Sharan Raj is former student activist focusing on education accessibility and free higher education. He still works on students issues such as private college, high tuition fees and education autonomy. He joined Parti Sosialis Malaysia’s youth wing (Pemuda PSM) in July 2016. He served as Biro Pendidikan for Pemuda PSM (2016-2017) and Vice Youth Chief for term 2017-2019.
In 2018, the Ministry of Education (KPM) invited Sharan Raj to be part of Jawatankuasa Mansuh AUKU that was tasked to replace the repressive Akta Universiti & Kolej Universiti (AUKU). He pushed that the new law should not only repel AUKU but also Akta IPTS (Act 555) and other repressive higher education laws. The new Higher Education Act (HEA 2020) will be tabled in June 2020.
He is currently the coordinator for Environmental & Climate Crisis Bureau and the PSM Melaka State Secretary.