Dr. Bhagwati was educated at St. Stephen’s College, Tufts University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is also currently chairman of the Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (IDFC) Alternatives and board member of IDFC’s holding company. He was India’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and India’s Ambassador to the European Union, Belgium and Luxembourg. He has held senior positions in the Ministry of External Affairs.
Dr. Bhagwati was Joint Secretary (Capital Markets, Pension Reforms and External Commercial Borrowings) in the Ministry of Finance (MoF). During his tenure in MoF he was responsible for improving market integrity and implementing best practices in Indian bond, equity and derivatives’ markets and the pensions sector. He has worked for eleven years in Washington DC in the World Bank’s Treasury. His responsibilities at the World Bank included bond funding, derivatives transactions and asset-liability management. Dr. Bhagwati has authored research publications in ICRIER, at the World Bank and in several books. He is an occasional columnist in Business Standard (an Indian daily newspaper).
Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary became an IPS officer of the 1967 batch was allotted the Kerala cadre. He worked on important assignments in Kerala and early on in his career in 1981-82 was commissioner of police of the city of Cochin. Later he held the offices of Inspector General of Police and chief of Crime Branch CID and lastly Director general of the Vigilance and Anti-Corruption Bureau.
Apart from Kerala, Mr. Mooshahary has occupied several distinguished posts. He was in the Cabinet Secretariat and had served in the state of Assam, including at a later point in his career in this province's police force. He served in the federal Central Reserve Police Force as Deputy Inspector general and Inspector General during the late eighties and early nineties during which period he served in the states of Tamil Nadu, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan. He was appointed as Director General of the elite National Security Guards (NSG) in February 2002.
He headed the NSG for nearly three years before being shifted as Director General of the BSF, one of the largest standing paramilitary border guarding forces in the world, in 2005. He was the first IPS officer from northeast India to be appointed as the Director-General of the BSF, a position he held till his retirement from active service in February 2006. Mr. Mooshahary was awarded with the Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President's Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He has also served in the CRPF, besides the state police force of Assam and has done a commendable job in combating terrorism, and contributing to the Security of the Republic of India.In March 2006, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary was appointed by the Governor of Assam as the first Chief Information Commissioner of the State under the Right to Information Actenacted by the Parliament of India, a legislation aimed at bringing transparency in Government. He was instrumental in operationalizing the legislation and setting in motion the legal processes of redressal mandated therein and held this position up to his elevation to Governorship of Meghalaya State by the President of India for a 5-year term in 2008.
Dr. Rohini Kumar Baruah is a retired Indian Administrative Service Officer, a prolific writer and a highly respected intellectual of Assam and the Northeast-India. Dr. Baruah is the Vice chairman for ‘We for Justice’ as well as members of several reforms committee, constituted by the Government of Assam and Union Government. Dr. Baruah a regular columnist in English and Assamese dailies
Shri Himanshu Sekhar Das, an IAS officer of 1982 batch had been Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Assam before taking oath as Chief Information Commissioner of State Information Commission Assam. He has held many key position in the government and has been instrumental of shaping the state.
Shri Mukesh Sahay, a 1984 batch IPS officer and Former Director General of Police (DGP) of Assam has been supporting many youth by mentoring them.
Prof. Shiela Bora, Retired Professor of History from Dibrugarh University and a Fulbright Scholar to Harvard and Yale has been instrumental in education reforms.
Dr. Dharanidhar Mali is the Founder Director of the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship. Dr. Mali led entrepreneurship education in the Northeast Region and transforming the small and medium industries sector with more than 50 years of his professional services. Dr. Mali is a highly respected Economist of the country and an author of many books on entrepreneurship.
Ms. Rai Medhi is a notable writer, feature writer and essayist. She has been writing in the daily paper since her first year in school, contributing short stories, middles and highlights in The Sentinel all the time. On December 1989, she joined The Assam Tribune as the primary woman representative in the publication office as a sub-editorial manager, working in the highlights area. Her work has included revealing and composing highlights on craftsmanship, writing, school issues, and women's activist issues, among others. She has likewise been the organizer VP of North East Writers' Forum and assumed a dynamic part in different abstract exercises. She has had a long innings on TV, meeting different identities, tying down a six section artistic program, participating in bunch dialogs, a five scene English serial in view of her short stories has been as of late endorsed by PPC, Doordarshan, Guwahati. She has been herself met by the Doordarshan, Big FM etc.