Dr. Jayanti S. Ravi, IAS has worked as the Commissioner of Schools, Commissioner for Higher and Technical Education, the Chairperson of the State Board of Secondary Education and is currently the Principal Secretary and Commissioner of Rural Development in Gujarat.
She has a Master’s degree in Nuclear Physics, MPA from Harvard University & a PhD in Technology enhanced Education from the MS University, Baroda. She has authored case studies, regularly publishes papers in International Journals, guides doctoral students and is a visiting Faculty at Harvard University.
Her book on transforming Higher Education develops a Multiversity model, conceptualized and designed by her. She is credited with initiating many transformational changes in the Education, Labor and Rural Development Sectors. She has co-authored a book “Symphony of Fraternity” on Social Enterprise for Human Upliftment.
Dr. Ravi in her current role is contributing to the design and implementation of a new paradigm of integrated, demand-based, information based rural development in Gujarat. She is championing the Swachch Bharat Mission for Rural Sanitation. Her multidisciplinary, innovative and creative approach to problem solving has given outcomes and results that have successfully worked across various sectors.