R.P. Agrawal, IAS (Retd.), is the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Delhi Technological University. He is a Member of the Project Advisory Board of the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology. He is a Member of the University Council of the Kashmir University, Chairman of the Academic Council of the Army Institute of Management and Technology, and a Member on the Governing Council of the SSS National Institute of Renewable Energy. He is also a Member on the Ad-hoc Task Force for the Results- Framework Document. He is a Member of the Committee of the GOI for empanelment of the IPS Officers at the level of the Joint Secretary in GOI.
He had served as Secretary, Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development; As Secretary, Higher Education, he was a Member of the UGC, AICTE, a Member of the Governing Bodies of IGNOU, IIM, Ahmedabad, Shillong and Kolkata, IIT,Kharagpur, IISc, Bangalore, IISERs of Kolkata, Pune, Mohali, Member of IIT Council, NUEPA Council.
He had been the Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology. He had also been a Member of the International Advisory Committee of the NewYork City Economic Development Cooperation.
Apart from holding several secretarial, Directorial, and other higher level positions in Government of Andhra Pradesh and Public Sector , he Had worked as Joint Secretary [Trade Policy – WTO] in the Commerce Ministry, Government of India, and was a member of India’s delegation to WTO’s Ministerial Conferences at Seattle and Doha. Also has been an expert Panelist on WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body. He had worked for 3 years as India’s Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy of India, Brussels, accredited to EU, Belgium & Luxembourg.
He is a Graduate in Mechanical, Electrical, Production & Industrial Engineering