Prof Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui is the former Chairperson of the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India. This is a statutory body of Indian government which oversees standards, procedures and processes in the Indian education system. Prof. Siddiqui was also the Chairman of the High Powered NCTE Review Committee constituted by the MHRD, Govt. of India. In a career spanning over 40 years, Prof. Siddiqui has held various academic and administrative positions at Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University .
He holds a PhD. in Education from Jamia Millia, M. Com from University of Delhi and a DES from Leeds University, UK. He has undertaken several research projects and worked alongside many organizations and universities such as European Commission, Ministry of Human Resource Development (Govt. of India), Manchester University (UK), Joensuu University (Finland), Hiroshima University (Japan), Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, NCERT etc.. He has also been a member of various government committees and academic organizations.
Prof. Siddiqui has authored, co-edited, edited and contributed to many books. His papers have been published in many national and magazines & journals of international repute. As an expert on teacher education subject, Prof. Siddiqui has been a keynote speaker, special invitee and chief guest in many international & national seminars and conferences.