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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.

Artificial Intelligence in Education:

AInEd : Artificial Intelligence in  Education ………the answer to implementation challenges of the NEP 2019 The draft new education policy has had a long gestation period. Its latest draft version is in the public domain since October 2019, and numerous conferences, … Continue reading

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The AI-fluent SmartEducator:

The AI fluent SmartEducator : I have been projecting for some time that in the future educators will be the most important group of progressive and flourishing societies, and the ones that will perish and be left behind are the … Continue reading

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Towards a $5tn economy:

The quest for ABDCE( A billion dollar company in education): to help n India’s March towards a $5 trillion economy.  As we begin the New Year, it is time for reflection and making future plans, and pursuing the goal ( … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2019, Welcome 2020

Goodbye 2019, Welcome 2020:  As the year 2019 ends, the most important event is the unusual cold conditions prevailing in Delhi and northern India, and the disruptions that it has caused. Analysts say that this deviation from the normal effects … Continue reading

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Learning 321: Real Learning, Relevant Education for the 3rd decade of the 21st Century:

Learning 321: Education for the 3rd decade of the 21st Century: Children who are studying at School today will be adults ready for further education or to face the world in the years from 2020 to 2030 and beyond.  This … Continue reading

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Reflections on Teachers Day 2019

Reflections on Teachers Day: The recent upheaval in the economic and employment landscape is evidence that a paradigm shift is taking place. The key observable is rapid change and the VUCA ( Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) world taking shape. … Continue reading

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August 2019: WhatsApp courses on AI awareness and lifelong learning

Schedule of WhatsApp courses : for August 2019 There are 2 tracks in which I am offering WhatsApp courses, one is the awareness track on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ( for School students, Educators and Parents) and the other is … Continue reading

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WhatsApp delivered courses during July 2019

My schedule of WhatsApp  courses : for July 2019 There are 2 tracks in which I am offering WhatsApp courses, one is the awareness track on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning ( for School students, Educators and Parents) and the other … Continue reading

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AI Inspirational @class 8

Now available as a one month course every month:  Schedule for May 2019:  Saturday 4th May: Session 1 Sunday 5th May: Sessions 2 and 3 Saturday 11th May : Session 4 Sunday 12th May : Sessions 5 and 6 Saturday … Continue reading

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Inspirational AI@class8:

The Program Inspirational AI@class 8: A recent CBSE circular number 14/2019 dated 9th March 2019 addressed to the heads of all Institutions affiliated to the CBSE, in the last sentence of its first paragraph says, “To enhance the multidisciplinary approach … Continue reading

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