IC3 Presidential Forum
Presidents and senior educators of educational institutions and business, industry, and governmental leaders from around the world are invited for the 2020 Pre-Conference IC3 Presidential Forum on 25 August 2020 in Delhi. The IC3 Presidential Forum will feature thought-provoking ideas, with esteemed speakers from research universities, distinguished schools, businesses and industries.
2020 IC3 Presidential Forum: 25 August 2020
Attendees (by invitation only)
Hosted by: The British School, New Delhi
The British School New Delhi is an inclusive, not-for-profit school founded in 1963 that caters to children of internationally mobile families. The school offers high-quality education to an international community of 1,200+ students from 66 nationalities. The focus is on holistic education and personalised provision. Our curriculum includes the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) and the National Curriculum of England from ages 3-13, followed by the IGCSE and the IBDP in the later years. The school is an IB World School, a Cambridge School (Centre), accredited by the Council of International Schools and a member of FOBISIA, Round Square and EARCOS. It is the first school in India to receive Common Sense Digital Citizenship certification.
Address: The British School, Dr. Jose P Rizal Marg Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021, India
2020 IC3 Presidential Forum Sponsors
2019 Featured Panelists
Ms. Jayashree Janardhan Ashok —
Founder and Director, Creative School, India
Jayashree Ashok is the Co-founder and Director of Creative School and Pragya Living Wisdom Centre in North Bengaluru. Creative School started a decade ago is a conscious community of teachers and parents practicing conscious parenting and holistic education. The vision of Creative School is to inspire children to become conscious creators of their own lives, empowered by their soul. Today, Creative School is a Cambridge recognized school with children growing in a modern Gurukul-like environment with a beautiful blend of the East and West. Jayashree has over two decades of experience in holistic education, personal empowerment and transformation. She has worked with thousands of teachers, parents and children to bring conscious transformation for the overall well-being and empowerment of both adults and children. Under her leadership, Creative School provides a space for the complete holistic development of children, along with strong academics and multi-faceted opportunities for learning and growth.
Dr. Rajika Bhandari —
Senior Advisor, Research and Strategy and Director (IIE), U.S.
Rajika Bhandari, Ph.D., provides strategic guidance to IIE’s research, evaluation and thought leadership activities and directs IIE’s Center for Academic Mobility Research and Impact through which she leads the flagship Open Doors and Project Atlas projects on global student mobility. With over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit, private and higher education sectors, Dr. Bhandari serves as a senior spokesperson for IIE on global higher education issues, is a frequent speaker and widely published author, including six books, and has written for the Guardian, Times Higher Ed, the Huff Post, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and University World News. Prior to joining IIE, Dr. Bhandari was a Senior Researcher at MPR Associates (now part of RTI International) in Berkeley, California, and an Assistant Director for Evaluation at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She has been an Adjunct Associate Professor at Teachers College and been a Commissioner on the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO. She is currently on the Board of Advisors for AIFS Study Abroad, the Board of Trustees of the AIFS Foundation, and the Advisory Council for IC3. She holds a B.A. (Honors) in Psychology from the University of Delhi, India, and a Ph.D. in Psychology from North Carolina State University in the U.S.
Dr. Pankaj Chandra —
Vice Chancellor, Ahmedabad University, India
Professor Chandra was the Director of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (2007-2013) and Professor of Operations & Technology Management at IIM Ahmedabad and IIM Bangalore before joining Ahmedabad University. He has also held tenured appointment at McGill University in Montreal and has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva, International University of Japan, Cornell University, and Renmin University, Beijing. He was the Chairperson of the Doctoral Programme at IIM Ahmedabad and the first Associate Dean (Academic) at ISB, Hyderabad. He was part of the founding team at the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship at IIMA and its first Chairperson. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from Banaras Hindu University and a PhD from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Professor Chandra was a member of the Government of India Committee on Rejuvenation of Higher Education (Yashpal Committee) that relooked at the Indian Higher Education system as well as the Committee on the Autonomy of Central Institutions. He has been a member of the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI). Professor Chandra’s research and teaching interests include manufacturing management, supply chain coordination, building technological capabilities, higher education policy, and hi-tech entrepreneurship. His recent book titled “Building Universities that Matter” studies issues of governance, change and institution building in Indian universities. He serves on boards of several firms and institutions and has been involved with startups.
