Dr. Maunas G. Thaker

Dr. Maunas G. Thaker
Assistant Professor

Education Qualification
  • B.A. with English Lit. from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.in the year April-1994
  • M.A. with English Lit. from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. In the year Mar-Jun-1997
  • B.Ed. with English and Sanskrit methods from Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University, Patan in the year 2000 and obtained Gold Medal from B.D. Shah College of Education, Modasa.
  • M.Ed. with Educational Administration as specialization from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad.in the year 2001,
  • Ph.D. in Education from Ganapat Vidyanagar University Kherva in April- 2011.
  • UGC –NET qualified in April 2014
  • CCC-BAOU from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, July 2014
Other Degrees and Certificates
  • Sanskrit Visharad from Brihad Gujarat Sanskrit Parishad in 1989
  • NCCC- Network-Centered Computing Curriculum from NIIT in Aug. 1998
  • CCC from DOEACC in Feb. 2012
TEACHING EXPERIENCE
  • Assistant Teacher at M.M.Mehta English Medium School, Palanpur for the subjects English and Sanskrit during 16/09/1998 to 31/05/99
  • Assistant Teacher at Shree Vividhkaxi Vidyanmandir, Palanpur for the subjects English and Sanskrit during 1/2/2002 to 16/9/2002
  • Lecturer at S.V.College of Education, Kadi (Education, English and Sanskrit) during 16/09/2002 to 20/09/2007
  • Lecturer at Som-Lalit College of Education, Ahmedabad during 21/09/2007 to 02/11/2011
  • Academic Counsellor in B.Ed. Programme of IGNOU at PSC 0985-P for ES 332, ES 344 and ES 362 (Education and English) Since Jan. 2008
  • Asst. Professor at Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University, Ahmedabad, Education, Since 2nd Nov. 2011 till date
ADMINISRATIVE EXPERIENCEWorked as Programme In-charge (PIC) of IGNOU B.Ed. Pregramme of PSC 0985-P-Som-Lalit College of Education during 1st January, 2009 to 20th Nov. 2011 and as Admission In-charge at BAOU since April 2014
RESEARCH PAPER PUBLISHED
  • Presented paper in State Level Seminar on Using of Teaching Aids in Education organised by BAOU and Faculty of Edu, at Dept. of Education, Saurashtra Uni.Rajkot on 08/08/2004 Paper Title: "Survey of facilities and use of the teaching aids in Secondary schools of Kadi Taluka”
  • Presented paper in NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Sustainable Quality Development in Teacher Education' organised by R.H.Patel College of Education, SV University, Gandhinagar on 19, 27-28/12/2009. Paper Title: "A Study of Academic Quality of Higher-Secondary Teachers”
  • Presented paper in International Conference ‘Prabbudhan’on ‘Elecating Learning’ jointly organized by BAOU, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal and AIAER-Gujarat Chapter (ERA) on 03- 04 /12/2011Title: "Use of Mobile Devise as a Teaching Aid”
  • Presented paper in 3rd People Education Congress on ‘The Indian Education System: ‘The Crisis and The Shifting Paradigms’ at Gujarat Vidyapith 19-23/11/2012. Title: "Environmental Knowledge and environmental attitude of student of secondary school of Ahmedabad City”
  • Presented paper in International Conference on ‘Liberating Learning’ jointly organized by Children’s University, ERA-Gujarat, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal-Gujarat and Higher Education Forum, Gujarat Chapter at Gujarat Vidyapith on 07-09/06/2013. Title: "Vishwaguru Bharat”.
  • Presented paper in 49th National and 18th International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology: Theme: Psychology for Holistic Living in Global World on 1 to 3/3/2014. Paper Title: "Holistic Approach in the Treasure of Indian Wisdom”
  • Presented paper in National Seminar on "Educational Spectrum in India: Issues, Trends and Horizons” on 27/12/2014. Title of Paper: "Classroom Teaching Experiments on Developing Speaking Skill in Sanskrit”.
