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Jandhyala B G Tilak ICSSR National Fellow and Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development, and former Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration, New Delhi

Jandhyala B. G. Tilak, formerly Professor and Vice-Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning & Administration, is currently ICSSR National Fellow and Distinguished Professor at Council for Social Development, New Delhi, India. Doctorate from the Delhi School of Economics, Dr Tilak taught, besides in the National University of Educational Planning and Administration, in the University of Delhi, the Indian Institute of Education, and as a Visiting Professor, at Centre for International Cooperation in Education Hiroshima University, Virginia University, and Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning. Professor Tilak was also on the research staff of the World Bank, and has been a consultant to many national and international bodies. Author of several books including Economics of Inequality in Higher Education (SAGE, 1987), Education for Development in Asia (SAGE, 1994), Higher Education, Public Good and Markets (Routledge, 2018), Education and Development (Academic Foundation 2017), Dilemmas in Reforming Higher Education in India (Orient BlackSwan 2018), and Education and Development in India: Critical Issues in Public Policy (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), Professor Tilak edited/co-edited many publications, and also served as the Editor of Journal of Educational Planning and Administration. He also served as the President of the Comparative Education Society of India, and is on the Board of Comparative Education Society of Asia. He is the recipient of several honours and awards including Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award of the UGC (1999), Dr Malcolm Adiseshiah Award (2003), Inspirational Teacher of the Year Global Education Award (2012) and Devang Mehta Award (2015) for outstanding conurbations to education (2015). Among many other honours, he had the privilege of delivering a keynote address in a meeting of the Noble laureates in Barcelona in 2005.