Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe [Chief Guest of Inaugural Session]
Prof. Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati is currently Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe has held several important Academic, Research and Administrative positions at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Tata Consulting Engineers, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) and IIT Guwahati.
Prof. Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe, Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Guwahati is currently Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE). Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe has held several important Academic, Research and Administrative positions at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Tata Consulting Engineers, North Eastern Regional Institute of Science and Technology (NERIST), Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) and IIT Guwahati. He also served as Director, College of Engineering, Pune (CoEP) since 2006 on deputation from IIT, Guwahati prior to joining as AICTE Chairman. As an academician and researcher in NERIST and IIT Guwahati, and as an administrator in the capacity of Director, CoEP, he has taken up several new initiatives for Academic, Curricular & Co-curricular activities, Entrepreneurship, Research and Good Governance. He is Chairman, Basic Scientific Research (BSR), Empowered Committee of UGC & SWAYAM Board. He is Fellow of ISTE, IET, Institution of Engineers (IE), INAE. He has been bestowed with several awards which include "Maha-Intrapreneur Award-2011" of Praj Industries, Jeevan Gaurav Puraskar (Life Time Achievement Award) from MIT World Peace University, Pune in 2019, Mahatma Gandhi Leadership award from Indian Achievers Forum and CSR Times (2019).
Prof D S Chauhan [Chief Guest of Valedictory Session]
Prof D S Chauhan, Former President, Association of Indian Universities (2016-17), born on 18th September, 1949 at Dholpur (Rajasthan), was Vice-Chancellor, U.P. Technical University (2000-06), Lovely Professional University (2006-07), Jaypee University of Information Technology (2007-09), Uttarakhand Technical University (2009-13), and Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities (2013-14) and presently Pro Chancellor, GLA University, Mathura and Chairman, BOAT(NR), Kanpur had his postdoctoral work at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt Maryland, USA and B.Tech. (1972) IIT. B.H.U., M.Tech (1978) N.I.T., Tiruchirapalli, and Ph.D (1986) IIT, Delhi.
Prof. D S Chauhan, Former President, Association of Indian Universities (2016-17), born on 18th September, 1949 at Dholpur (Rajasthan), was Vice-Chancellor, U.P. Technical University (2000-06), Lovely Professional University (2006-07), Jaypee University of Information Technology (2007-09), Uttarakhand Technical University (2009-13), and Secretary General, Association of Indian Universities(2013-14) and presently Pro Chancellor, GLA University, Mathura and Chairman, BOAT(NR), Kanpur had his postdoctoral work at Goddard Space Flight Centre, Greenbelt Maryland, USA and B.Tech. (1972) IIT. B.H.U., M.Tech (1978) N.I.T., Tiruchirapalli, and Ph.D (1986) IIT, Delhi. He has served at Banaras Hindu University since 1979 till April, 2013 began as Assistant Professor then Associate Professor and the Professor. He has served as Director, KNIT (State Govt. Engg. College), Sultanpur (1999-2000). He was Member of AICTE (2001-04) and member, University Grants Commission (2006-09). Lead delegation NAFSA 2009 Indian team to USA. Besides many other contributions, the social service was his mission throughout his life and engaged in upliftment of tribal education specifically, 25 years. He has been admired for his number of contributions in society. Best Engineer Award by Institution of Engineers, Lucknow (2001). He has produced 41 Ph.D. and 2 D.Sc. and published 267 research papers in International and National Journals and Conferences. He was Chairman, Advisory Committee (UGC nominee) of 4 Deemed Medical Universities and Member Board of Governors, Doon School. Jointly, authored 5 books, published 100 popular articles in different magazines and newspapers. He was a member of IIT/NIT Council. Member, Search Committee of Vice-Chancellor selections for a number of universities of various states. Member, IEEE, FIE (Institution of Engineers, India), Life Member, ISTE, Member ACM, Member SIAM, Academic of International Bodies.
Prof.Ami Upadhyay is the vice-chancellor of the only State Open University in Gujarat. She is an ardent student of English and Gujarati literature and an excellent teacher. She is the member of various committees constituted by Ministry of Education, Government of India; University Grants Commission; Association of Indian Universities; Education Department, Government of Gujarat and other institutes of regional/national/international importance. She has more than 35 publications in form of Books and Research Articles. She has been conferred with "Pride of the Nation Excellence Award–2021" from Shri Om Birlaji, Hon'ble Speaker of Lok Sabha. She is the recipient of Shri Maan bhai Bhatt Pratishthit Nagrik Samman 2020. She has been awarded as 'The Best Vice-Chancellor in Open and Distance Learning' and many more awards.
