B.Sc. (Hons.), Physics (Hons.), Chemistry, Mathematics (Ravenshaw College, Cuttack); M. Sc., Physics (Delhi University); M.A., Economics (University of Kerala); Ph.D.(Economics) & MAPE (Master Of Arts in Political Economy) (Boston University); MBA, Human Resource Management (Indira Gandhi National Open University).
Dr. Dash served as Secretary with the Government of Kerala for 14 years, overseeing various state government departments like Finance (Expenditure), Rural Development, Social Welfare, Transport & Home & Vigilance. He has also served as Principal Advisor to the Planning Commission for a year.
He has served as Secretary with Heavy Industry (Govt. of India) and Ministry of Defence. At the Asia Pacific Institute of Management, Dr. Dash has served as Senior Professor & President (Corporate Affairs) & Officiating Director.
Between 2010 and 2011, Dr. Dash was a Member of the Task Force on Agriculture, Pharma & Fertilizers, which fixes Annual MOU Targets for Central Public Sector Enterprises in these sectors. For the year 2012-13, Dr. Dash was appointed as a Member of the MOU Task Force for Power Generation & Transmission. Between 2012 and 2014, Dr. Dash was the Member, MOU Task Force on Steel & Minerals.