Prof. (Dr.) Indranil Mukhopadhyay

Associate Professor

B.Sc. (Hons.) (University of Calcutta);
M.A.; M.Phil; Ph.D. (Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)

Prof. (Dr.) Indranil is an Associate Professor at School of Government and Public Policy, Jindal Global University. He joined as an Assistant Professor in July 2017. At the University he teaches Public Health, Development Economics and Microeconomics. 


Indranil has twelve years of research and teaching experience in the area of health economics and health care financing. Earlier he worked as a Research Scientist and Assistant Professor and Welcome Trust Post-Doctoral Fellow at Health Economics and Financing Unit at Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi. At PHFI, Indranil lead the production of Health Accounts work in six Indian states as a Co-Investigator in the research project “Strengthening Eco-System for Sustainable and Inclusive Health Financing in India”. At the Health Economics unit, he works on various themes related to health accounts, public expenditure review, access to medicines and vaccines, impact evaluation of health insurance, inequalities, reproductive, maternal and child health and nutrition issues.


He was a visiting faculty at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Ambedkar University, Delhi and Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai where he taught Health Economics and Health Financing. He is part of WHO Expert group on National Health Accounts. 


Indranil has a PhD in Health Economics from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU, New Delhi. His post-doctoral work was on provider payment mechanisms on health system performance in light of the emerging public sponsored health insurance schemes under the supervision of Prof Rama Baru (JNU) and Prof Kara Hanson (LSHTM). Indranil has completed his MPhil in Public Health from Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU and MA in Economics from JNU. 

He has authored papers in various national and international journals including British Medical Journal, Economic and Political Weekly, Social Scientist and WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health.

  • Pankaj Bahuguna, Indranil Mukhopadhyay, Shankar Prinja et al. (2018) “Sub-national health accounts: Experience from Punjab State in India”; PLoS ONE; December 2018 13(12):e0208298


  • Alok Ranjan, Priyanka Dixit, Indranil Mukhopadhyay, T Sundararaman (2018). “Effectiveness of government strategies for financial protection against costs of hospitalization Care in India”. BMC Public Health (2018) 18:501; Online ISSN: 1471-2458


  • Indira Chakraborty, Bijoya Roy, Indranil Mukhopadhyay and Susanna Burria (2017) “Investing in Health” – The Healthcare Industry in India”; Economic and Political Weekly, NOVEMBER 11, 2017 vol liI no 45; ISSN: 0012-9976


  • Indranil Mukhopadhyay (2017), “When medicines case misery”; Common Cause, Vol XXXVI, No 2, April-June 2017, Regn No.39331/1982

Mukhopadhyay I and D Sinha (2019), “Painting a Picture of Ill-health” in Azad R. et al (Ed); “Quantum leap in the wrong direction”, Orient Black Swan, New Delhi, India; Feb 2019; ISBN-10: 9352876180


Mukhopadhyay I (2017), “Tax Financed Health Insurance in India: Illusion of Financial Protection” in “Health Service Systems in Transition:  Challenges in India and China”; edited Madhurima Nandi. Monorgaph, No. 3. Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, India; ISBN: 978-81-932482-2-5

  • Title: Population vulnerabilities, household burden, health system response and resource tracking for vector-borne diseases in Delhi-NCR (PARTHIV)


  • Funding agency: Department of Science and Technology, Government of India


  • Duration: April 2017 to March 2020