Professor K. Ramachandran is currently Senior Advisor, Unit for International Cooperation, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi. He has been a member of the committee constituted for drafting the National Education Policy 2020. During the period 1990-2008, he worked with UNICEF as Senior Education Specialist, Senior Programme Coordinator and Deputy Country Representative. Prior to this (from 1975-1990) he was a member of faculty of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi.
Prof Mohd Akhtar Siddiqui completed his education from University of Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia, University of Leeds (UK) and HP University. He taught at the Faculty of Education Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and other institutions for more than 40 years at undergraduate, PG and Ph.D. levels, and guided research work of 30 Ph. D. and Post-Doctoral scholars. As Chairperson of the NCTE, Govt. of India, the apex statutory authority for teacher education, during 2008-11, he took many policy initiatives to reform the teacher education system in the country. The NCFTE-2009 was developed and brought out under his leadership. On his initiative, TET was introduced as an essential component of teacher qualification in 2010. He was Chairman of the High Powered Committee of the MHRD on Reforms in NCTE and Teacher Education in 2015- 16 whose recommendations have been incorporated in the NEP 2020. He has published several research papers and books and has undertaken many research projects funded by international and national agencies.
Professor John Varghese is the thirteenth Principal of St Stephen’s College. Professor Varghese studied at Chennai at Loyola College from where he completed his Bachelors and Masters degrees. He went on to the Madras Christian College for an M Phil in English Language & Literature before beginning his teaching career at Loyola College. He moved to St Stephen’s College in the early nineties to teach Literature and after three years moved to the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad for a Ph D. While doing his PhD he joined the Department of Radio & Television where he scripted educational radio programmes and taught Media & Communication with a particular focus on educational media. He was also a radio broadcaster working with the All India Radio as a casual compere. He spent over twenty years at the CIEFL, now rechristened EFL University, teaching Media & Communication, English Language and English Literature. Over the last decade Professor Varghese has been involved increasingly with administration and policy. He was in charge of International Relations at the EFL University and was involved with setting up Institutes of English in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, Sudan and Djibouti for the Government of India. After joining as Principal in 2016, Professor Varghese has been constantly trying to explore ways and means of making education more relevant to the practicalities of the real world. Professor Varghese lives in Delhi with his wife and they have two children. His most favourite manner of unwinding is to go on long rides. He occasionally paints. He has also written and published both articles and books.
Professor Kirti Kapur has 33 years of experience in teaching of English . She works in the Department of Education in Languages at NCERT. She has been working in the areas of curriculum, syllabus and textbook development, evaluation, training, research and consultancy.Dr. Kapur has contributed over 90 papers (national and international) on cultural contexts and language learning.
Prof Ruth Goode joined the Department of State as a Regional English Language Officer (RELO) in 2019. As RELO, Ruth is assigned to Embassy New Delhi and responsible for designing, managing, and advising on programs supporting English language learning and teaching in India, Afghanistan, and Bhutan. She has over thirty years’ experience in the field of language teaching. Among other roles prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ruth was technical advisor for language training at Peace Corps Headquarters, supporting the teaching of more than 200 languages in 65 countries, project manager for a five-year national English language curriculum and teacher training reform project in Algeria, manager of a national teacher training project in Myanmar, Academic Director of a large teacher training program in San Francisco, as well as a number of other teacher training projects in South Korea, Costa Rica, Thailand, and Spain. She served as Senior English Language Fellow in Peru in 2008-2009. Ruth has an MA in Applied Linguistics (TESOL), an MA in Practice-Based Educational Research, and a doctorate in education (ABD).
Dr Ikhsanudin is an assistant professor in ELT at Universitas Tanjungpura (Tanjungpura University) and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of English Language Teaching Innovations and Materials (JELTIM). He is also an activist in a social and educational movement in Indonesia. Besides publishing research articles about language teaching in English, he writes books and articles for newspapers about education and social development in Indonesian language.
