I am joining the Blavatnik School of Government after spending past two years as Consultant to Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India (GoI). I worked on Ministry's key policy documents, such as 'Skill Action Plan' which was presented to Hon'ble Prime Minister of India. I handled the implementation and contributed to guidelines for world's largest skill development scheme to train 100 million youth; supported National Skill Development Mission to ensure standardisation by coordinating and monitoring skilling activities of 40 schemes across 20 GoI Ministries. Besides this, I also handled strategic partnership for Hult Prize India and was one of the judges for GoI's Social Impact Innovation Awards. I have interned with Rakshak Foundation working on education policy. I graduated from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur in 2016. At IIT, I founded KOSS, a community for open source developers. My policy interest lies at the crossroads of technology and livelihood development.
Gaurav Jain is a Felix Scholar 2018-19.