Glocal Conference

Objective

Conference on Education and Health: Special Focus on Uttar Pradesh, The Glocal University campus – Saharanpur, UP 25 and 26 October, 2013

The state of Uttar Pradesh (UP), the most populous in India with 200 million people, is characterized by some of poorest socio-economic indicators anywhere in the world. While enrollment in primary education has improved to 95 percent in 2011, dropouts at the secondary level are upwards of 70 percent and the Gross Enrollment Ratio (GER) for higher education is among the poorest in India, the country itself being a laggard in this aspect compared to the rest of the world (i.e. 13 percent vis-a-vis 22 percent in China and 28 percent in the US).

The health sector does not do too well either. Routine immunization rates are only worse in Bihar and MP. Infant mortality rate at 71 percent is really high, maternal mortality has improved but at 345 is only better than in Bihar. Malnutrition is high and disease burden on account of Tuberculosis, Malaria and Diarrhea is the highest in the country. Most people do not have access to toilets or to clean drinking water. The state has a large network of nearly 25000 primary and sub health centers but a majority of those just don’t work even at the required minimum standard.

To discuss these issues in depth with experts on education and health sector and policy makers, E&H Foundation and the Glocal University organized a conference focusing on Education and Health in UP on 25th and 26th October, 2013. We sought papers from experts on what ails in the two critical development issues of education and health in UP, the policy challenges, success stories from other states and from UP, and what could be done to speed up the development process. These papers and ideas were presented and discussed extensively in the conference. Glocal University, based at Mirzapur in Sahranpur district hosted the conference and the participants at its campus. A select group of academics, policy makers, grassroots workers, donors and representatives from NGOs were invited to the conference.

The E&H Foundation works on education and health for the poor and marginalized in UP. E&H facilitates running of primary schools and uses them to increase the access to education to a large population. The Glocal University has been established to provide access to higher education to the large numbers of youth from the region.

About Glocal University

The Glocal University has been established to provide world-class education with a high degree of local relevance. The University aims at providing a moral perspective and an ethical grounding to the corporate citizens of tomorrow. What really defines the Glocal University is that it offers its students a well-rounded syllabus that gives great flexibility for each student to craft her own career. The University provides flexibility to study Social Sciences with Engineering, Journalism with Information technology and Commerce with cultural studies and Education with the sciences. This multi-disciplinary approach comes from an understanding of the contemporary job market that is looking for students who understand and appreciate complexity and diversity. The entire architecture has been designed to provide the best international level education with locally comparable fee and appropriate technologies for the emerging world.

The Glocal University’s infrastructure is of world-class quality nestling in some of most picturesque hills of the Shivalik range that overlook the facility. Students will learn in a completely WIFI enabled smart campus, air conditioned classrooms and state of the art laboratories. The University also is especially equipped with the latest in security infrastructure, 24 hour surveillance, highest degree of safety particularly for women and a protected campus that is peaceful and conducive to high quality education. The University is guided by a set of well-known and accomplished individuals like Dr Rajiv Kumar, former Secretary General of FICCI, Amir Ullah Khan of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Prof Debabrata Goswami of IIT Kanpur and Syed Safawi, formerly of Airtel, Coca Cola and Reliance, who comprise the Academic council. However, it is the faculty that the University is really proud of, in terms of the mix of academic excellence, international repute and industry interface that comes with the accomplished teaching staff at the various schools in the University. For more information please visit http://www.theglocaluniversity.in

Speakers at the conference

  • Abdul Azim Akhtar, Associate professor of History at Glocal University

    Abdul Azim Akhtar is a senior Journalist and researcher with more than 12 years of experience. Beginning with National Herald, he has been associated with Media Transasia India Ltd., All India Radio, Explore the Unexplored, Arap Media, and Indian Council of Historical Research. He was founder team member of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art—India’s first private contemporary art museum in NOIDA. He was educated the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), New Delhi, Aligarh Muslim University and Patna University. He has contributed to various magazines and journals, including A review of Indian Journalism Critique, Swagat, Discover India, Naturalli, and Haute Wheels, Golf Style, National Herald (Delhi), Pioneer (Delhi), and Hindustan Times (Delhi & Patna), Explore the Unexplored, The Hindustan Review. He is the author of Uprisings Against Colonialism in Jharkhand, 1830-1944-Heroes, Leaders and Followers (2013).