Dr. Margarita Consolacion Casabar Ballesteros works at the Philippine Department of Education (DepEd) as Director for International Cooperation Office (ICO). She is the Department’s senior focal person for partnerships with multilateral and bilateral agencies, the private sector, local government units, national government agencies, and civil society organizations. She provides oversight to the Department’s International Cooperation Office and works closely with the Department of Foreign Affairs and all other International Organizations. She handles all the international affairs of the Department where she represents Deped both here and abroad in Bilateral meetings and technical working groups as well. Prior to joining the Department, she served at the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as Teacher Education Program Development Officer, Chief of Staff and Executive Assistant of the Chairperson, Permanent Alternate to the UNESCO Education Sector, and Supervising Education Program Specialist for Non-conventional programs. As head of the Non-Conventional Programs that include Expanded Tertiary Education, Equivalency and Accreditation Program (ETEEAP), Distance Education and Transnational Education, she was part of the TWG in the crafting of the laws on Ladderized Education where Teacher Education Program has the Bachelor in Technical Teacher Education (BTTE)and that of the Open Distance Learning (ODeL). She was also part of the Philippine Qualification Framework (PQF) Committee and is also a member of the ASEAN Qualifications Reference Working Committee(AQF) while in CHED and now the focal person of Deped. She also took part in AUSAID, UNESCO,SEAMEO projects in Higher Education and was involved in many activities related to gender awareness and development, recognition of higher education diplomas and degrees and has been a part of the technical working group for the crafting of the policy for Open Educational Resources (OER). She headed a team in collaboration with AUSAID for the review and revision of the Policies/Guidelines and Standards for Teacher Education in the Philippines from 2006 to 2008 where a book called, “Ripples of Change”: Teacher Education Journey in the Philippines was published.
Prof S Mohanraj worked as a teacher educator at the English and Foreign Languages University, Hyderabad, India. He has teaching experience of more than 40 years and has published nearly 200 research papers in national and international journals. He has also authored course books and books on teaching English. He is the recipient of the Professional Teaching Award from TESOL in the year 2010. His major areas of interest are Teacher Education, Materials Development and Education Technology. At present he is working as Academic advisor to the Netaji Subhash Open University in developing their curriculum and courseware for M A ELT programme.
English Language Specialist, The U.S. Department of State
Gina Mikel Petrie
Gina Mikel Petrie, PhD is a professor and the coordinator of the English as a Second Language Program. She has an M.A. degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Indiana University and a doctorate in Education from Washington State University. She is an English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State and was assigned to work with English professors of English for tourism in Amman, Jordan, in 2018; in 2020 she began a virtual assignment to create curriculum and workshops to teach elementary English instructors how to teach language online in New Delhi, India. She specializes in English for specific purposes, using Educative Curriculum Materials to reach teachers in low-resource areas, teaching English learners with trauma-sensitive strategies, and teaching online. She has carried out international teacher education in Nicaragua, Mexico, Jordan, Italy, and India. Her research explores the sociocultural contexts in which language instruction and teacher professional development occur and has appeared in publications such as TESOL Journal, Teaching and Teacher Education, English Teaching Forum, among others.
Prof Neeta Awasthy, an alumnus of HBTU, 1988, has put in 20 years in Academics after switching from software consulting for 12 years. Advanced Digital Signal Processing and Biomedical Signal Processing have been her subjects of interest in teaching M.Tech classes. Her area of research is around the Artificial Neural Network. She has more than 50 research papers, 3 books, and 3 research scholars who have completed their Ph.D. degree under her guidance. Academic Administration has been her forte. She has been honored by ‘Distinguished Academician and Outstanding Administrator’ by All India Council for Human Rights, Liberties, and Social Justice. “Arya Bhatt Samman” has been bestowed upon her by Vigyan Bharti, National Physics Laboratory during the seminar on “Innovations in Indian Science, Engineering & Technology” for the technology presented by International students for making bricks out of plastic bottles. With Teaching, R&D, and Consultancy; and added to academic administration, she turns out to be a complete package for a professor. Inclusive growth of all stakeholders (Students, faculty, parents & employers) has been her focus for growth of any college or university she has worked.
Dr Scott Granville is Director and Co-founder: Chasing Time English and he has worked in the secondary and tertiary education sectors for over 15 years in New Zealand, South Korea, Australia and the United States. He currently manages strategic partnerships for English language education across North and South America, Asia, Europe and Australia. Scott has extensive experience and post-graduate qualifications in English language and literature, research and mentoring, as well as in-depth knowledge of cross-departmental and cross-industry collaboration processes in education and media environments. An experienced lecturer, teacher, award-winning filmmaker and published author, and with more than a decade of leading complex creative projects, he possesses strong leadership and organisational skills, and enjoys participating in global collaborative initiatives that promote literacy and numeracy.
Maria Valésia Silva da Silva has been teaching English for 32 years at the University of Caxias do Sul. She works with university students (English Language and International Trade) and as a teacher trainer. She also had worked in Public Schools for 28 years. She is a volunteer as the President of BRAZ-TESOL Rio Grande do Sul Chapter and BRAZ-TESOL Public School Special Interest Group.
