December 17, 2018

What are Manmohan Singh’s educational qualifications?


For a country where education doesn't matter to hold the prominent position in government, Manmohan Singh is an exception. He is one of the most educated politicians who served as the Prime Minister of the nation from 2004 to 2013 as well as the finance minister under the regime of PV Narasimha Rao. Where a majority of politicians in India fail to even complete their school education,
What are Manmohan Singh’s educational qualifications?
What are Manmohan Singh’s educational qualifications? 
Dr Manmohan Singh is recognised as one of the finest economists throughout the world. His strategic planning and deep knowledge of financial perspectives saved the nation during the economic downfall of 1991.

It was under his administration only when India managed to remain unaffected during the global financial crisis of 2008 when the world economy collapsed.
These two facts signify the importance of education for the leaders of our country.

The last five years rule of a poorly educated Prime Minister Narendra Modi had led the nation towards a severe economic crisis in the times when other economies of the world are nurturing.

These facts may come hash to BJP supporters but in fact is a reality as the shear is stupid moves of modi has severed the economic infrastructure of the nation. Demonetisation and idiotic execution of GST bill is the biggest example of the failure of modi government. On the contrary, under the administration of Dr Manmohan Singh, India became the second largest growing economy of the world.  

Dr Manmohan Singh educational background is comprised of a number of honours and degrees granted by different Indian and international universities. He was born in 1932 in a small village Gah situated in Punjab ( now in Pakistan). There was no school in his village so he walked for miles to reach school. He continued this for a duration of 12 years to complete his school education.

After the partition of the nation in 1947, Manmohan Singh shifted with his family to Amritsar as his paternal village become the part of Pakistan. He went to Punjab University which was in Hoshiarpur to study economics. He received his bachelor speaking in 1952 had completed his master in 1954. In his entire academic career, he remained a topper. After that, he moved forward to pursue his Economics Tripos from the University of Cambridge which he completed in 1957 from the St John's College.


Dr Manmohan Singh educational journey did not and here. He returned to India after completing his academic tenure at Oxford and started teaching at Punjab University.
A majority of people would have settled down after gaining search educational achievements but Singh was not one of them.

He is started his journey to word D. Phil in 1960 from the University of Oxford. Which time, he was a member of Nuffield College. He presented his doctoral thesis under the supervision of I.M.D. Little in 1962.

The thesis title was  "India's export performance, 1951–1960, export prospects and policy implications". This kisses later become the foundation of his most anticipated book which goes by the title of "India's Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth".

There are lot of life lesson we  can learn from Manmohan Singh.

Early career
After successfully completing his doctorate in philosophy from Oxford University, Manmohan Singh returns to India in 1966. He started working for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

 He served UNCTAD from the period of 1966 1969. He was later appointed by Lalit Narayan Mishra as an advisor to the Ministry of Foreign Trade. Mishra granted this position to Manmohan Singh after recognition of his talents as an economist.

Manmohan Singh educational qualification got well recognised buy them and he was appointed as a Professor of International Trade at the Delhi School of Economics affiliated to the University of Delhi from 1969 to 1971.

After that, Manmohan Singh held several key positions in Indian administration and financial departments. He was appointed as the Chief Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance in 1972. In 1976, he served as the Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. He becomes a member of the Planning Commission of India in 1980 and served till 1982. His career takes a huge step when he was appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India in 1982 and he held this post till 1985 under the administration of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in that period.

In such little time, Manmohan Singh was placed on such great positions. The deputy chairman of Planning Commission of India where he gave his services from 1985 to 1987. After that, he was appointed as the General Secretary of the South Commission which is an independent unit headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This commission is a think tank of the independent working economists. He worked there from 1987 to 1990 after which he was appointed as the advisor to the Prime Minister of India on economic affairs.

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