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Faculty Development Program at SIMS, Pune

What are the key industry and institutional challenges facing higher education providers? What should be the difference in pedagogical approach when moving online from face to face delivery?

I answered these and other questions during Faculty Development Program for full time and industry academic staff of Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune.

Full video recording available below.

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Course on Academic Freedom

In an increasingly intolerant world, academics and universities are playing ever important role in generating and disseminating diverse ideas. Forward looking societies and institutions have responsibility to protect this academic freedom.

As a higher education leader, my learning from this course offered by University of Oslo (UiO) and Scholars at Risk was simple but significant; how can I promote and defend academic freedom on my campus.!

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WeWork EChai Sydney Engagement

On 20 October 2019, I interacted with start up entrepreneurs at WeWork Sydney.

My message, stay focused on fundamentals. That is product, customer and value creation.! Learn from the waves and return to the base. I also emphasised on the role of universities in creating start up culture.

Thanks eChai.Network for organising the meet up. Great catching up with fellow panelists Edward Zia and Ritesh Garg. Good on you, Shaili Patel for event management and moderation!

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ACS Certified Professional Title

I have been inducted as Member and Certified Professional of/by Australian Computer Society, ACS – The Professional Association for Australia’s ICT sector.

I decided to apply for membership and certification in recognition of increasing role technology is playing in management and higher education; two areas, I am really passionate about.

Certified Professional status provides business, government and customers assurance that my expertise has been independently assessed and validated by Australia’s professional association for the Information and Communication Technology sector.

I look forward to being part of exciting changes technology is going to bring in management and education.

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Publication in Sage’s Global Business Review

Want to know more about productivity of coal fired power plants in India? This is for you! Great to see my co-authored paper (with Amritpal Singh) getting published in Sage’s Global Business Review Journal.

[SNIP 1.082, CiteScore 1.150, SCOPUS, J-Gate, Australian Business Deans Council, Chartered Association of Business Schools (ABS), Emerging Sources Citation Index, EBSCO]

Paper link : https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0972150919856956

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Teaching at Telecom Business School, Paris

Easter 2019 was spent teaching and engaging with faculty colleagues and students of Institut Mines-Télécom Business School. Meeting past students everywhere is fun!

Great to be be back in vibrant, diverse and elegant Paris.

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Presentation at ICEGOV Conference

It was great delivering practitioner workshop on e-governance and change management with Arvind Tyagi at RMIT University in Melbourne. Workshop was part of 12th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance organised by United Nations University.

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Publication of articles in Elsevier’s Materialstoday Proceedings

Finished 2018 with the release of two long awaited papers online in Materialstoday Proceedings. In both the papers my colleague Amritpal Singh Dhillon and I analyse the data of Indian coal-fired power plants and their efficiency.

Article Access Links :

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221478531832635X

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214785318324696

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Faculty Development Program at SIMS, Pune

I started my 2019 India trip by delivering faculty development workshop on Constructive Alignment at Symbiosis Institute of Management Studies, Pune. Focus of my workshop was on understanding the need of aligning course learning outcomes with program learning outcomes and what benefits can be derived by following the practice.

SIMS is a leading graduate business school of India and interacting with best lecturers of SIMS was a real pleasure.

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Student motivations journal article

Ever wondered what motivates students to adopt large scale programming contents like ICPC – ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest.?

I explore this fascinating question in this paper with my colleagues Dr. Raghu Raman and Krishnashree Achuthan from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Coimbatore.

Full article : https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10639-018-9697-3