Aligarh : Mr. Naved Masood, IAS (rtd.) has been recommended to contribute towards teaching and research as an Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Law of the Aligarh Muslim University.

Mr. Naved Masood has rendered highly distinguished services in the highest offices of the government of India. He was Secretary, Union Ministry, Company and Corporate Affairs, and also served in the Union ministries of Agriculture, Human Resource Development, and Health and Family Affairs, besides the Defence Ministry and few other departments.

He is one of the highly distinguished alumni of AMU from where he received his entire education, up to B. Sc. (Zoology), and LL.B. While still pursuing LL.B., he secured All India Rank ninth in the “IAS, etc., examinations” (and 11th rank in IFS), 1977, in his maiden attempt, securing highest marks in the three Law Papers and in the interviews while still a student and not yet 22.

He is extensively well read in Law, History, and literature of Urdu, English and Hindi languages. Besides, he is also fluent in German and Arabic. 

While serving in the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), he played particularly significant roles in the establishment of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad.

He writes very beautiful prose and is regular subscriber/reader of globally renowned academic journals of Law and Social Sciences, including the Modern Asian Studies (MAS, Cambridge) and the Economic & Political Weekly (EPW). His other specific interests lie in history of education and educational administration in India. On all these wide-ranging issues, he has got remarkably deep insight, and has also identified research gaps in the subjects of his interests.

In several premier universities, across the globe, he has delivered talks on various aspects of Law, Education, and History.

His voluntary services in mentoring the Civil Services aspirants are taken by the Hamdard Study Circle (New Delhi). The AMU students and the academics will benefit from his studies, insight and experiences.