Education Leader Series | Mr. Gurumurthy Kasinathan, Director IT for Change

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January 28, 2021

Gurumurthy Kasinathan is the founder and director of IT for Change. He has 31 years of experience in the development and corporate sectors. Guru leads projects in the area of education, including in research, demonstration projects, systemic teacher education reform and policy advocacy. His areas of expertise include ICT integration in school education, teacher education and pre-service teacher education. He also works in the areas of school leadership and free and open digital technologies. He was earlier with Azim Premji Foundation, where he was deputed to work in the ‘Policy Planning Unit’ in the Karnataka education department. He has been a visiting faculty at TISS Mumbai and Hyderabad for their 'Education Leadership and Management' and 'ICT and Education' courses.

In this interview, he answers the following questions:

1. What is the vision behind IT for change? How are you truly leveraging IT to drive change? 

2. Education is one of your key focus areas. Please shed some light on how you are transforming the education space, with technology?

3. With the NEP 2020 coming just months ago, there is now an increased focus on vocational training, what role will technology play in translating this into practice?

4. As an organization that provides efficient e-learning solutions, what has been your learning through this pandemic time? 

5. What is in store for IT for change in the future?

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