Dr Rukmini Banerji

Dr Rukmini Banerji is the Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation.

From 1996, Dr Rukmini has worked with Pratham, one of India’s largest NGOs working in education (www.pratham.org). She has extensive field experience, both in program implementation as well as in research. For ten years, from 2005 to 2014, she was also the Director of ASER Centre (the research and assessment unit of Pratham) which is known for its Annual Status of Education Report (ASER).

Initially trained as an economist in India, she did her B.A. at St. Stephen’s College and attended the Delhi School of Economics. She was a Rhodes Scholar at the Oxford University and completed her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago in 1991. Dr Rukmini writes frequently on education in both Hindi and English and enjoys writing books and stories for children. Originally from Bihar, she now lives in New Delhi.