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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.

Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence:

Making Sense of Artificial Intelligence: This course is designed to introduce the course participants to the key ideas of Artificial Intelligence and its applications in various domains to illustrate the famous quote of Andrew Ng that’ AI is the new … Continue reading

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Happiness Unlocked !!

Happiness Unlocked: Happiness Unlocked !! : A course on Happiness, for the lifelong learner Duration 3 months The main goal of all human activities and endeavours seems to be to seek happiness. The American Constitution …, liberty and the pursuit … Continue reading

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Preparing India for the 4th Industrial Age:

Preparing India for the 4th Industrial Age : In January 2016, at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Professor Klaus Schwab drew attention to the arrival of the 4th Industrial Revolution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Davos this January … Continue reading

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Why this is the best time to be an educator?

Why this is the best time to be an educator? Reflections on the first day of the New Year 2018: To an observer whose sights are on the developing technological horizon of Big Data, the Internet of Things, Robotics, Drones … Continue reading

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Weekend courses in February 2018

February 2018: Scheduled Weekend Whatsapp Courses 1: Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th February 2018: LW1: AI & ML in Education: Applications and Implications 2: Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th February 2018: LW2: What is worth learning? 3: Saturday 17th and … Continue reading

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Featured Whatsapp courses for December 2017

The schedule for featured Whatsapp courses For December 2017: 1: Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December: LW1: Overcoming Maths Phobia 2: Monday 4th December to Friday 8th : MMP01: Becoming a lifelong learner 3: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December : … Continue reading

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Learning weekend 2017:

The Lifelong Learning Weekend WhatsApp courses  which are scheduled for November and  December 2017 are listed below: The Sunday in person meetings for both these will  be held at the same place, the WOODs, Greenwood City, Sector 46 Gurgaon. The … Continue reading

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