Ph.D. in Economics (Agri.), PG Diploma in Planning and Development (JNU), MA (Economics, University of Manchester), Master of Statistics (Gold Medalist). Currently, serving as Professor (Applied Economics) at Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. Some of his earlier assignments include Chairman (CACP), Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Chief Technical Adviser, Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations. He has diversified experience of serving for over 36 years in various positions in different Ministries of Government of India such as Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, the Ministry of Rural Development and the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.