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Educational/ Qualification:

1950: Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh.

1952: Stood first in MA (Economics), Punjab University, Chandigarh,

1954: Wright's Prize for distinguished performance at St John's College, Cambridge,

1955 and 1957: Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge,

1957: DPhil (Oxford), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India's Export Competitiveness

Occupation/ Teaching Experience:

Professor (Senior lecturer, Economics, 1957-59;

Reader, Economics, 1959-63;

Professor, Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh, 1963-65;

Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, 1969-71;

Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University ,New Delhi,1976 and Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi ,1996 and Civil Servant


1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade

1972-76: Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance

1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India;

Director, Industrial Development Bank of India;

Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank;

Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD

November 1976 - April 1980: Secretary, Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs);

Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member, Finance, Space Commission

April 1980 - September 15, 1982: Member-secretary, Planning Commission

1980-83: Chairman, India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee

September 16, 1982 - January 14, 1985: Governor, Reserve Bank of India.

1982-85: Alternate Governor for India, Board of governors, International Monetary Fund

1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister

1985: President, Indian Economic Association

January 15, 1985 - July 31, 1987: Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission

August 1, 1987 - November 10, 1990: Secretary-General and Commissioner, South Commission, Geneva

December 10, 1990 - March 14, 1991: Advisor to the Prime Minister on Economic Affairs

March 15, 1991 - June 20, 1991: Chairman, UGC

June 21, 1991 - May 15, 1996: Union finance minister

October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket

June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

1996 Onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance

August 1, 1996 - December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce

March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha

June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance

August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, Committee on Rules

Aug 1998-2001: Member, Committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group

June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha

Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes Committee.


India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth

Clarendon Press, Oxford University, 1964; also published a large number of articles in various Economic Journals.


Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge, 1956

Padma Vibhushan, 1987

Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;

Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994


1966: Economic Affairs Officer

1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD

1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform

1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings

1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting

1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting

1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus 1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna


Gymkhana Club, New Delhi; Life Member, India International Centre, New Delhi


NAME: Dr. Manmohan Singh.

DOB: September 26, 1932.

PLACE OF BIRTH: Gah (West Punjab)

FATHER: S. Gurmukh Singh.

MOTHER: Mrs. Amrit. Kaur.

MARRIED ON: September 14, 1958.

WIFE: Mrs. Gursharan. Kaur.

CHILDREN: Three Daughters.

Our Prime Minister seems to be the most qualified PM all over the world.

- Shared by Adv. R. P. Rathod.