Professor Shyam Menon is a faculty at the Central Institute of Education, University of Delhi. He served as the first Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University, Delhi, considered today a leading social science university in India. He has been a Dean, Faculty of Education and the Proctor of the University of Delhi. He had earlier been Director, School of Education, Indira Gandhi National Open University and a Professor at the Central Institute of Educational Technology, NCERT. He had also taught at the M.S. University of Baroda for several years. As a Fulbright scholar, he has several publications in the domain of education to his credit.