>> While doing his PhD, Subramanian Swamy had worked as an Assistant Economics Affairs Officer at the United Nations Secretariat in New York
Born in Mylapore, Chennai on 15 September, 1939, Dr Subramanian Swamy is Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He was the former president of Janata Party, later it was merged with Bharatiya Janata Party.
His qualifications for politics, policy making and teaching are extraordinary, exceptional and extravagant.
Dr Swamy had earned Bachelor Degree in Mathematics from Hindu College, University of Delhi and Master’s Degree in Statistics at the Indian Statistical Institute.
Under Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets, he obtained doctorate in Economics in 1965. While doing his PhD, he had worked as an Assistant Economics Affairs Officer at the United Nations Secretariat in New York.
In 1964, Swamy joined the Harvard University. When he was an Associate Professor at Harvard, he was requested by Nobel Laureate Dr Amartya Sen for reader’s chair on Chinese studies at Delhi School of Economics (DSE).
But when he arrived at DSE, the government cancelled his appointment due to his views on the nuclear capabilities for India and market friendly attitude. He was a Professor of mathematical economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi from 1969 to 1991.
He was removed from the position by the Congress government. But Dr Swamy approached the Court and was legally reinstated in the late 1990s by the Supreme Court of India.
He served on the Board of Governors of the IIT, Delhi and on the Council of IITs. He taught economics courses in summer session at Harvard until 2011. He had been India’s Commerce Minister, Law Minister and also served as a member of the Planning Commission.
Swamy assumed office on 26 April 2016, nominated, as a person of excellence in Economics & Academics to the law making body.