Dr. Anunaya Chaubey —
Provost, Anant National University, India
Dr. Anunaya Chaubey is the Provost at Anant National University, India's first Design University. He is a well-known artist and academic in the fields of literature and art history. A self-taught painter, his works explore the individual and communal worlds – mundane yet layered and subtly textured. Many of his paintings are to be found both in public and private collections all around the world. Over the past ten years, he has taught different courses on art appreciation, which gives an evolutionary account of arts. His courses have provided a converging ground for ideas and concerns drawn from multiple subject domains and disciplines. He has wide administrative experience in the education space and has contributed to several institution-building exercises in both India and abroad. In addition to serving at Anant National University, Dr. Chaubey has been the principal of Art College at Patna University and the deputy dean of the post-graduate Young India Fellowship program at Ashoka University.
Dr. Barry Craig —
President, Huron at Western University, Canada
Dr. Barry Craig holds a BA from the University of Kings College, an MA from Dalhousie University and a PhD from the University of Wales. He has extensive experience in curriculum, program and policy development, and has published several books. He was co-chair of the Congress for the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2011 and has received numerous awards for both his teaching and research. Dr. Craig has served on numerous government commissions and task forces and is the recipient of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal. Dr. Craig’s new vision for Huron, Leadership with Heart, sets an exciting course for future growth and distinguishes Huron University from other Canadian universities.
Prof. Elizabeth Croft —
Professor and Dean Faculty of Engineering, Monash University, Australia
Professor Elizabeth A. Croft is the Dean of Engineering at Monash University and Professor in the Departments of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering. Her research in industrial robotics and human-robot interaction advances the design of intelligent controllers and interaction methods that underpin how people and autonomous collaborative systems can work together in a safe, predictable, and helpful manner. She held the Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada Chair for Women in Science and Engineering (BC/Yukon) from 2010-2015 and the Marshall Bauder Professorship in Engineering Economics, Business and Management Training from 2015-2017. Her recognitions include a Peter Wall Early Career Scholar award, an NSERC Accelerator award, WXN’s top 100 most powerful women in Canada and the RA McLachlan Award for Professional Engineering in the Province of British Columbia. She is a Fellow of Engineers Australia, the Canadian Academy of Engineers, Engineers Canada and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
Dr. Samir H. Dalwai —
Developmental Pediatrician, New Horizons Child Development Centre, India
Dr. Samir H. Dalway serves as Developmental Pediatrician for New Horizons Child Development Centre in Mumbai, India. His clinical attachments include Hinduja HealthCare Hospital and Nanavati Super Specialty Hospital. He is also Founder-Director of New Horizons Child Development Centre, Mumbai which has an interdisciplinary team of 110 Developmental Pediatricians, Clinical and Counseling Psychologists, Occupational and Physical Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Remedial Educators and Nutritionists, with five centers (www.enablemychild.org). Dr. Dalwai is also the Founder of the New Horizons Institute of Education and Research. Dr. Dalwai has presented papers at national and international conferences, as well as contributed chapters to journals and textbooks. He has been awarded the Government of India's Rajiv Gandhi Manav Sewa Award for Services to Children in 2012 and Fellow of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (FIAP).
Dr. Randall Deike —
Senior Vice President, Enrollment Management and Student Success, Drexel University
Dr. Deike has spent over 35 years in higher education as a university administrator and faculty member. Through his experience in student life, institutional research and enrollment management at several of the nation’s top institutions, Deike has developed a broad understanding of the complex challenges facing colleges and universities in the current higher education landscape. Dr. Deike has traveled extensively in Asia recruiting and presenting on higher education in the United States. Deike has also presented and served as a panelist nationally on topics related to access and affordability, international education, the future of work and the value of higher education.
