Manmohan Singh (Author of Untold Story of Arvind Kejriwal)India’s fourteenth Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh is rightly acclaimed as a thinker and a scholar. He is well regarded for his diligence and his academic approach to work, as well as his accessibility and his unassuming demeanour.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was born on September 26, 1932, in a village in the Punjab province of undivided India. Dr. Singh completed his Matriculation examinations from the Punjab University in 1948. His academic career took him from Punjab to the University of Cambridge, UK, where he earned a First Class Honours degree in Economics in 1957. Dr. Singh followed this with a D. Phil in Economics from Nuffield College at Oxford University in 1962. His book, “India’s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth” [Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1964] was an early critique of India’s inward-oriented trade policy.
Dr. Singh’s academic credentials were burnished by the years he spent on the faculty of Punjab University and the prestigious Delhi School of Economics. He had a brief stint at the UNCTAD Secretariat as well, during these years. This presaged a subsequent appointment as Secretary General of the South Commission in Geneva between 1987 and 1990.
In 1971, Dr. Singh joined the Government of India as Economic Advisor in the Commerce Ministry. This was soon followed by his appointment as Chief Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance in 1972. Among the many Governmental positions that Dr. Singh has occupied are Secretary in the Ministry of Finance; Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission; Governor of the Reserve Bank of India; Advisor of the Prime Minister; and Chairman of the University Grants Commission.
In what was to become the turning point in the economic history of independent India, Dr. Singh spent five years between 1991 and 1996 as India’s Finance Minister. His role in ushering in a comprehensive policy of economic reforms is now recognized worldwide. In the popular view of those years in India, that period is inextricably associated with the persona of Dr. Singh.
Among the many awards and honours conferred upon Dr. Singh in his public career, the most prominent are India’s second highest civilian honour, the Padma Vibhushan (1987); the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress (1995); the Asia Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year (1993 and 1994); the Euro Money Award for Finance Minister of the Year (1993), the Adam Smith Prize of the University of Cambridge (1956); and the Wright’s Prize for Distinguished Performance at St. John’s College in Cambridge (1955). Dr. Singh has also been honoured by a number of other associations including the Japanese Nihon Keizai Shimbun. Dr. Singh is a recipient of honorary degrees from many universities including the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford.
Dr. Singh has represented India at many international conferences and in several international organizations. He has led Indian Delegations to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Cyprus (1993) and to the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993.
In his political career, Dr. Singh has been a Member of India’s Upper House of Parliament (the Rajya Sabha) since 1991, where he was Leader of the Opposition between 1998 and 2004. Dr. Manmohan Singh was sworn in as Prime Minister on 22nd May after the 2004 general elections and took the oath of office for a second term on 22nd May 2009.
Dr. Singh and his wife Mrs. Gursharan Kaur have three daughters.
Indian PM receives honorary doctorate
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship is an initiative of the University of Cambridge for Indian students who wish to pursue a doctoral level of studies at St. His experience at Cambridge created a profound impact on him that even after decades, he willingly gave his name to this scholarship scheme. The key objective behind introducing this scholarship is to enable exceptionally meritorious students from India to pursue doctoral studies at St.
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarship
Manmohan Singh. What Happened: A message has been doing the rounds on social media for a while that claims Oxford University has started a scholarship program in the name of former PM of India Dr. One of the oldest instance of the message being posted on Facebook was from September, the post has received over shares till now and has gathered over seven thousand reactions. The post clearly states that Cambridge university has started the scholarship and also provided a link to website with details of the scholarship. However, the message started circulating quickly with almost the same narrative and different pictures of the former Prime Minister with one big difference, the name of the university got changed to Oxford university. The message is being shared even now with angry social media users questioning why this news is not being covered by main media outlet.
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Awards and prizes of the University of Cambridge
Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships are awards available to Indian students for doctoral study at St John's College at the University of Cambridge and for undergraduate studies at the university. The idea for this award was suggested by Ab Banerjee who is a former Johnian. - Dr Manmohan Singh Scholarships are awards available to Indian students for doctoral study at St John's College at the University of Cambridge and for undergraduate studies at the university. The idea for this award was suggested by Ab Banerjee who is a former Johnian.