National Knowledge Commission
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S. Regunathan (Advisor)

S. Regunathan was selected for commission in the Indian Army during his college days itself. After Graduation in Physics he joined the Armed Forces before joining the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1973 with five years anti date seniority.(allotment year 1968). Covering a wide breadth of experience S. Regunathan served in many different areas and positions from Finance to Information Technology, from Animal Husbandry to Tourism. He launched the literacy programme as Education secretary between 194-98 wherein a later survey recorded a 9% increase in general literacy levels in Delhi.
As Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Chief Secretary, Delhi S. Regunathan conceptualized and launched the Bhagidari programme and the Stree Shakti Programme and instituted good governance practices for everyone in the Govt, to follow. Both the programmes won international recognition. Regunathan took the prime initiative to computerize the entire Delhi govt, machinery and introducing online transaction in many departments. Fie was also instrumental in privatization of distribution of power. Before taking over as Chief Secretary, Delhi, S Regunathan did a short four month stint as Secretary, Animal husbandry in the ministry of Agriculture, Govt, of India. In this brief period he introduced IT in the working of the department across the entire country and revised and modified the Backyard poultry scheme.

Kumud Bansal (Advisor)

Kumud Bansal, an IAS officer of Maharashtra Cadre , retired as Secretary to Government of India in the Department of Elementary Education & Literacy Ministry of Human Resource Development. During her long spanning career of 37 years with the Government she worked for over 12 years in the education sector. She is on the board of several educational institutions.
She is currently a Member of the Prime Minister's Committee for selection of best administrators for PM's award, Member of Advisory Council - National Disaster Management Authority, Trustee - Pratham Mumbai Education Initiative, Director ET – ILFS , Chairperson - Managing Committee, Pawar Public School, Bhandup and Member Board - Vishwajyoti Public School, New Bombay.
She was awarded State literacy Award by Government of Maharashtra in 2001 for her contribution in the development of Primary Education and Literacy in the State.

Kiran Datar (Advisor)

Kiran Datar has been associated with University of Delhi as an Advisor, Officiating Vice Chancellor, and Principal, Miranda House.Ms. Kiran Datar has been actively associated with many of the leading schools of Delhi as a member of their Board of Governors such as Pathways World School, Modern School, Springdale’s School and Bal Bharti group of schools. She has also been a member of the Governing Body of the Central Board of Secondary Education for six years and a member on its Finance and Curriculum Committees.
She has been associated with many educational institutions such as the Foundation for Liberal and Management Education (FLAME), Pune as a member of the Advisory Council and a Management Committee Member of a major educational initiative being undertaken by the SSN Trust of the HCL Group. She has also been appointed by the Chief Minister, National Capital Territory of Delhi as a member of the five member Advisory Committee to set up the Bharat Ratna Dr. B. R. Ambedkar University in the NCT and also as Dean of Colleges of the University of Delhi on 8th August, 2000 to assist the Vice-Chancellor on matters, academic and administrative.

C.N.S. Nair (Advisor)

C.N.S.Nair, a retired member of Indian Administrative Services (IAS - 1969) served in Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and also in Delhi in the Ministries of Defence, Home Affairs, Rural Development etc in several capacities. He was Development Advisor to the Bhutan Government at Thimphu and a visiting Fellow at Oxford. He was in the faculty of the National Defence College, Delhi.
He is a life member of the Bombay Natural History Society and a member of the India International Center.

Amlanjyoti Goswami (Research Associate)

A lawyer by training, Amlan holds degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Delhi. He is also a recipient of the university gold medal and the Inlaks Scholarship. He comes to the National Knowledge Commission with experience in India and USA in the fields of research, legal consultancy, litigation and corporate practice. At the National Knowledge Commission, he works in the focus areas of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Innovation and Entrepreneurship and issues pertaining to legal education in India.

Namita Dalmia (Research Associate)

Namita completed her B.Tech and M.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay in 2006. She joined Intel Technology, India straight after her post graduation. She worked as design engineer for ten months. She has also been actively involved with ~Pankhudi Foundation which is an NGO working for underprivileged children. At NKC, her main focus areas are Engineering Education, Vocational Education and Training and Science and Technology. She is also assisting with Traditional Knowledge.

Megha Pradhan (Research Associate)

Megha has done her Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, where she specialised in Econometrics. She has also interned with Roulac Global Places, a real estate consulting firm, as an economic analyst. At the National Knowledge Commission she will be working on Agriculture, Entrepreneurship as well as building baseline models for the various focus areas.

Sukhman Randhawa (Research Associate)

Sukhman has completed her Masters in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge, UK and has obtained a BA in English Literature (Hons.) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University. She is also an honourary fellow of the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust. After completing her Masters at Cambridge University she interned at the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) as well as the Penguin Group in London. She has also worked with CNBC TV-18 and IL&FS Education and Technology Services Ltd in Delhi. At the National Knowledge Commission she is working on portals, knowledge applications for enhancing quality of life as well as creating baseline models for key focus areas.

Vikas Bagri (Research Associate)

Vikas completed his MBA from Sri Sathya Sai University and B.Tech from DA-IICT. As part of his B.Tech, he did summer internships at University of Cambridge and Reliance Life Sciences. After his B.Tech, he joined Dr. Ashok Jhunjhunwala at IIT Madras as Project Associate. He worked on several projects in the area of technology applications for rural development and was part of starting a Rural BPO Company. He is keenly interested in the area of values based education and had proposed a model for an institute for promotion of human values as part of his MBA project. At NKC, his main focus areas are Traditional Knowledge, National Knowledge Networks, e-Governance, Management Education, Medical Education, Open and Distance Education, and Translation.

Deepti Ayyanki (Research Assistant)

Deepti, an alumnus of IMT Ghaziabad (DLP), is a First division Post Graduate in Human Resource Management and International Business. She joined the NKC in October, 2006. Prior to this she was associated with the ITC group of Hotels as an HR Trainee. At the NKC she has been working on the development of a database consisting of stakeholders from diverse focus areas and assisting the outreach programme and research activities at the NKC.

Aashima Seth (Executive Assistant)

Aashima is an alumnus of Air Force Bal Bharti School and a graduate from Delhi University. She has done an Executive Secretarial Practice course from YWCA (Delhi). Currently she is pursuing French from Bhartiya Vidya Bhawan. Before joining the National Knowledge Commission, she worked in an NGO-run school for seven months. During her tenure at the NKC she has gained a lot of experience in executing multifarious duties that have assisted in the smooth functioning the Commission's day-to-day administration.

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