Other relevant academic contributions:  Seminar, Symposium, Conference attended / organized


  • Presented a Paper on ‘Industry Academy Linkages in the global Era- Issues of Employability of Engineers’  at the National Seminar on employability of fresh engineering graduates organized by  National Technical Management Information Systems(NTMIS) –Nodal Centre Kerala in CUSAT, Kochi, Jan. 24 & 25, 2012.

  • Paper presented on ‘Role of Modular courses/Finishing Schools in filling up the gap between education and employability’ at the National Seminar on employability of fresh engineering graduates organized by  National Technical Management Information Systems(NTMIS) –Nodal Centre Kerala in CUSAT, Kochi , Jan. 24 & 25, 2012.

  • Position Paper on ‘ICT Policy and Missions in Education’ in  International Conference on Indian Education: The Positive Turmoil (IEPT2011) organized by ETMA in 3rd Februray,2011

  • Presented a Paper ‘Best Practices in Open Universities’-  One day Seminar on Strengthening Distance Education in Dual Mode Universities: Experiences from Open University System, organized by the Institute of Distance Education, University of Mumbai, 28th  March, 2006


Symposium/ Conference/ Workshop-


  • Presented paper "Indian Diaspora: Policies and challenges of Technology and Knowledge Transfer" in International Conference on Migration and Diasporas: Emerging Diversities and Development Challenges, 22-23 March 2017, IGNOU, New Delhi.  

  • Member Indian delegation for Sub Regional workshop on the SAARC Frame for Action (SFA) for Education 2030, 30-31 March, 2016 in Kathmandu, Nepal.

  • Member Indian delegation for 'SAARC Technical Meeting of Senior Officers on Education' Ministry of Human Resource Development in collaboration with SAARC Secretariat, 15-16th September, 2016 in New Delhi.

  • Delivered  Basu Memorial Lecture on Higher Education : Reforms and Challenges”  Central Institute of Education(CIE),  Alumni , Delhi University  on26th February 2017.  

  • Key note Speaker at South Asia Education Summit “Reforming the Education Landscape & Strategies for the Future in India and South Asia” on 9th July, 2015 , New Delhi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5bCRQ-qOcg


  • Presented Country Report of India in UNESCO 12th Session of the Regional Committee on the Recognition of Qualifications in Higher Education in Asia and the Pacific held on 21-23 May 2013, at Bangkok, Thailand. (Official nomination of MHRD, Department of Higher Education.)

  • Key Speaker at Australia International Education Conference 2011 for two sessions: ‘India in Focus’ aiec.idp.com/uploads/pdf/2011_shamsu_wed_1430_ha.pdf and panelist in the plenary session of ‘The Global Future of Education: A Facilitated Dialogue’.

  • Panelist at the Times of India “Academician’s Meet” on ‘Relevance of Ethics in Education’ on 12th December, 2013 at New Delhi.

  • Speaker at the World Education Summit on ‘Industry-Academia Bridge: Channelising Collaborative Models “on 24th April, 2013, at New Delhi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEcYPseFoYQ

  • Chair and Speaker at the Economic Times Conference in Higher Education "EDvantage" on "Looking Ahead: Implications of Education Technology in Next Decade" on 28 May, 2012 at New Delhi.

  • Speaker at FICCI Higher Education Summit 2012 on ‘Building Education Excellence through Industry-Academia collaboration & Mobility -Lessons from a Canadian Experience’ on 6 November, 2012 at New Delhi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jb2o-LzMy1Y

  • Chair and Panelist at the Times of India “SCHOOLONOMICS 2011” on ‘Catalyzing Growth: Unleashing the New DNA of Schooling’ on 19 December 2011 at New Delhi.

  • Chair and Speaker on ‘Sharing Best Practices in Global Higher Education’ in the National Conference on E-Education & Distance Education - Innovative & Creative models in Higher Education organized by ASSOCHAM on  8th Dec. 2011 at New Delhi.

  • Speaker at the World Education Summit on ‘Localised Learning in a Globalised Context: Capacity Building, Content and Training of Trainers’  on 14th  July, 2011, at New Delhi. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__bUaeTlTOM

  • Chair and Panelist at the Digital Learning Higher Education Summit  “International academic partnerships –extending the outreach of higher education beyond national boundaries” on 5th  February,2011 at New Delhi http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Uv_LL-lkUQ

  • Speaker and panelist at Education Times 'Innovation In Education' on, "Bridging the Digital Divide" on 26th  August, 2010 at New Delhi.

  • Keynote Speaker for digital LEARNING conference at e-INDIA 2010 from Aug. 4th – 6th, 2010, Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Hyderabad.

  • Panelist in an Interactive Panel Discussion on “Developing Deeper Educational Access through ICT” organized by Microsoft on 8th  April,2010 at New Delhi

  • Session Chair and Speaker at FICCI Higher Education Summit 2009 on ‘Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) - Yes, but how to make it work for both Partners?’ on 6th November, 2009 at New Delhi.

  • Speaker at Conference organized by at the Times of India, Times Grey Cell “Road to Reforms: Rethinking Curriculum”, on   “Current Scenario and why the need for a new curriculum framework” held on 11   August, 2009 at New Delhi.

  • Speaker on ‘Inputs from Industry to reform Higher Education system in India’ in the Seminar on Industry and Education Link up – The Role of open distance education planning organized by ASSOCHAM on 11 February, 2009 at New Delhi.

  • Speaker/Panellist at FICCI Higher Education Summit 2008 on ‘Financing and Management’ on 26th November 2008’ at New Delhi.