Hon’ble Member of Rajya Sabha
Jairam Ramesh is an Indian economist and politician from Chikmagalur, Karnataka. He graduated from IIT Bombay in 1975 with a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering followed by receiving the degree of Master of Science in Public Policy and Public Management from Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and later started the Doctoral program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a founding member of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, a member of the International Council of the New York-based Asia Society and has been a Visiting Fellow and Affiliated Researcher of the Institute of Chinese Studies, New Delhi, since 2002. Some of his noted books are: To The Brink and Back : India’s 1991 Story (2015) One History, New Geography (2016) Indira Gandhi: A Life in Nature (2017) Intertwined Lives: P.N. Haksar & Indira Gandhi (2018) A Chequered Brilliance: The Many Lives of V.K. Krishna Menon (2019) and The Light of Asia (2021). Ramesh has been a columnist for the Business Standard, Business Today, The Telegraph, Times of India and India Today.