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Although formal education plays important role in shaping an individual, its contribution towards overall development of a human being is surely partial. Records showing academic performance can hardly indicate strengths and weaknesses of one’s character and personality. In fact, the educational details do not even stand credible as an indicator of one’s abilities to think and comprehend, analyze and infer, lead and support. And yet, many of us would continue to consider the academic background as a major criteria to assess one’s credibility on ideas and originality in thinking. In this context, I like the following thoughts on education, its meaning and significance:
At IIT Gandhinagar
Completed doctoral research in August 2016 from Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, INDIA. Attended several international conferences, worked on projects in and outside IITGN and published quite a few research papers.
At various places
In IIT Delhi, New Delhi
At a conference dinner in Berlin
With student volunteers in GCET
Graduate Studies - IIT Delhi
At present - Pursuing doctoral studies at IIT Gandhinagar
Have been in teaching for about 10 years since graduation.
Had my masters from IIT Delhi, New Delhi and graduation from BVM, S P University, Gujarat
Associated as and with:
Taught undergraduate students in engineering disciplines at three different places.
Got involved in different co-curricular activities with students and organized seminars, workshops and study circles.
Had my post graduation (M.Tech.) in Power Systems from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi.
Graduation (B.E.) in Electrical Engineering from Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya (Engg. College), Sardar Patel University, Vallabh Vidyanagar, Gujarat.
We may be highly educated, but if we are without deep integration of thought and feeling, our lives are incomplete, contradictory and torn with many fears; and as long as education does not cultivate an integrated outlook on life, it has very little significance.
Intelligence is the capacity to perceive the essential, the what is; and to awaken this capacity, in oneself and in others, is education.
The purpose of education is not to produce mere scholars, technicians and job hunters, but integrated men and women who are free of fear; for only between such human beings can there be enduring peace.
I like to believe that I want to perceive the essential, and meanwhile enjoy being called ‘educated’!
Organizations / Publications I support:
Research at IIT Gandhinagar: Jan. 2012 - Aug. 2016
MTech (Power Systems) at IIT Delhi: 2006-2008
Teaching – A deliberate choice: 2008-2011
Search for Research: 2009
First Job: 1999-2002
Second Job: 2003-2006
B.E. (Electrical Engineering) at BVM, Vallabh Vidyanagar: 1995-1999
Schooling (Till 1995)
Academics, professional occupations, Family background and more...
In SGDRIL, WSU, USA
Worked as a visiting research scholar in Washington State University, USA for six months from August 2015 to Jan. 2016.
Was involved in a grid-connected battery energy storage project to improve distribution feeder operations
In Denver, CO, USA