  • Arvind Kumar Having worked for over 30 years in senior leadership positions in high performing family owned businesses and multinational corporations, in the Durables and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) sectors; Arvind Kumar brings unique insight in business going well outside the realm of textbooks. In his corporate career- as part of firms like Asian Paints, Marico, Dabur, Britannia, International Food Company and PepsiCo-he has worked in various business functions like sales, marketing, factory management, supply chain, corporate affairs, commodities purchases and international business.

    His exposure has been to markets across the globe, including the Middle East where he held CEO positions in International Food Co, Dabur International and Strategic Food International Company (a Britannia subsidiary). His core belief is that power of people is the quintessential factor for success of any institution. He is passionate about gold standards achievements, value extraction and achieving results with ethics. He is able to visualize the global benchmark standards and methodologies to reach them

    Arvind is now engaged in the area of Public Policy and Public Affairs with Messrs Perfect Relations and attempts to bring a science and value based interface between industry and the external environment. Arvind has graduated from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, with BA (Hons) in Economics and completed management studies from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmadabad.

  • Asok Kr. Dikshit holds a PhD in Materials Science and is a post doc from National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba, Japan and The University of Akron, Ohio, USA. He was Visiting Fellow with University of Leeds, Leeds, UK and CSIR-CGCRI Scientist prior joining in Glocal University, UP. He was recipient of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Govt. of Japan and Visiting Fellow from EPSRC, Govt. of UK. He has developed ten products on structural engineering materials, composite; coating materials, fibre optics sensor, nanomaterial’s and paper lithium battery, thin film electronics and fibre optics for data communication. He holds 45 international journal of repute and Associate Editor of Journal of Sensor Technology (JST), USA. He is also holding 4 international patents.

  • Abstract: Early Detection of Cancer Cell Optical Sensor
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  • Azim A. Khan Dr. Azim A. Khan, Chair-Board of Trustees, Foundation for Public Health, Education and Development, Global Village, Bahraich Road, Risia, Bahraich, U.P. Dr. Azim A. Khan is an academic by training, with a zeal for social activism. He is Co-founder of Foundation for Public Health, Education and Development (FPHED) and presently serving as Chair- Board of Trustees and Secretary-Global School of Learning at Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh. Besides these pro bono works he is a Professor and Academic Director for SIT Study Abroad-a semester program for American University students in India. Dr. Khan received his doctorate in the area of public health and human rights and a master’s degree in human rights from the University of London. He is a recipient of the prestigious Ford Foundation International Fellowship for human rights in 2003 for academic excellence, leadership, and commitment to community. He has worked with various colleges, universities and think tanks in India and the US. He has spent last 17 years of his life teaching, researching, and writing on human rights, public health, education and development issues. He was a major contributor and leading person in drafting the UN CERD shadow report (2006) on India. Dr. Khan has also been a facilitator for Ford Foundation’s Leadership for Social Justice (LSJ) program in Washington, DC. In 2007, he was awarded as ‘Scholar of Peace’ fellowship by the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama for his research in Gujarat.

  • Bobby John Bobby John trained at the Armed Forces Medical College, Pune, but stepped out of a career with the Indian Army to work among the rural poor in village Kedgaon of Maharashtra, India . He had subsequently worked as the Administrator for the NM Wadia Hospital in Pune.
    He is the Founder and Executive Director of Global Health Advocates India, a public health policy advocacy group based in New Delhi, from where he works with Indian and other national governments, international agencies and civil society organisations on issues related to governance, finance, development and foreign policy to improve health in India.
    He has served as a member on the developing country NGO board delegation of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS , TB and Malaria, between 2006 -10, and also as the Chair of its Ethics Committee. He has served as the Advocacy and Public Affairs lead for the India office of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation between 2010 – 11, and as the HIV AIDS Coordinator for World Vision India between 2001 – 02. As an advisor and member of governing boards and technical working groups, he has served George Soros’ Open Society Institute, the Population Foundation of India, MD India Pvt. Ltd, Saahasee, the Emmanuel Hospital Association, and the Governments of India, South Africa, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.

  • Brij Laj Joshi works as Chief Executive Officer, Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) and in the past has been consultant to Committee for the Consultation on the Situation of Andhra Pradesh (CCSAP), Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India (2010), and to the University of Maryland USA (2006-2008) and has worked as ssenior economist with National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER)

  • Dilip Chenoy Dilip is currently Managing Director & CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). The NSDC is a Public Private Partnership whose objective is to skill 150 million people in India by 2022 by fostering private sector investment and initiatives in training and skill development in 20 high growth sectors and the unorganized segment. He is also on the Governing Council of a Management School.

