My Profile as on August 2010

NIKHIL PANT
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CAREER PROFILE

18 YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE IN THE EDUCATION SECTOR
HAVE BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED AS A COUNSELLOR, TRAINER AND A RESOURCE PERSON
IMPORTANT ACTIVITIES IN WHICH I HAVE BEEN ASSOCIATED AS A RESOURCE PERSON / EDUCATOR TRAINER:

1. AS STUDENTS’ MENTOR AND COUNSELLOR:
HAVE DEVELOPED 2 MODELS FOR COMPREHENSIVE PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN:

A) SAMEER CLUBS
OR SOCIAL ACTION MOVEMENT FOR EDUCATION & ECO-RESTORATION. A SCHOOL BASED MODEL THAT UTILIZES THE FREE TIME IN SCHOOL TO INVOLVE CHILDREN IN PERSONALITY DEVELOPING ACTIVITIES, INCULCATING HUMANE VALUES IN THEM AND ENABLING THEM TO MAKE CAREER CHOICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR INHERENT GENIUS. STRESS IS ON “CHILD CENTRIC LEARNING BY DOING (CCLBD).” THIS MODEL TACKLES ISSUES LIKE :

  1. DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF STUDENT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEES IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENT CONTINUOUS & COMPREHENSIVE EVALUATION (CCE) AS PER NEW CBSE APPROACH TO EDUCATION. MORE DETAILS AT http://www.reacha.org/reacha-and-new-cbse-approach
  2. STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
  3. MOTIVATIONAL THERAPY THROUGH MEDITATION AND RELAXATION TECHNIQUES
  4. APPROPRIATE BALANCE BETWEEN DIET, SLEEP AND PLAY
  5. RECTIFICATION OF BEHAVIOURAL DISTORTIONS
  6. INCULCATION OF DISCIPLINE FROM WITHIN
  7. ASSESSMENT OF INHERENT TALENTS AND APTITUDES OF CHILDREN ENABLING BETTER CAREER CHOICES
  8. METHODS FOR SKILL ENHANCEMENT IN ENGLISH, HOW TO MAKE MATH ENJOYABLE FOR CHILDREN, AND DEVELOPMENT OF A SCIENTIFIC TEMPER IN SCHOOL STUDENTS
  9. INCULCATION OF VALUES LIKE COMPASSION, FRIENDLINESS, NON-JUDGEMENT, COURAGE, CONFIDENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, HONESTY AND RIGHT COMPREHENSION THROUGH DAILY PRACTICE OF EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.
  10. PLANNING & TIME MANAGEMENT FOR HOMEWORK, EXAM PREPARATION & EXAM PAPER ATTEMPTING; PARENTS’ PARTICIPATION IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT ETC.

B) MAITREYA CLUBS
NEIGHBOURHOOD BASED MODEL OF SAMEER TO ENABLE CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS IN ALL AREAS COVERED BY SAMEER. THE CONCEPT WORKS THROUGH WEEKLY SUNDAY WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AND QUARTERLY WORKSHOPS FOR PARENTS.

2. AS CO-ORDINATOR FOR “VIDYA-DAAN SCHOLARSHIPS”
A SCHOOL BASED SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME TO ASSIST CHILDREN OF WAR / INSURGENCY WIDOWS.

3. AS FACILITATOR FOR “KAASHA VIDYA-SHILP LEARNING CENTER”
A NON-FORMAL SCHOOL RUN BY BEL OFFICERS LADIES CLUB IN ASSOCIATION WITH REACHA, FOR THE WEAKER SECTIONS OF SOCIETY, AT RAMPRASTHA, GHAZIABAD, WHERE 70-80 BOYS AND GIRLS ARE PROVIDED PRIMARY EDUCATION.

4. AS MENTOR FOR THE “NDPL ENERGY CLUB”
NORTH DELHI POWER LTD (NDPL) IS A JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN TATA POWER AND DELHI GOVT, FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION IN NORTH DELHI. I SHARED MY EXPERTISE WITH NDPL AND LAUNCHED THIS CLUB IN A NUMBER OF SCHOOLS IN NORTH DELHI, TO SENSITISE CHILDREN, AND THEIR PARENTS, ON ISSUES CONCERNING ENERGY CONSERVATION. SO FAR MORE THAN 6,00,000 PEOPLE HAVE BEEN SENSITIZED BY THIS PROG IN NORTH DELHI AND THE TARGET IS TO COVER 9,00,000+ PEOPLE BY DECEMBER 2010. THIS PROJECT HAS NOW BEEN ADOPTED BY TATAPOWER AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL, WITH DUE SUPPORT FROM REACHA. REFER http://www.tatapowerenergyclub.com/

5. AN MENTOR OF PROJECT SAMVEDNA: http://www.samvedna.in/
Samvedna is a humble effort to leverage the power of Information and Communication Technology - ICT - to create a more humane, compassionate and understanding world. Samvedna connects school children across the nation in an effort to develop a mutual appreciation society where each individual 'reaches out' to the world to make it a better place to live.

