Dr. Paramita Das Gupta, currently Centre Director and Area Chairperson at ASCI’s Centre for Economics and Finance has been associated with the College since 1990. She has a Doctorate and Masters degree in Economics from JNU, Delhi, and was an EFMD Research Fellow at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, the Netherlands.
Prior to joining ASCI, she was with the Centre of Economic & Social Studies, Hyderabad. In the area of management development programmes, Dr. Dasgupta has designed and conducted international programmes in collaboration with the Public Administration Leadership and Management Academy (PALAMA), South Africa, The World Bank Institute, Washington D.C. and the Department of International Development (DFID), U.K. for government officials and senior managers on areas including international business, management of change and issues pertaining to general management. She was instrumental in conducting several management development programmes for Officers of the Indian Administrative Service, senior executives/managers of public and private sector organisations and scientists focusing on WTO and its implications, intellectual property rights, international trade, international business, management of change in organisations and national economic management.
She has led several consultancy and research assignments sponsored by Government of India and State Governments as well as international organizations. Major studies which she has recently been involved in and have been completed include ‘Enhancing Benefits from the Doha Development Agenda for India’ sponsored by the Delegation of the European Commission and ‘Impact of Trade Liberalisation in the Information Technology Sector on Development’, sponsored by UNCTAD. Currently she is involved in two research studies respectively entitled ‘Competition Issues in the Domestic Air Transport Sector in India, sponsored by the FIAS, World Bank and ‘Cross Media Ownership in India’, sponsored by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.
Dr. Dasgupta has published an edited book entitled "WTO at the Crossroads" and several research papers in leading journals. She was the Executive Editor of the ASCI Journal of Management and has served as a Consultant-in personal capacity to UNDP.