Meet the new director of NTA…IITian and IAS Pradeep Singh Kharola has received the national award

Orhan Wadia
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Pradeep Singh Kharola NTA Chairman: Amid headlines of NEET paper leak, UGC NET paper leak and sudden change in CSIR NET and NEET PG exam dates, the head of NTA i.e. National Testing Agency has been changed. The central government has removed former NTA chairman Subodh Singh and appointed Pradeep Singh Kharola as NTA director. Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Pradeep Singh Kharola was appointed the new chief of NTA on Saturday. He has also been given additional charge of the post of NTA Director General. Who is Pradeep Singh Kharola? Know about the new DG of NTA.

What positions has Pradeep Singh Kharola held?

Pradeep Singh Kharola, who was the Chairman and Managing Director of the Indian Trade Promotion Organization, is a 1985 batch IAS officer of Karnataka cadre. Born in 1961, Kharola has also been the Secretary of the Ministry of Civil Aviation and before that, the Director of the Ministry of Tourism.

National Award and Prime Minister's Award

IAS Pradeep Singh Kharola has received the National Award for e-Governance. He has worked as Joint Secretary in the National Administrative Reforms Commission. He has also been awarded the Prime Minister's Outstanding Public Administration Award for outstanding service in public administration.

Studied as a mechanical engineer and then from IIT

Studied as a mechanical engineer and then from IIT

Kharola graduated in Mechanical Engineering. He completed his B.Tech Mechanical Engineering degree from Indore University in 1982. But after that he got admission in IIT Delhi, from where he completed his postgraduate (Master's degree) in Industrial Engineering.

Pradeep Singh Kharola: Study Abroad

Pradeep Singh Kharola: Study Abroad

After completing BTech and MTech in engineering in India, Pradeep Kharola went abroad. He did his Masters in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management in Manila, Philippines.


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