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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.

EOCF: Enhancing Own Cognitive Fitness

EOCF: Enhancing Own Cognitive Fitness  In the 21st century, learning faster and using your brain more effectively may be the most important advantage for success and prosperity.  We all take our brains for granted and don’t really take time to … Continue reading

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THYL The 100 year Life

THYL: The 100 year life : The life-spans and life expectancy at birth have been continuously increasing over the last decades, creating unforeseen and important changes in the social and economic fabric of society as well as personal challenges for … Continue reading

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FAST: First Principles and Scientific Temper

FAST: First Principles and Scientific Temper First Principles is a framework for deconstructing complex problems, applied by Elon Musk for his enterprises, and inculcating a Scientific Temper is a Constitutional duty cast upon all of us under Article 51A(h).  In … Continue reading

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TLCM: The Language Called Mathematics

TLCM: The language called Mathematics:  This weekend WhatsApp delivered course aims to create an interest in Mathematics, a subject often disliked and dreaded. In February 2022, it is scheduled on Saturday February 19th and Sunday 20th. In future it will … Continue reading

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Education for a long fulfilling life

Education for a long fulfilling life:  * In his book “ The fourth Education revolution”, Sir Anthony Seldon states that there have been only 3 education revolutions in the long history of humanity, the most recent one having been brought … Continue reading

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Learning How to Learn @ School

‘Learning How to Learn @School’ The NEP 2020 proposes a complete overhaul of the school system with rote learning being replaced by strategies to help the child “ learn how to learn”.  That was stated about 2 years back, in … Continue reading

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A21st Century Learner’s Toolkit and a personal future readiness plan for School students

A 21st Century learner’s toolkit, and a personal future readiness plan for School students: Flow of this narrative: Backdrop Need for a learners toolkit? Features of the toolkit Taxonomy of tools in the toolkit List of tools in the toolkit … Continue reading

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Learning to Self-Learn:

Learning to self-learn: L2SL The NEP 2020 at para 4.6 states that its thrust will be to move the education system towards real understanding and learning how to learn – and away from the culture of rote learning. Its goal … Continue reading

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UberSmart Learning Hour

UberSmart Learning Hour:  The prevailing model of education is very old, and doesn’t adequately meet the needs of the future. In fact, Anthony Seldon in his book “ The fourth education revolution” states that there have been only three education … Continue reading

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Quantum Readiness:

Towards a Quantum Ready workforce:  Young people, still in School have a common interest in pursuing careers and studies that will help them have a good future. The answer today is the old Boy Scouts motto “ Be prepared” followed … Continue reading

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