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NAME Prof .S. Y. Shah, Director
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Professor Dr. S.Y. Shah has been serving as the founder Director of the International Institute of Adult and Lifelong Education, New Delhi, since 2002. During his career spanning over three decades, he held various positions viz; Professor and Director of Adult Continuing Education at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Senior Fellow at the National Institute of Adult Education, Joint Adviser (Education Division) Planning Commission, Government of India and Lecturer at the National Council of Educational Research & Training, New Delhi.

Professor Shah has had short stints of teaching and research at various overseas institutions: DAAD Visiting Professor at Duisburg Essen University and Julius Maximilian University, Germany; Erasmus Mundus Visiting Scholar of the European Commission at the School of Education, Aarhus University, Denmark; Development Fellow of the Association of Commonwealth Universities at Warwick University, United Kingdom; Kellogg Visiting Scholar at Syracuse University, U.S; Senior Social Science Fellow of the Shastri Indo Canadian Institute at Toronto University, Canada. He designed and taught several innovative courses, undertaken twenty-one research projects and played an active role in planning, implementation, and evaluation of several Adult Education programmes of Governmental and non-governmental organizations especially the National Literacy Mission and Indian Adult Education Association. He has undertaken short term consultancy assignments from UNESCO-India; Commonwealth of Learning; UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Education; Indira Gandhi National Open University and Asian South Pacific Association of Basic and Adult Education. He served as an Expert member of the Standing Committee of University Grants Commission of India, Advisory Committee of Adult Learning Documentation and Information Network of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Advisory Board of World Literacy of Canada, Advisor to Rotary Club of India; Co- Coordinator of the ASEM Network on Professionalization Adult & Lifelong Learning ;Executive President of Reading Association of India ; Vice President of Indian Adult Education Association and Editor of Indian Journal of Adult Education at different points of time. He has over sixty-nine publications including 14 books to his credit.

In view of his manifold contributions to the field of Adult Education, he was Conferred Nehru Literacy Award (2007), Honorary Fellowship of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning ,Hamburg,,(2017); Inducted into the International Adult Continuing Education Hall of Fame, USA (2015) and received and Sardar Patel International Literacy Award of the Commonwealth Association for the Education and Training of Adults (UK)& International Association of Education for World Peace (USA)and the Global Open University, Milan, (2002.)

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