B.Sc.(Ag.).,M.Sc.(Ag.).,Ph.D.,LL.B.,M.Phil.(Soc. Science).,MDPA(IIPA) PMP(AIT,Thailand), MDP(Univ. Michigan, USA), ECP(JICA, Japan), ES(NESA, Washington, USA)
Dr. K V Jacob brings with him a rich and diverse experience of about four decades. He had more than three decade stint in Government as a career Senior Civil Servant, six years exclusive research in the area of agro technology and few years in University and Banking.
Joined Civil Services after qualifying 1982 Civil Services Exam of UPSC. Prior to his stint at Project Management Associates as Director during July, 2015 to October, 2016, Dr. Jacob was working as Joint Secretary to the Government of India and held postings in Department of Defense Production and Ministry of Defense. Further, he has experience in sectors like Union Public Service Commission, Power, Food and Civil Supplies at different levels handling policy formulation, legislative and legal issues, administration, vigilance and execution. Also functioned in sensitive positions like Officer on Special Duty to Defense Minister and Additional Private Secretary to Union Cabinet Ministers. Earlier, Dr. Jacob worked as Assistant Professor in a University, involved in research and teaching.
His academic credentials include – B.Sc. ( Agri. ) and M.Sc. ( Agri. ) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore; Ph.D. from University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; LL.B. from University of Delhi; M. Phil. ( Social Science ) from Panjab University and Master in Public Administration from Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He is a Gold Medalist and holder of New Jersey Fellowship, Tamil Nadu State Merit Scholarship and CSIR Fellowship for Research Projects.
Some of the programs Dr. Jacob undertook in his tenure include Project Monitoring Program – Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand; Energy Conservation Program – JICA, Japan; Management Development Program – University of Michigan Business school, Ann Arbor, USA; Executive Seminar – National Defense University ( NESA ), Washington DC, USA; Study of Coal Field Stations – ESKOM, South Africa and represented in UNDP/ESCAP Energy Conservation Meet – Bangkok. Currently pursuing Research, teaching, educational and other socio-economic activities. Born on September 30, 1954, Dr. Jacob lives with his wife, son and daughters at New Delhi.