Sukrit Nagpal

Senior Associate - Academics & Research | snagpal at iihs dot ac dot in


2014    MA, Development Azim Premji University Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
2012    BA, Political Science Hindu College, Delhi University Delhi NCR, India


Countries: India
States: Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh
Cities: Delhi, Ajmer, Jhansi, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Bangalore, Indore
Languages: English, Hindi

Sukrit Nagpal holds a master’s degree in development from Azim Premji University and was part of the IIHS Urban Fellows Programme (UFP). At IIHS, Sukrit works as a researcher and practitioner with a focus on issues of urban housing, social protection and informal work.


Prior to IIHS, Sukrit led the land rights vertical at SEWA (Self-Employed Women’s Association) Bharat. The vertical piloted a programme to improve awareness and access to infrastructure services, tenure security and housing finance for informal women workers across a spectrum of informal settlements in Delhi and Patna. At SEWA, he also anchored policy research and advocacy, and worked closely on the Delhi Master Plan 2041. He began his career working at Catalyst Management Services (CMS) undertaking evaluations and research in multiple Indian cities predominantly on the themes of education, sanitation and health. He then worked at Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) capacitating urban communities to plan and monitor basic infrastructure services in their settlements through participatory research methodologies.

Journal Articles

  • Bandyopadhyay., Kaustuv, K., & Nagpal, S. (2022). Knowledge and participation: Empowering Indian urban poor for accessing public services. International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 19(1), 44-57.


Other Writing

  • Chief Minister of Rajasthan’s Economic Transformation Advisory Council (CMRETAC): Urban Transitions
  • Learning and Evaluation Study of the Zamini Adhikar Abhiyan
  • Urban Employment Programmes
  • Delhi RRTS Transit-Oriented Development Advisory