Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is a nationalist social worker at heart, a researcher cum student of political science and a trainer in democracy by profession and a former Parliamentarian by elevation! Dr. Sahasrabuddhe is a post-Graduate in English Literature and a PhD in Political Science, both from the University of Mumbai. Since January 2018, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe is the President of Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR).
He has been the Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) from July 2016 to July 2022. Also, he has served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Education, Women, Children, and Youth & Sports.
During 2014-2020, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe was the National Vice President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), India’s principal ruling Party. Besides, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe is founding Director General and Vice President of Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP), a unique institution for honing leadership skills through training and orientation.www.rmponweb.org
In the past, Dr. Sahasrabuddhe has worked on the Management Council of the University of Mumbai. Between 2012-15, he was also the Vice President of 208 years old Asiatic Society of Mumbai. Dr. Sahasrabuddhe has authored or edited about over half a dozen books in Marathi and English, couple of which have received distinguished awards.