Dr Ajit K Mishra holds a doctorate degree in African American studies from Banaras Hindu University. He is currently working as an Associate Professor in the Department of Humanistic Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU) Varanasi. His research interests include narrative studies, visual culture, and humanistic communication. He has been an institutional and corporate trainer in areas of research communication, management communication, and health communication. He finds it thoroughly enjoyable when he is interacting and learning from the multitude. He has been engaged in the mission of Literature for Humanity for quite some time now. He has designed courses like "Literature and Coping Skills" and "Leadership through Literature" to guide STEM students into the world of literary experience.
Prof Indrani Bhaduri is serving in National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) as Head, National Achievement Survey Cell. She joined NCERT in June, 2002. She has a Doctorate in Education, Pune University and has Master’s degree in Chemistry (Physical) from Delhi University and in Education with specialization in educational statistics and experimental psychology from Pune University. Her area of specialization is Educational Assessment and Psychometrics, Test Designing and analysis and reporting of Large Scale Achievement Survey and School Based Assessment to improve the learning outcomes. She has been working in the area of Educational Assessment and its allied disciplines for the last 27 years. Dr Bhaduri has presented papers in national and international seminars/conferences. She has worked as a resource person in workshops and training programmes and delivered lectures in different universities/ institutes. She has also supervised and guided Ph.D. and M.Ed. students for their dissertations successfully. Prof Bhaduri has been trained in 'National Assessment Test Designs and Psychometric Methods’ conducted by Educational Testing Service (ETS), Princeton; USA’; and in 'Large Scale Educational Survey: Analysis and Reporting' conducted by ACER, Melbourne, Australia. Presently, she is working for MoE financed National Achievement Surveys (NAS) conducted for Classes III, V VIII and class X under the aegis of Samagra Shiksha and a member of national resource group (NRG), NISHTHA (National Initiatives for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Assessment) programme for in- service teachers and school heads at elementary launched by MoE, GOI. She is also in the Steering Committee of the MoE in DIKSHA ( Digital Infrastructure for Knowledge Sharing), PISA (Programme for International Student assessment), Foundational Learning and NAS (National Achievement Survey).
Dr Amarendra P Behera, Joint Director, Central Institute of Educational Technology (CIET), National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) has been a Core team member and Faculty of Curriculum Group, NCERT from 2004 to 2009. Provided academic support to 21 National Focus Groups (on Curricular Areas, National Concerns and Systemic Reforms) which provided inputs for formulation of the National Curriculum Framework (NCF) - 2005 in India. Dr. Behera provided support in printing of NCF-2005 into Indian Languages (22 Languages) included in the VIII Schedule of Indian Constitution and disseminated those among teachers and teacher educators across the country. As a member of the state level steering committee he was associated with the curriculum revision process of Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhatishgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Odisha, Mizoram, Rajasthan states/UTs etc. Worked as a national coordinator for the states/UTs funding for revision of curriculum projects i.e. implementation of visions of NCF-2005 across 28 states and 7 UTs of our country. Disseminated the vision of NCF-2005 through training and workshops in face-to-face (for Teachers of Rural schools, DAV, KVS, NVS and CTSA School teachers etc.) and distance mode (covering 22 states/UTs through video conferencing using EDUSAT/INSAT network of CIET-NCERT) involving thousands of teachers and teacher educators (from Schools, DIETs, SCERTs/SIEs, CTEs, IASEs, Education Department Faculty of Universities etc.). Also provided resource support in training of teachers and teacher educators under SSA and RMSA structure through face to face mode and distance mode. Involved in dissemination of the vision of NCF-2005 among SAARC countries through planning and organisation of seminars on curriculum policies. Dr. Behera has provided support to the Republic of Mauritius for designing and rollout of an Open Educational Repository (OER) for Student Support Services (SSP) and capacity building of Teachers and Teacher Educators from Mauritius on ICTs in Education and Learning. Recently Dr. Behera visited Curtin University Perth, Australia and working on designing and rollout of Online Courses for Teachers and Teacher Educators in India. At present Dr. Behera is involved in implementation of the vision of NEP-2020 through development of quality digital Contents, development of MOOCs and it's dissemination through portals, apps, telecast, broadcast, podcast, IVRS etc. across the country.