6. AS FOUNDER OF THE SPORTS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME: http://www.sportsdevelopmentprog.com/
SDP or Sports Development Programme brings science, technology and psychology to sports in a manner that a child may have a balanced growth - physical and mental - while in school. This adds immense value to co-scholastic sports activities within School systems and strengthen their CCE (Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation) programme for children as per the new approach to holistic education. SDP also assists school PTI's (Physical Training Instructors) in the assessment & grading process of each child that enrolls. The eventual goal is fitness for all and sporting excellence for the elite players.

7. AS AN EDUCATIONIST:

  1. WRITING ARTICLES IN HINDI & ENGLISH FOR REACHA MAGAZINE “REACHA RITHAMBHARA” (PUBLISHED BY LITERACY HOUSE, LUCKNOW), TRAINING MANUALS AND ANNUAL REPORTS
  2. HAVE DEVELOPED “MANUAL FOR SAMEER CLUBS IN SCHOOLS”
  3. HAVE DEVELOPED TRAINING MATERIAL AND LITERATURE FOR MAITREYA CLUBS
  4. GUIDING SCHOOL CHILDREN TO DESIGN GREETING CARDS
  5. ORGANISING WEEKEND WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS FOR CHILDREN AND PARENTS – CALLED “MAGICAL COLOURS OF MAITREYA” (MCOM), WHICH SEEK TO EMPOWER EVERY CHILD TO HAVE A DREAM, AND THEN LIVE IT.
  6. HAVE ORGANISED WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS ON SAMEER CLUBS FOR FORMER CBSE CHAIRMAN PROF.B.P.KHANDELWAL, PRINCIPALS OF CRPF PUBLIC SCHOOL; AMITY SCHOOL, SAKET; APEEJAY SCHOOL, SHEIKH SARAI; LAXMAN PUBLIC SCHOOL, PANCHSHEEL PARK AND MANAVA BHARATI SCHOOLS IN DELHI AND MUSSOORIE; AND CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW
  7. ORGANISER AND CONVENOR OF REACHA’S ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS OF ORGANISATIONS
  8. HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN TRAINING VOLUNTEERS/GOVT. FUNCTIONARIES/NGO'S IN VARIOUS ASPECTS OF WATERSHED MANAGEMENT IN RAINFED AREAS, THROUGH FORMATION OF SELF-HELP THRIFT GROUPS, AND INITIATING THESE GROUPS INTO SHG-BANK LINKAGE SCHEMES SO THAT THESE GROUPS MAY AVAIL INSTITUTIONAL CREDIT FOR DEVELOPING THEIR OWN ASSETS AND INCREASING THEIR PURCHASING POWER. THE TRAINING PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY NABARD. TRAINING SESSIONS WERE CONDUCTED FROM OCTOBER '96 TO MARCH '97 AT YUG NIRMAN MISSION, SHANTIKUNJ, HARIDWAR (AN INSTITUTIONAL MEMBER OF REACHA) IN WHICH MORE THAN 250 VOLUNTEERS WERE TRAINED FROM UP AND MP.
  9. WORKED AMONGST THE DWELLERS OF SANJAYNAGAR, NEAR BHATI MINES ON THE DELHI-HARYANA BORDER. THE DWELLERS WERE PROVIDED TRAINING IN VARIOUS VOCATIONS LIKE STITCHING, TRAINING OF MECHANICS ETC. TREE PLANTATION BY THE SCHOOL CHILDREN OF SANJAYNAGAR WAS ALSO UNDERTAKEN IN JULY'96

