Before joining IIT Delhi School of Public Policy as Professor of Practice, Sanjay Mitra was a member of the IAS and served in the state (ending as Chief Secretary, West Bengal) and as Secretary in the central ministries of road transport and defence. Sanjay is interested in questions of public policy formulation and appraisal, particularly science and technology policy, electricity and infrastructure reforms, defence indigenisation and centre-state relations.


Master of Public Administration (Harvard University); MA Economics (HP University); BSc. Physics (Delhi University)

Research Interests:

Public policy design, infrastructure development including electricity sector issues, transport & road safety, decentralization and process reforms, indigenization, technology transfer, defence research and development, national security

  • Former Defence Secretary, Govt of India
  • Former Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Govt of India
  • Chief Secretary, Govt of West Bengal
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