The former Reserve Bank of India deputy governor Rakesh Mohan, who was previously appointed as the faculty with the prestigious Yale University, recently told that he was not offered a teaching job by any Indian university, as a professor. This was in response of a query regarding him not choosing any Indian university for teaching. Mohan added he would like to see India as the intellectual centre of the world in the coming years. He hoped that India would work towards re-structuring its higher education system, to level up with the huge amount of work taking place across Asian countries.
Mohan has been appointed as professor in the Practice of International Economics and Finance in the Yale School of Management, and as a senior fellow in the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs at the Yale University. Mohan has done his masters and Doctorate in Economics from Princeton University and graduation from Yale, besides a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering from Imperial College of Science and Technology, University of London. He is currently the non-executive vice-chairman of the Indian Institute of Human Settlements, and global advisor to the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey and Company. The economist will formally serve the faculty from July 1.