Dr. Harsh Sharma

Dr. Harsh Sharma
Centre Director and Professor

Dr Harsh Sharma is a seasoned academician, consultant, and researcher with over 25 years of extensive experience in various domains, including development policy and technology interface, organisation restructuring, human resources, innovation management, green jobs, labour governance, and international cooperation. Currently serving as the Director of the Centre for Public Policy, Governance and Performance at ASCI, he is responsible for providing strategic direction, executing programs, and managing administration. Dr. Sharma has a strong track record of leading large research teams and has worked closely with government departments, PSUs, private sector organisations, international bodies, and developmental agencies across India. Dr. Harsh Sharma’s expertise is bridging research and practice to drive impactful policy changes driven by technology, behavioural sciences, and organisational transformations. With a rich blend of academic rigour and practical experience, he continues to make significant contributions to the fields of public policy, technology governance, and performance management.

Key Achievements:

  • Led a 20-member research team at the Centre for Innovations in Public Systems, an autonomous centre established by the Government of India at ASCI.
  • Completed more than 25 large-scale research and consulting projects, impacting organisations and policies nationwide.
  • Conducted over 8000 hours of executive training, influencing the development of over 3000 senior executives.
  • Published over 20 papers and developed course materials for prestigious institutions, including the SVP National Police Academy, Hyderabad.


  • PhD in Training Evaluation from GGS (IP) University, Delhi.
  • Advanced Professional Certificate in Managing Global Governance from German Development Institute, Bonn.
  • Advanced Management Programme from SDA Bocconi, Italy.
  • Certification in Leading with Artificial Intelligence from the Global Leadership Academy, ITC-ILO, Turin, and G.I.Z.
  • International Negotiations certification from the German Foreign Ministry.
  • Leadership Training Certification on SDGs from United Nations System Staff College.

Experience Highlights:

  • Conducted comprehensive studies and provided consultancy for various government and private organisations, including the DARRPG, Ministry of Personnel, GoI, Meity, Indian Navy, Bureau of Police Research & Development, NIFT, and Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency, ILO.
  • Led numerous capacity-building programs for civil servants, police officials, and executives from diverse sectors.
  • Organized and participated in international conferences and programs focused on global governance, leadership development, and sustainable development goals.

Academic Contributions:

  • Published research papers in reputed journals on topics including negotiation strategies, organisational restructuring, and mentoring environment in Indian organisations.
  • Actively involved in curriculum development, teaching and academic administration at ASCI and other academic institutions.
  • Contributed articles on public policy and job growth in prominent publications like Telangana Today.

Dr. Harsh Sharma
Professor and Director – Centre for Public Policy, Governance and Performance
Administrative Staff College of India, Bella Vista, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad 500 082.