Books
  • Coauthored Text Book of Methodology of Teaching Sanskrit of S.Y.P.T.C. published by Gujarat State Textbook Board, Gandhinagar in the year 2002.
  • Coauthored a book titled Teaching of English for Semester I published by Nirav Publication, Ahmedabad in the year 20010-11.
  • Coauthored a book titled Teaching of English for Semester II published by Nirav Publication, Ahmedabad in the year 20010-11
CONFERENCE / SEMINAR ATTANDED
  • Participated in Seminar cum Workshop for Curriculum Reassessment: Hem. N.G.U., Patan- 19 to 20/04/2003,
  • Participated in International Conference: Forth Wave Education organised by AIAER at Dept. of Edu, Saurashtra Uni. Rajkot - 10 to 12/1/2004,
  • Participated in INTEL Refresher Workshop on Use of IT in Education at IASE Vallabh Vidyanagar- 19-20/07/2004,
  • Participated and presented paper in State Level Seminar on Using of Teaching Aids in Education organised by BAOU and Faculty of Edu, at Dept. of Education, Saurashtra Uni.Rajkot- 08/08/2004
  • Paper Title: " Survey of facilities and use of the teaching aids in Secondary schools of Kadi Taluka”,
  • Participated in University level Seminar on B.Ed. College Academic Calendar organised by SVSBE College, Mehsana held at Ambaji, 24-25/06/2006
  • Participated in University level conference on ‘Adolescence Education’ organised by R.H.Patel English Medium and S.S. Patel B.Ed. College Gandhinagar., 16/09/2006
  • Participated in National Workshop on Research Methodology, Statistics and use of SPSS organised by M.N. Shukla College of Education and Faculty of Education, Gujarat University held at S.S. Patel College of Education, Gandhinagar., 26 to 31/10/2006
  • UGC Sponsored 53rd Orientation Course at ASC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad., 15/01/2007 to 12/02/2007
  • State Level Seminar on Challenges in Education organised by AIAER:Gujarat Chapter at LNK College of Education, Patan , 02/07/2007
  • Workshop on Assuring Qualitative Higher Education Through IQAC, organised by IQAC, Saurashra University and BAOU, Ahmedabad at Saurashtra University, Rajkot, 10/09/2007
  • University Level Seminar on Basics of Educational Research organised and held at Department of Education, Ganpat University, Kherva., 17/02/2008
  • Participated and Chaired a session in State Level Seminar on Cooperation of Government and People in Field of Education held and organised at Department of Education, Ganpat University, Kherva. , 06/07/2008
  • UGC Sponsored Refresher Course in Education at ASC, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. Gread obtained -Á, 10 to 30/03/2008
  • Educational Seminar on Indian Livelihood, Education and Training organised by Education Faculty College Teacher Association held at Department of Education, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad., 18/04/2008
  • Educational Seminar for Teacher Trainees and Lecturers " TOWARDS EXCELLENCE-III” organised by H.B. Kapadia College of Education, Ahmedabad, 8-9/04/2009
  • "Intel Teach Programme Essential Course” held at Prakash College of Education, Ahmedabad, 17 to 23/06/2009
  • State Level Workshop on Writing Scholarly Research Article organised by AGERA and LNK College of Education, Patan held at Ambaji. , 21/04/2009
  • Participated in University Level Seminar on Seven Habits for Professional Success organised by Department of Education Alumni Association, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad, held at SGVP Campus, Chhrodi., 02/10/2009
  • Participated and presented paper in NAAC Sponsored National Seminar on ‘Sustainable Quality Development in Teacher Education' organised by R.H.Patel College of Education, SV University, Gandhinagar. Paper Title: "A Study of Academic Quality of Higher-Secondary Teachers”, 27-28/12/2009
  • Participated and presented project in National Level Workshop on SPSS in Research organised by R.H.Patel College of Education, SV University, Gandhinagar., 29/12/2009
