Dr Prithviraj Sankhala is an Indian Administrative Service officer of Rajasthan Cadre, presently posted as District Collector, Bikaner, Rajasthan. He is known for his strict policy making and implementation of Government policies in the administrative framework. He is originally from Jodhpur district of Rajasthan. He completed his school education from Jodhpur district. He did his M.B.B.S degree course from S.N Medical College, Jodhpur. Throughout his school and college days, he was excellent in academics as well as extra-curricular activities. He got All India 19th Rank in the Civil Services Exam, 2001 conducted by UPSC. He was also first the whole state of Rajasthan and that is why he was allotted to Rajasthan state cadre, i.e. his home cadre, which is another rare achievement. He is a 2002 batch IAS officer. He is presently serving as the District Collector & Magistrate, Bikaner; which is the 4th largest district of Rajasthan. He is best known by the people of the district in which he served or is serving.