Mr. Jawa is Graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Delhi Technological University (erstwhile Delhi College of Engineering) and had done M.Tech in Energy Studies from IIT Delhi. He also did his Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

He joined as Class One Officer in Central Electricity Authority (CEA), Ministry of Power, Govt. of India in 1974 at Badarpur Thermal Power Station, New Delhi. He has experience in the Planning, Design, Engineering, Inspection and Installation of Mechanical Equipments and Systems in Thermal Power Stations. He was also in the Board of Directors of Pondicherry Power Corporation as representative of Govt. of India for about 9 years. After working in various positions in CEA, Mr. Jawa retired from Govt. service in November, 2003.

Mr. Jawa was appointed in December, 2003 as Consultant in National Hydro Power Corporation (NHPC), Ministry of Power, Govt. of India. Mr. Jawa also worked for two years (2004-2006) as Senior Advisor (Energy) in Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM), the Apex Chamber of Industry in India.

Mr. Jagat Jawa is the founder Director General of Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) which he joined in 2007. SESI established in 1976 is the Indian Section of International Solar Energy Society (ISES). The main objectives of SESI are to advance, promote and propagate the use of all forms of renewable energy in India. SESI is a not-for-profit organization registered under the Societies Act.