    Prior to NSDC, Dilip was Director General of the advocacy group for the automobile industry in India, Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM), where he was responsible for setting the technical, economic and social responsibility agenda for the automobile industry. He also represented SIAM on various Government Committees as well as on the board of the National Skill Development Corporation and the Steering Committee of the International Motorcycle Manufacturers Association. Before joining SIAM, Dilip was Deputy Director General responsible for Industry Sectors and Associations Council (ASCON) covering, Agriculture, Life sciences and ICT in the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Dilip was the CII spokesperson and coordinated CII’s international work relating to the ASEAN.

    Prior to his last assignment in CII, Dilip was part of an India team working on the competitiveness of Indian industry with Professor Michael Porter, Harvard Business School. He worked in industry prior to joining CII.

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  • Debarshi Mukherjee is associated with the Galgotias University as Associate Professor in the School of Business. A doctorate in Management from Banasthali Vidyapith his research focused on development of a blended learning model for management education in India. An MBA in Systems management from Visva Bharati he delves into the areas of e-business, MIS, system development and curricula design with more than thirteen years of experience. He is credited with the distinction to set up the only TOEFL Testing Site in Greater Noida. He has eighteen publications to his credit. Besides that he has also organized five National conferences and workshops. He was nominated as a panel member for IT & Software Services by CII for Western UP Zonal Council for 2003-2004. He has also set up IBA Centre for eLearning at Indus Business Academy. His book titled, ‘A Strategic Blended Model for Indian Management Education: using Multimedia Instructional System’ was published by a Publishing house in Germany. He has brought Galgotias on UN platform with its partnership with Global Compact Network India. He is supervising two PhD research scholars. He is the reviewer of two international peer reviewed research journals and also a Member of Editorial Board, International Journal of Operations Management (IJOM), a peer-reviewed journal

  • Abstract: A Constructivist Approach to Education Using Technology Mediated Learning Environment
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  • Debasis Rooj is currently an Assistant Professor at the Glocal School of Business and the Glocal School of Commerce, The Glocal University, UP, India. He obtained his Ph. D in Economics from Northern Illinois University, USA. The emphasis of his dissertation was on simultaneous exploration of macroeconomic aggregates and asset prices using a single dynamic stochastic general equilibrium model. He completed his B.Sc in Economics from Ramakrishna Mission Vidyamandira, Belur Math and M.Sc in Economics from the University of Calcutta. His area of expertise is Macroeconomics, Financial Economics and Econometrics.

  • Reshmi Sengupta is currently working as an Assistant Professor at the Glocal School of Business and the Glocal School of Commerce at The Glocal University, Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India. Dr. Sengupta has finished her master degree in economics from the University of Calcutta and thereafter went to USA to pursue Ph.D. in economics. She received her Ph.D. in the year 2012. During her Ph.D. study at Northern Illinois University, Illinois, USA, Dr. Sengupta was actively involved in teaching and research activities. She has three years of experience in teaching various economics courses at the undergraduate level in USA. Her primary research areas are labour economics, health economics, and econometrics.

  • Gauri Jaswal Vice president, Enactus SSCBS along with Khyati Bhardwaj and Devanshu Sood

  • Haji Mohammad Iqbal Member of Legislative Council. Uttar Pradesh and Chancellor, The Glocal University.

  • Kashi Balachandran A professor emeritus of accounting and operations management at New York University Stern School of Business, he is also the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Accounting Auditing and Finance. Prof. Balachandran earned his PhD in Philosophy and Master of Science in industrial Engineering from the University of California and his certificate in management accounting from the Institute of Management Accountants.He has been instrumental in organising the Taiwan – Italy Internship Program and China – Italy Internship Program. Prof. Balachandran has written and published more than 75 articles in leading academic journals of economics, accounting, operations research and management science. Additionally, he’s the organiser of the annual KPMG/JAAF conference in New York and is on the staff of Ross Institute of Accounting Research at New York University.

  • Neelima Khetan is General Manager, CSR and Sustainability at Coca Cola – India and South West Asia. She joined Coca-Cola in May 2012. Prior to this, she was the India Country Director of the American India Foundation, a diaspora philanthropy, which has ex-President Clinton as its permanent honorary Chair. Her longest stint has been with Seva Mandir, an old and highly regarded voluntary organization based in Udaipur, Rajasthan, where she worked from 1985 till 2011, including as its Chief Executive from 1999 to 2011.
    From June 2006 to May 2007, Neelima was the Acting Director of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA), India’s first management school specializing in rural producer institutions. Neelima served on the Board of IRMA for 6 years, and has also been on the Boards of several other leading and emerging NGOs (Gram Vikas, Utthan, Ibtada, WASSAN), and research and academic institutions (IIHMR, IFMR, IDS, IRMA) in the country. She has served on many Central and State Government Committees, including the Land Reforms Committee of the Government of India and the Task Force to suggest Decentralized Funding Mechanisms to the Planning Commission. Neelima holds a Master’s in Rural Management from IRMA and a Bachelor’s in Commerce from Delhi University.

