Dr. Subramanian Swamy

(Former Minister of Commerce and Justice, Govt. of India) Chairman, SCMS Board of Governors

Dr. Subramanian Swamy, as the Chairman of Board of Governors – SCMS through his vast experience as Professor at Harvard University and IIT Delhi gives directions and guidance to the Administrative team during his visits to the institution. His academic contributions to the institution through lecture series every year is treasured by both the students and faculty community.

Dr.Swamy has a Masters degree in Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta, and a Bachelor Honours degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi. In 1964,he earned a doctorate in Economics from Harvard, after having worked with Nobel Laureate Simon Kuznets. He has jointly authored papers with another Nobel Laureate Paul A Samuelson on theory of index Numbers. Dr. Swamy taught Economics at Harvard over a number of years (1963-9,1971,1973,1985-6). From 1969-91,for twenty-two years, he was Professor of Economics at the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, till he resigned the post in 1991,when he become India’s Cabinet Minister for Commerce, Law & Justice. His high educational achievements distinguishes Dr.Swamy from other political leaders in India. Since 2001, Dr. Swamy has been teaching Economics every summer at Harvard University. Dr.Swamy is proficient in Tamil, Hindi, English and follows Chinese.

As commerce Minister (1990-1) he prepared the blueprints for economic reforms that were implemented by the Narasimha Rao government(1991-6). The current Prime Minister Dr. Manomohan Singh recently stated that Dr.Swamy was the first to envisage and articulate the need for reforms in India

The reorientation of India’s foreign policy (1978-) towards China from hostility to normalized relations is widely ascribed in both countries to Dr.Swamy’s untiring efforts in this direction.