Prof (Dr) Bhanu Pratap Singh is currently serving as a Vice Chancellor of MUIT, Lucknow. He has Professional experience with 20 years of Administrative, Research, Teaching and 9 years of Industrial Experience. He has also served as the Director at Moradabad Institute of Technology (MIT), Moradabad and Director at S.C.E.T Ghaziabad (formerly Shri Ganapati Institute of Technology). He has also served as a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at N.I.E.T Greater Noida and an Associate Professor in Mechanical Engineering Department at M.I.T. Moradabad and prior to this he has exposure to Product Development, Assembly & M/C shop at Birla Yamaha Limited, Dehradun
Dr. Jitendra Kumar Sharma is currently working as a director at Rajkiya Engineering College, Mainpuri and earlier was working as a professor in Dept. of Civil Engineering at Rajasthan Technical University, Kota and served since 1990. He obtained his PhD degree in Geotechnical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur in 2000. He is an active researcher with specialization in geotechnical engineering. He is guiding 11 PhD (4 awarded) and more than 14 M.Tech. students. He has authored more than 60 papers (in refereed journals and conferences). He has been involved in various administrative works and obtained various administrative positions. He has undertaken various consultancies assignments. He is currently serving as an IGS LM, ISTEM and IGDM and also reviewer of ELSEVIER and SPRINGER Journals. He addressed several lectures and key note address with recent on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Engineering at MITS, Gwalior. He received IGS-Prof. Dinesh Mohan Biannual Prize in 1997 and was selected as a Young Geotechnical Engineer of IGS from India in 2000.
Dr M Srinivasan is the Founder and Chairman of GEAR (Gifted Education And Research) Foundation. He is also founder & President of MICSA, Managements of Independent CBSE Schools Association and National Convenor, NATCON, National Confederation of Schools Associations. Though he has held many titles in the course of his career in the field of Education, the one he identifies with the most would be that of a teacher. After being disillusioned with the way Engineering was being taught, he left his Merit seat a month into his Engineering course and took up Education in 1970. He hasn’t looked back since then. He studied under eminent scholars at the Regional Institute of Edn, NCERT, Mysore, leading to B A. Ed. degree and received his MA in English and Commonwealth Literature from Manasagangotri, Mysore. He also studied at Central Institute of English & Foreign Languages, Hyderabad for a Post-Postgraduate Diploma which is a rigorous course of study in Teaching English as a Second Language. Dr Srinivasan completed a Masters in Gifted & Talented Education from the University of Connecticut, USA. That program is based on the belief that the development of talent in areas, as well as concern for the moral and ethical development of persons, is essential in all children. Srinivasan was also awarded an honorary D.Litt by the Karnataka University for the pioneering and futuristic model of education that he has heralded in India. Under his leadership GEAR has been recognised in several different forums.
Dr. Neeru Tandon has 35 years of distinguished, unstained service with excellent research credentials, administrative experience as Prof. Incharge Central Library, Director IQAC, and Principal of VSSD College, Kanpur. Her role as co-ordinator of e PG Pathshala and new strategies for online and distant teaching, online admission helped academia in a big way. She has written 34 modules on English Literature, Language, and Linguistics and 101 Lectures delivered by her are available on Youtube.Dr. Neeru Tandon is the first and only teacher to have the degree of Doctor of Letters(D. Litt) in English from CSJM University since it’s inception. She is a research supervisor and did various research projects as well. She has written morectgan 100 research papers and presented in National and International Conferences. She has several publications to her credit that includes 26 books and 101 research papers and some poems. Dr. Tandon is a Digital Age Teacher. She is enthusiastic, resilient, and innovative. Her unprecedented energy levels, conceptual learning, and expressive personality are abundantly astounding to one and all.Dr. Tandon is known for her unassuming conduct and motivational ethics. Under her enthusiastically, visionary leadership, missionary zeal, and privileged mentorship of immense support, thousands of students stand benefitted. She knows how to convert problems into opportunities for a pragmatic vision of Higher Education. Her sincere efforts in transforming the lives of the destitute through selflessness and dedicated endeavors are worth recognition. She is the founder Chairperson and Coordinator of ELT@I Kanpur Chapter. She is the Chief Editor of JELT ,signature journal of Eltai, chief editor ILLUMINATI and Associate Editor of The Atlantic critical review,(NEW DELHI), The Expression,(FIROZABAD), VIRTUOSO,(HYDERABAD) Journal of All India English Teachers Association.She had done a lot in the field of E-Learning. In 2017 she did a special course from the University of ILLINOIS USA titled e-learning Ecologies: Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning for the Digital Age. Dr. Neeru Tandon is one of the excellent, vibrant, and dynamic teachers with an impact on creating communication skills.She is a PDP Trainer for schools and Technical colleges, paper setter, and the course coordinator at IGNOU (M.phil program on gender study)and CSJMU. She wrote course-books for school children as well.
