IAS, PhD (University of Hawaii)
Dr Malati Das received a PhD in Political Science from the University of Hawaii (1987) where she also taught courses. Her research interests are in comparative politics, public policy, governance, gender, social exclusion, human development, and people’s participation and decentralized governance. She is currently working on conflict resolution with reference to the Baba Budan darga/Datta Peetha issue in Karnataka. As an officer of the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S.), Karnataka cadre, she has worked in diverse areas with a special focus on economic planning, education and gender.
Some critical assignments include Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka; Additional Chief Secretary; Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary, Planning, Statistics, Science and Technology department; Principal Secretary, Education (Higher Education) department; Principal Secretary, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries department and Secretary, Women and Child Development department. Her publications include papers on women’s policy implementation in Ethiopia for the World Bank and chapters for the UNDP - Planning Commission published Karnataka Human Development Report 2005 which she also edited.