Shakila Shamsu, formerly OSD (New Education Policy), Dept. of Higher Education, Ministry of Education (MoE), has been the Secretary to the Committee to Draft National Education Policy and has been a part of the entire journey in the formulation of this current education policy. She was the Nodal Officer of the flagship GOI Scheme of National Mission on Teachers and Teaching.
She held senior positions- Joint Adviser (Education) in Planning Commission and OSD (XII Plan) in MoE. Her career spans over 39 years in teaching /academics in the University of Mumbai, IGNOU and 14 years in the GOI. Her interest areas are education planning and policy making, teacher education, ICT and Open & Distance Learning and inclusive education.
A Ph.D in Education, Gold Medalist for Masters, PG Diploma in Distance Education, and a Degree in Law; she has articles in international journals, book contributions and prepared XI, XII Plan and Government Reports. She has been a member of various Committees of the GOI, State Governments, UGC, USIEF National Selection Committees and has addressed several national and international conferences.