Ambassador Amit Das Gupta
UNSW has appointed distinguished former Indian diplomat, author and educator Amit Dasgupta as its inaugural India Country Director. He is currently based out of Noida.
During his diplomatic career, Mr Dasgupta served in a range of overseas postings including as India’s Consul General in Sydney (2009-12), Ambassador to the Philippines as well as other stints serving in Germany, Belgium, Egypt and Nepal. He also served as the Ministry of External Affairs’ Director of Finance and was the first head of the Ministry’s Public Diplomacy Division.
Mr Dasgupta served with particular distinction in Sydney and was awarded a medal by the NSW Community Relations Commission in recognition of his efforts promoting harmony. In his capacity as Consul General, he had a long association with UNSW and was instrumental in securing the installation of the Mahatma Gandhi bust and the creation of UNSW’s signature Annual Gandhi Oration. He has also been appointed as Distinguished Fellow Australia- India Institute.
Prior to UNSW, Mr Dsgupta was based in Mumbai as the Head of the SP Jain School of Management’s new campus. Mr Dasgupta said he strongly believed in the power of education to transform lives and society for the better.