Emerging Leaders

Pawan Agarwal

Emerging Leader Fellow

Pawan Agarwal is currently education advisor at India’s powerful Planning Commission. He earlier served as Director in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, as well as Financial Advisor and Coordinator of new initiatives of the University Grants Commission—a position in which he developed substantial expertise in higher education policy and practice, and gained a broad understanding of the issues and challenges faced by India’s universities and colleges.

He has also held important positions in the West Bengal Government as Principal Secretary, Cooperation Department, Secretary, Science and Technology and Municipal Affairs Departments.