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Yoginder K. Alagh

1939 -

Yoginder K Alagh, born February 14, 1939, Chakwal (India) is currently Chancellor, Nagaland University, Chairman IRMA and Vice Chairman of Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad. He is a Trustee of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. He was earlier Minister of Power and for Planning & Programme Implementation with additional charge of the Ministry of Science & Technology. He has been Member, Planning Commission (in the rank of Minister of State) and Vice Chancellor of the Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has been Chairman, Bureau of Industrial Costs and Prices, Ministry of Industry and Secretary to the Government of India. He is Chairman of the Managing Board of SANDEE(South Asia Network of Development Economists) located at ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Senior Fellow at CIGI, Waterloo, Canada and a member of the DEFINE Network of the OECD He holds a Doctoral Degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and Master’s Degree in the same subject from that University and the University of Rajasthan. He has taught Economics at the University of Rajasthan, Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, University of Jodhpur, Swarthmore College, the University of Pennsylvania and was Senior Fellow at WIDER(World Institute of Development Economics Research, Helsinki). He has seven books and over a hundred articles to his credit published both at home and abroad. He has been Chairman Agricultural Prices Commission of India, Director, Sardar Patel Institute of Economic and Social Research, Ahmedabad, Adviser to the Planning Commission of India and Chairman of the Economic Group of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has travelled widely and represented India in a number of high level official delegations and seminars. He was Member of the Council, United Nations University, Chairman, Scientific Steering Committee of the International Social Science Programme of UNESCO.He has been Distinguished Fullbright Fellow in the US, Visiting Professor at the Sc.Po in Paris and Distinguished Shastri Lecturer in Canada. He was Member, India Council of Social Science Research, President, Indian Econometric Society, and Indian Society of Labour Economics, Member of University Senates at Jodhpur, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Ahmedabad, and on the governing bodies of the International Institute of Labour Studies, Geneva, and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has been Chairman / member of a number of official committees at the State / National level and has been consultant/senior adviser to the FAO,ILO,UNDP.ADB, UNFPA and World Bank. He is an independent member of the board of Tata Chemicals, Shree Cements and Somany Ceramics. He has been awarded the VKRV Rao Award in Economics for 1981.

Prior to the charges as the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge), he was Vice Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University and was Senior Fellow, World Institute of Development Economic Research, United Nations University, Helsinki. He was the Coordinator for South Asia Technology Network of the Commission of European Communities at Brussels, Vice Chairman, State Planning Commission of Gujarat in
(Source:Y.K.Alagh,yalagh@gmail.com)

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