Course Team

Professor TV Prabhakar
IIT Kanpur
Principal Instructor &
Lead Ag Module



Dr Balwinder Sodhi
IIT Ropar


Mr. Ashish Agarwal
IIT Kanpur





Dr V Balaji
Commonwealth of Learning
Course Manager                        


Dr K Balasubramanian
Commonwealth of Learning
Rural Livelihoods
& Financial Inclusion

Dr Abdurrahman Umar
Commonwealth of Learning
Teacher Education &

Mr. Ricky Cheng
Commonwealth of Learning
KM Services





Invited Speakers and Mentors

Professor Mohamed Ally (Edmonton, Canada)
Lead for Education/m-learning module

Dr. Aga Palalas (Toronto, Ontario)

Professor Ajit Chaturvedi (IIT Kanpur)


Professor Rajesh Hegde (IIT Kanpur)

Professor Y N Singh (IIT Kanpur)                                          

Professor Aditya Jagannatham (IIT Kanpur)

Professor Runa Sarkar (Indian Institute of Management Calcutta)

Professor Mainak Chaudhuri (IIT Kanpur)  

Ms. Meeta Bagga (IIT Kanpur)

Mr. Keerthi Kumar (IIT Kanpur)

Lt. Commander Jitesh Saini


Lt. Commander Awanish Chaudhary


*Additional names of invited speakers for rural credit and finance will be announced shortly.

Support Team

Ms. Helen Askounis (Commonwealth of Learning)

Ms. Michelle Gruda (Commonwealth of Learning)

Mr. Deepak Kumar (IIT Kanpur)

Mrs. Revathy K T (IIT Kanpur)