8. CONDUCTED WORKSHOPS/SESSIONS ON CHILD/YOUTH/SPORT DEVELOPMENT AT:

  1. BHARAT ELECTRONICS LTD (BEL), GHAZIABAD (A MINISTRY OF DEFENCE UNDERTAKING)
  2. BEL OFFICERS CLUB, CHANDERNAGAR, GHAZIABAD.
  3. NORTH DELHI POWER LTD (NDPL), A TATA POWER AND DELHI GOVT JOINT COMPANY.
  4. THINK INC, A CORPORATE ORGANIZATION.
  5. MANAVA BHARATI SCHOOL, PANCHSHEEL PARK (SOUTH), NEW DELHI.
  6. MANAVA BHARATI SCHOOL, MUSSOORIE.
  7. CITY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, LUCKNOW.
  8. CRPF PUBLIC SCHOOL, ROHINI, NEW DELHI.
  9. PRABHU DAYAL PUBLIC SCHOOL, NEW DELHI.
  10. LANCERS CONVENT, NEW DELHI.
  11. BAL BHARATI PUBLIC SCHOOL, NEW DELHI.
  12. DAV SHRESHTH VIHAR, DELHI.
  13. APEEJAY SCHOOL, PITAMPURA, NEW DELHI.
  14. DELHI PUBLIC SCHOOL (DPS), AMRITSAR
  15. KULACHI HANSRAJ MODEL SCHOOL, DELHI
  16. IIT, ROORKEE (AS A JUDGE FOR THE YOUTH PARLIAMENT 2006)
  17. DEPARTMENT OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, IIT – R
  18. INDRAPRASTHA ENGG COLLEGE, GHAZIABAD
  19. INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT STUDIED, GHAZIABAD
  20. IMT GHAZIABAD
  21. IIM INDORE
  22. VARIOUS GOVT SCHOOLS IN DELHI
  23. NTPC POWER MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, NOIDA – WITH KABIR PEACE MISSION
  24. HIM JYOTI SCHOOL, DEHRA DUN
  25. SRI GURU RAM RAI PUBLIC SCHOOLS, DEHRADUN
  26. TEACHER TRAINING SESSION ON ICT TOOL KITS FOR DPS TEACHERS AT DPS DWARKA
  27. AHLCON INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, DELHI

9. AS AUTHOR OF THE BOOK “A BAT FOR ALL SEASONS”

  1. A BAT FOR ALL SEASONS IS A ‘BOOK FOR ALL REASONS.’ IT IS MEANT FOR PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE – STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES, HOUSEWIVES, SCHOOL AND COLLEGE TEACHERS, CORPORATE EXECUTIVES AND LEADERS, PROFESSIONALS AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO SEEKS HAPPINESS, CONTENTMENT AND PEACE IN THEIR LIVES.
  2. THE BOOK HAS BEEN WRITTEN IN THE FORM OF A STORY – THOUGH SATIRICAL AT TIMES – ABOUT BATS AND HUMANS, AND HOW THEY CAN CO-EXIST DESPITE DIFFERENCES IN THEIR NEEDS AND LIFESTYLES. IT DESCRIBES THE MISSION OF A BAT, CHIM-MAITREYA, TO FIND A SOLUTION THROUGH HIS INSTINCTIVE SPIRIT OF ‘MAITREYA’ (OR FRIENDLINESS). HE IS ABLE TO CONVEY A VERY STRONG MESSAGE THAT ‘MAITREYA IS COMPASSION IN ACTION’ TO EVERYONE WHO COMES IN CONTACT WITH HIM. HE IS ABLE TO HANDLE THE MOST DIFFICULT SITUATIONS AND INTERACT WITH THE MOST COMPLEX PERSONALITIES WITH GREAT ASSURANCE, CALM AND COMPOSURE. THAT IS WHY HE IS A BAT – POSSESSING BASIC ATTITUDES FOR TRANQUILITY!
  3. THOSE WHO READ THE BOOK ARE LIKELY TO VIEW THEIR WORLD WITH A CHANGED PERSPECTIVE. THIS MIGHT JUST GIVE THEM A REASON TO LISTEN TO THEIR INNER VOICE, TO DELVE DEEP WITHIN, AND IN THE PROCESS DISCOVER THE TRUE MEANING BEHIND THEIR EXISTENCE. ONCE THIS HAPPENS, THEY WOULD BE KEEN TO ADOPT A MORE BALANCED ATTITUDE TOWARDS LIFE.

