Rajendra Singh Pawar
|Alma mater||IIT Delhi|
|Children||Udai Singh Pawar, Urvashi, Unnati|
|Awards||Padma Bhushan (2011)|
Rajendra Singh Pawar (Padma Bhushan awardee) is an Indian entrepreneur, Chairman and Co-Founder of NIIT Limited, a leading global talent development corporation, established in 1981. He also founded NIIT University, a not-for-profit university in Neemrana, Rajasthan, in 2009.
Pawar was born on 6 March 1951. He completed his schooling from Scindia School in Gwalior. He graduated from the IIT, Delhi in 1972 and was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University in 2005.
Pawar founded NIIT Limited with Vijay Thadani in 1981 with investment from Shiv Nadar.
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.
He has led several ICT industry initiatives and played a significant part in shaping the IT policies of the Government of India. 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.
His wife, Neeti Pawar, is a philanthropist. Pawar has three children, a son Udai Singh Pawar, who is a techie turned film director, and two daughters Urvashi and Unnati