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KBMT Mentorship Programme - Smt Paromita Tripathi, IFS, Head of Oceania

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Mentorship event: 29th March, 2023 16:00 – 17:30

Paromita Tripathy

Navigating Dreams into Reality with Passion and Perseverance


Paramita Tripathi (IFS 2001) presently occupies the esteemed position of Head of Oceania, directly reporting to the Foreign Secretary. Her career trajectory showcases a remarkable journey adorned with rich experiences and expertise in international relations.

Embarking on her diplomatic voyage as Deputy Consul General of India in New York, Paramita's unwavering commitment propelled her through successive roles of profound significance. As First Secretary at the Indian High Commission in Singapore, she left an indelible mark on bilateral relations.

Joining the Indian Foreign Service in 2001, her professional journey encompassed pivotal roles within the Ministry of External Affairs in Delhi. A notable chapter from February 2005 to September 2008 saw her adeptly navigating the complexities of the Pakistan and United Nations desks, thereby contributing to India's diplomatic prowess. Her expertise also extended to the East Asia Division, where she focused on Japan, China, and Korea, enriching her diplomatic toolkit.

Her international exposure expanded to Brussels (2003-2005) and Tokyo (2008–2011), where her insightful contributions fortified India's global engagements.

An academic luminary, she holds a Master's Degree in Geography from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, further enhancing her multifaceted approach to diplomacy. Her linguistic prowess, spanning English, Hindi, Bengali, and French, is wielded with finesse, underscoring her effective engagement on the international stage.


In the recent session of the KajalBabu Memorial Trust mentorship programme, Paromita Tripathy's keynote presentations, delivered to an audience of over 100 individuals from diverse backgrounds. A shining embodiment of civil service achievement, she illuminated her post-University MSc journey, immersing young listeners in the meticulous routines and unwavering discipline that paved her path to success.

Paromita delved into the transformative power of pursuing interests and channeling passions into thriving vocations. Offering invaluable insights into converting challenges into stepping stones through unwavering dedication.

She shared her experiences in navigating diplomatic roles, shedding light on the profound respect she earned while breaking barriers as a woman. Her practical advice on preparing for WBCS and Union civil service examinations provided a clear roadmap for aspiring bureaucrats, while her emphasis on active listening and mutual respect resonated deeply with the audience.

She graciously devoted her time to address a multitude of questions, fostering a vibrant discourse mirroring her own journey of continuous learning and growth.

It was a pleasure to host her at KBMT.

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