Professional title: TCI Scholar
Chanchal Pramanik is a PhD student studying regional science in the Department of City and Regional Planning. His primary research interest is rural-urban dynamics and how they can benefit rural economies, with a focus on digital technologies. Prior to Cornell, Chanchal worked as a data scientist with the Digital Farming Initiatives (mKRISHI®) group of Tata Consultancy Services’ Innovation Lab. He is a member of the Committee on Agricultural Statistics of the International Statistical Institute, representing young statisticians. He is a certified chartered statistician and six sigma black belt, accredited by the Royal Statistical Society and Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi respectively. Chanchal holds a master’s degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University, a master’s degree in agricultural statistics from Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, and a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.