Amitabh Mattoo, a very intelligent professor, and a famous political analyst and philosopher hails from a very reputed and respected Pandit family in Kashmir. The circumstances at that time in Kashmir was not very favorable for Pandits, and their family was considered as a one rebellion family who revolted against their own community. He acts as Professor of Disarmament studies at the department of International Politics, Organization and Disarmament at JNU.
He did his schooling from Burn Hall School, Srinagar and graduation from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has a degree in international relation from Oxford University. Apart from this, he has cleared Indian Police Service exam in 1987 through Civil Service exams but didn’t join that, as his priority was to join Academia sector.
He is hugely regarded as a very intellectual, motivating and pioneering creator of institutions. He is the receiver of many national awards that include Padma Shri and apart from in 2008, he was awarded the Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for his excellence.
He is also considered as one of the members of National Knowledge Commission, i.e. a very high-level advisory group that serves as the Prime Minister of India.He is a part of Pugwash’ the Nobel Prize winning NGO, and acts as a member of the executive committee and Governing Council there. He is also considered as visiting the professor at Standford University and the University of Notre Dame, USA.