Sandeep Silas was born on 19th September 1960 at Agra, India. Schooling com-pleted at St. Peter’s College, Agra in 1976, he went to college at St.John’s, Agra, and studied History. He entered the Civil Services in India in 1984. As a British Cheve-ning Scholar he studied “Strategic Management” at Manchester Business School, Manchester, UK. In 2008 he graduated from the No. 1 ranked School of Public Affairs in the United States, The Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs of Syracuse Univer-sity, New York, and holds a Masters of Public Administration with distinction and honour.
Sandeep Silas has a rich experience of working in various capacities in seven Ministries of the Government of India viz; Railways; Statistics & Programme Implementation, Youth Affairs & Sports; Overseas Indian Affairs; Tourism & Culture; and Labour & Employment.