Advisory Board – Academics
Laurie Ince has worked as Regional Manager with the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) from 2003 for the IB Diploma Programme in Asia Pacific. During this time, the International Baccalaureate experienced unprecedented growth, not only in the number of authorised schools but also in the general acceptability at the tertiary level in Asian, and the influence it brought to bear on educational systems throughout the region.
Dr M P Chhaya
Dr Chhaya was Director (Education) and Principal of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan School, New Delhi for over 15 years. He has also served as an educational advisor to NCERT, NEPA, and the Ministry of Education. Dr. Chhaya was closely involved in the Navodya Vidyalaya project initiated by Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, and has been Director of Chinmaya Mission’s 65 Schools throughout India. Dr. Chhaya has authored several books, including Effective Principals, and currently writes for bi-monthly newsletters, which are read by over 600 principals and teachers.
Prof Mukul Asher
Prof Mukul Asher is presently with the Lee Kuan Yew Institute of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is also associated with the IISM Academic Advisory Board as a Member.
Dr Asher has taught and carried out research in Australia, Malaysia, Sweden, India and USA. He has held visiting positions at several institutions, including with the Fiscal Affairs Department of the International Monetary Fund, and Harvard Institute for International Development. He specialises in public finances of developing countries, social security arrangements in Asia and economic co-operation among nations.
Prof. Marmar Mukhopadhyay
Prof. Mukhopadhyay was Joint Director, and Director (i/c) of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Chairman of National Open School; Vice President of International Council of Distance Education (ICDE, Oslo); Member of the Steering Committee of International Multi-channel Action Group on Education (Washington DC), Executive Member of Standing Conference of Presidents of Distance Education (Oslo).