Our Team

Ascension Centre for Research and Analytics (ACRA) team is a combination of multi-disciplinary talents and with a mix of experience. We have Economists, Spatial Planning experts, Environmental Scientists, experts in Remote Sensing and Geographical Information System (GIS), Management graduates and Advanced Analytics experts. Ascension’s major strength is its researchers with passion for research and analytics to contribute to the businesses and to the realm of knowledge for various policy related and other decision making. A bunch of dynamic, skilled and integrity-oriented researchers have created an open environment for research and analysis with an objective of providing unbiased solutions.

Ascension is lead by Dripto Mukhoapdhay. Dripto is the founder and CEO of the firm. Dripto has an experience of working in applied scientific researchareas for more than 22 years . He attended Calcutta University, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) at New Delhi and Faculty of Management Studies (FMS) at Delhi University for his academic career. He started his professional career with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi. Dripto worked with this prestigious and one of the most reputed applied economic research institutes of India and the world, for more than a decade. After moving from NCAER, Dripto worked for a small stint with couple of market research and social research firms. He joined Indicus Analytics Pvt. Ltd., a renowned and boutique economic research firm in 2008. He worked with Nielsen India after Nielsen took over Indicus Analytics for two years. He joined Samsung India Electronic Ltd. as Research and Planning Head with the Strategy and Business Innovation team at Samsung after moving from Nielsen. Finally, he decided to launch Ascension to fulfill his passion for developing a research firm that can contribute positively to business community, policy makers and all others who can leverage authentic and robust research outputs and data products for stress-free decision making.