- December 10, 2019
- Brandz Magazine Team
Dr. Sumit- SPD, IGNOU LSC Delhi
A highly educated professional, Dr. Sumit, holding Ph.D, MS (BITS), MBA (USA), ATC (ICAI), MASE, MCP, CBS, B.Sc. degrees, is an accomplished academician, coordinator and planner with more than 25 years in depth experience in teaching, and coordination of educational activities. He has demonstrated capabilities in coordination of diverse academic arena, and has proven strengths in designing and implementing Management information systems (Paperless/Paper), documentation and record keeping. Dr. Sumit, who believes that every human being has potential, also realizes that as a leader it is his responsibility to imbibe those from others. He is the person who never compares two persons as it is against the law of nature.
Another thumb rule, he follows in his organization is that “God will not give you even an extra second in life, so don’t wait for tomorrow. A 30 minutes extra spent today will save 120 minutes of tomorrow, and tomorrow let’s do something better.”
He began teaching as a side gig during his college days and gained remarkable fame amongst the students and other senior teachers in the institution where he commenced teaching. Moreover, his voluntary engagement in improving MIS systems and the extensive acceptance of his suggestions in implementation of MIS system at the educational institute proved to be a great booster for him. Computerization wave was catching up when he got associated with IGNOU, the University with low fees structure and Pan India recognition imparting excellent study material. He chose to work on low profit margin for serving masses who can’t afford the higher studies.
“There are colleges where I designed and implemented information systems 20 years ago and they are still following it though I may not be part of those institutes now”, recalls Dr. Sumit.
Recalling his struggles, Dr. Sumit shares that despite being such an ardent teacher, he could not make through admission in any reputed regular college through entrance exam, and he commenced studying distance education courses. This process imparted him with his dream and vision of incepting his own institution especially for the students who could not get admissions in so- called prestigious regular institutions.
Intensely inspired by the teaching style of Late Sh. Sachdeva, the finest teacher he ever came across; he discloses that the force, passion and the connection he used to have with all of them influenced his teaching style. Besides he seeks inspiration from many directors, officers of the governing University (IGNOU) who have influenced his approach to the problem or situation arising in the organization. “My spiritual gurus and my IshtDev Lord Krishna is my biggest idol”, he says.
The insecurities, financial crunch and lack of guidance can be counted as the biggest problems he faced to setup and run the organization, and making his mark in the ecosystem with already established big shots carrying big pockets, had been arduous. The perseverance of this diligent educator and his passion for teaching blended with competent management skills made him sail through tough times and establishing his institute as one of the sought after.
Becoming the youngest amongst the coordinators of different institutes established as study centers of IGNOU with limited resources, highlights his competency. He adopts “Yes, I will do” approach towards tasks coming from IGNOU and its various offices or officers; and dedicated himself, his entire infrastructure and manpower resources for supporting and serving IGNOU with even those tasks that were not supposed to be performed by a study centre as per MOU with the University. He turned this risk into an opportunity by making himself trusted ‘Dependable’ to the University office and now works harder to maintain this ‘Dependable’ status.
“There is no extra second in life so don’t postpone”, quotes Dr. Sumit who always adheres by the philosophy “Always be honest with your work and services”. He immensely believes and follows “Never say untrue statement to your student.”
He quotes, “Have patience, and be like a doctor, to whom if a patient has come with grievance or query, he/she is in pain, give them relief.”
Dr. Sumit believes in never using foul language, and considers his team as his family, whom he trusts immensely and involves them in decision making. He says that there is no hierarchy in organization, no junior – no senior, and his team has direct access to him. He has utter faith in God, so he tells his team to thank God for the work they have in hand, while other people in the world are still searching for work and firmly believes that one will get what one is destined for; “So Trust God and Trust yourself”, says Dr. Sumit.
He ascertains the fact “You can’t change anyone in life, only you have to change yourself.”
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