Rajesh Kumar
Currently reviewing Ph.D. applicants

    Mr. Sharma has been in the Indian Civil Service since 1999. He holds a Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Statistics with specialization in Bayesian Inference from University of Delhi. While completing his M.Phil., he submitted dissertation titled ‘Bayes Factors and its Ramifications. Later he worked as Lecturer of Statistics in P.G.D.A.V. College for a short period before joining the civil services. In civil services, he has been involved in policy making and monitoring of several government programmes in diverse sectors such as agriculture, rural development, defense etc. At present he works for the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances in New Delhi. Mr. Sharma’s current position has offered him a unique opportunity to understand a large scope of governance reforms. He is in charge of the Governance Knowledge Centre, the country’s digital repository of knowledge in governance. He expects that the Masters of Public Affairs will give him an opportunity to foster his knowledge in global developments, and strengthen his skills and capabilities, which will enable him to think differently and innovate in spearheading the reforms in public service delivery in his country.