An international educator for over twenty-five years, Mr. Abhimanyu Basu is the Dean of Academics at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai. His extensive experience in the IB world includes being a Teacher, Senior Examiner, Workshop Leader and Presenter at Conferences. In addition, he also works as Consultant and Team Leader for new IB Schools and is a member of Visiting Accreditation Teams for CIS (Council of International Schools) and NEASC (New England Association of Schools and Colleges) to accredit international schools globally. A trainer in classroom pedagogy and leadership, he has presented at international forums such as the International Baccalaureate Global Conference, Global Round Square Conference (Canada) , Cambridge Conference (India), Adobe APAC Education Conference, Microsoft EDU Days, TAISI (The Association of International Schools in India) to name a few.
A Microsoft Innovative Educator and Adobe Education Leader, he has lead the schools rapid transition on to a virtual learning environment last March on the MS teams platform within a span of two weeks with remote training of 3500 stakeholders. He believes in the role of technology as an enabler to optimize instruction and student outcomes; in order embed 21st century skills in the learning process. This will help prepare students for a world that is increasingly dependent on technology and the cutting age of instructional technology should be platform agnostic where one can draw on the best of Microsoft, Adobe, Google and Apple has to offer.
Abhimanyu holds a Master's in International Education from the Van Loan School at Endicott College in Beverly, Massachusetts, as well as a Masters in Physiology with specialization in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Calcutta University.