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Greetings on Akshay Tritiya 2020:

Akshaya Tritiya, is an annual spring time festival that falls on the third Tithi (lunar day) of Bright Half (Shukla Paksha) of Vaisakha month. 

The festival date varies and is set according to the lunisolar and falls in April or May of every year in the Gregorian calendar. This year it is on Sunday 26th April 2020. 

In Sanskrit, the word “Akshayya” means ” non-perishable, never endingness “. There are many legends and stories attached to this date, and it is considered a good day to start something that one wants to last forever. 

In the third decade of the 21st century, the most rapidly diminishing asset is your knowledge because of the exponential rate of change around us. It is therefore a good thought to dedicate this day to pursue the tasks of learning, unlearning and relearning, as advised by Alvin Toffler. 

I am sharing below a list of courses that I offer, that can be accessed through WhatsApp on a mobile phone itself. This list is very amusing and quite different from those that promise to make you employable very quickly ( followed by unemployability for the larger part of your life). These are like vaccines that make you future proof over a longer period. 

One of the courses is on “ avoiding natural stupidity”. Now whether we learn Artificial Intelligence or not, we could do well to be aware of our inherent stupidity. Or realise that we should pursue learning first, specific topics can wait. Or on the ultimate reality “ Death” for which no one is adequately prepared. As you peruse the list of courses below, you will appreciate its uniqueness. For more you may visit “ Prof MM Pant’s Whatsapp VishwaGurukul” at

Seven of these courses are on offer every day of the week, and you may choose to pick up one just on impulse to get started with your lifelong learning journey. Then there are 12 weeklong courses, as well as 12 weeklong courses. 

List of daily courses : ( Monday to Sunday) 

  • WhaT01: Learning first! AI next!
  • WhaT02: Learning Quantum Mechanics at School?
  • WhaT03: Avoiding natural stupidity
  • WhaT04: Ideas: their creation and spread
  • WhaT05: Inspiring humans
  • WhaT06: Pre-school learning ( for parents) 
  • WhaT07: Developing Foresight

List of weekend courses: ( Saturday and Sunday) 

  • WEL01: Complex Problem Solving
  •  WEL02: Critical Thinking
  •  WEL03: Creative Thinking
  •  WEL04: People Management
  •  WEL05: Co-ordinating with others
  •  WEL06: Emotional Intelligence
  •  WEL07: Effective Decision making
  •  WEL08: Service Orientation
  •  WEL09: Negotiation
  •  WEL10: Cognitive Flexibility
  •  WEL11: Overcoming Maths Phobia
  •  WEL12: First Principles

List of weeklong courses: ( Monday to Friday) 

  • WLL01:Learning with WhatsApp, other mobile Apps and MOOCs
  • WLL02: WhatsApp for Educators
  • WLL03: Learning Agility
  • WLL04:Computational Thinking
  • WLL05: Financial Acumen
  • WLL06: Health Literacy
  • WLL07: Preparing for a 100 year life
  • WLL08: Death? Understanding it is critical to living well
  • WLL09: Evolution and Extinctions
  • WLL10: Humour: a must have skill
  • WLL11: The pursuit of Happiness
  • WLL12: Finding Meaning Making Sense

List of monthlong courses: ( fresh cohorts begin on the first Monday of every month) 

  • QT01: Understanding the Quantum World
  • QT02: Quantum Biology
  • QT03: Quantum Computing 

To register for any of the above courses, please send a WhatsApp message to Prof MM Pant at +919810073724

The schedule of fees is as follows:

A: For each of the courses WhaT01 to WhaT07  it is Rs 750/-.

B: For each of the courses WEL01 to WEL12 it is Rs 1000/-.

C: For each of the courses WLL01 to WLL12 it is Rs 2500/-

D: For each of the courses QT01 to QT03 it is Rs 5000/- 

The course fee  can be easily remitted by PayTM to +919810073724

For those who would rather pay into a Bank account, the relevant information is : 

Madan Mohan Pant

HDFC Bank, Unitech Cyber Park, Sector 39, Gurgaon 

A/c 26451000000301


(The account number is 26451 followed by six zeroes followed by 301)

About mmpant

Prof. M.M.Pant has a Ph.D in Computational Physics, along with a Professional Law Degree, and has been a practitioner in the fields of Law, IT enabled education and IT implementation. Drawing upon his experience in world class international institutions and having taught in various modes of Face-to-Face, Distance Learning and Technology Enhanced Training, Prof. Pant is now exploring the nature of institutions which will be successors to the IITs, which represented the 1960s, IIMs, which represented the 1970 and Open Universities which were the rage of 1980s & 90s. He believes that the convergence between various media and technologies would fundamentally alter the way learning would be created, packaged, and delivered to learners. His current activities are all directed toward actual implementation of these new age educational initiatives that transform education in the post Internet post WTO era.. Prof. Pant, has been a Former Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and has been on the faculty of IIT – Kanpur (the premier Engineering institution in India), MLNR Engineering College and Faculty & Visiting Professor - University of Western Ontario-Canada. He has been visiting scientist to research centers in Italy, England, Germany & Sweden and has delivered international lectures with about 80 papers published. During his association of almost 15 years with the IGNOU, Prof. Pant has served as the Director Computing and has been the Member of All Bodies (i.e. School boards, Academic council, Planning board, Finance committee and the Board of management). With his interest in Law, backed with practice of Law in a High Court, and his basic training in Science and IT, Prof. Pant has been particularly interested in the Cyber Law, Patent & trade mark issues, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) issues etc. and has been involved with many activities, conferences on “Law & IT” Prof. Pant is presently; • Advisor to Media Lab Asia - Chairman of working group on ICT for Education, chairman of PRSG handling projects on ICT for education. • Lead Consultant for an ADB funded project for ICT in Basic Education in Uzbekistan • Member of the drafting Group for India’s National Policy on ICT in education • Chairman of the group creating books for class 11 and 12 students on ‘Computers and Communication Technology’ appointed by the NCERT • Preparing a ‘Theme Paper” for the NCTE in the area of ICT and Teacher Training • Advisor and mentor to several leading Indian and Multi-national Companies in the area of education. Prof. Pant has in the recent past been ; • Member – Board of Management – I I T, Delhi for 6 years (two consecutive terms) • One-man committee to create the Project Report & Legislation for Delhi IT-enabled Open University • Advisor to the Delhi Government on Asian Network of Major Cities Project (ANMC-21) distance learning project in association with Tokyo Metropolitan Government. • Chairman Board of Studies, All India Management Association With his mission to create and implement new business opportunities in the area of e-learning & learning facilitation, Prof. Pant has promoted Planet EDU Pvt. Ltd., as its Founder & Chairman, along with a team of highly experienced and skilled professionals from Education & Training, Operations, IT and Finance.
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