10. AS DESIGNER AND MASTER ADMIN OF THE REACHA WEBSITE http://www.reacha.org/

13 YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE WITH MANAVA BHARATI INDIA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL, NEW DELHI, AS STUDENTS COUNSELLOR
CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AS COUNSELLOR WITH MANAVA BHARATI SCHOOL, PANCHSHEEL PARK (SOUTH), NEW DELHI SINCE NOVEMBER 1997. THE SCHOOL IS AFFITIATED TO CBSE UPTO THE 10 + 2 LEVEL. HAVE TAKEN ACTIVE PARTICIPATION IN:

  1. PROVIDING COUNSELLING TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS
  2. AS INITIATOR, DESIGNER & CO-ORDINATOR OF THE SCHOOLS LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME (LSP)
  3. ORGANISING SCHOOL TEAM FOR QUIZ AND DEBATING COMPETITIONS CONDUCTED BY TIMES OF INDIA, HINDUSTAN TIMES, THE HINDU, BRITANNIA, DISCOVERY, AND BOURNVITA.
  4. CO-ORDINATED THE SAMEER CLUB IN THE SCHOOL
  5. CO-ORDINATOR FOR SCHOOL EXCURSIONS TO MUSSOORIE; NAINITAL; CORBET NATIONAL PARK; DHAULA VILLAGE, HARYANA .
  6. ALSO TEACHING PHYSICS IN CLASSES VIII AND IX
  7. CO-ORDINATOR OF SCHOOL MAGAZINE AASTHA AND NEWSLETTER DRISHTIKONE

Currently working on the following at Manava Bharati:

  • Design and implementation of SMC's as part of the time table within CCE parameters
  • PBL or Project Based Learning modules for all classes/subjects as part of CCE projects
  • Linking genuine NGO's with PBL so that original projects are undertaken
  • Implementing a scientific SDP through qualified players and coaches…squash, badminton, TT etc
  • Innovative use of ICT in the teaching-learning process
  • Innovative methods for teaching English, math and science. Incorporating these through sharing of best practices
  • Teacher training & assessment sessions for all of above through a Lifelong Learning Programme (LLP)….its design & delivery
  • LLP for in-house teachers chould evolve into an LLP for teachers from all kinds of schools in 4-5 years time. We thus should also aspire to become leaders in teacher training for in-job teachers of Classes I – XII from around the country. This could also become a residential programme if need be
  • Developing counselling programmes for kids/parents…to help them find their true calling in life. This later assists in judicious choice of subjects in Class IX. Overall, a more focused child is always more disciplined and respects elders
  • Assisting in school team preparations for quiz, debates etc competitions; school website development/updations; newsletter design and development
  • All of above to be within the ambit/parameters of CCE
  • Concrete, verifiable examples of our CCE/SMC work at MBIIS help to bring great 'positive work publicity' to MBIIS via the internet and workshops etc.

SMC - Student (Self) Management Committees
CCE - Continuous & Comprehensive Evaluation
SDP - Sports Development Programme

2 YEARS WORK EXPERIENCE WITH M.N.DASTUR & COMPANY, NEW DELHI
M.N.DASTUR & COMPANY LTD. HAS BEEN THE PIONEER OF ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY IN INDIA. IT OFFERS A COMPLETE RANGE OF INTEGRATED DESIGN AND ENGINEERING CONSULTANCY SERVICES FROM CONCEPT TO COMMISSIONING FOR A WIDE RANGE OF PROJECTS IN THE METALLURGICAL, MINING, CHEMICAL, NUCLEAR FUELS, POWER, HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND ALLIED SECTORS.
WORKED AS ENGINEER (CIVIL) IN PROJECTS DEPARTMENT. JOBS HANDLED INCLUDED PROJECT PLANNING AND MONITORING, PROJECT FINANCIAL ANALYSIS AND PREPARATION OF FEASIBILITY REPORTS FOR PROSPECTIVE STEEL PLANTS FROM FEBRUARY 1995 TO OCTOBER 1997.

ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE FROM JUNE 1991 TO JANUARY, 1995

  1. WORKED AS SITE ENGINEER (WORKS) WITH ENGINEERING PROJECTS (INDIA) LTD AT SITE OF NOIDA AUTHORITY, NOIDA, FROM JULY, 1994 TO JANUARY, 1995, WHERE 320 MIG FLATS WERE CONSTRUCTED UNDER THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY OF EPI. THE JOB INVOLVED QUALITY CONTROL, PROJECT MONITORING AND EVALUATION, SITE SUPERVISION AND MANAGEMENT OF BILLING.
  2. WORKED AS RESIDENT ENGINEER WITH MITTAL CONSTRUCTION UNIT, ENGINEERS & CONTRACTORS AT SITE OF UP STATE SUGAR CORPORATION LTD., SAHARANPUR FROM JUNE’91 TO OCTOBER’93 WHERE TOWNSHIP OF 100 OFFICERS’ FLATS WAS BEING SET UP. THE JOB INVOLVED SITE SUPERVISION, PROJECT MONITORING, PLANNING, SCHEDULING, CO-ORDINATION AND SITE ADMINISTRATION.
  3. WORKED AS QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEER AT SITE OF PANIPAT REFINERIES, PANIPAT FROM NOVEMBER’93 TO JUNE'94.

SPECIAL INTEREST AND ACTIVITIES

  1. UP STATE NO. 2 MENS SQUASH PLAYER 2009 AND MENS OVER 40 NO. 2 PLAYER IN 2010
  2. NATIONAL UNIVERSITY LEVEL SQUASH PLAYER;
  3. A SQUASH COACH FOR DDA AT THEIR YAMUNA SPORTS COMPLEX, EAST DELHI.
  4. COACH OF THE DELHI STATE BOYS & GIRLS SQUASH TEAMS THAT WON GOLD & BRONZE MEDALS AT JR NATIONALS 2009
  5. WAS MEMBER OF COLLEGE TEAM IN SQUASH, TENNIS, TABLE TENNIS, CRICKET, BADMINTON AND VOLLEY-BALL
  6. PARTICIPATED AND WON IN SCHOOL & COLLEGE CULTURAL EVENTS LIKE QUIZZES AND JAM’S
  7. NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL ISSUES OF SOCIAL AND ECOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE, WITH SPECIAL RELEVANCE TO DEVELOPING COUNTRIES LIKE INDIA.
  8. PARTICIPATED IN TREKKING CAMP AT MANALI IN JUNE, 1998.
  9. PARTICIPATED IN A 15 DAY SOCIAL WORK CAMP IN JUNE, 1992 NEAR GOPESHWAR, DISTRICT CHAMOLI, UP, ORGANISED BY DASOLI GRAM SWARAJYA MANDAL (DGSM), AN NGO WORKING FOR THE UPLIFTMENT OF VILLAGES IN UTTARAKHAND AREA, UNDER THE GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP OF SHRI CHANDI PRASAD BHATT, WHO WON A MAGSASAY AWARD FOR LEADING THE CHIPKO MOVEMENT IN THE UP HILLS IN THE 1970'S. SUCH CAMPS ARE ORGANISED BY DGSM TO INITIATE YOUNG ACTIVISTS INTO SOCIAL WORK AMONGST THE RURAL FOLK. THE CAMP TAUGHT ME THE RELEVANCE OF WOMEN POWER IN THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN UTTARAKHAND AREA, AND HOW THEY WERE PIVOTAL TO THE ENTIRE RURAL ECONOMY IN THESE AREAS.
  10. PARTICIPATED IN SCOUTS AND GUIDES MOVEMENT (JUNIOR SCHOOL), AIR WING (MIDDLE SCHOOL) AND NCC (SENIOR SCHOOL)
  11. TOOK PART IN NCC CAMP IN LUCKNOW IN 1985

REFERENCES & RECOMMENDATIONS
1. PROF. B.P.KHANDELWAL, FORMER CHAIRMAN, CBSE AND DIRECTOR EDUCATION, UP, DIRECTOR NIEPA, NEW DELHI
2. SHRI RAKESH MITTAL, IAS, PRINCIPAL SECRETARY, GOVT. OF UP.
3. DR. L.P.PANDEY, SPECIAL SECRETARY, EDUCATION, GOVT. OF UP, AND FORMER DIRECTOR, EDUCATION, UP
4. SHRI J.C.PANT, IAS (RETD), FORMER SECRETARY, GOI, FORMER PRINCIPAL SECRETARY EDUCATION, GOVT., OF UP.
5. SHRI VIJAY GOEL, PRESIDENT, DELHI SQUASH ASSOCIATION

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION
BACHELORS DEGREE (B.E.) IN CIVIL ENGINEERING FROM NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FORMERLY, MOTILAL NEHRU REGIONAL ENGINEERING COLLEGE), ALLAHABAD IN 1991.

DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING SKILLS, FROM ASSOCIATED STRESS CONSULTANTS, UK.

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