NITI Aayog has appointed Dr Shashank Shah as the Director-Specialist-Higher Education. Dr. Shah announced his new role through a LinkedIn post, thanking the think tank.
In his post, Dr Shah wrote, “I am delighted to share that I have been appointed as Director Senior Specialist – Higher Education at NITI Aayog, India’s apex public policy think tank, chaired by Honorable Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.”
“The education system is a bank on which the nation draws a cheque for strong, reliable, and skilled citizens. In this new role, it will be my endeavour to give my very best to the world’s third-largest Higher Education System, such that it can enhance equity and access, foster excellence, create impact, and mould young Indians with the ability and nobility,” he added.
Dr. Shah has done his bachelor’s from the University of Mumbai. He is a post graduate and doctorate in Business Management from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. He is a stakeholder management strategist, researcher, and published business author. Dr. Shashank has developed strategic perspectives and operational frameworks on leading multinational and Indian public and private sector firms, including Fortune 500 companies.
It is noteworthy that the NITI (National Institution for Transforming India) Aayog is a premier policy and think tank of India. They are responsible for a number of transformational initiatives. The three main functions of Niti Aayog include policy and knowledge, innovation or monitoring, and evaluation.