Prof. (Ms.) Vasudha V. Kamat
Directors (Part-time non-official)
Prof. (Ms.) Vasudha Vasant Kamat (DIN 07500096), has joined the Board of Ircon as Independent [Part-time (Non-Official)] Director w.e.f. 22nd April 2016 in terms of Presidential
Order dated 1st April 2016 issued by the Ministry of Railways.
Born on 26th June 1952, Ms. Kamat’s qualifications are B.Sc (Chemistry), B.Ed., M.Ed., M.A. (Sociology), and Ph.D. (Education).
Prof. Kamat started her career as teacher in 1971. Prior to joining SNDT Women’s University in 1983, she was lecturer for 4 years in College of Education. She held various posts in her career span of 29 years with SNDT University. At the time of her retirement from SNDT University in 2016, she has been holding the post of Vice-Chancellor for the last 5 years. She also had a brief tenure as Joint Director at CIET, NCERT from 2007 to 2011.
She has over 45 years of rich experience in the field of school education, higher education,teacher education, women’s education, open and distance education. During her tenure at SNDT University, she introduced various new ideas/ procedures like online admissions, Choice Based Credit System at master level, new strategies for evaluation, use of Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in teaching-learning Process, Faculty Development Programmes, Development of ICT infrastructure such as virtual classrooms, computer labs for students, training labs for teachers as well as Language labs on campuses.
A strong advocate of internationalization of higher education, she has linkages with various foreign universities in Canada, Mauritius, Malaysia, etc. She also has close association with Open Universities and National Institute of Open School.
As a social activist, she has been working for Society for Rural Reconstruction and Education (Narayan Ashram) since 1992. She is recipient of Best Teacher Award from Maharashtra State Government (2005-06), Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship (2005-06), and Rotary International Fellowship (2004-05).