What people say about him

Mr. H.D. Deve Gowda

Former Prime Minister, India.

"I have known Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta, I.A.S., for the last couple of years as a Senior Bureaucrat in Gujarat. It has indeed been a pleasure to watch his intellectual growth and his sustained interest in International Law issues. At a more practical level, he is rated as one of the most outstanding civil servants of his age group in the State of Gujarat, India."

Mulk Raj Anand

"I have gone through the study …. proposed by Dr Rajiv Kumar Gupta …….. This scholarly venture would be unique, in as much as it would come from a practitioner in this field. I am sure, Dr. Gupta’s practical experience through his illustrious career and his persistent academic endeavor would result in a research work of highest order."

Dr. Asit K. Biswas

President, Third World Water Centre for Water Management, Mexico.

"I have seen in Dr. Gupta a unique combination of intellectual brilliance with professional and administrative competence..............."

"I have found him very dedicated in his work and very profound in understanding of legal, social, financial, institutional and technical issues associated with this project (Sardar Sarovar Project) which has been termed by Time Magazine (1994) as one of the eight wonders of the modern world a building."

Mr. P. Chandrasekhara Rao

The President, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg, Germany

"Dr. Rajiv Kumar Gupta is a member of distinguished Indian Administrative Service. He has taken active interest in pursuing studies in the field of international law and obtained a Ph.D. for his thesis on The Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity in International Law: With special reference to Indian Law and Practice."

Dr. I.H. Oclay Unver

President, GAP Prime Ministry, Republic of Turkey

"Dr Rajiv K. Gupta …..has exhibited top management and leadership qualities while handling various infra structural development issues. His innovativeness in designing strategies to create human and social capital to complement the physical capital created by expansion of irrigation infra structure in the GAP region has been specially noteworthy …… With exemplary integrity and outstanding performance, Dr Gupta is definitely an asset to any organization."

Australian Alumni Association (India)

"Dr Gupta’s passion for academia, his commitment to his work, his determination to make a significant difference to the society around him, his conscientiousness and perseverance make him an example amongst his contemporaries. He is a role model for young Indians who aspire to contribute to the country."