Savitribai Phule Pune University.
Prior to this, he served as Foreign Secretary of India from August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2013. He did his post graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Pune. Ranjan Mathai is a 1974 batch Indian Foreign Service Officer.
Ranjan Mathai, former foreign secretary of India, has taken over as India"s next high commissioner to the United Kingdom on Monday, 9 December 2013.
He succeeds Jaimini Bhagwati, who retired recently. He was the Foreign Secretary for India prior to this position.
On July 31, 2013, he demitted office and Sujatha Singh took over as the new Foreign Secretary. He joined the Institute for Fiscal Studies after completing post graduate studies in Political Science at the University of Poona.
He has served in Indian Embassies in Vienna, Colombo, Washington, Tehran and Brussels.
As Joint Secretary (Business Service Management) in the Ministry of External Affairs in New Delhi (January 1995 to February 1998), he headed the Division dealing with India"s relations with Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Maldives. Mathai has also served as Indian Ambassador to Israel – February 1998 to June 2001, and was the Indian Ambassador in Qatar from August 2001 to July 2005. He held the post of Deputy High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom in London from August 2005 to January 2007.
He became Ambassador of India to France in January 2007.