Sugata Mitra

Professor of Educational Technology, Newcastle University

A long time teacher and a scientist of international repute, Dr Mitra has over 25 inventions and first-time applications, in the areas of Cognitive Science, Information Science and Educational Technology, to his credit.

Known all over the world for his Hole-in-the-wall experiment that provides Internet access and uses Minimally Invasive methodology to teach Computers to young children, Dr Mitra is also the winner of "Man for Peace Award" from US-based Together for Peace Foundation and "Social Innovation Award" from the UK based think tank, Institute for Social Inventions. He is also the Fellow of the World Technology Network and a Member of the New York Academy of Sciences.