- Fellow, IIM Ahmedabad, India
- MA (Economics), Madras University, India
- BA (Economics), Vivekananda College, Chennai, India
His research interests include Public Policy and Public Management, Regulation, and Financing and Management of Infrastructure and Utilities. He specializes in the sectors of urban infrastructure and urban local bodies, public administration, utilities, and hospitals and health insurance.
Professor Ramesh’s teaching interests include Public Policy, Public Management, Performance Management, Financing and Regulation of Infrastructure and Utilities. He specializes in the sectors of urban infrastructure and urban local bodies, public administration, utilities, and hospitals and health insurance. He has conducted several training programmes for senior officers from various civil services.
He has undertaken consulting assignments in the areas of Project Management, Programme Evaluations, Policy areas, etc. These were in the sectors of Healthcare, Urban Management, Public Transport, Solid Waste Management, Public Grievances Management, Power, etc. Prior to joining academics, he was with a financial consulting company, a dotcom and a software firm.
He has adopted a constituency – Jayanagar in Bangalore – and has been working on it for the last four years. He has been working closely with the elected representative and volunteers in this constituency to understand the last mile problems and to bridge them. He is also engaged actively in the area of solid waste management.
He was managing an NGO which provided marketing and capacity building support to the voluntary sector.