Dr. Padmakali Banerjee
Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean Academics of Amity University Haryana, Gurugram | Director - Amity Business School
A thought leader, public speaker and life coach, with over two decades of experience in research, teaching, training and academic administration. She is the author of the book ‘The Power of Positivity Optimism and the 7th Sense’, SAGE. She has a Doctorate from University of Delhi and Fellow of the prestigious Somatic Inkblot Series (FSIS – US). In her current leadership position, she is the Pro Vice-Chancellor & Dean Academics of Amity University Haryana, Gurugram and Director Amity Business School. She also heads the Centre for BRICS Studies a center 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 introducing Flexible Credit System, industry academic integration and internationalization. She fosters strategic changes in teaching and learning and student affairs. She pioneered the Skill Development program at the University and got Amity a prominent place in Skill 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 institutional builder serving as Dean and Director of institutions of higher learning across Delhi NCR. Her early academic experience includes, serving at 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 and has been a Resource Person for Management Development Programmes at various national and international forums. She has been a consultant and trainer in 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 programs for corporate leaders. Her experience extends across an array of industries including Telecom, Oil and gas industry, FMCG and Tourism and Hospitality industry.
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, been involved in academic delivery, administration and Quality Audit. In her professional career, she has exhibited her passion for entrepreneurship by empowering youth 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.