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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.

The fifth education revolution : Education 5.0

The fifth education revolution : education 5.0 Anthony Seldon in his book “ The fourth Education Revolution” says that only three education revolutions can be said to have occurred in the last 3 to 5 million years. Schools and Universities … Continue reading

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World Quantum Day 2022:

*Sunday Brunch with Prof MM Pant: 10 April 2022* Dear friends, greetings. At the outset we thank you very much for your presence and making it a lively, interactive and wonderful session on 20 March 2022. As a precursor to … Continue reading

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How AI and Quantum Technologies will impact Healthcare and when?

How AI and Quantum Technologies will impact Healthcare, and when? Curated resources for the above topic: Perusal of these resources would help in a better appreciation of the theme. A: Books: A1: The youngest Science : Lewis Thomas  A2: The … Continue reading

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Education in the Metaverse:

Resources to help you become well versed with ‘ Education in the Metaverse’. Curated by Prof. M.M. Pant Amongst the top contenders of the most trending words of the year 2021, Metaverse offers a parallel virtual universe. It opens up … Continue reading

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Innovation in education: the algorithm for meta-learning:

“ Innovation in education : the algorithm for meta-learning “ Aide de memoir for my presentation in session 6 of the 49th NPSC annual conference on 5th March 2022.  The overarching theme is “ Bridging the gap for sustainable and inclusive … Continue reading

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To be informed on matters educational:

I have over the years posted lots of materials on future readiness as well as on generic educational matters, all over the Internet. I want to urge people to understand that the future will soon become the present, whether or … Continue reading

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Disruptive Innovation in Education:

Disruptive innovation in education:  The urgent need for disruptive innovation in education  can be appreciated by recalling the SDGs ( sustainable development goals) which were set up in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and are intended to be … Continue reading

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Learning Prescriptions:

Learning Prescriptions:  Ever since the WEF described the present era as the 4th Industrial Age,and Anthony Seldon used the phrase “ Fourth Education Revolution”, I have been exploring disruptive innovations in education. While using mobile phones as access devices and … Continue reading

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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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