  • Neerja Dhankar is Professor and Head of Glocal School of Education and Research. She pursued her professional education B.Ed., M.Ed., M.Phil. and Ph.D. from the Department of Education, University of Delhi with merit scholarship in B.Ed. and M.Ed. and IInd position in the department in M.Ed. and M.Phil. She did M.A. in Sociology and Political Science from Jamia Milia Islamia, Delhi M.A. in Human Rights from Pondicherry University. Dr. Dhankar has qualified UGC NET in three subjects; education, sociology and human rights and duties. To add to her qualification, She has four PG diplomas, PG Diploma in Higher Education, PG Diploma in Human Resource Management, PG Diploma in Environment and Sustainable Development and PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication from IGNOU Delhi. Dr. Dhankar has more than 16 years of teaching, research and administrative experience in the reputed educational institutes of India which include Jesus and Mary College University of Delhi, Maharaja Surajmal Institute, Delhi, SGRR (PG) College, Dehradun, Himgiri Zee University, Dehradun and Army Institute of Education, Delhi Cant., where she served as Principal. Prof. Dhankar has five books and more than 20 papers to her credit.

  • Abstract: A Study of Relationship between Problems and Empowerment of Adolescent Girls of Uttar Pradesh
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  • Nilanjan Banik Dr Nilanjan Banik, until recently served as Professor, and Program Director (Development and Sustainable Finance), at Institute for Financial Management and Research, Chennai. He holds degrees in Economics from Utah State University, USA; and Delhi School of Economics, Delhi. His areas of interest lie in strategic trade policies, development economics, and time series econometrics. Nilanjan has teaching experience with Utah State University, Indian Institute of Management (Indore, Ranchi, and Rohtak), Madras School of Economics, and Reserve Bank of India Staff College. He has project experience with Laffer Associates, USA; Confederation of Indian Industry, RIS, and ICRIER, New Delhi; Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo; Asian Development Bank, Manila; UNESCAP, Bangkok, Department of Foreign Affair and Trade, Government of Australia; South Asia Network of Economic Research Institutes (SANEI), and World Trade Organization. He has publication in many peer reviewed journals, and in edited volumes with publisher, like, Elsevier, Springer Verlag, Routledge, etc.

  • Abstract: Nexus between Growth and Development
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  • Pankaj Jain Having graduated in Engineering from IIT-R and as a Fellow (Ph.D.) from IIM-A, Pankaj Jain worked in Indian Space Research Organization, & National Dairy Development Board, and as a faculty at IRMA. Later, he worked as international development management consultant, with work spanning in various Asian countries, with some of World’s largest development programs like BRAC, Grameen, AMUL. He was a visiting faculty in programs at University of Leeds and MIT-USA, and a consultant at IDS-Sussex. As a Senior Fulbright Fellow, he was associated with the World Bank and HIID. He has published in leading Journals of Development Sector. Since 2000, he established and led a NGO Education Program, Gyan Shala, which has enabled poor slum children to match the performance of India’s leading elite CBSE schools, even though the unit program cost is as low as Rs. 3000/- per child per year, and its performance quality is maintained over years and many replications.”

  • Abstract: Limitations of Government and Private School Systems in India: Where the balance of advantage lies
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  • Payal Kumar Payal Kumar is senior research coordinator and managing editor at Glocal University. She has been awarded a Master of Arts degree from SOAS, London University, and also a Postgraduate Diploma in Newspaper Journalism at the University of Central Lancashire. She has worked for The Hindustan Times in India for over a decade, more specifically as a senior desk editor.
    As Vice President Editorial and Production, SAGE India Publications Pvt Ltd, Payal has handled the editorial, production and design departments, where her teams were responsible for producing 120 academic books and 60 journals a year. Her zest for learning continues and today she is pursuing a doctoral programme from XLRI, specializing in Organisational Behaviour. She has conducted several workshops on the Art of Academic Writing at leading educational institutions including IIT Delhi, XLRI, XIMB, TISS and Lady Irwin College. Payal is also a reviewer for the Academy of Management and is the newsletter editor of the Academy’s Gender and Diversity division.

