Chandrika Sharma did her MPhil in Applied Economics at the Centre during 1993 through 1996. She was in that ill-fated Malaysian Airline, Flight MH 370, which disappeared without a trace on March 8,2014, while on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Her classmates at the Centre, during that time, have got together and set up the Chandrika Sharma Endowment at CDS in January 2020.

The annual income from this endowment will be used to provide an award for the best Statistical Survey Report written by an MPhil or Pre Ph.D Student. The award will be available from the academic year 2020-21 onwards and the first award under this endowment will be presented during the Foundation Day Lecture of October 2021.

Chandrika Sharma

Chandrika Sharma Endowment Prize

Bhagat Umesh Rambhau

MPhil in Applied Economics 2019-21