MA, PUNJAB UNIVERSITY PSYCHOLOGY (Gold Medalist)
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PSYCHOLOGY (Gold Medalist)
PH.D IN Rural Development Manglore University
PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM AND E-GOVERNANCE Duke University, USA
INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS) 1989
Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, woman topper of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 1989
batch, is a gold medalist in Psychology, MBA from Australia and PhD in Rural
Development. She has penned 13 books, 8 in English and 5 in Kannada covering
subjects like Management,Personality Development,Women Empowerment,IAS
Coaching etc.Besides,she regularly writes articles and gives lectures/interviews in T.V.,
Radio, seminars, etc., to connect to people at large, on issues of public interest. Her most
momentous experience has been during her stint as Deputy Commissioner, Belgaum
District, when she deftly handled the worst floods of the century. She won the 2nd Best
Panchayat Raj National Award in 2012. She steered a revolutionary legislation ie
Karnataka's Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act, 2011 popularly known as "Sakala"
Project, which bagged the PRIME MINISTER'S Award for Excellence in Civil Services.
She is currently Principal Secretary to Planning Department and Chairperson of Tumakuru Smart City Corporation Limited.