Overarching Objective

Make National Capital Territory of Delhi (NCT of Delhi) a “knowledge and innovation center” where some of the best talent in the world want to live, study, and work as faculty members, students, and professionals.


  1. By 2030, at least 2 of its universities are ranked among the Top 500 in global rankings (QS, ARWU, Times) or in the Top 100 of global rankings in their respective discipline.
  2. Employability of students graduating from its higher education system is at least 2x better than the national average by 2025.
  3. At least 5 MNCs establish their R&D center in NCR in the next 3-5 years.
  4. By 2025, every year at least 10 IP-based start-ups, from NCT of Delhi higher education system, reach a milestone of generating over Rupees 10 crores in annual turnover.

Committee Scope and Deliverables

Higher education includes all post-secondary education: vocational, undergraduate, masters, PhD, post-doctoral, and continuing education. A vibrant higher education system is an engine for empowering people, addressing challenges, spurring economy and enriching humanity. This Committee will focus on making NCT of Delhi higher education system word class and recommend:

  1. Goals for the higher education system
  2. Metrics of success
  3. Key policies to achieve these goals
  4. Actionable plans for the first three years

Committee Members

The Committee includes leaders from academia, industry, entrepreneurship, and civil society from India and around the world representing diverse perspectives and stakeholders.

Name Title
Mr. Jasmine Shah Vice Chairperson, Dialogue and Development Commission of Delhi
Sh. Sandeep Kumar Secretary (Higher Education) Directorate of Hiqher Education, GNCTD
Sh. Shailendra Sharma Principal Advisor to the Director of Education, GNCTD
Mr. B K Sharma Advisor. Planninq Deptt., GNCTD
Mr. Shailendra Kumar Founder & President, Nalanda 2.0
Mr. Pramath Sinha Foundinq Dean, ISB and Ashoka University
Mr. Dheeraj Sanghi Director, PEC, Chandigarh, Former Dean, llT Kanpur
Prof. Shyam Menon Former Vice Chancellor, Ambedkar University
Sh. Pankaj Jalote Foundinq Director, lllT Delhi
Mr. Nikhil Sinha CEO, GSV Labs, Founding Vice Chancellor Shiv Nadar University Former Chief Business Officer, Coursera
Mr. Arjun Malhotra Director on the Board at Lumis Partners and Co-Founder HCL
Mr. Manish Sabharwal Co-Founder and Chairman, Teamlease
Mr. Arindam Bhattacharya Senior Partner and Director, BCG
Ms. Sangita Reddy Joint Manaqinq Director, Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited
Dr. Gaurav Khanna Assistant Professor, Economics Center for Global Development, UC San Diego
Mr. Abhishek Gupta Skill Development Expert
Mr. Devesh Kapur Director of Asia Programs and Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Mr. Parmod Bhasin Ex-Genpacct, Co-founder Ashoka University

Knowledge Partner

Nalanda 2.0 shall be DDC’s Knowledge Partner on this initiative. Nalanda 2.0 (www.nalanda2.org) is a policy think tank with a mission to making India’s higher education system world class.

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