Asha Gupta, a Ph.D in Political Science, is currently the Director at the Directorate of Hindi Medium Implementation, University of Delhi. A former principal, convener of the IPSA RC on Military's Role in Democratization and recipient of Shastri Indo-Canadian, Norwegian and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung research fellowships as well as UGC Career Award in Humanities, Dr. Gupta has several books to her credit including Education in the 21st Century: Looking Beyond University. She is also a PROPHE affiliate and Salzburg Seminar alumni.
Daniel C. Levy, a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is a Distinguished Professor at SUNY Albany and the Director of Program for Research on Private Higher Education (PROPHE). He has many publications including Higher Education ands the State in Latin America: Private Challenges to Public Dominance; Building the Third Sector: Latin America's Private Research Centers and Nonprofit Development and (ed) Private Education: Studies in Choice and Public Policy.
K.B. Powar has been associated with Indian higher education for over four decades. He is presently Advisor to the Vice Chancellor, Dr D.Y. Patil University, Pune. He has previously been Professor of Geology, University of Pune (1976-86), Vice Chancellor, Shivaji University, Kolhapur (1986-92) and Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (1993-2002). He has published widely on the earth sciences and higher education. He is the co-editor of the book on Private Initiatives in Higher Education