Academic Programmes

Master's Programme in Public Policy



BA (Hons), Sambalpur University
LLB, Delhi University
MA in Economics, Delhi School of Economics
MA in Political Economy, Boston University
PhD in Economics, Boston University
One-year Programme on Security & Strategic Studies, National Defence College, New Delhi


Anup K. Pujari, has been a Civil Servant and a teacher of Economics for more than four decades. He retired from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 2016, his last position being Secretary to the Government of India heading the Ministry of MSME (Micro Small and Medium Enterprises). Previously, he was Secretary in the Ministry of Mines. He also briefly worked as Secretary, Ministry of Steel and as CMD of SAIL. He is also enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi.

In the Civil Services, he held various positions both at Delhi with the Government of India, and at Bengaluru with the State Government of Karnataka; He has worked in in the fields of Finance, Commerce & Industry, Education, and in Agriculture. He led the Indian team in the negotiations of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BIT) with various countries. He was also India’s Deputy with the World Bank, the IMF, the Asian Development Bank and the African Development Bank. As the DGFT (Director General of Foreign Trade) between 2010 & 2014, he was responsible for advising the Government on Trade Policy and implementing trade promotion measures.

Teaching Experience

He has taught at Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi, Boston University, at UMASS and at Northeastern University. He also taught Economics to Mid-Career MPAs at the Summer Programme of JFK School of Government, Harvard University (Harvard Kennedy School). He has also taught at Harvard Institute of International Development (HIID) in their Budget programmes held at Cambridge, MA, USA; Nairobi, Kenya; and Amman, Jordan.