Prof. G.K. Chadha
President, South Asian University, New Delhi.
(Emeritus Professor and former Vice-chancellor,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.)
Backed by an exceptionally brilliant academic record, Prof. Chadha has been engaged in teaching and research for nearly 40 years now. He has written 16 books besides contributing 98 research papers to national and international research journals on various development issues relating to India and other developing countries of Asia, notably South-Asia, Indonesia and China.
Prof. Chadha was a member of the Prime Minister of India's Economic Advisory Council during 2004-2009. During 2007-2008, he was Chairman of the UGC Committee to review the Pay Scales and Services conditions of University and College Teachers of India. He was a Visiting Fellow at Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, England, a Visiting Research Fellow at Institute of Developing Economies, Tokyo, and a Visiting Professor at University of Mauritius. Currently, he is an Honorary Professor at Shenzhen University, China and Nihon Fukushi University, Nagoya-Japan besides being a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Development Research, Colombo.
Prof. Chadha has been a Consultant to several international development organizations including United Nations agencies such as FAO, ILO, UNCTAD, ESCAP, etc. besides serving on numerous other international and national expert committees. He has been honored with numerous awards and distinctions for his contribution in the field of education, the latest being the D. Litt Degree (honoriscausa) conferred by Panjab University, Chandigarh and Mysore University, Mysore, and Doctor of Letters by Pondicherry University, Puducherry. He was recently elected as the President of the Indian Economic Association. Earlier, he was the President of the Indian Society of Agricultural Economics as well the Indian Society of Labour Economics.