  • Participated and presented paper in International Conference ‘Prabbudhan’on ‘Elecating Learning’ jointly organized by BAOU, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal and AIAER-Gujarat Chapter (ERA), 03- 04 /12/2011
  • Participated and presented paper in 3rd People Education Congress on ‘The Indian Education System: ‘The Crisis and The Shifting Paradigms’ at Gujarat Vidyapith. Title: "Environmental Knowledge and environmental attitude of student of secondary school of Ahmedabad City”, 19-23/11/2012
  • Participated and presented paper in National Workshop on Open Educational Resources organized by IUC-TEFED-IGNOU and COL, Vancouver, Canada, 06-08/03/2013
  • Represented BAOU in three Days National Workshop to Design and Prepare Courseware on Sanskrit Based NLP Programme, at Shree Somnath Sanskrit University, Veraval, 05 to 07/04/2013
  • Participated in Pre Conference Workshop on Improving the quality of research and research writing jointly organized by Children’s University, ERA-Gujarat, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal-Gujarat and Higher Education Forum, Gujarat Chapter at Gujarat Vidyapith., 06 /6/2013
  • Participated and presented paper in International Conference on ‘Liberating Learning’ jointly organized by Children’s University, ERA-Gujarat, Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal-Gujarat and Higher Education Forum, Gujarat Chapter at Gujarat Vidyapith., 07-09/06/2013
  • Participated and presented paper in 49th National and 18th International Conference of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology: Theme: Psychology for Holistic Living in Global World. Paper Title: "Holistic Approach in the Treasure of Indian Wisdom” , 1 to 3/3/2014
  • Participated and presented paper in National Seminar on "Educational Spectrum in India: Issues, Trends and Horizons”. Title of Paper: Classroom Teaching Experiments on Developing Speaking Skill in Sanskrit, 27/12/2014
CONVERSATIONAL SANSKRIT ACTIVITY
  • Volunteer and member of ‘Samskrit Bharati’ Gujarat since 1993: Samskrita Bharati, a national organization, is dedicated to reviving Samskritam as a conversational language and there by bringing about a social change. Rather than speaking about Samskritam, Samskrita Bharati focuses on speaking in Samskritam and using it as a medium of instruction to unearth the treasure - the unsurpassed wisdom of Indian sages, philosophers, scientists, and poets found in ancient Samskrita works and treatises. Its movement is extended not only to all the corners of India but also through-out the world.
    (Web:http://www.samskritabharati.org)
  • Teching volunteerily in the Ten Days Sambhashan Sanskrit Classes since 1993. Number of Primary, Secondary Students and Teachers have been trained to speak Sankrit with ease in these classes.
  • Worked as CRP(Coar Resourse Person) in the training workshops organised by DIAT, Gujarat, and trained more than 100 Primary Teacher to teach Sanskrit in 6th and 7th standards, as Sanskrit was introdused in these standards, in the year 2001-02.( at Bardoli, Ahmeabad and Gandhingar)
  • Performed as teacher and organizer of Tri-monthly Informal Sanskrit Speaking Certificate Course Granted by Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Dimmed Uni. New Delhi, in the year 2003-4 and 2004-05, held at S.V. Campus, Kadi, Gujarat.
  • Preparing Sanskrit Lessons (to teach Sanskrit in Sanskrit Medium) and tools to measure spoken competence of the students in Sanskrit language for research purpose.
    ACHIEVEMENTS- AcademicReceived Gold Medal from B.D. Shah College of Education, Modasa, affiliated with North Gujarat University, Gujarat, in the Year 2000 for First Rank in B.Ed.
    ACHIEVEMENTS- Co-curricularActed in Mime which secured forth rank in Inter University National Youth Festival held at Mumbai in the Year 1997.
    Performed as a Manager of the team representing Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University in the West Zonal Inter University National Youth Festival held at Rajkot in the Year 2003.