2014 Speakers

Mr. Amit Gupta, Executive Director, S. Chand Group

Mr. Amit Gupta is Executive Director of the S Chand Group. He led the group as its CEO from 2005 till March 2014 and now supports and mentors S Chand publishing & Group Digital Businesses. ...

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Dr. (Mrs.) Shayama Chona, Padma Shri and Padma Bhushan Awardee, Former Principal-DPS R K Puram & Founder, Tamana Special School

Dr. Chona, the Principal of Delhi Public School, RK Puram is an educationist of international repute. Her activities in different fields are not only acclaimed but also recognised the world over with...

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Dr. Lila Purushottam Das, Director, Bhaktivedanta gurukula and International School

Dr. Das is currently Director of Bhaktivedanta gurukula and International School . He is also a faculty member in IIT, Kanpur. In the past he has also been faculty member in University of Ulster, UK, BITS Pilani, BI Mumbai, and ETH, Zurich...

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Mr. Chandrasekhar D P, Chief Operating Officer, JGI Group of Institutions

Mr. Chandrashekar D P believes that education is the foundation of life. He has been associated with the Jain Group of Institutions (JGI) for over nine years. As the Chief of Operations, he has been actively involved with the group's initiatives across the country...

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Mrs. Ashish Garg, Chairperson, Discover Tomorrow Campaign

Mrs. Ashish Garg is an Education Futurist and a former member of the United Nations – ICT Task Force. As an Education Futurist, she studies and identifies new and emerging trends in Education. She sits on the board of UNESCO’s Open Knowledge Community and is a jury member of the Manthan Awards...

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Dr. Darlie O Koshy, Director General & Chief Executive Officer, Institute Of Apparel Management

Dr. Darlie Oommen Koshy’s pioneering contributions to Fashion & Design Education over the last quarter of a century has been well acknowledged by the Academia, textile-apparel industry and policy makers alike...

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Ms. Maria Mathai, Advisor (India) to the President, University of Alberta

Recently awarded the Governor General of Canada’s Gold Medallion by his Excellency David Johnston for her efforts in promoting Canadian international education, Maria, has over 20 years of experience in the Indian education sector and of that last 9 years has been in International education focused...

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Mr. Mohit Ralhan, Managing Partner, Indus Balaji Private Equity

Mr. Mohit Ralhan, Managing Partner, Indus Balaji Fund (IBF), a diversified fund with interests in growth capital investment across consumption driven sectors in SME/mid-market space. He is on the Board of companies spanning technology, education, real estate services & media...

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Mr. Pramod Tripathi, Academic President, Greenwood High

Mr. Tripathi is Academic President for Greenwood high International Schools. He is master’s degree holder with chancellors gold medal from Jammu University and master trainer degree from Cambridge University.....

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Dr. D R Saini, Principal, Delhi Public School-R K Puram

Dr. D. R. Saini is the Principal of Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi. During his 35 years of dedicated service in the field of education, sports and culture, he has held the post of Vice Principal of this institution for 14 years, and of the Principal since August, 2009...

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Dr. Amrendra Pani, Research Director, Association of Indian Universities

Dr. Amarendra Pani is the Deputy Director & Head, Research Division Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Dr Amarendra Pani holds a Doctoral Degree in Education from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He is a specialist in the area of Research Methodology in Education....

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Mr. Sanjay Bansal, Founder & Managing Director, Aurum Equity Partners LLP

Mr. Sanjay Bansal is the Managing Partner of Aurum Equity Partners LLP, a new age Indian Investment Banking Firm with specialization in mergers, acquisitions, private equity and structured finance and restructurings...

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Mr. Steve Rudolph, Director, Jiva Education

Mr. Steven Rudolph (M.Ed., Temple University) is an American educator and one of the founder directors of Jiva Institute. Mr. Rudolph is a pioneer in educational methodologies and technology in India that weave Vedic wisdom in modern contexts...

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Mr. Anand Sudarshan, Founder & Director, Sylvant Advisors Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Anand Sudarshan is Founder & Director, Sylvant Advisors Private Limited, an education sector advisory entity. He is currently an independent non-executive director of NIIT Limited. He also serves as Venture Advisor to TVS Capital Funds...

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Dr. Nikhil Sinha, Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University

Dr. Nikhil Sinha, is the Vice Chancellor of the Shiv Nadar University, and a Senior Advisor to the Shiv Nadar Foundation and HCL Corporation. In his academic career, Dr. Sinha has served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas and a faculty member at the University...

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Mr. Vikrant Khorana, Vice President & Business Head - Non-Ecommerce Business, PayU India

Mr. Vikrant Khorana is Vice President & Business Head for Non-Ecommerce Business at PayU India. Vikrant is a seasoned management professional who has global experience and held key positions...

