Board of Advisors
Prof. S. Mohan, IISc
Focus Area : STEM Education
Dr. S. Mohan is currently an Emeritus Professor at Center for Nano Science and Engineering, IISc. He is also the Honorary Scientific Consultant to Government of India.
He is a Visiting Professor at Forschung Centrum, Germany.
Pennsylvania University, RMIT, Melbourne and University of Western Michigan USA.
He is the Founder Co-Chairman of Core Group of Automotive Research and Development(CAR) with Prime Minister Modi & Dr. Chidambaram, Principle Scientific Advisor to Government of India.
Prof. Neharika Vohra, IIM-A
Focus Area : Faculty Training and Professional Development for Teaching Expertise
Acclaimed Organisational Behavior expert and Professor at IIM-A with a rich experience in educational leadership, change management and workplace performance enhancement.
She has worked with over 150 schools in India and the middle east with approximately 1500 teachers.
Dr. Gabrielle Malfatti, University of Missouri
Focus Area : School Partnerships and Connects, University and College Liaisoning
Dr. Gabrielle is the Professor and Director of International and Intercultural Initiatives at the University of Missouri – Columbia. Her research focus includes international education, organisational behavior and intercultural communication.
Dr. Gabrielle has conducted multiple workshops and presentations on leadership, international education and intercultural issues in the U.S., England, Colombia, Ghana, and Canada.
Prof Sugata Mitra
Focus Area : Children’s Education, Remote Presence, Self-organising systems, Cognitive Systems, Physics and Consciousness.
Sugata Mitra is Professor Emeritus at NIIT University, Rajasthan, India. A Ph.D. in theoretical physics, he retired in 2019 as Professor of Educational Technology at Newcastle University in England, after 13 years there including a year in 2012 as Visiting Professor at MIT MediaLab in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. Prof Mitra will lead as Advisory Board Member at Vidyashilp University at Vidyashilp University.
He conducted the Hole in the Wall (HIW) experiment, where in the year 1999 a computer was embedded within a wall in an Indian slum at Kalkaji, Delhi and children were allowed to freely use it. The experiment aimed at proving that kids could be taught computers very easily without any formal training. Sugata termed this as Minimally Invasive Education (MIE). The experiment has since been repeated at many places. In England, he developed his ideas into Self Organised Learning Environments (SOLE) and finally into Schools in the Cloud. He is the recipient of many awards and honorary doctorates from India, the UK, USA and many other countries in the world – among them the Dewang Mehta award for innovations in IT from the Government of India (2003) and the million dollar TED award (2013) from the USA.