit-based Scholarship for Master in International Cooperation and Development (2013-2014)
  • Gold Medalist, Bachelors in Development Finance (2010)
  • Awarded for professional course in Results Based Project Cycle Management organized by Thomas Magura, PC Magura, Netherlands


Major Research and Consultancy Assignments

  • Undergraduate thesis on “An Assessment on Impact of Crime on Economic Development”- use of Panel data regression from the data of five South Asian countries
  • Graduate thesis on “Economic Valuation of Harpan Khola Subwatershed at Panchase Mountain Ecosystem, Nepal”
  • Study on the Impact of Microfinance on the livelihoods in Tourist-dominated and Agro-dominated VDC: Ghandruk and Bharatpokhari of Kaski district
  • Lead Researcher for “State and Profile of Social Entrepreneurs and Social Entrepreneurship in Nepal- A Study from Kathmandu Valley” in 2016
  • Agriculture, Forests in Nepal and a tentative Deforestation Model, Journal of Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Nepal (January, 2016)
  • Issues and Challenges of Agricultural Sector in Nepal – Potential from Ginger, MIRMIRE, Issue No. 340, Nepal Rastra Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal (October, 2016)
  • Data Analyst for the Business Potential Survey conducted by the Good Neighbors International Nepal in Doti district
  • Data Consultant and Deputy Team Leader (PAHAL – Promoting Agriculture and Health for Alternative Livelihood) funded by USAID (July, 2017 – November, 2017)
  • Consultant (GOAL – Good Governance and Livelihood) funded by AusAID (June, 2017 – October, 2017)