Arun K. Rath  

Strategy & General Management
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Arun K. Rath  









High School Certificate

Board of Secondary Education, Odisha


First Division

Ninth position in Odisha


Pre Professional (Science)

Utkal University, Odisha


First Division

First in the University


B.Sc. Hons. (Physics)

Delhi University


First Division

First in the University


M.Sc. (Physics)

Delhi University


First Division



Certificate Course in Management of Rural Development Projects 

Birmingham University (UK)





Certificate Course in Commercial Public Enterprises Management

Bradford University (UK)





Ph.D.(Business Administration)Topic: Towards Better Corporate Governance: Contributions of Independent Directors to Board functions in Navratna PSUs

School of Management, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, Odisha




Arun K. Rath  

Academic Experience 


From March 6, 2012

Professor & Chairman
Centre for Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility
International Management Institute 


July 2009 – March 2012


Dean & Professor (Public Policy)
Management Development Institute, Gurgaon

Jobs included:
a)      Dean of Post Graduate Diploma Programme in Public Policy and Management
b)      Teaching courses on Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility, Public Enterprise Management, Reforms & Challenges in Education
c)       Management Development Programmes & Consultancy 

Administrative Experience
          ( In IAS )


Nov. 2007 – Jan. 2009

Secretary, Department of School Education & Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. My charges included:

Universalisation of Elementary Education through national flagship programme of Sarva Shisksha Abhiyan

Launching of Rastriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan for creation & upgradation of Secondary Schools in the country. 

Mid Day Meal programme for school children, Achievement of Goals of Education for All. 

Drafting and approval of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Bill 2008.                                                  



Jan, 2007- Nov. 2007

Special Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India and Director in Boards of (1) SAIL (2) NMDC (3)RINL (4) KIOCL (5) MECON 


Dec., 2004 – Dec., 2006

Additional Secretary & Financial Adviser, Ministry of Steel, Govt. of India and Director in Boards of (1) SAIL (2) NMDC (3) RINL (4) KIOCL (5) MECON 


Aug 2000 – Nov, 2004


Joint Secretary, Dept. of Public Enterprises , Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt. of India

As Joint Secretary, DPE, my charges included: 

(i)     Performance improvement , autonomy & professionlisation of Cental PSUs,

(ii)    Policy and guidelines for efficient management of 240 Central PSUs.

(iii)   Scheme of Navratna and Miniratna Central PSUs

(iv)   Selection of Independent Directors for Central PSUs

(v)    Coordination with Public Enterprises Selection Board for selection and appointment of CMDs and Directors of Central PSUs.

(vi)   Annual Public Enterprises Survey

(vii) Memorandum of Understanding for Central PSEs. 


June 1998 – Aug 2000

Secretary, Science & Technology (including Technical Education), Govt. of Bihar. 


May 1997 – June 1998

Divisional Commissioner, Muzaffarpur & Chairman, Gandak Area Development Agency. 


Oct 1996 – May 1997

Secretary, Education, Govt. of Bihar. 


Jan.1996 – Oct 1996

Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat & Commissioner, NRI Investment Cell, Govt. of Bihar. 


Jan.1994 – Jan.1996

Special Secretary,   Department of Industry, Govt. of Bihar  and Managing Director, Bihar State Industrial Development Corporation (BSIDC). 

Also Chairmen of number of joint sector projects including Bihar Sponge Iron Limited (joint project of Bihar Govt., Modi Industries, DEG & LURGI of Germany) & Chairman of Bihar Caustic & Chemical Ltd., (joint sector project of Bihar Govt. & HINDALCO) 


Sept 1991 – October 1993

Commissioner of Land Consolidation, Govt. of Orissa,   Bhubaneswar. (on inter-State deputation). 


July 1987 – May 1991

Senior Regional Manager, Food Corporation of India, Orissa Region, Bhubaneswar, Ministry of Food, Govt. of India (Central deputation). 


July 1985 – July 1987

Director, Social Welfare, Govt. of Bihar. 


Jan 1984 – June 1985

Addl. Director, Department of Industry, Govt. of Bihar.


Feb 1982 – Jan 1984

District Magistrate, Muzaffarpur. 


Oct 1981 – Feb 1982

Addl. Secretary, Health, Govt. of Bihar. 


May 1981 – Oct 1981

Managing Director, Bihar State Dairy Corporation.


July 1978 – May 1981

District Magistrate, Begusarai.


Aug 1977 – July 1978

Addl. District Magistrate, Ranchi.


July 1975 – Aug 1977

Sub Divisional Magistrate, Aurangabad (Bihar).


July 1973 – July 1975

Training at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie including one year district and field training.


7 July, 1973

Joined Indian Administrative Service

Arun K. Rath  

Books Published  

  1. Towards Better Corporate Governance: Independent Directors in the Boardroom”.

         (Excel Publications , New Delhi, 2010)

2.“Antarctica Diary & Other Travel Stories” in Odia ( 2013 ) 

Research Publications 


Integrating Corporate Social Responsibility With Business Strategy For Competitive Advantage Published  in Edited vol.“Strategic Corporate Social Responsibility :Towards Sustainable Business ” in International Conference on  CSR at Hyderabad 2012 , Published by Bloomsbury 


Liberalised Economy : Governance Challenges of Public Enterprises,(2012) Rites Journal Vol 14, Issue 1 January 2012 


Right to Education :Strengthening Foundation for Higher   Education, (2011),Edited Book published by Macmillan Publishers India Ltd for the National Conference on Higher Education at Patna 


Emerging Role of Independent Directors in the Boardroom,(2011),Published by Allied Publishers Pvt Ltd for the International conference on Corporate Governance in Asia at Hyderabad 


Better Governance of Public Enterprises : A Roadmap for Future (2010) Wisdom Publications ,Edited Volume, National seminar on Corporate Governance: A Tool to Burst Financial Bubbles 


Board Independence: Role of Independent Directors (2009), Journal of Institute of Public Enterprises,Vol.32 , Jan-June, 2009. 


Public Enterprise Governance: Challenges for the Twenty First Century  (2008) , Journal of  Institute of Public Enterprise, Vol.31,July – Dec. ,2008 


Public Sector Reforms with a Human Face (2006),Edited Volume, Seminar on Redeployment of Rationalized Employees : Strategies and Options at National Institute of Small Industry Extension and Training, Hyderabad 


Disinvestment in Central Public Sector Enterprises in India,(2002) , Edited Book Privatization of Public Enterprises, Indo-French Perspectives and Global Relevance, ICSSR, IPE & Maison Des Sciences, De L’ Homme, Paris. 

Arun K. Rath  





1)      National Institute of Rural Development, Hyderabad 

June-July 1985
(four weeks) 

Planning and Management of Rural Development 

2)      National Institute of Health and Family Welfare, New Delhi 

(one week)

Health and Family Welfare

3)      Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad 

(one week)

Management of State Enterprises 

4)      Institute of Management in Government, Thiruvananthapuram 

(one week)

Public Distribution System

5)      Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

(four weeks)

Management Development Programme 

6)      Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi 

(one week)

Industrial Policy Planning and Development 

7)      National Institute of Public Finance Policy, New Delhi

(one week) 

Centre State Financial Relations

8)      Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta 

(one week)

Management of Information Technology 

9)      Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi

(one week) 

Basic Course on WTO


  1. University of Birmingham, UK

March-June 1985

Planning and Management of Rural Development

  1. University of Bradford , UK

Jan-March    1997

Commercial Public Enterprise Management