Manpreet Singh Manna
Dr .Manpreet Singh Manna, born on 14th March, 1971 at Patiala, Punjab (India), graduated in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Mysore University, Mysore in the year 1993. He did his Master of Engineering in Power & Machines from Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, Patiala and Ph.D. from S.L.I.E.T. (A Centrally Funded Deemed University), Longowal, Punjab. Starting his teaching profession as Lecturer from Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology (S.L.I.E.T.) in the year 1997, he attained the position of Director, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) under Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, New Delhi on deputation from 2014 to 2018. During his 4 years tenure in AICTE he also worked as Director of “SWAYAM MOOCs” project and Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme (PMSSS). SWAYAM is the world’s largest MOOCs Platform developed by MHRD, Government of India for providing unique educational opportunities to the citizens of India for expanding their horizons of knowledge for a life-long learning, free of cost. Dr. Manna was given this important assignment to complete the SWAYAM Platform within a time bound manner and he with his persistent efforts and the able guidance of his Seniors at MHRD and AICTE, completed the development of “SWAYAM PLATFORM” for hosting the online courses (MOOCs) within a record time and declared the same go-live for public well before the stipulated target and for which Dr. Manna received the “COMMENDATION AWARD” from, The Hon’ble President of India during the Launch of the “SWAYAM PLATFORM” on 9th July, 2017 for his pioneering and outstanding contribution towards development of the Platform. Dr. Manna’s contribution towards Prime Minister Special Scholarship Scheme has also been appreciated for providing Scholarships to the meritorious Students of Jammu & Kashmir in the reputed Institutions throughout the Country. He also has published 135 research papers in National and International Journals and conferences of repute. He is Editor and Reviewer for many International Referred Journals. He has guided many UG Projects and 14 PG Dissertations. He also Delivered an Expert Talk on Energy on National TV Channal at INDIA. Manpreet Manna also taught in AIT, Bangkok for January, 2012 session as Visiting Associate Professor by MHRD, Govt. of India.Apart from the “COMMENDATION AWARD-2017” felicitated by the Hon’ble President of India, Dr. Manna has been conferred with following Awards President Award - “COMMENDATION AWARD-2017” from Shri Pranab Mukherjee, the Hon’ble President of India during the Launch of the “SWAYAM PLATFORM” on 9th July, 2017 for pioneering and outstanding contribution towards development of the SWAYAM (World’s largest MOOCs Platform). “Editor Choice Education Excellency Award-2019” for making Indian Education Affordable and Reachable from Chairman NBA during Dialogue India Academia Awards at Taj Dubai (UAE) on 2nd May, 2019. “Weaving Dreams Digital Leaders of India Award-2019” from Hon’ble Member of Parliament and AGS of India during 2nd International Conference and Human Library-2019 at Taj Vivanta Dawarka on 4th May, 2019. Medal of Honour -2018 from World Peace & Diplomacy organization & Confederation of International Accreditation Commission during 5th International Education Forum at IIC, New Delhi on 16th June, 2018. Eminent Engineers Award-2017” from Institutions of Engineers (India) at Ahmedabad. Exceptional Leaders of Excellence, 2017 the prestigious WEF (Women Economic Forum) Award from the Hon’ble Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution during the International Seminar on “Innovating for Wealth & Wellness- at Personal and National Level. Innovative Policy Maker Award -2017 from News India & GESA, India. Rashtriya Shiksha Gaurav Puraskar-2015 from CEGR, New Delhi. Received “Outstanding Faculty Award 2015-VIFFA” from the Venus International Foundation, India. Nomination Code: F. No./ VIFFA 2015/1024 | Certificate No.: FASN2015 – 1024 | Awarded on 5th July, 2015 at Chennai. Received \'Bharat Excellence Award 2014\' and \'Gold Medal\' from Former Election Commissioner of India at IIC, New Delhi during National Seminar on Economic Growth and National Unity organized by Friendship Forum of India. 2014. Nominated for the “VIJAY SHREE AWARD” from India International Friendship Society, New Delhi. Recipient of “BEST CITIZENS OF INDIA AWARD” from International Publishing House, New Delhi. Recipient of “SHRESHTH AACHARYA AWARD YEAR 2011” from Manav Kalyan Parishad Punjab on the Celebration of Teacher’s Day, 2011. He visited the countries like USA, Switzerland, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Dubai and China to Chair the sessions, for Invited talks, presenting papers and on teaching assignments etc.