Dr. Kuldeep Agarwal is a seasoned Educationist/Teacher Educator having 37 years of experience in the field of education – as Educator, Teacher Educator as well as Educational Administrator. He is a product of two premier institutions of India - the prestigious St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, where he studied English Literature and completed his B.A. (Hons.) English and M. A. English; and the Department of Education Delhi University (popularly known as CIE or Central Institute of Education), where he studied Education and did B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil. (Education) and Ph.D. (Education). He started his career as an English teacher in the well known Modern School of Delhi. Later he became a teacher educator and taught at the Department of Education, Delhi University (popularly known as CIE). He became Director (Academic & Open School) at State Board of School Education Haryana, India where he established Haryana State Open School as a part of the Board. Finally, he retired as Director (Academic) from NIOS (National Institute of Open Schooling) - an autonomous institute under the MHRD (Ministry of Human Resource Development), now Ministry of Education, Govt. of India. Currently he is Member, Board of Studies, University School of Education, GGSIP University, Delhi, Honorary Associate Dean, Asian College of Teachers and President, SPACE (Society for the Perpetuation of Art, Culture & Education) India.
He has authored/co-authored several books; presented papers at several national/international conferences; traveled widely to countries like Australia, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Turkey, UAE (Abu Dhabi, Dubai), USA, etc.; has been a Resource Person at several workshops for teacher development; worked closely with international organizations like COL (Commonwealth of Learning) Canada, UNESCO, UNDP, ITU, Amnesty International, etc.; Consultant/Resource Person with national organizations in India like NCERT, NCTE, IGNOU, CBSE, COBSE, NUEPA, etc. He has been a part of the highest policy making group in the country as Director (Academic), NIOS; delivered innumerable lectures/talks for teachers in many schools. He was a recipient of the prestigious Endeavour Executive Award of the Government of Australia in 2008.
He has expertise in various fields of Education like Teacher Education, Curriculum Development, Language Education/ELT, Educational Evaluation, Educational Technology, Environmental Education, Human Rights Education, Open & Distance Learning, Women's Studies, Value Education, Educational Policy/Administration/Management, ESD (Education for Sustainable Development), etc.