  • Abstract: Why is there a dearth of faculty research publications from the top Indian business schools: A faculty perspective
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  • Prakash Satyavageeswaran is an ISB alumnus with over 12 years of experience in sales, marketing, social marketing, audit and general management across NGO, Trust, Partnership and Corporates. Unlike a typical corporate manager, however, Prakash continued to work on his basic interests in research and teaching alongside his day job. He was awarded the Blaise Pascal scholarship (2002) by the French Government during his Master’s program at Grenoble Graduate School of Business, France. He later went on to specialize in Strategy & Leadership and Finance at the ISB, where he received the coveted Citi Scholarship (2008). His GMAT score also figures in the top 1% of test takers worldwide. Prakash’s focus has been on creating large-scale social and health impact in the bottom of the pyramid, working with NGOs and Multinationals. He is now moving from an implementation perspective to a research perspective.

  • Abstract: Unsafe Drinking Water, Malnutrition and Education
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  • Rajat Chabba: ManagerManager – Rural Health and Education – ITC Limited. An MBBS graduate with a post-graduate diploma in rural management from IRMA, I have a passion to make a difference to public healthcare service delivery in India. In my brief career till date, I have been fortunate enough to actively engage with multiple non-government organizations, various central and state health departments and international funding institutions. In my previous assignment at Ernst and Young, I led a strategic engagement on “integration of ICT for improvement of TB control program in India” for Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. I have worked extensively towards eradication of preventable and avoidable blindness during my association with Sankara Eye Care Institutions India.
  • Presentation topic- EChaupal: sustainable integrated healthcare & allied services delivery model

  • Rajiv Kumaris a well-known Indian economist, is the author of several books on the Indian economy and India’s national security. Concurrent to being Senior Wadhwani Fellow, he is also a Senior Fellow, at the Center For Policy Research, (Delhi). He was Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (2010-2012); Director & Chief Executive of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (2006-2010); and Chief Economist of the Confederation of India Industries (2004-2006.) He worked in the Asian Development Bank, Manila from 1995 to 2005 and as Economic Advisor in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance from 1992 to 1995.

    He is presently a member of several international and national Boards of Directors and was a member of Government of India’s National Security Advisory Board for 2006-2008. He has a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University and a PhD from Lucknow University. He is one of India’s leading columnist.

  • Rajesh Chakrabarti the Executive Director of Bharti Institute of Public Policy, is also a Clinical Associate Professor at the Indian School of Business. He has previously taught at Georgia Tech, USA, and University of Alberta, Canada and has held several visiting positions including at the ISI, Delhi, IIM, Calcutta, and the Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta. He has published in international research journals in Finance, Economics and International Business; has authored or edited six books, including the recent, Bihar Breakthrough and several book chapters; and is a columnist for Financial Express. He is an alumnus of Presidency College Kolkata, and IIM Ahmedabad and earned his PhD in Management from the University of California at Los Angeles. When not shuttling between New Delhi and Mohali, Rajesh loves exploring the hills in his Mahindra Thar.

  • Abstract: Innovations in primary education and health sectors in Bihar during 2006-11
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  • Rajesh Kumar is a Post Graduate from IRMA and Graduate in Economics (KMC, DU). In 1991 he started working in Social Sector among Bhil Community, supporting irrigation cooperatives. He got initiated into participatory philosophy and adult learning. Later he worked in a Support Organization as trainer. During 97-98 he took an independent path that was very much in response to his childhood educational experiences. He initiated Lokmitra in Raebareli District of central Uttar Pradesh. Lokmitra has grown as Education Organization working of systemic change in elementary education system and promoting educational right of children. As a part of this work he has initiated a state level education coalition, namely ‘Basic Shiksha Manch’ that brings together CSOs and emerging leadership of parents from School Management Committee for effective monitoring and advocacy in education. He considers his work and life a journey in self-discovery for being at peace and to be responsible.

  • Abstract: Challenges and Ways forward for ensuring that all government elementary schools are effective in promoting learning of each child.
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  • Rakesh Pillai is member of Executive Committee, Socio Research and Reform Foundation (SRRF). Before this Rakesh worked as Director Programs at Society for Action in Community Health (SACH) with primary responsibility to evaluate and implement educational programs in Diabetes and Geriatric health. Rakesh also worked at Project HOPE for implementing India Diabetes Educator Project in India where he was involved in operations research in collaboration with Chicago University on the success of Diabetes Educators in prevention and management of complications. Rakesh worked as Program Officer at The INCLEN Trust International; implementing and progress tracking of a pan India project on Injection Safety covering 25 centers in 20 districts and did a situational analysis of Bio-Medical Waste in 450 healthcare settings across India. Rakesh started his carrier as a Lecturer, Department of Pharmacology, in various pharmacy colleges.

