Hariharan Ramachandran was Professor in the Department of Geography, University of Delhi (2005-12). He has earlier been Director, Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission (2000-2005), and Executive Director, National Research and Resource Centre, LBS National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie (1997-2000).
He has authored / edited eight books and over 50 articles in national and international journals. He specializes in Urban / Regional Development, Quantitative Methods and Programme Evaluation. He has travelled across thirty countries relating to his professional activities.