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Mr. Akhil Shahani, Director, Kaizen Management Advisors

Akhil Shahani is the Managing Director at Thadomal Shahani Centre For Management. He is also the Director at Smart Entrepreneur. The Indian Angel Network, and National Entrepreneurship Network, have partnered with the Shahani Group to create the Smart Entrepreneur Program....

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Mr. Kaisar Dopaishi, Principal, Singapore International School

Mr. Kaisar is the Principal of Singapore International School and President of South Asia IB School Association. He started his professional at the age of 22 from his alma mater Barnes School Devlali, a residential pubic school....

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Mr. Prabhat Jain, Co-founder, Pathways World Schools

Mr. Prabhat is co-founder of the chain of Pathways World Schools. Affiliated to International Baccalaureate (IB), Geneva and Cambridge International Examinations, UK, Pathways schools enjoy top national and regional rankings in the category of International Schools...

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Mr. Anil Sinha, Regional Head, Advisory Services South Asia, IFC- World Bank Group

Mr. Anil Sinha is Regional Head Inclusive Business South Asia, International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group). He was till recently, the Regional Head of Advisory Services in South Asia Region covering India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Maldives...

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Mr. Parminder Gill, Co-Founder, EduSports

Mr. Parminder Gill is the co-founder of EduSports, India’s largest sports education company. After a successful International career in the corporate sector, Parminder helped start and scale EduSports, a pioneering physical education and sports organization...

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Mr. Y V Rajasekhar, Co Founder & Managing Director, People Combine Education Initiatives Ltd.

Mr. Yarlagadda Venkata Rajasekhara Babu (Raj) is the Managing Director of People Combine. Mr. Rajasekhar Babu graduated from the SRKR Engineering College, in Bhimavaram...

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Ms. Meeta W Sengupta, Founder, Centre for Education Strategy

Ms. Meeta Sengupta is an advisor, consultant and writer on education and works to build bridges between policy, practice and research. She designs institutional intervention to improve learning. She has been an investment banker, a researcher, an editor, a teacher and school leader across continents...

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Mr. Ryan Pinto, Chief Executive Officer, Ryan International Group of Institutions

Mr. Ryan Pinto is CEO of the Ryan International Group of Institutions. He has executive and management experience as one of India's youngest social entrepreneurs in the K-12 education sector. He has grown the Ryan International Group of Institutions (RIGI) in India and overseas...

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Mr. Amit Bhatia, Founder & CEO, ASPIRE Human Capital Management

Mr. Amit Bhatia, an award-winning social entrepreneur is Founder & Chairman of Aspire, an Employability Education firm in India. Amit has been recognized as "Education Czar" in 2008 by MINT (a WSJ publication); Finalist of John P. McNulty Prize in 2010 and Winner in 2012 (The Aspen Institute)...

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Mr. Vineet Gupta, Director, Jamboree Education Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vineet Gupta is the MD of Jamboree Education and Founder of Ashoka University. Mr. Gupta graduated from IIT Delhi in Mechanical Engineering and is a first generation entrepreneur...

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Mr. Narendra Kumar Shyamsukha, Founder Chairman, The Institute of Computer Accountants

Mr. Narendra Kumar Shyamsukha is the founder chairman of The Institute of Computer Accountants, famously known as ICA. He is a qualified CA and has more than a decade experience...

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Prof. R G Chouksey, Dean Academics, National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Bhopal (NITTTR)

Prof. R G Chouksey is working as Dean Academics NITTTR, Bhopal & Professor in Department of Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship Development at NITTTR, Bhopal....

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Mr. Manmohan Singh, Founder, Piramal Foundation

Mr. Mr. Manmohan Singh is one of the founding members of the Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership. He has over 10 years of experience in areas ranging from leadership development, systemic change and start- ups...

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Mr. Siddarth Suresh Bharwani, Head – Brand and Marketing, Jetking Infotrain Limited

Mr. Siddarth S Bharwani spearheads the marketing and brand communication at Jetking. A complete marketing buff, he has been instrumental in the development of the new brand identity change to make it a brand of the future...

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Dr. Shailendra Gupta, Principal, Calorx Institute of education

Dr. Shailendra Kumar Gupta has completed Ph.D in Education from Hemchandra Acharya North Gujarat University, Patan. He has more than 20 years of experience of working in the field of Education and presently working with Calorx Institute of Education as Principal and Calorx Teachers’ University..

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Mr. Rakesh Rathi, Head - Education Vertical, Ricoh India Ltd.

Mr. Rakesh Rathi heads the Education Vertical at Ricoh India Ltd. Rakesh brings with him vast experience across education sector with expertise in technology solutions for educational institutes, strategic alliance, business development and customer relationship....

