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Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Resume



This is the best resume one can ever see in his / her life. The Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh is probably the most qualified politician and leader in the world. Within a short span he has achieved so much in his personal and professional carrier. He has achieved some great milestones in the field of finance and economics. He is a tough leader and the best example of “Simple living and high thinking”. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term.

Let us have a look at his great achievements in life.

EDUCATION /Qualification:

  • 1950: Stood first in BA (Hons), Economics, Punjab University, Chandigarh
  • 1952: Stood first in MA (Economics), Punjab University , Chandigarh
  • 1954: Wright’s Prize for distinguished performance at St John’s College Cambridge
  • 1955: and 1957; Wrenbury scholar, University of Cambridge
  • 1957: DPhil ( Oxford ), DLitt (Honoris Causa); PhD thesis on India ‘s export competitiveness

OCCUPATION /Teaching Experience :

  • Professor (Senior lecturer), Economics, 1957-59
  • Reader, Economics, 1959-63
  • Professor, Economics, Punjab University , Chandigarh , 1963-65
  • Professor, International Trade, Delhi School of Economics,University of Delhi,1969-71
  • Honorary professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University ,New Delhi,1976
  • Honorary professor, Delhi School of Economics, 1996
  • Honorary professor, University of Delhi ,1996 and
  • Civil Servant

Working Experience/ POSITIONS :

  • 1971-72: Economic advisor, ministry of foreign trade
  • 1972-76: Chief economic advisor, ministry of finance
  • 1976-80: Director, Reserve Bank of India
  • Director, Industrial Development Bank of India
  • Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, Asian Development Bank
  • Alternate governor for India, Board of governors, IBRD
  • November 1976 – April 1980: Secretary, ministry of finance (Department of economic affairs)
  • Member, finance, Atomic Energy Commission; Member,finance, Space Commission
  • April 1980 – September 15, 1982 : Member-secretary, Planning Commission
  • 1980-83: Chairman , India Committee of the Indo-Japan joint study committee
  • September 16, 1982 – January 14, 1985 : Governor, Reserve Bank of India
  • 1982-85: Alternate Governor for India , Board of governors, International Monetary Fund
  • 1983-84: Member, economic advisory council to the Prime Minister
  • 1985: President, Indian Economic Association
  • January 15, 1985 – July 31, 1987 : Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission
  • August 1, 1987 – November 10, 1990: Secretary-general and commissioner, south commission, Geneva
  • December 10, 1990 – March 14, 1991 : Advisor to the Prime Minister on economic affairs
  • March 15, 1991 – June 20, 1991 : Chairman, UGC
  • June 21, 1991 – May 15, 1996 : Union finance minister
  • October 1991: Elected to Rajya Sabha from Assam on Congress ticket
  • June 1995: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
  • 1996 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee for the ministry of finance
  • August 1, 1996 – December 4, 1997: Chairman, Parliamentary standing committee on commerce
  • March 21, 1998 onwards: Leader of the Opposition, Rajya Sabha
  • June 5, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on finance
  • August 13, 1998 onwards: Member, committee on rules
  • Aug 1998-2001: Member, committee of privileges 2000 onwards: Member, executive committee, Indian parliamentary group
  • June 2001: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
  • Aug 2001 onwards: Member, general purposes committee

India ‘s Export Trends and Prospects for Self-Sustained Growth – Clarendon Press, Oxford University , 1964; also published a large number of articles in various economic journals.


  • Adam Smith Prize, University of Cambridge , 1956
  • Padma Vibhushan, 1987
  • Euro money Award, Finance Minister of the Year, 1993;
  • Asia money Award, Finance Minister of the Year for Asia, 1993 and 1994


  • 1966: Economic Affairs Officer
  • 1966-69: Chief, financing for trade section, UNCTAD
  • 1972-74: Deputy for India in IMF Committee of Twenty on International Monetary Reform
  • 1977-79: Indian delegation to Aid-India Consortium Meetings
  • 1980-82: Indo-Soviet joint planning group meeting
  • 1982: Indo-Soviet monitoring group meeting
  • 1993: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting Cyprus 1993: Human Rights World Conference, Vienna


  • Gymkhana Club, New Delhi ; Life Member,
  • India International Centre, New Delhi


  • Name: Dr Manmohan Singh
  • DOB: September 26, 1932
  • Place of Birth: Gah ( West Punjab )
  • Father: S. Gurmukh Singh
  • Mother: Mrs Amrit Kaur
  • Married on: September 14, 1958
  • Wife: Mrs Gursharan Kaur
  • Children: Three daughters

Resignations in Manmohan Singh’s Government in 2010 :

November 2010

  • Suresh Kalmadi – secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party
  • A Raja: Union Telecom Minister.
  • K. Rosaiah: Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh
  • Ashok Chavan: Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

June 2010

  • Shibu Soren: Chief Minister of Jharkhand.

April 2010

  • D.D. Lapang: Chief Minister of Meghalaya.
  • Shashi Tharoor: Minister of State for External Affairs in the Union Cabinet.

February 2010

  • Shyam Saran: Prime Minister’s special envoy on climate change.

Manmohan Singh Biography

Dr. Manmohan Singh is India’s 13th Prime Minister. He was elected as Prime Minister in the 14th Lok Sabha Elections held in 2004. He is the only Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term, 7th Prime Minister belonging to the Indian National Congress party, first Sikh to hold the office.The Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh is probably the most qualified politician and leader in the world. Read full article here Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh’s Biography

Manmohan Singh’s Family :

  • Manmohan Singh’s Wife : Gursharan Kaur

Mrs. Singh is known in the Sikh community of Delhi for her kirtan singing, and has also appeared on All India Radio. Mrs. Singh was born in 1937 and was educated in Guru Nanak Kanya Pathshala, the Government College for Women in Patiala, and Khalsa College, Amritsar. She married Dr. Manmohan Singh in 1958.

Manmohan Singh’s Daughters :

  • Upinder Singh : She is a professor of history at Delhi University. She has written six books, including Ancient Delhi (1999) and A History of Ancient and Early Medieval India (2008).
  • Daman Singh : She is is a graduate of St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat, and author of The Last Frontier: People and Forests in Mizoram and a novel Nine by Nine.
  • Amrit Singh: She is a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)


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