Madhubrata obtained her M.A. in Analytical and Applied Economics and M.Phil with first rank on the dissertation titled Coir Industry in India-A special case study of Satyabadi Block in Puri District from Utkal University, Bhabaneswar. She has extensively worked on Micro-financial institutions, Neoliberal labour migration, Regional disparities, Marketing ethics, Commercialisation and Diversification of Agriculture with special reference to Bt.Cotton. Her current area of research is focused on Financial Institutions and Markets. She has recently authored two books, one is on Coir Industry and the second was on Unethical Aspects of marketing. She regularly participates in national and international seminars. Apart from academics, she is also known for her debating and creative writing skills.