MASTER OF ARTS, PUNJAB UNIVERSITY
PSYCHOLOGY (GOLD MEDALIST)
MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION, LATROBE UNIVERSITY AUSTRALIA
PH.D. IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT
PROGRAM IN PUBLIC SERVICE REFORM AND E-GOVERNANCE
DUKE UNIVERSITY, USA
INDIAN ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICE (IAS) 1989
Dr. Shalini Rajneesh, woman topper of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) 1989 batch, is a gold medalist in Psychology, MBA from Australia, and Ph.D. 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 on 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 in Karnataka’s Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act, 2011 popularly known as the “Sakala” Project, which bagged the PRIME Minister Award for Excellence in Civil Services. She is currently the Principal Secretary to the Planning Department and Chairperson of Tumakuru Smart City Corporation Limited.