Rajendra Singh Pawar

Pawar at the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2008.

Rajendra Singh Pawar is an Indian businessman and the chairman of NIIT which he co-founded NIIT along with Vijay K. Thadani.


Pawar is an alumnus of Scindia School, Gwalior and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He graduated from the IIT, Delhi in 1972 and was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University in 2005.[1]Pawar has played active role in instituting quality processes and Phil Crosby's Complete Quality Management System in NIIT. Pawar is a member of the National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development. He heads the Quality Committees of various Industry bodies, including the South African President's International Advisory Council (PIAC) on Information Society.

Pawar was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2011[1][2] and has led several ICT industry initiatives and played a significant part in shaping the IT policies of the Government of India.[3] Pawar has worked closely with the country’s educational institutions. He is on the Board of Governors of India’s first global business school, the Indian School of Business; and the Scindia School.


  1. 1 2 "Govt announces Padma Awards". NDTV.com. 2011-01-25. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
  2. "Padma Awards Directory (1954–2013)" (PDF). Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. (archived)
  3. ET Bureau Apr 27, 2011, 06.02am IST (2011-04-27). "NIIT's Pawar appointed Nasscom chairman - Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-05-20.
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