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Personal Profile

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Professional Summary


Core Areas of Interest

Continuing Goals

Academic Contributions and Reports

Current activities

Retired in February 2020 after a career spanning nearly 4 decades, of which 25 years in teaching and academics in the Universities of Mumbai & IGNOU, and in education planning & policy for 14 years in the Govt. of India. I joined the Ministry of Education as OSD (New Education Policy), in the Department of Higher Education on invitation.  I was privileged to be Secretary to the Committee to Draft National Education Policy and actively contributed to the formulation of the recently unveiled National Education Policy 2020. Also, Nodal Officer of the flagship Govt. of India Scheme of National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (NMTT). Prior to this, OSD (XII Plan) in MoE (on invitation) and Joint Adviser (Education) in Planning Commission (on deputation). I was in teaching and academics during the period 1981-2006.

Ph.D in Distance Education,

Gold Medalist -Masters of Political Science,

PG Diploma in Distance Education, 

Degree in Law

Educational planning, policy making and implementation, tertiary education, faculty development, teacher education, ICT enabled learning, Open & Distance Learning and inclusive education.

  • Articles in international journals and book contributions;

  • Involved in the preparation of XI and XII Plan;

  • Several Government Reports on various aspects of education;

  • Addressed several national and international conferences;

  • Member of various Committees of the GOI, State Governments, UGC, USIEF National Selection Committees for Fulbright etc.

1.Advocacy of NEP -online discussions, conferences, webinars, etc.

2.Honorary Adviser (Edn.) Centre for Public Policy     & Research, Kochi

3.Member Advisory Board, Universal Engineering       College, Valivattom, Kerala

4. Mentor under the Women's Mentorship                   Programme aegis Rising Beyond The Ceiling     (RBTC)

5. Member, Governing Council, India-MUN, a Pan     India UN group for Youth in Climate Action

6. Advisor(Hon.) SRV School Academic     Enhancement Group, Kochi. 

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  1. Contribute to Educational Planning, Policy making & Implementation;

  2. Promote transformative learning through faculty enrichment;

  3. Advise Central and State Governments on education;

  4. Guide Universities and Higher Educational Institutions to develop NEP implementation strategies

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