Pooja Verma

Dr. Pooja Verma

Assistant Professor -Education

Interest Area(s)

  • ICT in Education
  • Educational Technology
  • Guidance and Counselling  
  • English Pedagogy
Dr Pooja Verma has PhD in Education from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi and her area of specialization is ICT in Education (MOOCs) . She has been a recipient of the UGC - Junior Research fellowship and Senior Research fellowship during her PhD. She has completed her majors in English Literature and Education.
Presently, she is working as an Assistant Professor in the School of Education, K R Mangalam University, Gurugram. She has experience of working with some nationally recognized educational institutions. She has international and national publications to her credit.
She has attended several seminars/conferences and has presented many papers on issues related to education in various national and international seminars/conferences. She has experience of organizing Conference and Guest lectures.
  • PhD(Education) – 2017-2021
  • MA(English) – 2015-2017
  • M.Ed – 2013-2014
  • B.Ed – 2012-2013
  • B.Tech (Biotechnology)- 2006-2010
  • May,2022 - present: K R Mangalam University , Gurugram.
  • July,2021-April 2022: Lovely Professional University ,Punjab.
  • July,2014-June,2016: Sirifort College of Computer Technology and Management (GGSIPU affiliated).
  • Three year Ph.D. research work on ‘Role of SWAYAM MOOCs in Democratisation of Higher Education’ under the guidance of Prof. Ahrar Husain, Jamia Millia Islamia.( December, 2017- February , 2020).
  • One month project training on ‘Recombinant DNA technology’ from best Bioteck research labs pvt. Ltd, Bangalore.(2008).
  • One month project training on ‘Drug discovery design and planning methods’ from ACS-Bio Informatics, Lucknow.(2009).
  • Three month project training on ‘Identification and isolation of high glucose and ethanol tolerant strains from molasses’ from Amity Institute of Biotechnology, Noida.(2010).
  • Presented a paper titled “Challenges faced by SWAYAM participants” in a National conference on Distance and Open learning: Challenges and opportunities in present scenario (pp.198-203) by Center for Distance and  open learning (2020, January 10-11), Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi, India.
  • Presented a paper titled “Exploratory Study of Demographics and Motivation of SWAYAM” in an International Conference (2020) on Distance Education and Educational Technology by Center for Distance and open learning, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi ,India
  • Presented a paper titled “Reforming SWAYAM: The Perspective of Instructors” (2020) in a National conference (Online) on Horizon of Teacher Education in India by Al-Hidayah College of Education, Aligarh.
  • Presented a paper titled “MOOCs and Democratization of Education – A case of SWAYAM” in an International Conference(online) on Equity , Diversity and Inclusivity: Issues and Concerns (25th September, 2021)by School of Education and School of Humanities, Lovely Professional University, Punjab.
  • Convened Online International Conference on Equity , Diversity and Inclusivity: Issues and Concerns by School of Education and School of Humanities, Lovely Professional University, Punjab.
  • Qualified JRF (UGC) in Education (June, 2014 and June, 2016).
  • Qualified NET (UGC) in Education in first attempt (December, 2013) and also in June 2015.
  • Qualified CTET (PAPER- II) in 2013 and CTET (PAPER- I) in 2019.
  • MOOCs for Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development in India: A Review Paper, MALTESAS Multi-Disciplinary Research Journal (MIRJO) VOL. 3, ISSUE. 3, PP 69-75, December 2018. 
  • ICT integrated Biographical Method in Teaching of Biology, American International Journal of Research in Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (AIJRHASS), 24(1), September-November, 2018, pp. 53-57.
  • Reforming SWAYAM: The Perspective of Instructors. Published in International Journal of Trend in Scientific Research and Development(IJTSRD),ISSN: 2456-6470, Volume-4 | Issue 6, October 2020, pp.1155-1157, URL:www.ijtsrd.com/papers/ijtsrd33637.pdf.