Director, Nanhi Pari Seemant Engineering Institute, Pithoragarh
Prof Ambarish S. Vidyarthi
Prof Ambarish S. Vidyarthi, Director, Nanhi Pari Seemant Engineering Institute, Pithoragarh has been involved with the planning and execution of a number of research and teaching programs in biotechnology and bioprocess engineering for the past 2 decades. Previous to his current assignment he was Director, Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow (2014-2017), Professor and Head, Department of Biotechnology at Birla Institute of Technology Mesra, Ranchi (2003-2014) and also Assistant Professor and Head, Departments of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, at Meerut Institute of Engineering and Technology, Meerut. His research interests are in the area of industrial & environmental biotechnology, food biotechnology & bioinformatics and completed more than 10 sponsored R&D projects including network projects. He has supervised 22 PhDs and published over 100 research publications in peer reviewed journals and is associated with several academic institutions and S&T agencies for the development and management of biotech activities in the country. Prof Vidyarthi born on February 22, 1966; graduated and post graduated in Biochemical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur in 1989 and 1991 respectively and did his doctoral research at Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow during 1991-1994. Prof Vidyarthi served at managerial level in various bioprocess industries prior to his academic assignments. He had developed four technologies for production of thermo stable amylase, cellulases, fermentative production of amino acids particularly L-lysine and Bt based biopesticides and also filed five Indian process patents on production of various biomolecules. Prof Vidyarthi also gained expertise in value additions to waste materials during his stay at institut nationale de la recherché scientifique, University of Quebec, Canada from 1999 to 2002. He has also actively involved in networking of various national institutions with the parent organization for mutual benefit and for technology proliferation. Prof Vidyarthi is a member of various advisory committees and Board of Studies of various premier academic institutions of the country. Dr Vidyarthi is the member of Biotechnology Advisory Committee of Jharkhand State, Jharkhand State Biotechnology Board, and nominated member of Task Force to various Union Ministries. Dr Vidyarthi has elected as Fellow of The Institutions of Engineers (India) & Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (India) and is a member of Indian Society for Technical Education (ISTE), Biotech Research Society of India (BRSI) and Association of Microbiologists of India.
Ms Heemal Handoo Bhat, Principal, Hansraj Model School, Punjabi Bagh conferred with the prestigious CBSE Teachers’ Award-2019-20 by the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of Education, Government of India and also with State Teachers’ Award 2020 by the Directorate of Education, Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi is a committed visionary at heart, who aims at developing and incorporating diverse academic programs, with special focus on assisting the at-risk learners and challenging those with higher cognitive skills. Being a proactive leader and team player, she believes in implementing enrichment programs to enhance the teaching pedagogies, raise the scholastic and co-scholastic standards and elevate the levels of the innovative practices. Her focus has been on Independent Learning during these challenging times. The pandemic year has been a year of opportunities rather than adversities as she has been successfully implementing online education to a mammoth strength of 6000+ students and also reaching out to the vast community of educators through various social platforms.
Ms Priyanka Bhatkoti is a renowned educationist who is very actively involved in the development of educational best practices in the country. Alumni of the prestigious Convent of Jesus and Mary, Dehradun, she has taught in many premium educational institutes in Panjim and Gujarat. A University of Cambridge CELTA qualified professional, she works with the belief that quality education can easily be made accessible and affordable for all. She is an acclaimed Resource Person for training teachers. She is the Chapter Head for English Language Teachers Association of India Delhi West. She is keenly involved with the development of curriculum and assessments at CBSE and other premier developmental agencies . The recipients of many awards by leading educational organisations, her latest accomplishments are leading in the field of content development for teaching and especially with relation to the National Education Policy 2020.
Dr K Elango is the national secretary of ELTAI, an association committed to professionalizing teachers from primary to tertiary levels. After about three decades of teaching he retired from Anna University, one of the largest technological universities in India.
Dr Sanjay Arora is presently working as Head, Department of English, Central University of Rajasthan. His areas of interest are English Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics. Dr Arora has published several books and articles at national and international level. He is also presently the National President of English Language Teachers' Association of India. Ten scholars have been awarded PhD degrees under his supervision and 04 are currently pursuing their research under him. He is also the recipient of the the Post Doctoral Award from the University Grants Commission, New Delhi. Dr Arora has also been a Master Trainer in Project Hi-TEC in which he taught the teachers how to teach English Communicatively.
