Indian Education Show 2013

Mr. Pawan Agarwal
Adviser (Higher Education), Planning Commission, GoI

Mr. Pawan Agarwal is the Adviser – Higher Education in the Planning Commission, where he is steering the formulation of country’s Twelfth Plan for higher education. He has earlier worked as Director in the Ministry of HRD and as Financial Advisor, University Grants Commission.

He has been a Fulbright New Century Scholar at Harvard University/Emory University, a visiting scholar and fellow at ICRIER (New Delhi) and the Centre for the Study of Higher Education in the University of Melbourne. He has written on a range of higher education issues in India and presented a comparative perspective in the South Asian context. His book “Indian Higher Education: Envisioning the Future”, published by Sage in 2009, is well regarded both in India and abroad.