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What I am working on:

What I am working on:
As a Professor and Director of the Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension (DLLE), University of Mumbai, India, working with extension work projects related to skill development and entrepreneurship, population education and homeschooling along with 1000 college teachers and 34000 + degree college students from urban and rural areas from 300+ degree colleges (affiliated with the University of Mumbai, India) in seven districts of the Konkan area of Maharashtra state in western India. Having a research centre in rural development ( 93 M. Phil. students and 35 Ph.D. Scholars studied/studying in DLLE.
Running 13 online market-orientated (need base) Continuing Education Courses in Computer and Financial Literacy for the students and community people (including project-affected from villages near new Mumbai Ports)

My Achievements

My Achievements:
Formerly, a United States Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellow (World’s Best Teacher Program), Worked as a Visiting Professor of Social Science in the Catholic Uni. of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya (Aug-Nov 2004).

During 2014-16, worked as a Hon. Coordinator for Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna (Member of Parliament) at Village Sonavade, Tal: Shahuwadi, Dist: Kolhapur, Maharashtra, Mobilized Govt. Scheme worth USD 30 Cr. in Drinking Water, Construction of Small Dams, Gymnasium, School Bldg; Gram Panchayat ( Village Level Local Self Govt) Office.

Work experience / Education

Work experience / Education:
Last 31 years of service in the Indian higher education field, (14 years as an Asst. Professor in Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Community Development at St Gonsalo Garcia College, Vasai, 03 years Principal in St Joseph College, Virar, 14 years as a Director of DLLE, University of Mumbai) 07 students awarded Ph. D. in Rural Development and 08 students are doing it.
Author of 15 Course material for Institute of Distance and Open Learning (IDOL), Uni of Mumbai.
Last 40 years, working as a volunteer and now as a President of Nirmith Youth Foundation (NYF), an NGO working for the tribal area for rural upliftment in the Palghar district of Maharashtra state in India. Implementing development programs for children and women, sports and youth, appropriate technology, education, animal husbandry, social forestry and horticulture.

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91- 093235 92883
Director, Dept of Lifelong Learning and Extension, University of Mumbai •
Ph. D. and M. A. in Rural Development from the University of Mumbai.
• L.L.B. from New Law College, University of Mumbai, MBA in HR from YCMOU, Nashik.
• B. A. in Economics, Political Science and B. A. in Rural Development, University of Mumbai.
2006-Present (14yrs) Director, Department of Lifelong Learning and Extension (DLLE) of the University of Mumbai. Mobilize Extension activities in 314 Degree Colleges from Seven District of Konkan Region, covering 34,786 college students and 900 college teachers, spanning projects for the community, that include Skill Development, Career Project - Entrepreneurship, Industry Orientation Project, Information Technology, Home Schooling (NIOS), Population Education Project & Status of Women in Society.
• 2004-Present: Ph.D. Guide to dozens of M.A; M.Phil. & Ph.D. students in Rural Dev; Uni. of Mumbai.
• 2004-2006 (3yrs): Principal, St. Joseph College, Virar. Course Writer of fifteen books on Rural Development for degree students of Institute of Open and Distance Learning (IDOL), Uni. of Mumbai.
• 1990-2004 (14yrs) : Asst. Professor in Rural Dev. & Community Development at St. G. G. College, Vasai.
• 2004: Formerly, a United States Rotary Foundation Ambassadorial Fellow (World’s Best Teacher Program), Visiting
Professor in the Catholic Uni. of Eastern Africa (CUEA), Nairobi, Kenya (Aug-Nov 2004).
Service to Field of Expertise:
• For the last 12 years, working as a Peer Team member of NAAC -UGC Bangalore. Expert visit in Academic & Administrative Audit (AAA) at Indian Universities & Degree Colleges. 14 yrs. Senate Member, UoM.
• Resource Person for Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission for Teachers Training (PMMMNMTT- Education Ministry, Govt. of India) at Jorhat in Assam for NEHU, Shillong, Meghalaya.
• An Observer for UGC, NET / SET & BARC – National Entrance Screening Test (NEST), for Young Scientist.
• Member of various committees & Resource Person for Orientation & Refresher Courses in various Academic Staff Colleges in Indian Universities & Editorial Board of Compendium, Uni. of Mumbai.
• Have represented India in fifteen International Conferences, including those held in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Thailand, Israel, Malaysia, England, South Africa and the USA.
• Last 40 years, associated with Nirmiti Youth Foundation (an NGO of ex NSS volunteers of Ruia College, Mumbai) implementing Rural Upliftment Projects in the Tribal part of Vasai (Presently President, NYF).
• From 1984 to 1990, worked as a full-time Tribal Volunteer under Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation fellowship to implement rural projects in Education, Health, Youth and Rural Sports, Women & Child Development, Drinking Water & Sanitation, Social Forestry, Appropriate Technology, Animal Husbandry.
•Introduced 13 market / job-oriented Continuing Education ONLINE Courses for the Community under E-Learning Centre of Dept. of Lifelong Learning and Extension (DLLE), University of Mumbai.
•CORONA WARRIORS: Before Lockdown Period (25th Jan to 6th March 2020), with the help of Aayush Ministry, Govt. of India, DLLE distributed 15,500 bottles of Arsenic Album-30 medicine to college youth in 7 districts (Mumbai, Mumbai Sub, Thane, Palghar, Raigad, Ratnagiri & Sindhudurg in Maharashtra)

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working in the community development with rural and tribal communities in western india.
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