    Rakesh is working for a PhD on Pharmacovigilance and Pharmacoepidemiology from University of Bordeux, France. Rakesh holds a M.Phil degree in Clinical Epidemiology from Medical College, Trivandrum, Masters in Research on drugs Discovery form Medicinal Plants (Phyto Pharmacology) from Strathclyde Institute of Drug Research (SIDR), University of Strathclyde, U.K and M.Pharma from Dr MGR Medical University, Chennai

  • Abstract: Evidence based participatory quality improvement (EPQI) techniques in public health programmes
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  • Ratna Dhamija is the Country Head of ACER India, in her role as the country head she is managing and supporting marketing, business development, liaison with Ministry both federal and state, National and International agencies, development sector and client liaison.

    Ratna Dhamija has extensive experience of large-scale project management, has conducted workshops for school principals, teachers on ‘School Improvement and Use of Data to improve Classroom transaction’ and in ICT. She has also managed and coordinated commercial activities of the organisation. Ratna has executive experience on national consortia and has had national project managing experience in managing and organising national and school assessment programs in India and neighbouring countries. Ratna is an experienced senior executive, teacher, strategic planner and consultant. Ratna is a Doctorate of Philosophy in Commerce.

  • Abstract: Use Assessment Data to Improve Classroom Teaching and Student Learning
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  • Rekha DeyRekha Dey graduated in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi. With a PG Diploma in Marketing Management from Institute of Marketing and Management and PG Diploma in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, she has been associated with national and international organizations in project management, research, advocacy, communications and marketing for more than 11 years. She started her career in 2002 with media marketing and worked with leading media houses like the Hindustan Times. She then joined PDH Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the Head of Marketing and Publications. She successfully organized the PHDCCI Open Cycle Race in November 2006, an event involving the Sports ministry, Delhi government and several other stakeholders. This event was a turning point in her career. Startling live experiences around the event made her curious to dwell deeper to understand the relationship of sport and behaviour change. She then worked with India Development Foundation doing research in sport for development for more than two years.

    In 2009 she conducted an action research study on the ‘Integration of Sports in Indian Education System’ with Sport for Life, a Bangalore based organization. She then joined Magic Bus to play a key role in the expansion of the national programme strongly advocating across all quarters the use of sport as a powerful tool for development of children and youth. Since November 2013 she is the India Coordinator to the Australian Sports Outreach Programme, a ‘Sport for Development’ programme managed by the Australian Sports Commission, Government of Australia.

  • Abstract: Sport has unique attributes that enable it to contribute to development processes
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  • Saleema Razvi works on public health issues focusing on linkages between trade liberalization in the healthcare and the health insurance sectors. She is at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade working on health policy, health reforms and universal access to healthcare. She has worked for the National Council for Applied Economic Research, EPOS Health Consultants, Jawaharlal Nehru University and General Electric Medical Services. She has written extensively on Health insurance regulation and growth in India and is now working on the liberalization of the medical service sector and it’s impact on the Indian health care delivery system

  • Abstract: The Impact of Economic Freedom on Health Indicators across Indian States

  • Shantanu Gupta works as Associate Director, Advocacy, School Choice Campaign at Centre for Civil Society and is currently leading state-level advocacy in education at Centre for Civil Society. Shantanu has led large-scale education programs for Naandi Foundation and worked for strengthening governance structures for child rights with UNICEF. Before moving to the development sector, he worked as a process-consulting expert in the private sector. Founder of YUVA Foundation, he is an engineer by training, and has a MBA from XLRI and MA in Development & Governance from University of Sussex. He did his research projects on E-governance, Local Governance and Public service delivery with eminent professors and development professionals.

