Masters in Sociology and awarded Junior Research Fellowship of University Grants Commission (UGC), Shri Siya Sharan had training from the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance, National Institute of Financial Management, IIM Lucknow, IIM Bangaluru, Sri Lanka Institute of Development Administration (SLIDA) and University of Duke in the area of Financial Management. He held Board level positions in several public sector undertakings including schedule A and mini Ratna. He was government nominee on the Board of Heavy Engineering Corporation Ltd, Engineering Project India Ltd, HMT Machine Tools Ltd and Madras Fertilizer Ltd. He has rich and varied experience at senior Administrative Grade level positions in Government of India in the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Department of Heavy Industries, Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Commerce, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Chemical and Fertilizers, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Apart from working in Central Board of Direct Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Steel and Mines, Central Board of Exercise and Customs, Ministry of Food, Consumer Affairs, and Public Distribution in Government of India, he has also held the position of Associate Professor and Chief Administrative Officer at National Institute of Financial Management, Faridabad.