Mr. Rajendra Singh Pawar is the Chairman and Co-Founder of the NIIT Group. NIIT Limited has played a key role in the growth of the Indian IT sector, by creating skilled manpower to drive its momentum. Having revolutionized the IT Training industry, Mr. Pawar is now involved in establishing an innovative model in Higher Education. Actively involved in India’s key Chambers of Commerce, Mr. Pawar has led several ICT industry initiatives including NASSCOM as its Chairman, to give voice to the sector’s aspirations and goals. Acknowledging his contribution to the IT industry in India, Mr. Pawar has been awarded the country’s prestigious civilian honour, Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2011. Mr. Pawar is a member of the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development and has served on the Prime Minister’s National Task Force (1998). An advisor to the Hunan Province of China, he served as a member of The PIAC (Presidential International Advisory Council) of the Government of South Africa for IT. Mr. Pawar addresses issues of global significance as a founding member to the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum. Known for promoting industry-academia alliances, Mr. Pawar has been working closely with the country’s well-known educational institutions.  He is on the Board of Governors of IIT Delhi, as well as on the Board of- IIM Bangalore, IIM Udaipur, the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, The Scindia School and SMVD University of Jammu & Kashmir.



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