Dr. Rajkumar Ranjan Singh was born on 1st September, 1952 at Kongba Nandeibam Leikai, Imphal East, Manipur. He was sworn in as a Union Minister of State by the President of India on 7th July 2021. He officially took charge as Minister of State for External Affairs and Education on 8th July 2021.
Dr. Singh is a Post Graduate in Geography and earned his Ph. D. from Gauhati University. He served in different capacities including as a Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Deputy Registrar and Registrar. He also served as Director in-charge of the UGC Academic Staff College and College Development Director of Manipur University till his superannuation in 2012. He was a Senior Visiting Fellow in the Department of Geography in Manipur University, until he joined electoral politics in 2013. He has published 8 books and made numerous contributions to various national and international journals, and publications. During his academic career, Dr. Singh also participated in several national and international consultative meetings on Human Resource Management, Security Sector Reforms and Land and Livelihood Rights of Indigenous Peoples.
Since his election as a Member of the 17th Lok Sabha in 2019, Dr. Singh has actively participated as a Member to the Parliamentary Committees on Central Council of Health and Family Welfare; Standing Committee for Science & Technology; Environment & Forest and Climate Change; Consultative Committee for DoNER and Parliamentary Rules Committee.
Dr Singh is married to Ch. Debala Devi, and has two sons. He dearly cherishes the memories of his daughter.