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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.

Learning to Self-Learn

Learning to self-learn:Soon after chatGPT was launched,Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that self-learning through technology is an opportunity for today’s generation: release from PMO dated: 20 JAN 2023 11:59AM by PIB DelhiOne thing most successful people have in common … Continue reading

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TLCM: The language called Mathematics

TLCM: The language called MathematicsRishi Sunak, the UK Prime Minister, recently made a controversial suggestion that all UK students should learn Maths till 18 years of age: am proposing a subset (a mathematical concept) of that vision to make … Continue reading

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Why learn Quantum ?

QT1: Why learn Quantum  ?  Backdrop : Quantum physics is perhaps the greatest intellectual triumph of human civilization, but the public in general is not aware of it. Even many professionals who studied or are studying Science at School are not … Continue reading

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Standing on the shoulders of Giants

Standing on the shoulders of giants:Backdrop: We all seek to be motivated and inspired to become better versions of ourselves. Such Inspiration and motivation may come from a variety of sources. A song on the radio might spur you into … Continue reading

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Personalisation of Learning

Personalized Learning through Edu-Technology: 1: As a young physicist studying condensed matter using Quantum Physics, I was often asked “How does such fundamental scientific knowledge help Mr TC MITS, the celebrated man in the street?”. At that stage I did … Continue reading

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Serendipitous Learning :

I just created a new WhatsApp group on serendipitous learning.  This WhatsApp group is meant for young learners, at the School stage, as well as their parents. We actively learn all the time. Sometimes  intentionally according to a prescribed curriculum and … Continue reading

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educating parents about education

Educating parents about education: For the aspirations of the NEP2020 to be fully realised, the role of the parents of the children is very important. Very recently, on 20th October 2022, a detailed and comprehensive document (360 pages) has been … Continue reading

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AI in education: the educators perspective

AI in education: the educators perspective was often asked “ how does high end Physics benefit Mr TC MITS, the celebrated man in the street. And it was not easy to articulate the usefulness of useless knowledge. 

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Active Learning :

On active learning : 460 words 3090 characters. Active Learning:  The great paradox of Indian education is that it has produced some outstanding persons who have been great achievers and some of them  also acknowledged with the Nobel Prize in a … Continue reading

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Rational thinking:

Prof MM Pant’s mission: on ‘ Rational Thinking’ On World Philosophy Day 2022, (an International Day proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November ) which falls this year on Thursday 17th November 2022, I will share … Continue reading

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