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Leadership at Srishti Manipal Institute (SMI)

Dr. Shyam Menon
Director

Prior to joining Srishti Manipal, Shyam Menon taught for many years at the University of Delhi, and prior to that at the Indira Gandhi National Open University and the M.S. University of Baroda. He was the first Vice Chancellor of the Dr B.R. Ambedkar University Delhi where he served for ten years leading a team of scholars and professionals setting up several interdisciplinary and innovative academic, professional and research programmes in the Social Sciences, Humanities and Liberal Studies. Trained in Curriculum Studies, Science Education and Teacher Education, he has long been a practitioner of institutional development and renewal in higher education.

Dr. Geetha Narayanan
Honorary Director

An evangelist for learning and an activist for change in educational milieus across the world Geetha has worked for over 4 decades in the overlapping fields of education, arts and culture, design and technology.
In the last four decades Geetha has moved from founding institutions that support and enable change to working both creatively and constructively in generating capacities for change within teachers, artists and other creative practitioners.
Geetha was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Oxford Brookes University in recognition of her contribution to teacher development in 2011. She has accepted a Director’s Fellowhip at the Media Lab of the Massachusetts’s Institute of Technology USA and is currently holding the position of the UNESCO Chair for Culture Habitat and Sustainable Development as well. Geetha has also been invited to be a visiting faculty at Harvard Graduate School of Education’s Future of Learning Summer School. Geetha serves and has served on many national and international boards.