DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER AT WORLD PARLIAMENT
PLENARY SESSION - VII
Need to transform universities into true centers of research, innovation, scientifically oriented knowledge, wisdom and holistic human development
Professor Arun Nigavekar is a well-known Physicist and renowned educationist with 45 years of experience. His path breaking contribution is an initiation of concept of Quality in Higher Education, for which he was aptly called as a father of quality movement in higher education in India by none other than the Former President of India, Honorable Dr APJ Abdul Kalam. He was Chairman and Vice Chairman of UGC & was a author of strategy for development of higher education in the Tenth Plan of Government of India. Prior to this he was Vice Chancellor of University of Pune, a university that attained a status of University with Potential for Excellence under his leadership.
He has been a Chairman of several Committees set by the State Governments and World Institutions’ as well as Government of India in the domain of new policies in professional and higher education, creating of quality related standards and methods for judging the quality, devising of new approaches for selection of candidates for Civil and other Services at Central Government level, policy and approach for training in IT, Energy, Bio-Science & Technology, Electronic Media industries.Visited 35 countries as an invitee for giving lectures in seminars. Received Life Time Achievement Award and awarded Honorary Doctorate Degree by nine universities.
Lubov Kulikova is the President of the foundation for Presidential Programs and special projects, The Kremlin Foundation. She considers it her duty to do everything possible for the public recognition of the achievements of her compatriots, to increase the business and vital activity of society, and to strengthen inter-regional and international ties.
She says that time as never requires us to be responsible for all those achievements, through which we continue to live. To save, multiply and transmit them from generation to generation is our common civic duty!
Dr. Manohar Shinde, M.D., Ph.D. Psychiatry, was on the teaching clinical faculty of UCLA & USA schools of Medicine and at the “Institute for contemporary psychoanalysis” (ICP). He has also served as a Medical director in many institutions and retired from 29 years of Private practice in Glendale, Los Angeles. Dr. Shinde is a community leader with an extensive track record of philanthropy and service, and has impacted thousands of people. He serves on the board of several non-profit organizations serving the Indian community in North America.
Dr. Chandra is interested in investigating the use of applied cognitive neuroscience and modern technologies of Augmented and virtual reality for performance enhancement. In his 32 years of experience as a scientist in Defence Research and development lab, He has worked on and gained expertise in the field of applied human cognition, meditation research, Artificial Intelligence, mobility enhancement, augment/virtual/ mixed reality, performance enhancement, cognitive assessment, cognitive rehabilitation, signal processing, and defence electronics. He adopts a multidisciplinary approach to research by building multi institutional teams and aligning their efforts with organisational goals.
Former Director, Prof. S. Parasuraman has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, activist, administrator and development worker. Prof. Parasuraman enjoys working in challenging social, political and physical environments. Prof. Parasuraman has over 50 publications in the form of articles in international and national journals, books and research reports. He was awarded the Bharat Shreshta Acharya Award 2012 by MIT, Pune.
Dr. Stephan Knapp
Prof Stefan Knapp studied Chemistry at the University of Marburg (Germany) and at the University of Illinois (USA). A PhD in protein crystallography at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm He is associated the Pharmacia Corporation as a principal research scientist in structural biology and biophysics. He joined Frankfurt University (Germany) as a Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and the Buchmann Institute of Molecular Life Sciences. He remains associated to the SGC a Professor at Oxford and he is also adjunct Professor of the George Washington University. he is the CSO of the newly founded SGC node at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. His research interests are the rational design of selective inhibitors that target protein kinases as well as protein interactions modules that function as reader domains of the epigenetic code.
After his apprenticeship at a TEXACO company refinery, Mr. Mittag worked as a computer specialist for TEXACO in Europe and Africa for 7 years . The company allowed him to study besides the job at the University of Hamburg Controlling, Business Administration and IT. He received a special diploma as a “Student on the job”.Subsequently, Mr. Mittag worked as an Assistant to the Board of Directors at 3K Moebel in Bensheim/Germany.