DMI Governance

The Development Management Institute (DMI) was set up with the mission, "To empower and usher in participatory governance and management of institutions, enterprises and resources for enhancing livelihoods and generating sustainable development". As a fully autonomous, Board managed Institution, DMI's management and faculty teams look up to the Chairman and Members of the Board of Governors for guidance and support in strategic thinking and planning the Institute's academic and administrative programmes and processes, towards achieving the stated mission of DMI. Recognising the pivotal role that the Board is expected to perform, the member governors are identified through a comprehensive and independent search process from amongst eminent development professionals, serving and retired senior civil servants, development academics, and institution builders with a proven track record.


Members of the DMIS Board of Governors*

1. Shri R J M Pillai Chairman, Board of Governors
2. Prof. Debiprasad Mishra
Director, DMI, Patna
Member Secretary (ex-officio)
3. The Secretary
Department of Higher Education,
MoE, Govt. of India, New Delhi
4. Smt. Renana Jhabvala
SEWA Bharat
5. Prof. Shekhar Chaudhuri
Former Director,
Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta
6. Shri Arvind Kumar Chaudhary, IAS
Principal Secretary,
Finance Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna
7. Dr. N. Saravana Kumar, IAS
Rural Development Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna
8. Shri. Abhay Kumar Singh,
Managing Director,
COMFED, Patna Bihar
9. Shri Rahul Kumar, IAS
Chief Executive Officer,
BRLPS, Patna Bihar
10. Prof. (Dr.) Rekha Kumari
Director, Higher Education,
Education Department, Govt. of Bihar, Patna
11. Dr. Amit Vishwasrao Salunkhe
Assistant Director (NR),
Regulation Bureau, AICTE, New Delhi
12. Prof. S Rajeshwaran
Professor, DMI, Patna
13. Prof. Geetika Varshneya
Assistant Professor, DMI, Patna
14. Shri Rajesh Kumar
Manager- Administration, DMI, Patna
Non-Member Secretary

*As of June 2023