Vyjayanthi Sankar, Vice President – Strategic Relationships
M.Sc, B.Ed, 3TP Senior Management – IIM Ahmedabad
Vyjayanthi is Vice President, Strategic Relationships and heads all the government initiatives of Educational Initiatives. In her previous role as Vice President for the Large Scale Assessment group at EI for the last 10 years, Vyjayanthi has pioneered Large Scale Learning Achievement studies in India with nearly 90 research and assessment projects. The most recent and prominent ones are the 18 state ‘Student Learning Study’ done with support of Google, the ‘Annual Status of Student Learning’ in Bhutan done under the aegis of the King of Bhutan and the ‘Quality Education study’ in partnership with Wipro in India’s ‘top’ schools. Her experience with diagnostic large scale assessments in EI spans 15 languages and analysis of test data of over 15 lakh students in the multiple projects across the top English medium schools as well as municipal and rural government schools. She specializes in the various issues of psychometrics, including the modern item response theory (IRT) and scale anchoring which is used for test construction and analysis of large scale test data. Vyjayanthi has many research papers in life sciences, education policy and on student learning. She has co-authored the ‘National Strategy Paper for Educational Assessments’ by TSG, Ministry of Human Resource development, India in 2012. She is a member of the advisory board of the Educational Survey Division of National Institute of Education, NCERT.
Vyjayanthi is a marine biologist by training and has been with EI since 2003. Prior to EI, she served as the DGM for the technical division of Lakhotia Computers for Gujarat, Rajasthan, Malaysia and Middle East, handling curriculum, testing, faculty training and network administration. Vyjayanthi is based in Bangalore.
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