Dr. B. Venkatesh Kumar Dr. B. Venkatesh Kumar is Professor and Chairperson at the Centre for Public Policy and Governance, and the Director of the National Corporate Social Responsibility Hub (a policy think tank established by the Federal Government in India) at Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He is also the Program Chair for the Higher Education Leadership Program; Chair, Centre for Academic Leadership and Education Management (set up by the Federal Ministry of Human Resource Development, India); and the Course Director for the One Week In service Training for senior and mid-career civil servants sponsored by the Federal Government’s Department of Personnel and Training. Prof. Kumar has taught at the Department of Civics and Politics at the University of Mumbai, and was the founding Director of the Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies. He earned his Masters and Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Mumbai, and is a recipient of numerous awards. His research interests are the political process, political institutions, the interplay of governance and social sector issues (mainly higher education). He has also been looking at questions of CSR interventions in the development sector. He is keenly pursing the understanding of the practice of critical interventions in areas of underdevelopment and questions of managing and practicing governance reforms. Prof. Kumar has authored books, several journal articles of national and international repute, authored and co-authored research reports and policy briefs, and has seventeen years of teaching and research experience. Dr. D. P. Singh Director, National assessment and Accreditation Council Prof. Singh has about 31 years of rich professional experience in different aspects of educational planning & administration, institution building, teaching & training, research & development, international cooperation etc. in various capacities in different institutions. He has served as a vice-chancellor of three universities - Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, Dr. Hari Singh Gour Vishwavidyalaya, Sagar and Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore. Dr. David Finegold Chief Academic Officer, American Honors, Dean and a distinguished Professor, School of Management and Labour Studies, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, President- Elect, Chatham University. Dr. Finegold is the author of more than 70 journal articles and book chapters and has written/edited six books, including Corporate Boards: Adding Value at the Top (with Jay Conger and Ed Lawler) and BioIndustry Ethics (Elsevier Academic Press, 2005). He is a world expert on skill development systems and their relationship to economic performance. He also consults and provides executive education and coaching to public and private sector organizations on issues about talent management and employee development, corporate governance, integrating ethics into strategic decision-making, bioscience strategy, organization and people management, and designing effective organizations. Dr. S Parasuraman Dr. S. Parasuraman has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, activist, administrator and development worker. He has a strong foundation in critical thinking and conceptual and analytical skills. He has always liked to be part of a larger team andhas the rare ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team. Prof.Parasuraman enjoys working in challenging social, political and physical environments. He has held key positions in international organisations: as Asia Regional Policy Coordinator,Action Aid Asia; Senior Advisor to the Commission, and Team Leader of the Secretariat; World Commission on Dams; and as Programme Director, Oxfam GB, India Programme. Currently, he is Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Dr. Parasuraman has been associated with the Narmada Movement from 1987 and was a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Committee to review the Tehri Hydroelectric Project. He has also been Key member of the ‘Practioners Forum on Human Rights in Development’ (facilitated by the UNHCHR), involving UN agencies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, and NGOs with Asia regional offices based in Bangkok; and Key member of an NGO network engaged in advocacy with the Asian Development Bank. He was awarded the Bharat Shreshta Acharya Award 2012 by MIT, Pune. Prof. Parasuraman has over 50 publications in the form of articles in international and national journals, books and research reports. Mr. Courtney Mcanuff Vice President, Enrollment Management, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Vice President McAnuff serves as a consultant and provides service activities to numerous prestigious Board of Directors, Advisory Boards, Universities and Colleges, also testifying before the US House of Representatives and the New Jersey Senate. He has been awarded Chancellor’s Awards for Most Outstanding Administrator-State University of New York System; Administrator of the Year by Student Government at Eastern Michigan University, Gold Medallion Award-Eastern Michigan University, twice Administrator of the Year, Boss of the Year Award, Outstanding Achievement Award by Multicultural Center and many other distinguished awards. Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh Vice-Chancellor, University of Mumbai Professor Sanjay has implemented 32 Research Projects with total research grants of over INR 15 Crore and additionally, INR 2.70 Crore for his parent Department. He has travelled in 45 countries for his research work and has to his credit, 172 research publications. Among several awards conferred upon Professor Sanjay, noteworthy are (a) 2014: Fellow of National Environmental Sciences Academy (NESA), New Delhi; (b) 2012: Talented Scientist Award, by International Society for research in Medicinal Plants and Herbal Products, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA; (c) 2011: Fellow of International Society of Science and Technology, Mumbai, India; (d) 2010: Best Village Development (NGO Category) Award constituted by the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt. of Maharashtra; (e) 2009: Best Cluster Development Award (Western Region) constituted by the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium-scale Industries (MSMI), Govt. of India. Dr. Sanjay has been providing leadership with regard to the desired inputs to the on-going academic activities that would strengthen the strong base of research that his Department has inherited from eminent scientists and academicians. Professor Laura Stanik Associate Vice President, Foundation and Alumni Communications, Rutgers, The State University of new Jersey. Prof. Stanik has worked as a communication and marketing professional in the non-profit and higher education sectors, where she has proudly won awards for communication campaigns and video production. She is presently the Associate Vice President for Foundation and Alumni Communications at Rutgers University, where she sets the overarching vision for engagement and solicitation communications to ensure they