Prof. Jandhyala B. G. Tilak is presently a distinguished professor at the Council for Social Development (CSD). He is former Professors and Vice Chancellor of the National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration(NUEPA).
Prof. Tilak is M.A. (Economics) Gold medalist from Andhra University and Ph.D. (Economics of Education) from the Delhi School of Economics. He was on the research and teaching faculty of University of Delhi, Indian Institute of Education, University of Virginia and the Hiroshima University (Japan).
He has authored/edited dozen books and about 300 research papers in the area of economics of education and development studies, published in reputed journals. The honours and awards Prof Tilak received include the prestigious Swami Pranavananda Saraswati National Award of the UGC in Education for his outstanding scholarly research (1999), Dr. Malcolm Adiseshiah Award for distinguished research contributions to development studies (2003) and Inspirational Teacher of the Year Global Education Award 2012. Among many other honours, he had a privilege of delivering a keynote address to a meeting of the Noble laureates in Barcelona in 2005.
Dr Tilak is also a member of several official committees on education constituted by the Government of India and various State Governments, besides some international bodies. He is the Editor of Journal of Educational Planning and Administration and is on the editorial board of several professional journals. Professor Tilak served as Vice-President, and as President of the Comparative Education Society of India (2010-12). Prof Tilak travelled widely, participated in several seminars/conferences and lectured in several universities and institutions of higher education in India and abroad.