Roundtable on New Education Policy
September 21, 2015, New Delhi

Reinventing the Planning Commission

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Steering Committee members


Dr. Syeda Hameed former Member of the Planning Commission, is a committed writer and social Activist. One of the founder trustees of Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia (WIPS) and of the Centre for Dialogue and Reconciliation, she is also the founder member of the Muslim Women’s Forum and South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR). Having completed her graduation from Miranda House, Delhi University she went on to do her masters at the University of Hawaii, US followed by a doctorate from the University of Alberta, Canada. Apart from her social work, her interests cover a vast spectrum of areas from Women Rights to Urdu Literature and Criticism, translation and Islam. 

Dr. Rajiv Lall is the Executive Chairman of IDFC. He has about three decades of experience with leading global investment banks, multilateral agencies and in academia. His areas of expertise include project finance, private equity/venture capital, international capital markets, trade, infrastructure and macroeconomic policy issues with a focus on emerging markets including India and China in particular. Dr. Lall has a number of publications and articles to his credit. He has a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University and a Ph.D. in Economics from Columbia University.  


Mr. Kishore Rungta is the Chairman and Managing Director of MĀN Structurals Pvt. Ltd. He has been the Hony. Treasurer of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) from 1998-2003. He was on the governing board of Kanodiya Mahila Mahavidhyalaya for 10 years. Mr. Rungta, the recipient of `Gaurav Rajasthan Award`, is an effective motivator, open to constructive suggestions and a powerful team organizer.  
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