Mr. Rabindra Nath Bhattarai has done his B.Sc. and MA in Population Studies and is currently an Associate Professor at Patan Multiple Campus (PMC), Tribhuvan University. He is also the Founding Head of Dept. of Population Studies at PMC, Tribhuvan University (TU), where he has been a Member of the Subject Committee for three consecutive terms. He is the Deputy Secretary of TU Teachers' Association Unit at PMC, TU.

Mr. Bhattarai was the Senior Research and Planning Officer for Association of District Development Committees of Nepal from 2000 to 2003 and the Principal of Kageswori English Boarding School from 1990-1993. He has also served as the Programme Officer, Editor and Core Team Member for the Preparation of Decentralization Research Report, Local Self-Governance Act and Regulations related to DDC/VDC Information Booklet that was distributed for all 75 districts and all VDCs by ADDCN/UNICEF in 1997-2000. He was the District Supervisor for the National Population Census, CBS/NPC, Taplejung, 1991 and the District Coordinator for National Survey on Migration, Employment, Birth, Death & Contraception. Mr. Bhattarai has served as the Executive Secretary of Population Association of Nepal, 2003-2005; and as Editor of Economic Journal of Development Issues, PMC & Orbit National Monthly. Several of his Research articles have been published in various journals. Mr. Bhattarai is also a Life Member of the Population Association of Nepal and an Executive Member of Nepal Council on World Affairs.