Dr. Dhirendra Verma hails from Uttar Pradesh, India. He received his early education at Bareilly and Nainital and took his bachelor's and master's degree in Health Sciences from Agra University. He worked as a Rockefeller Foundation Research Fellow at India s National Institute of Virology in Pune before leaving for Canada in 1962 on a student scholarship to pursue studies at the doctoral level. From 1965 to 1978 he was the Head of the Department of Physiology at the Nova Scotia Institute of Technology in Halifax, Canada. In 1978 he returned to India and joined India's National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration as a Fellow. Presently he is associated with the Ministry of Health, State of Kuwait as a Specialist in the Department of Medical Records & Health Statistics. His earlier book on Educational Administration has won wide critical acclaim and is required reading in several universities in India and abroad. He has also published over 45 research articles in leading educational and public health international journals.