Institute of Information Technology & Management
Rated as Category 'A+' by SFRC & 'A' by JAC Govt. of NCT of Delhi
Recognised U/s 2(f) of UGC Act
Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi

Dr. Shyam Sundar Agarwal

(Ph.D(Economics), MBA, M.A.(Economics), M.A.(Political Science), B.Sc.)

Dr. Shyam Sunder Agarwal has joined as Director, IITM on 20-06-2018. He Superannuated on December 31st, 2016 as Secretary of Govt. of India.


  • Ph.D. (Economics)
    • Awarded in August 2004, from University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC), USA.
    • Major Fields of interest: Development Economics; Infrastructure Development; Macroeconomics; Public Economics; and Economic and Structural Reforms.
  • M.A. (Economics)
    • In 1999 from University of Southern California, Los Angeles (USC), USA with Distinction.
  • M.B.A.
    • In 1995 from University of Ljubljana and ICPE, Ljubljana Slovenia (Europe).
    • Topped International MBA programme with Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) 9.67 out of 10.0.
  • M.A. (Political Science)
    • Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi in 1978. (In top 5 with A minus Grade, CGPA: 6.88 out of 10.0)
  • B.Sc.
    • From Ravenshaw College, Utkal University, Odisha with distinction.
Academic Work

  • Ph.D. Dissertation: “Political Economy of Infrastructure, Development and Poverty in a Democratic Setting.”
  • MBA Thesis: “Privatization: Lessons Learnt - A Study of Slovenian and Indian Experience”.
Academic Assignment

  • Dr. Shyam Sunder Agarwal had an assignment to teach a course to undergraduate class, in JNU, while studying.
  • During Ph.D. programme in USC, USA I worked as a Teaching Assistant (TA) both for undergraduate and graduate courses for 8 semesters. As TA, I used to hold regularly office hours / tutorial classes. And sometimes, I had also taken classes for undergraduates, as a proxy for teaching faculty
Awards & Honors
(during academic pursuit)

  • Funding by University of Southern California for the Ph.D. programme, including award of Annenberg Graduate Fellowship.
  • Fellowship awarded by Commonwealth Fund for Technical Cooperation (CFTC) for MBA programme in 1994-95.
  • Scholarship by Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (JNU) and selected for Honorary Teaching Assignment in JNU.
Work Experience

Dr. S. S. Agarwal worked in Indian Administrative Service (IAS), the premier civil service in India, for more than 36 years, after joining in 1980 (Rajasthan Cadre).

His work experience can be broadly categorized as under:

  • Human Resources Development like Education (Including School, Higher, Technical and Sanskrit Education), Health & Nutrition Sectors.
  • Development of especially disadvantaged sections of Society like SCs, STs and OBCs.
  • Infrastructure Development Sectors like Rural Development, Roads and Renewable Energy.
  • Economic, Financial and International Trade Sector
  • Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy Development, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries Sector.
Accreditaions | Affiliations

GGSIPU : Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi
AICTE : All India Council for Technical Education
NBA : National Board of Accreditation
NAAC : National Assessment and Accreditation Council
ISO : International Organization for Standardization
UGC : University Grants Commission
SFRC : State Fee Regulatory Committee
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