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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.

Skills for 21st Century MSMEs:

Skills for 21st Century MSMEs:  Backdrop:  India’s Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) base is the largest in the world after China. The sector provides a wide range of services and is engaged in the manufacturing of over 6,000 products … Continue reading

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Education in the age of Intelligent Machines:

Education in the age of Intelligent Machines:  Our future is being shaped by two major forces: the 4th Industrial Age driven by Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Quantum Computing and allied technologies like the Internet of Things, Blockchain, 3D Printing, AR … Continue reading

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Coming of age in the 4th Industrial Age ( the age of Artificial Intelligence)

Coming of age in the 4th Industrial Age ( the age of Artificial Intelligence): We are at the intersection  of two major revolutions: ‘the 4th Industrial Revolution’ ( a phrase suggested by Prof Klaus Schwab at the 2016 World Economic Forum … Continue reading

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Co-learning Spaces and emerging technologies experience centres:

Co-learning spaces and emerging technologies experience centres:  In earlier blogs, I have described some aspects of how Artificial Intelligence will change the models of education, as we know them. Two elements of it are the AI-fluent SmartEducator and the AI … Continue reading

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The future of education is the AI powered autonomous learner:

The future of education is autonomous learning:  Many people have expressed their dissatisfaction with the present state of affairs in the educational system. And very often the proposed solutions lose sight of the fundamental issues. The lack or unavailability of … Continue reading

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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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