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Purushottam Basava (MPA Candidate ’18)

Purushottam Basava

Degree Received:
B.V.Sc., Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad

Most recent position:
Deputy Secretary, Government of India’s Ministry of Personnel, Pensions, Public Grievances and Training

Prior Experience
“I am currently on 1-year sabbatical from my position as the Deputy Secretary of the Government of India. My work entails overseeing the work of the Central Bureau of Investigation, which is the premier agency responsible for anti-corruption work in India. Before this, I worked for ten years in the State of Uttarakhand in various capacities like District Magistrate, Chief development officer, and Vice Chairman of a Development Authority. My most notable experience was working as Relief Commissioner “Kedarnath” when a natural disaster struck Uttarakhand in the year 2013.”

A Program Highlight
“One highlight I experienced since starting the program was the increased awareness of just how much economics plays a role in sound policy making.”

Experienced MPA Faculty
“Instructors are very enthusiastic to transfer their knowledge to students and this is apparent in the engaging lectures and classroom discussions. They try to extract the best out of each student and challenge us to go beyond our comfort zones.

To facilitate such rich discussions in a classroom of mid-career professionals from varying industries and policy interests takes true talent and is something the faculty at Goldman do.”