Ajit Ranade, Vice Chancellor of the Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics

Ajit Ranade, Vice Chancellor of the Gokhale Institute of Politics & Economics

Dr. Ajit Ranade, is Vice Chancellor of Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics in Pune. His career has spanned both academic and corporate assignments. He was earlier Group Executive President; Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, an Indian multinational conglomerate, with $ 60 billion turnover. Ranade has been a member of the executive committees of apex industry chambers CII and FICCI. He has also been a member of the board of several companies and trusts. He writes in the business press on economics and current topics. He is a co-author of an award winning book “Rising to the China Challenge” (2021). Ranade is co-founder and trustee of Association for Democratic Reforms, a citizen watchdog body. He is a Trustee of Pune International Centre, and an Honorary Senior Fellow at the Takshashila Institution. Ranade holds a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He received his PhD in Economics from Brown University. He received the Distinguished Alumnus award from IIT Bombay in 2009.