align with strategic priorities and meaningfully engage Rutgers’ powerful network of more than 470,000 alumni, donors, and friends. Dr. Shuhas Pednekar Principal, Ruia College, Mumbai Prof. Pednekar has made a distinct mark and enjoys a place of pride in the field of higher education. He has completed his Post-Doctoral Studies in Green Chemistry at the Stevens Institute of Technology, USA. He has more than 28 years of experience in the field of higher education as a teacher, research guide, administrator, resource person, principal investigator in various Govt. and other research projects. For his remarkable contribution in the field of higher education, Prof. Pednekar has been conferred with the award of Best Teacher by the Government of Maharashtra in 2012. Very recently, he has also been honored with the prestigious national level Best Chemistry Teacher Award by Tata Chemicals Ltd. in association with the Association of Chemistry Teachers, Royal Society of Chemistry, the confederation of Indian Industry and Godrej. Professor Heather McKay Director of The Education and Employment Research Center, School of Management and Labour Relations, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Heather A. McKay is the director the Education and Employment Research Center at the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers. In this capacity, Ms. McKay conducts research and evaluations and provides technical assistance on state and federal workforce development and education systems and policies. She currently directs a Lumina Foundation for Education grant to incorporate education towards degree completion in the workforce development system. She is also evaluating the state of Colorado’s federal Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grants. Ms. McKay's research interests include state and federal workforce development systems, skills development, college completion, workplace literacy, and innovative and technology-based training programs. She also specializes in evaluating education and workforce development programs. Dr. Sharon Ravitch Dr. Ravitch earned her doctorate at Penn GSE, where she was a Dean’s Fellow and Cantor Fitzgerald Fellow in the Education, Culture, and Society Program, combining anthropology, sociology, and education to study race, culture, identity and inequity in schools and society more broadly. Dr. Ravitch’s doctoral work focused on multicultural teacher education with a specific interest in how teachers learn to critically engage with issues of social location, inequity, and pedagogy. In her earlier graduate work, she collaborated in the development of a conceptual framework for the integration of interpretive philosophies into applied development work, with a focus on theory, research, practice integrations (Nakkula & Ravitch, 1998). Dr. Ravitch’s research in institutional ethnography and practice-based inquiry is grounded in her experiences working with a range of educational practitioners and business professionals across these various domains and content areas. Her work integrates across the fields of qualitative research, education, cultural anthropology, psychology and applied development. Dr. Ravitch is the research co-director at the Center for the Study of Boys’ and Girls’ Lives. She is the principal investigator of several applied development research projects in developing countries including Nicaragua, Ecuador, and Haiti and of two multi-year evaluations and that focus on professional and organizational development in educational and corporate contexts. She currently serves as Senior International Advisor to the Haitian Ministry of Education to work on educational reconstruction in post-earthquake Haiti. Dr. M.S Ananth Ananth is an alumnus of Alagappa College of Technology, Chennai where he completed his Bachelor's in Chemical engineering with a gold medal. Subsequently, he obtained his M.E. and Ph.D.(1972) degrees from University of Florida, Gainesville.[ His doctoral work at the University of Florida was on molecular thermodynamics, and his advisor was Professor Keith E. Gubbins, a famous British-born internationally renowned scientist, who figures in the list of "hundred great chemical engineers" in America after the post-war years, and who is a distinguished professor at the North Carolina State University, Raleigh. He was a visiting faculty at Princeton University(1982–83) and a visiting scientist at National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado(1990–91). He was a Visiting Scientist in the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado (1990–91), in RWTH, Aachen, Germany (Summer 1983 and Summer 1999) and a Visiting Thermodynamics Expert in Aspen Tech, Massachusetts, USA (Summer 1991). He has held various senior positions such as Head of the Department, Dean of Academic Courses and Dean of Academic Research. Ananth is the head of NPTEL's Project Implementation committee. He also serves on the Board of companies including Chennai Petroleum Corporation Limited, Neyveli Lignite Corporation and Medlab Asia. Dr. N.R. Madhava Menon Former Director, National Law School, Bangalore Prof. Menon holds the International Bar Association Chair on Continuing Legal Education at the National Law School, Bangalore and is involved in professional development training of lawyers and law teachers. He is the Chairman of the Menon Institute of Legal Advocacy Training (MILAT), an educational charity based in Trivandrum. He is also the Chancellor of Guru Ghasidas Central University, Chattisgarh and Member of Governing Boards of Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Nirma University, Ahmedabad,Dr. Ambedkar University of Social Sciences, Delhi, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, National Law Universities at Jodhpur and Cuttack. Prof. Menon is also the author of over a dozen books on legal education, legal profession, legal aid, judicial training and administration of justice. Dr. Hal Salzman Professor and Senior Faculty Fellow, John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Dr. Hal Salzman is Professor of Public Policy. His research focuses on science and engineering labor markets, workplace restructuring, skill requirements, and globalization of innovation, engineering and technology design. Recently he has been writing on the science and technology policy implications of his research. His other area of research and teaching is on human capital development, firm strategy, and community sustainability in the Arctic. He is Principal Investigator of an International Polar Year grant from the National Science Foundation, Arctic Social Science Program/Office of Polar Programs. His publications include Software by Design: Shaping Technology and the and articles on issues of technology, skills, and the workplace, including “Collaborative Advantage”, “Under Construction: The Continuing: The Continuing Evolution of Job Structures in Call Centers,” in Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, “Too Many Cooks: Changing Wages and Job Ladders in the Food Industry.” Regional Review, and forthcoming, Technology Entrepreneurs in the Emerging Economies: The new shape of global innovation.