Dr Reddi Sekhar Reddy G is an Associate Professor of English, Department of Sciences and Humanities, Christ University, Bengaluru and the US Embassy RELO Scholar with 24 years of experience. He is the Vice President of English Language Teachers’ Association of India. He is the founder patron of ELTAI Tirupati Chapter and editor of ELTAI Tirupati Chapter Journal of English Language and Literature. He is a member of International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL, UK). A certified trainer by NITTTR, IATEFL, ELTAI, INFOSYS, NASSCOM, & APSCHE. He is the author and editor of 8 books on English grammar and communication skills. He presented 40 research papers in the International and National Conferences and an equal number of papers was published in journals and books. He organized 8 National and International Conferences and FDPs.
Former Deputy Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
Dr Uma Sivaraman
Dr Uma Sivaraman has been in the services of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, (KVS) an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resources, Government of India for close to four decades and she has retired from the services of Sangathan as Deputy Commissioner- KVS Regional Office Ernakulam. She is an alumnus of Regional Institute of Education (Formerly Regional College of Education) Mysore. She has also served the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) as Education Officer on deputation for a period of three years.
Dr C A Lal is an associate professor of English in Kerala. He has a teaching experience of over two decades and is a research supervisor for PhD scholars. He is a published author and has been a member of various national educational committees for textbooks and curriculum.
Prof P N Ramani, a teacher of over four decades, with teaching and administrative assignments in India and the Middle East, is an English language and literature teaching specialist, curriculum developer, teacher trainer, ELT administrator, and quality assurance expert in the education sector, with a PhD degree from Madras University (1989). Author of several English course books and research papers, and content head for a set of self-learning educational CD-ROMs for learning English, he has initiated and implemented curricular reforms in English studies in India and the Middle East. While in the Middle East, he headed the Self-Access Centre (SAC) for students at the tertiary level for four years. Dr Ramani, associated with ELTAI (English Language Teachers’ Association of India) for over four decades, is a Member of its Executive Committee, Editor-in-Chief of its bimonthly print journal, three online journals and the e-Newsletter, and a Member of its Webinar Organizing Committee.
Dr Abed B Aloreibi holds an MA degree in translation and interpreting studies (with major focus on political and diplomatic discourse) and a PhD in English with major focus on Educational planning and policy making from the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia. He is an assistant professor of English at the University of Ajdabiya, Libya and the director of the international relations office at the University. He has a number of publications and currently teaching and supervising graduate students in the University of Benghazi and the Academy of Graduate Studies, Benghazi, Libya.
Dr Tarsame Singh is a teacher trainer attached to the Institute of Teacher Education, Tuanku Bainun Campus in Penang, Malaysia. He is a member of International Literacy Association and Penang Chapter executive member for Malaysian English Language Teaching Association. He has more than 30 years of experience of teaching. He is actively involved as a reviewer for local peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. He has co-authored a number articles for peer reviewed journals. He has a keen interest in the area of Oral Communication Strategies and Language Learning Strategies among second language learners. He plays a major role in planning and implementing highly immersive activities at institute and regional level to sustain learners’ interest in English language.
Mr C P Viswanath is an educator, musician and entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Karadi Tales, India’s pioneering children’s audiobook and picture books venture and Karadi Path Education Company, an enterprise that is changing the way language is being taught in classrooms in over 3500 schools. He is also the Director of Pedagogy, Isha Vidhya Rural Schools which runs 9 schools and provides academic intervention in over 3000 Government schools. He has an international business experience of over 25 years, and is an accomplished Carnatic classical vocalist and mridangist, having given over 1000 public performances. As a proponent of alternative and creative education in India, Viswanath has been rethinking entrenched systems and faulty pedagogies. Mr. Viswanath writes and speaks on education, publishing and music. He has spoken at TEDx, CII and FICCI conferences, ICSE and CBSE National meets, and at the Royal Institution of Great Britain.
Department of ASH, GL Bajaj Group of Institutions, Mathura
Prof Harleen Kaur
Prof Harleen Kaur is a Professor of English and Communication Skills in the Department of Applied Science & Humanities at GL BAJAJ Group of Institutions, Mathura. She is experienced as an Editor, Facilitator, Mentor, Consultant and Teacher with 16 years of experience. 09 International Books are to her credit She has presented more than 60 research papers in National and International seminars and 08 of them are published in National Research journals and 12 in International Journals. She has organized many workshops as a resource person and many Conferences and Workshops as Organizing Secretary. He is editor-in-chief and publisher of an online quarterly Journal The ELT Practitioner. She is carrying the responsibility of Convener & President of English Language Teachers Association of India, NCR-Greater Noida Chapter.