  • Abstract: Education in India
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  • Sheetal Chopra is a Registered Patent Agent and an author of the book on “Patent Agent Examination: A book for Industry professionals and students” published by Lexis Nexis. She has rich experience working with/for the Industry. She is currently heading the activities of IPR division of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry). Her current profile includes preparing research papers on policy issues, providing business solutions to Industry and Government through research and analysis, visioning with eminent Government officials at National and International level, designing training modules for public awareness and capacity building programmes for enforcement agencies, academicians, legal practitioners, Industry professionals and students. She is also heading the “Intellectual Property Education Centre” by directing various online and Diploma programmes with an aim to generate skilled IP professionals. Besides this, she is also spearheading the activities, which aim to curb to menace of piracy and Counterfeiting. She is also heading the activities of IP Facilitation Centre, which facilitates SMEs in protecting and commercializing their Intellectual property. In her earlier assignment in the Multinational Company, she was involved in drafting of patent applications, designing search strategies, searching prior art, patent landscaping, filing patent applications in India and abroad, responding to office actions, patentability assessments, filing oppositions and assisting in providing freedom-to-operate opinions.

    She is serving as a guest faculty/trainer in various premier Governmental and non-governmental institutes/institutions including IITs and Law Universities. She is also a member of various committees/task force set up by various Government departments”.

    She has been nominated for Inclusion in 30th Pearl anniversary Edition of Who’s Who in the World Book of America, which includes biography of people indicating their real accomplishment. The book is a global reference relied on by universities, libraries, corporations, and governments around the world. She has also been selected as “2000 Outstanding intellectuals of 21st Century 2013” by International Biographical Centre, England. She has also been selected and invited by International Bibliographic Centre (IBC) to receive Honorary degree of Letters.

  • Abstract: : Our Honorable Prime Minister referred this decade as a decade of innovation which reflected Government
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  • Shubhashis Gangopadhyay is currently the Research Director of India Development Foundation and the Director of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences of Shiv Nadar University. From 2009, he has been a Visiting Professor at Gothenburg University. In 2008, the year of the global financial crisis, he was appointed Advisor to the Finance Minister, Government of India. He was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, in October 2006. In Sweden, he held the prestigious Malmsten Guest Professorship in 2007 and the Bertil Danielsson Guest Professorship in 2008. He got his PhD in Economics from Cornell University, USA, in 1983; his Bachelor’s degree from Presidency College, Kolkata in 1978; and did his schooling in Calcutta Boys’ School. He joined the Indian Statistical Institute as a lecturer in 1983 and was promoted to full professor in 1991. Between 2003 till 2008, he was the founder-director of IDF, an independent research organization. He is the Chief Editor of the Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Sage Publications). He has published widely in international journals, and has a number of books, in economics and finance.

  • Srikanta Misra works as Senior General Manager – Magic Bus India Foundation. Srikanta has more than 13 years of professional work expertise in institutional partnership as well as programme management. He has hands-on experience in managing large scale programmes in development, policy advocacy & humanitarian response for more than 10 years. He has worked with various international development agencies on different themes e.g. education, livelihood, urban poverty, social exclusion and emergency response. He also has extensive experience of forging partnership and resource mobilization from various institutions such as Bi- & Multi-laterals, Corporates, Trusts & Foundations – both Indian and international. A graduate in Electrical Engineering, he holds Post-Graduate Diploma from IRMA. Before joining development sector, he has worked in public sector for couple of years. He lives in New Delhi with his wife and two daughters.

  • Abstract: Magic Bus (MB) is a pioneer in delivering Sport-for-Development programmes in India
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  • Syeda Hameed Syeda Saiyidain Hameed is Member, Planning Commission, Government of India where her sectoral responsibilities include Health, Women and Children, Minorities, Voluntary Action, the states of Rajasthan, Andaman & Nicobar Islands (UT) and Island Development Authority. She is also Chancellor, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad and Member, Island Development Authority. She has worked for a Delhi based Theatre Group, Yatrik and has also been working with a theatre group Modernites Productions. She is the Chairperson of Faiz Centre, India. She presented “Faiz Ka Manzoom Safar”, a poetic journey through the life of the famous poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz in his own poetry through the medium of recitation and music with Ms. Zakia Zaheer and Ms. Rene Singh. While in Canada, she produced Urdu adaptations of George Bernard Shaw and Oscar Wilde’s Pygmalion and Importance of Being Earnest. She got the Padma Shri in 2007, the Al-Ameen All India Community Leadership Award 2006 and the Bi Amma Award in 2012. She got her PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada before which she did her MA at the University of Hawaii, USA and her BA from Delhi University.

  • Syed Safawi with 25 years of rich experience in FMCG and Telecom, is slated amongst the top professionals instrumental in bringing about transformational and paradigm shift in the businesses both in the Indian as well as international markets. With his global experience, leadership style and innovative bent of mind, Syed is currently leading Viom in transforming itself into a Global player.

