Padmakali Banerjee Pro Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Gurgaon
Padmakali Banerjee is a thought leader, public speaker and Life Coach, with over two decades of experience in research, teaching, training and academic administration. She has a doctorate degree from the University of Delhi and is a Fellow of the prestigious Somatic Inkblot Series (FSIS–US). In her current leadership position, she is the Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean, Academics of Amity University Haryana and Director of Amity Business School. She also heads the Centre for BRICS Studies—a centre of excellence. She is involved in strategic planning and leads the development and implementation of the university’s academic processes. She spearheaded many innovative initiatives including the introduction of a flexible credit system, industry academic integration and internationalization. She fosters strategic changes in teaching and learning, and student affairs. She pioneered the skill development programme at the university and got Amity a prominent place on the skills map of the country. She is also Governing Body member of the prestigious Medanta Institute of Education and Research, Gurugram, India.
In her academic career, she has been an institution builder, serving as Dean and Director of institutions of higher learning across Delhi NCR. Her early academic experience includes serving at the Centre for Science Education and Communication, University of Delhi; Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education, University of Delhi; and Jesus and Mary College.
As an executive coach and mentor, she has been a resource person for management development programmes at various national and international forums. She has been a consultant and trainer on HRD issues for various private and public sector organizations.
As a life coach, she has closely worked with corporate functionaries, holding leadership development workshops and training programmes for corporate leaders. Her experience extends across an array of industries including telecom, oil and gas, FMCG, and tourism and hospitality.
She has been instrumental in national and international academic collaborations.
She was actively associated as a founding member with the Bradford University Programme, UK, at Institute for Integrated Learning and Management (IILM) in India right from its inception, and has been involved in the academic delivery, administration and quality audit. In her professional career, she has exhibited a passion for entrepreneurship by empowering youths and developing leaders in different walks of life. A ‘Visarad’ in Indian classical music, she has deep interest in art and culture. An avid reader of literature, she has keen interest in creative writing. Her dream is to transform the world into a happier place to live in by instilling hope and optimism in today’s youth.