Dr. Shakila Shamsu is currently OSD (New Education Policy) in the Department of Higher Education, MHRD. Prior to this, she was OSD (XII Plan) Higher Education, MHRD and Joint Adviser (HRD), Planning Commission. Her activities range from educational planning & policy, higher education, teacher education, SDGs, ICTs and Open & Distance Learning. Her career spans over 35 years, with teaching, academics & government.
She has contributed articles in international journals, edited publications, involved in the preparation of Plan documents and government reports and also a member of several committees. She has addressed national and international conferences on a variety of educational issues.