Mr. Craig Alan Johnson —
Head of School, American School of Bombay, India
Craig Alan Johnson has spent 40 percent of his life in India. He attended a boarding school in Panchgani (a small hill station south of Pune) for 12 years, and since 2010, has been back in India serving as the Head of the American School of Bombay (ASB). Prior to returning to India, Mr. Johnson, his wife, and his three sons were in Brazil where Mr. Johnson served as the principal and then as headmaster of two different international schools. In his capacity as the head of the school at ASB, Mr. Johnson endeavors to stay engaged with his students and faculty by teaching classes, coaching sports’ teams and leading professional learning communities. Additionally, he is a regular presenter and workshop facilitator around the world, on a variety of leadership and educational topics. Mr. Johnson is a passionate advocate for innovation and relevant education and he is also the author of numerous articles on a variety of subjects, a screenplay set in Mumbai (soon to be made into a movie) and has published a novel titled, Wave Watcher.
Prof. Dishan Kamdar —
Vice Chancellor, Flame University, India
Professor Dishan Kamdar is the Vice Chancellor of FLAME University – the pioneer of liberal education in India. He took charge of this position in 2018. Prior to this, he was the Deputy Dean of Academic Programs and Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Indian School of Business (ISB), the top ranked global business school in India. A leading researcher, senior faculty member, executive coach to CEOs of renowned corporates and family businesses in India, and a favorite professor to all his students – Dishan handles these multifaceted roles with equal ease. A passionate teacher before anything else, Dishan’s biggest priority are his students and alumni. In his current role as the Vice Chancellor, he is leading FLAME 2.0 – the next phase of growth, expansion and internationalization of FLAME University designed to make it a truly world-class institution in all respects.
Ms. Rajita Kulkarni —
President, WFEB & President, Sri Sri University, India
Rajita is a humanitarian, an educationist, an author, a global leader and a leadership coach. She currently holds the following prestigious positions:
- President, World Forum for Ethics in Business (www.wfeb.org)
- President, Sri Sri University (www.srisriuniversity.edu.in)
- Trustee Sri Sri Ravi Shankar Vidya Mandir Trust (www.ssrvm.org)
- Global Board Member (www.tlexinstitute.com)
- Board Member, AOL Health and Education Trust (www.aolhet.org)
- Governor of Finance Ved Vignan Maha Vidya Peeth (www.vvmvp.org)
- Board Member, The United Way India ( www.unitedwayindia.org)
- Citibank, N.A. (1992-2010)
- FICCI India National Higher Education Council (www.ficci.in)
- CII Co-Convener Odisha Education Committee ( www.cii.in)
Dr. Bhimaraya Metri —
Director, Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli, India
Dr. Bhimaraya Metri, Director, IIM Tiruchirappalli is a distinguished academician, renowned teacher, notable researcher and an astute administrator. An outstanding leader of management education, he has performed key leadership roles at many premier management institutes and corporate companies in his remarkable career. Under his dynamic leadership, IIM Tiruchirappalli has attained a position among the league of top business schools in India. He has also contributed immensely as Dean at L&T Institute of Project Management Vadodara, IMI New Delhi, MDI Gurgaon and leading research programs at BITS Pilani.
Dr. Sunder Ramaswamy —
Vice Chancellor, Krea University, India
Sunder Ramaswamy is the Vice Chancellor of KREA University (www.krea.edu.in), a new private non-profit university based on a liberal arts and sciences platform, backed by a galaxy of eminent academicians and corporate leaders in Sri City, near Chennai. He is also on leave from Middlebury College (Vermont), where he is a distinguished College Professor of International Economics. From 2009 to 2015, he was the President of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, California (MIIS). He has also been a faculty and administrator at Middlebury College since 1990, as well as has taken sabbaticals at the World Bank, Vanderbilt University, IFMR and the Madras School of Economics (including two stints as director). He has co-authored and co-edited four books, written scores of articles and delivered over 160 lectures on Globalization, Economic Development, Indian Economic Reforms and Economic Literacy.
Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha —
Founding Provost, Anant National University, India
Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha is the Provost of the Anant National University. He was the founding dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB) and is the founder and trustee of Ashoka University. He also started the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women in Delhi, an alternative Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) programme. Dr. Sinha has worked in diverse fields spanning business and strategy, consulting, leadership and academia. He was the Group MD and CEO of ABP Pvt Ltd., one of India’s leading and most diversified media conglomerates. Prior to that, he spent 13 years with McKinsey & Company where he was a partner. In 2013, Thinkers50 listed him in India’s “top 50 management thinkers.” In 2015, the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) named him “Personality of the Year.” In 2018, IIT Kanpur conferred upon him the Distinguished Alumnus Award for servicing the society at large. Dr. Sinha is a former academic and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech. degree in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT, Kanpur.
2019 Panel Moderators and Conference Chair
Ms. Michelle Whittingham —
Assoc. Vice Chancellor, UC, Santa Cruz, U.S.
Michelle (B.A.: international affairs, minor in Spanish and M.S.: communications, emphasis in educational leadership, Eastern Washington University) has been in Enrollment Management for nearly 25 years. She has served as Associate Vice Chancellor of Enrollment Management at UC Santa Cruz for ten years working with administration and faculty to engage students, families, educators and communities in the college search process, providing information, resources, programs and services to help in the decision making and transition process. Her goal is to ensure students attend a campus that will support their success and help them realize their full potential, while at the same time helping to shape the enrollments of future alumni the campus desires.
Mrs. Rupa Chakravarty —
Director, Suncity Schools, India
Rupa Chakravarty has an enriching and creative job seeing joyful, energetic, mischievous, talented and intelligent children every day. She developed a methodology called ASK (application, skills, knowledge) to ASK-U, which is based on curiosity and develops young minds from latent potential to an ignited mind. Additionally, she created a learning center based on the multiple intelligence concept of Prof. Howard Gardner of Howard University. Rupa is a Master Trainer of CBSE in India and abroad, and she has presented papers at institutions like IIT, IIM-Indore and twice in IIM- Bangalore, as well as abroad in Japan, Turkey, Australia, Sri Lanka, the U.S., Abu Dhabi and Dubai. She describes herself as one of those blessed ones who is in a profession which is her passion.
Mr. Vineet Gupta —
Founder, Ashoka University, India
Vineet Gupta graduated from IIT Delhi in 1991 in Mechanical Engineering and is a first-generation entrepreneur. Vineet is a Founder and Trustee of Ashoka University. Vineet has been involved with the Ashoka effort since 2007 when a few friends came together with the idea of setting up a high-quality university in India. Vineet was the Founding Pro Vice Chancellor of the University from 2014 to August, 2017. Vineet continues to play an active role to help build different aspects of the institution. Ashoka University is a philanthropic initiative founded by eminent business leaders and scholars and offers a liberal education at par with the best in the world. Ashoka has been hailed as one of the most exciting initiatives in higher education in India today. In an entrepreneurial career spanning 25 years, Vineet has built several companies. He is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Jamboree Education, India’s largest overseas test prep company. Jamboree operates 34 centres in 17 cities of India, Middle East, Singapore and Nepal. Vineet is also the Education Co-Chair at PHD Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Ganesh Kohli —
IC3 Founding President & 2019 Annual IC3 Conference Chair, India
Ganesh Kohli is a teacher and counselor who has founded, nurtured and led multiple education-focused organizations over the past 20 years. An engineer by education, Ganesh started his career teaching Mathematics besides helping families find the best-fit education globally. His journey has led him to visit over 450 colleges and universities, present workshops at 300+ high schools, help 4,000+ students with their higher education decisions and present at numerous global conferences. In 2015, Ganesh stepped back from active involvement in his entrepreneurial ventures to drive initiatives that will have social impact. He supports The Aha Movement and Soul Science Foundation to bring meditation and mindfulness in everyday life. He has also simultaneously envisioned the IC3 movement to impact 175,000 high schools over the next 15 years. Serving as the Chair of IC3, Ganesh has helped build a platform that is providing much-needed focus on career and college counselling within high schools. The IC3 movement now attracts leaders from 500+ educational institutions to its annual conference, has 30 regional events across Asia and supports free education for school teachers to become trained career and college counselors.