    Prior to Viom, Syed was working with Reliance Communication Ltd. as the President and CEO of the Wireless Business and Chairman of the Reliance Management Board. In little over two years, he was instrumental in taking the company to a customer base of over 150 mn, revenue of $4.0bn and EBIDTA to $1bn. Prior to this, he was with Bharti Airtel Ltd. as Executive Director responsible for East as well as West India operations along with International Wireless operations of Bharti Airtel Ltd. He was also responsible for the Global Calling Cards business of Airtel as well as the B2B business of Mobile services. His longest association has been with Coca-Cola, for over 11 years, where he was last based at Vietnam as Country Manager and CEO managing business for Indochina and oversight over Malaysia. He has also served on the boards of several companies in India and globally in Coca-Cola, Bharti Group and Reliance Group. He is an MBA from India and alumnus of The Wharton School, USA. His key strengths lie in architecting and driving transformation strategies, facilitating operational excellence, organization development and building a profitable business.

  • Syed S. Kazi Programme Head: Digital Empowerment Foundation and Lead Partner: North East Development Foundation. Since 2005, Syed Kazi has been associated with Digital Empowerment Foundation, New Delhi, currently assisting DEF in various ICTD projects – responsible for project design, ideation, implementation, leading policy meetings, partnership forging etc. Also responsible for research works, managing events and workshops. Key programmes handled included eNGO, CIRC, Manthan Award, TISC, and others. Currently handling, Gates Library Project & EU programme.

  • Abstract: Conference Session on ‘Technology in Health & Education’
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  • Tapas Goswami obtained his PhD in Physical Chemistry from IIT Kanpur. After completing his PhD, he moved to Stanford University, USA for his first postdoctoral research. Before joining at Glocal University as Asst. Prof., he was Post-Doctoral research associate at Michigan State University, USA.
    Dr. Goswami managed to build a state-of-the-art oil free ultra-high vacuum system for his supersonic molecular beam experiments, which has allowed him to probe and control the gas phase photochemical processes using shaped femtosecond laser pulses with ultrahigh precession. He was also involved in probing the ultrafast dynamics in solution phase. His post-doctoral research at Stanford University, USA concentrates on the understanding of the reaction dynamics of some neutral chemical reactions using three dimensional ion imaging technique. Moreover his research at Michigan State University, USA focus on understanding the strong-field laser-molecule interaction and the control of photochemistry using shaped ultrafast laser pulses.

  • Abstract: Remote sensing the liquid-liquid interface: detecting micro-transport across cell membrane for better drug delivery
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  • T.S. Srinivasan is an independent management adviser, now based in Chennai. Formerly, he was a professor at the International Management Institute at Delhi, and at Kiev, Ukraine, and now an Adjunct Professor, IIM, Lucknow for the past ten years. He has over 30 years of experience in management education and training, starting with XLRI, Jamshedpur, and including industry experience of 13 years as Director, Oberoi School of Hotel Management, besides being a senior faculty member at SAIL’s Management Education Centre at Ranchi. Srinivasan is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he won the Hindustan Lever award for scholastic performance. Also the co-author of a book on International Finance.

  • Vijaykumar Shivpuje is currently working with a multinational pharmaceutical organization in India. He has got more than 8 years of experience across different domains with leading pharmaceutical companies. A triple graduate in the disciplines of pharmacy, management and law he is also a registered patent agent with Indian patent office. He has mixed experience in both the innovation and generic drugs. He is IP book reviewer for Oxford University Press’ Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice and co-authored a module in FICCI’s online certificate course on Intellectual Property.

  • Abstract: The healthcare in India is rapidly changing
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  • Wilima Wadhwa is a Director of the ASER Centre. She has been associated with ASER since its inception in 2005 and is responsible for its sample design and the processing of ASER data. Dr. Wadhwa earned her undergraduate degree, with Honors in Economics from Delhi University, MA degrees in Economics from Delhi University and University of California, and her Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California.

    Dr. Wadhwa has been published extensively and teaches statistics and econometrics at the University of California (Irvine), and the Indian Statistical Institute (New Delhi). She has also been a member of various government committees, including the Working Group for the Revision of Wholesale Price Index Numbers, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. Dr. Wadhwa’s other research interests include development and economics of education.

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Map and directions to Glocal University Campus

Glocal University is strategically connected by road to the National capital – New Delhi, and the state capital of Uttaranchal – Dehradun. The University is approximately a 2-hour drive away from the Jolly Grant Airport and is situated close to the urban industrial cities of Saharanpur and Dehradun.