Dr Mukti Sanyal is the Officiating Principal in Bharati College, University of Delhi. Over the last 35 years, she has been active in spearheading dialogue on issues related to pedagogy and language teaching, making it possible for many national and international experts to reach college and school teachers in Delhi. Dr Sanyal was awarded the Best Lecturer for Bharati College for the year 2016-2017. She was awarded a grant to attend the 41st Annual TESOL Convention in Seattle, WA in March, 2007. In 1996 she was awarded the Charles Wallace Trust for presenting a paper at the XI Oxford Conference on the Teaching of Literature, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, U.K. In 1981-82, she was awarded the CIEFL Research Fellowship for M Litt studies. She is part of the external faculty of English and Foreign Languages University (EFLU), Hyderabad. She has co-authored course books that are used in University of Delhi and other universities. Titles like Fluency in English I & II English at the Workplace I & II were well received. She has been a resource person and materials writer for University of Delhi, NCERT, NIOS, SCERT, DIETs (District Institute of Educational Training), Oxford University Press and Macmillan.
Dr M S Xavier Pradheep Singh teaches English Language and Literature at St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamilnadu, India. He earned a Ph.D. in English from Madurai Kamaraj University for his dissertation on “Virtual Learning for Enhancing Learners’ Proficiency in English”. His interests in research lie in English Language Teaching and Technology Integrated Language Teaching, Teacher Development and Assessment. He has twice received e-teacher scholarship from RELO, the American Embassy to do online teacher training courses on “Building Teaching Skills through the Interactive Web” and “Assessment: Summative and Formative Practices in Language Learning and Teaching” offered by the American English Institute, University of Oregon, USA. He has participated in the Hornby South Asia Regional Training in Dhaka, Bangladesh with financial support from the British Council, India. Further, with the ARMS research grant from the British Council, he has also mentored English language teachers to pursue classroom-based research. He serves/has served on the editorial board of the following journals: The MEXTESOL Journal (Mexico), Journal of Teaching English with Technology (Poland), Journal of Teaching and Research in English Literature (India), Journal of Technology for ELT (India), The ELT Practitioner (India), Langlit (India), The Literary Voyage (India), and Cuckoo (India). He was a reviewer for Impackt Publishing Ltd., Brimingham, UK for the publication of the book “Workshop in a Box: Communication Skills for IT Professionals”. He has served as resource person for more than seventy programmes (conferences, seminars, workshops, faculty development programmes, etc).
By Prof Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe Chairman, AICTE
Vote of Thanks11:25 AM - 11:30 AM
By Prof S Mohanraj ELTAI
Dr. Haritha Gudur, Hyderabad
Dr. Shaila Mahan, Rajasthan
Session - II, Plenary Talk (11:35AM-12:30PM)
National Education Policy (NEP) 2020: Transformative initiatives relating to school & higher education, and initial professional preparation of teachers and their continuous professional development
Speaker: Professor K. Ramachandran, Senior Advisor, Unit for International Cooperation, National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), New DelhiModerator: Prof S Mohanraj, Academic advisor to the Netaji Subhash Open University and former teacher educator at the English and Foreign Languages University, HyderabadReporters:
Dr. Haritha Gudur, Hyderabad
Dr. Shaila Mahan, Rajasthan
Session - III, Panel Discussion (12:35-01:50PM)
Is Learner autonomy a myth or a reality?
Moderator: Prof P N Ramani, ELTAIPanelists:
Prof Ruth Goode, Regional English Language Officer, US Embassy
Prof Elango Kandan, National Secretary, ELTAI
Prof Neeta Awasthy, Director, GL BAJAJ Group of Institutions, Mathura
Dr. Haritha Gudur, Hyderabad
Dr. Shaila Mahan, Rajasthan
Session - IV, Panel Discussion (02:30PM-03:40 PM)
NEP2020: A new approach for primary education
Moderator: Dr. G. Reddi Sekhar Reddy, Christ University, BengaluruPanelists:
Mr C P Vishwanath, Founder, Karadi Path
Prof Kirti Kapur, NCERT, New Delhi
Ms Heemal Handoo, Principal, Hansraj School, New Delhi
Dr Manju Gautam, New Delhi
Dr Shibani Basu, Bhopal
Session - V, Round Table (03:45PM-05:00PM)
Pragmatic considerations in implementing CBCS
Chairperson: Prof A S Vidharthi, Director, NPTI, Pithoragarh, UttarakhandDiscussants:
Prof Indrani Bhaduri, Professor of Education, NCERT, New Delhi
Prof Mukti Sanyal, Principal, Bharti College, New Delhi