Professor N.V. Varghese is currently Vice Chancellor of the National University of Educational Plannning and Administration, New Delhi. He was the founding Director of the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education (CPRHE/NIEPA), New Delhi (2013-2019); Head of Governance and Management in Education at the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP/UNESCO), Paris (2006- 2013). He was responsible for managing an Asian regional network – the Asian Network of Training and Research Institutions in Educational Planning (ANTRIEP). He was in charge of developing methodologies of decentralized planning and was leading activites associated with educational planning at the federal and decentralised levels in India. He has been member of several Internatioanl Boards/Committes and editorial Boards of Journals. He is also the Chief Editor of the Journal for Educational PLannning and Administration. He has directed several national and international research projects; carried out research projects in several countries of Africa, Asia, Latin America and CIS region; published more than 30 books and research reports, and more than 200 research papers and articles in academic Journals in the areas related to educational planning, financing and higher education.