2019 IC3 Presidential Forum Attending Institutions
- Aditya Birla World Academy, India
- Akshar Arbol International School, India
- American International School Chennai, India
- American School of Bombay, India
- The Ardee School, New Friends Colony, India
- Bangalore International School, India
- Bombay International School, India
- Bunts Sangha's SM Shetty International School and Junior College, India
- Capital College and Research Center (CCRC)/Capital Secondary School, Nepal
- The Cathedral and John Connon School, India
- Cherry Blossoms International School & College, Bangladesh
- CK Group of Educational Institutions, India
- Creative School, India
- CS Academy, India
- DDMS P. Obul Reddy Public School, India
- Delhi Public School - Bopal, Ahmedabad, India
- Dhirubhai Ambani International School, India
- D.G. Khetan International School & MISA, India
- Dr. Y.S. Khedkar lnternational School, India
- DSB International School (German School), India
- Edify School Mandsaur, India
- G D Goenka Public School, India
- Gateway College, Sri Lanka
- Gateway College - Colombo, Sri Lanka
- Gateway College Dehiwala, Sri Lanka
- Gateway College - Negombo, Sri Lanka
- GEMS Institute of Higher Education, Nepal
- The Heritage School, India
- Heritage Schools, India
- Heritage Xperiential Learning School, India
- HVB Global Academy, India
- Ira International School, India
- ITL Public School, India
- Jain International Residential School, India
- JBCN International School Borivali, India
- JBCN International School Oshiwara, India
- Jesus and Mary Academy, India
- Kaanger Valley Academy, India
- Kairos Global School, India
- The Kalyani School, India
- Knowledge Academy School, India
- Kids R Kids, India
- K'sirs International School, India
- Lancers International School, India
- Learning Paths School, India
- Leeds International School, Sri Lanka
- Legacy School Bangalore, India
- Manav Rachna International School Sector-46, India
- Mayo College, India
- Meridian School, India
- MET Rishikul Vidyalaya and MRV Global College, India
- MGM Group of Schools, India
- Mount Litera Zee School, India
- Nandha Central City School, India
- NH Goel World School, India
- N.K. Bagrodia Public School, Rohini, India
- NPS International School, India
- Oakridge International School - Einstein Campus, India
- Oakridge International School, India
- Oberoi International School, India
- Pathways School Gurgaon, India
- Pathways School Noida, India
- Pathways World School, Aravali, India
- RBK International School, India
- Riverdale High School, India
- Sagar International School, India
- Saupin's School, India
- Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, India
- Shikshayatan Foundation of Shri Shikshayatan School, India
- Shiv Nadar School, India
- Silver Oaks International, India
- Solan Public School, India
- Spring Dale Senior School, India
- St. Gregorios High School, India
- St. Joseph's School, Chandigarh, India
- St. Jospeh's School, Sec 42-46, India
- St. Kabir Public School, India
- St. Sebastian's School, India
- Stepping Stones High School, India
- Stonehill International School, India
- Suncity Schools, India
- TERI Prakriti School, India
- SVKM International School, India
- Symbolic International School, India
- Universal Education, India
- Utpal Shanghvi Global School & PPS International Junior College, India
- Uttam School for Girls, India
- The Velammal International School, India
- VIBGYOR Group of Schools, India
- VIBGYOR High, India
- VIBGYOR High, Goregaon, Indian
- VIBGYOR High, Malad, India
- Vision International school of Excellence, India
- Vrajbhoomi international School, India
- Welham Boys' School, India
- Welham Boys’ School & Mussoorie Public School, India
- Witty International School, India
- Zydus School for Excellence, Godhavi, India