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Board of Governors


Shri S K Misra

Chairman, Indian Trust for Rural heritage and Development; formerly Chairman, Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH); Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister


Prof Sachin Chaturvedi

Director-General, Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS); Member, RBI Board; Vice-Chairman, State Planning Board, Madhya Pradesh

Dr Naushad Forbes

former President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chairman of Ananta Aspen Centre and Co-Chairman of Forbes Marshall

Prof Sucha Singh Gill

former Director General, Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development, (CRRID), Chandigarh

Prof Ashima Goyal

Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research (IGIDR) and Member of Monetary Policy Committee of RBI; former Member of PM Economic Advisory Council

Prof Rishikesha Krishnan

Director, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore


Shri Kishore Lal

former Member of Parliament and
Secretary General, Centre of Applied Politics, New Delhi

Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, IAS (Retd, 1987 Batch)

Chairman, Meghalaya Investment Commission; former Secretary, Ministry of Women and Child Development; former Development Commissioner of Small-Scale Industries (DCSSI)


Shri Nilmadhab Mohanty

former Secretary, Ministry of Industry, Government of India & former Principal Adviser to UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organisation)


Prof Pulin B Nayak

former Director, Delhi School of Economics & Centre for Development Economics, Delhi University, Delhi

Shri Devendra Prakash

Chartered Accountant, Delhi

Shri C Narendra Reddy

Senior Journalist, Hyderabad

Prof Padmini Swaminathan

former Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai and Former Chairperson, School of Livelihoods and Development in TISS, Hyderabad

ICSSR Representatives

Prof Virendra Kumar Malhotra

Member-Secretary, Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR), Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India

Prof N K Taneja

Vice-Chancellor, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut


Prof Nagesh Kumar

Director, ISID

Faculty Representatives

Prof Seema Goyal


Dr Satyaki Roy