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Ms. Abha Sehgal, Principal, Sanskriti School

Mrs. Abha Sahgal is the Principal of Sanskriti School. She has 37 years of experience. Being with children is now as important for her as the essentials for sustenance...

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Ms. Shalini Nambiar, Deputy Director - Education, Gems Education

Ms. Shalini Nambiar is the Deputy Director of GEMS Education. Her unconventional vision and wisdom find roots in her attempt to break stereotypes that education is pinned down with. The outcome, she believes, is not knowledge but a stack of degrees that provide employment...

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Mr. Vasu K Saksena, Chief Executive Officer, Merittrac Services Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Vasu is the CEO of MeritTrac. As a keen educationist, he has a sharp eye for perfection and rigour, both built in the Company’s composition. Vasu has around 3 decades of experience having led many corporates – Multinational and national – in their growth...

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Mr. R P Sisodia, IAS, Joint Secretary (Higher Education), Ministry of HRD, GOI

Mr. R. P. Sisodia, IAS is the Joint Secretary in the department of higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource development, Government of India and Mission Director, Rashtriya Uchchatar Shiksha Abhiyaan...

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Dr. Satish Sharma, Director (Colleges), DAV College Management Committee

Dr. Satish Kumar Sharma is Director (Colleges) of DAVCMC. He has about 30 years teaching experience at Arya College Ludhiana and more than 7 years experience as Principal of DAV Colleges at Jagraon, Amritsar and Jalandhar...

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Mr. Sharad Jaipuria, Chairman, Jaipuria Institute of Management

Mr. Mr. Sharad Jaipuria is Chairman and Managing Director of Ginni International Ltd., a composite textile mill manufacturing cotton yarn, woven fabrics and denim fabrics based in Rajasthan....

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Mr. Sanjay Shivnani, Senior Vice President, Pearson Education

Mr. Sanjay Shivnani heads the Vocation vertical of Pearson India. In his current role, Sanjay drives the Vocational and Edexcel portfolio, which includes work ready qualifications such as BTEC and International qualifications including GCSEs...

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Mr. Prateek Mathur, Marketing Head, Microsoft

Mr. Prateek Mathur has over 12 years of experience in sales and marketing with exposure in establishing new businesses, business planning, strategy, product management, vendor management, solution sales, campaign planning management and execution....

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Mr. Bhaskar Thyagarajan, Director, Bluesky Learning

A great believer and the chief architect of BlueSky’s experiential solutions platform for youth, schools and organizations, Bhaskar has been at the forefront of expanding people’s understanding of what constitutes experiential learning and how it can be integrated into societal mainstream...

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Mr. Jatinder Singh, Secretary, Innovation, CSR, Education & Skill Development Committee, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr. Jatinder Singh is the Secretary of CSR, Education, Skill Development and Innovation Committee at PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, New Delhi...

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Mr. M N Sanyal, Head of CSR, Thermax India

Mr. Manabendra Nath Sanyal currently heads the CSR wing of Thermax, India. He played a crucial role in the formation of Thermax Social Initiative Foundation (TSIF) that focuses on bridging the inequity gap in education...

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Mr. Mahendra Bapna, Founder & CEO, University-21 (Higher Education)

Mr. Mahendra Bapna, former CEO of two Tata enterprises (is an Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow-2012 at Harvard University). His current consulting assignments include creating and establishing Blended B.Tech program at IIT Jodhpur...

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Prof. Rajen Harshe, Professor- International Studies, South Asian University*

Mr. Rajendra Govind Harshe (Rajen Harshe) is the Visiting Professor, Department of International Relations, Faculty of Social Sciences, South Asian University...

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Mr. Anuraag Saxena, Regional Head-South Asia & ASEAN, World Education Foundation, UK

Mr. Anuraag is the Asia Head for the World Education Foundation, UK (www.wefuk.org), and leads the Asia partnerships and entry-strategy. In this capacity, he enables schools and educational-institutions in the K-12 segment with...

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Prof.(Dr.) Madan Mohan Pant, Founder & Mentor, Planet EDU

Prof.(Dr.) Madan Mohan Pant is the Founder & Mentor of Planet EDU. Prof. Pant has been promoting the ideation, development and delivery of educational products, processes and services for the next generation learning in the post Internet post WTO world....

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Dr. Shabistan Gaffar, Chairperson - Committee on Girls Education, The National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI)

Dr. Shabistan Gaffar is the Chairperson of Girls Education, National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions, Government of India....

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Mr. Krishan Khanna, Founder, iWatch Foundation

Mr. Krishan Khanna is the Founder Trustee of i Watch Krishan Khanna, is an IIT Kharagpur, B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering. During his years as head of R&D in Special Steels Ltd...

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