India & SOUTH ASIA Network


Active since 2014, the Indian NNEdPro Network is a collaboration of dietitians, doctors, academics, medical and health educators, researchers, students, professional associations and other key stakeholders across India. NNEdPro manages its key activities in India via the Laketown Scientific Research and Clinicians Association (Remedy Clinic Study Group [RCSG]) based in Kolkata, India. The RCSG is a non-governmental organisation with independent governance and in an exclusive partnership as the principal Indian agency of the NNEdPro Global Centre headquartered in the UK. Since 2020, the Network also has representation from Bangladesh and Nepal.


The Strategic Goals for the India Network are:

  • Medical Nutrition Education

  • Nutrition Research and Education for Food Systems Education

  • ‘Non-Communicable’ Disease and Malnutrition Prevention


Learn about the Network in India from


Articles & Newsletters

To learn more about the India network and the work going on, please browse through the following Articles & Newsletters about the network. 

Combatting COVID-19 blog in Indian languages mapped to areas of NNEdPro work

key people & partners

Steering Committee Members - India


Network Co-Leads

Kannan Raman

Sucheta Mitra

Project Officer & Secretary
Debashis Chakraborty


Project Officer & Nutritionist

Harmanpreet Kaur 

Assistant Project Officer & Nutritionist

Asim Kumar Manna

Principal Advisors

Dr (Prof) Sabyasachi Ray
Sudeshna Maitra-Nag
Dr Pallavi Bardhar

Mitali Paladhi

Urmil Verma

Specialist Advisors and Educational Supervisors

Mitali Gupta
Chitra Ray
Elizabeth Richards

NB: We would like to acknowledge the contributions of our colleague the late Sanchita Banerjee. Find out more here.

Steering Committee Members - UK/global


Strategic & Scientific Co-Leads

Prof Sumantra Ray 

Dr Luke Buckner

Principal Advisors

Lord Diljit Rana OBE

Prof Ianthi Tsimpli
Dr Minha Rajput-Ray

​Pauline Douglas


Specialist Advisors

Dr Marjorie Lima do Vale 

Jodie Webber

Jorgen Torgerstuen Johnsen

Central Projects, Ops & Strategy Facilitation

Matheus Abrantes

Matija Mitak

Sarah Anderson

Members - India

Dr Anand Ahankari

Dr Anuprita Shukla

Aparajita Saha

Atanu Chakraborty

Prof Chittaranjan Yajnik

Prof Gitanjali Yadav

Dr Harrison Carter

Kashmira Ghosh

Mala Mukherjee

Dr Manash Chatterjee

Dr Maneesh Mishra

Marla Fuchs 

Piya Sengupta

Dr Rekha Bhangaonkar  

Dr Sagarika Mukherjee

Sarmila Mukherjee

Dr Shobhana Nagraj

Dr Somnath Bhar 

Prof Souvik Banerjee

Subrata Kumar Dutta

Sukanya Patwardhan

Members from 'TIGR2ESS' (Flagship Project-6) Partner Organisations

[From 1st April to 31st December 2022 the NNEdPro India & South Asia Regional Network will host a Post FP6 Collaborative Forum]

Centre for Global Equality

Lara Allen

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai 

Prof Srijit Mishra*

*Previously representing Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS) Odisha and Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (Wassan)

International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Hyderabad 

Dr R Padmaja

Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (Department of Humanities and Social Sciences)

Dr Krishnan Narayanan

Kalinga Institute of Social Sciences (KISS)

Dr.Shubhasree Shankar

MS Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF)

 Vivek Girija


National Institute of Agricultural Botany (NIAB) Cambridge
Dr Lydia Smith

Panjab University 

Prof Ramanjit Kaur Johal

Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN)

Arundhita Bhanjdeo

Nivedita Narain

University of Cambridge 

Prof Shailaja Fennell

University of East Anglia 

Prof Nitya Rao


Chhaya Bhanti

Aakriti Wanchoo

Members - Nepal & Bangladesh

Representatives from Nepal

Dr Buddhiman Sreshtha

Dr Santosh Gaihre  


Representatives from Bangladesh 

Mohammad Sayeem

Dr Sohana Shafique

Members from key indian organisations Partner Organisations

Bhavishya Shakti Cooperative Society Champions 

Anumoti Sardar

Kanika Das

Kanika Mondal

Mousumi Naiya

Puja Purkait

Shyamoli Mondal

Sukla Karmakar


Calcutta Rescue

Dr Marcello Scopazzini

Dr Alakananda Ghosh

Dr Esther Sulkers

Jaydeep Chakraborty


Cordia Colleges Punjab

Dr Harjinder Singh



Kannan Raman


Remedy Clinic Study Group (NNEdPro Agency in India) & Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (Indian Academy)

Dr (Prof) Sabyasachi Ray**

Sudeshna Maitra-Nag**

Debashis Chakraborty**


**Also members of the India/Global Steering Committee