Micro Profile:

Meeta Sengupta is a writer, speaker and advisor on education with a cross country perspective on policy, skills and pedagogies.

Mini Profile:

Meeta Sengupta is a writer, speaker and advisor on education with a cross country perspective on policy, skills and pedagogies. She has written extensively on school systems and impact, pedagogies and processes, assessments and outcomes, teachers and leaders, and on education gaps and funding. She has been published by Springer books, and in various national and international media outlets, having been a regular columnist and op-ed writer for many – both online and in print including the Forbes blog, the Times of India blog, The Daily Pioneer, the Indian Express, DNA, the Hindustan Times and more. She has been quoted in the Voice of America, DNA, and many others. She has been a public speaker at WISE in Doha, Qatar, at the India Today Education Conclave, at the NCERT as their Guest of Honour and many more fora. She has advised organisations including highly ranked Think Tanks and Universities. She is also the Founder of the Centre for Education Strategy that runs projects such as the School Safety Campaign, The Communities as Learning Aids, #Eduin (online conversations on Education issues) and more. Meeta Sengupta is a keen writer, observer and a builder of communities and institutions.

Short Profile:

Meeta Sengupta is a writer, speaker and advisor on education and skills. She designs institutional interventions to meet organisational learning goals. She connects the dots across silos of policy, research and practice to write a number of columns and blogs (including the Times of India, The Daily Pioneer, Forbes etc.) where she shares ideas and solutions with the education community. Meeta has advised education innovators, budget private schools, universities and foundations. She has consulted on governance operations, leadership, gamification, storybuilding, growth strategies and more.

Meeta W Sengupta is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. (FRSA). Meeta is the founder of #EduIn, an online discussion that brings hundreds of participants together every month on key education issues. She has been the Senior Advisor, Centre for Civil Society and is on the India Advisory Board of STIR Education that works on teacher quality. She was a member of the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) Skills Development Forum, and on the National Council of NISA (National Independent Schools Alliance) of budget private schools in India. She speaks regularly at events – both as a keynote speaker and moderator.

Meeta Sengupta has worked both as a policy observer and at the coalface of education in the UK and India. She has catalysed several academic start-ups including the India Centre at the London Business School, Commonwealth Business Council and the Richmond Business School. She has been an investment banker, a researcher, an editor, a teacher and school leader and is an alumna of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. A keen observer of how economics, foreign policy and investments affect the policy and practice of education, she is currently seeking to transplant pedagogical methods across contexts to improve skill development in education.

She runs various programs and projects such as the School Safety Campaign, Project BookBoarding, among others. One of her new initiatives is the CALA Project (Cities as Learning Aids) where she seeks to harness the urban landscape for learning and skills.

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