April 2012 Elected to Rajya Sabha
May 2012 - May 2014 Member,
Committee on Urban Development Member,
Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance
Sept. 2014 onwards Member,
Committee on Finance Dec. 2014 - Feb. 2015 Member, Select Committee of Rajya Sabha to the Payment
and Settlement Systems (Amendment) Bill, 2014
has over 25 years of experience as a teacher, trainer, activist, administrator and development worker. Prof. Parasuraman enjoys working in challenging social, political and physical environments. He has always liked to be part of a larger team and has the rare ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary team.
Prof. Parasuraman has held the following possitions during his career:
* Director (Vice-Chancellor), Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2004 to date)
* Senior Advisor to the United Nations Human Rights Commission, UNESCAP, Bangkok, Thailand (responsible for auditing all specialised UN organisations have been programming development work in rights framework in countries in Asia region)
* Asia Regional Policy Director, ActionAid International, Asia Regional Office, Bangkok, Thailand (January 2001- June 2004)
* Team Leader of the Secretariat and Senior Advisor to the Commission, World Commission on Dams (Employee of World Bank and IUCN: September 1998 - December 2000)
* Programme Director, Oxfam GB, India Programme, New Delhi (October 1995- December 1997)
* Professor and Head of Unit for Rural Studies, TISS (1993-1998), TISS
* Reader in Social Sciences, TISS, (198-1992)
* Visiting Senior Fellow, Institute of Social Studies (ISS, TheHague)
* Lecturer, Unit for Child & Youth Research, TISS (198-1986)
Prof. Parasuraman has over 50 publications in the form of articles in international and national journals, books and research reports. He was awarded the Bharat Shreshta Acharya Award 2012 by MIT, Pune.
Dr. Rajan Welukar has more than 33 years’ experience with the Indian Higher Education System as a teacher, development leader, quality innovator, technology adopter, administrator and policy advisor.
A passion to make a difference to the lives of students and learners through involvement as a policy and opinion leader, as well as actually implementing development initiatives, has made him a known higher educational professional.
Various positions held include: Vice-Chancellorships, Directorships, and Secretarial positions in the Government, Asia wide Officer Roles, and Memberships of numerous Committees, Associations and Bodies all across the globe.
Worked on various important committees of National Knowledge Commission, UGC, National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), FTII, Central Govt., State Govt., and various important educational institutions & Companies.
A Renowned Islamic Scholar and politician belonging to Aam Aadmi Party, who took part in India Against Corruption movement in India in 2011 along with Anna Hazare, Arvind Kejriwal and Swamy Ramdev and contested Indian General election, 2014 from Amroha (Lok Sabha constituency) in Uttar Pradesh.
Maulana Kalbe Rushaid Rizvi was born on 8th February 1976 in Mandrapalli, the village located in the state of Bihar under district Siwan. He started his Islamic Education at the very early age of six. After 10 years of Aquiring Islamic Education he went to the 'Islamic University' in 'Jamuri Islami'(Iran) for higher education and after the completing his course he received the " Amama " by Ayatollah Gulpaigaani--The Head of the 'Hauza Ilmiya' in Qum-Iran and He Received 'Ijaza' from Ayatullah Jawad Tabraizi
As a social reformer, Syed Kalbe Rushaid Rizvi is actively involved in the field of health. He is involved in many international projects dealing with the issue of cancer. He works in close association with several institutions such as Foundation Akbaraly, Madagascar, a non-profit organization working in the field of health particularly for eradication of cancer disease, Delhi Cancer Institute, Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust and most recent Dharmshila Cancer Hospital.
He is also actively involved in the field of education with the international institutions like American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin (AAFMI), which strives to work towards the educational and economic upliftment of Indian Muslims by seeking cooperation among American and Indian relief and educational organizations.
Maulana Kalbe Rushaid is Multilingual and can speak Arabic, Persian, English,French, Gujrati, Hindi, Urdu and last Bhojpuri.
Senior-most Vice Chancellor in India (2011 & 2012). Vice Chancellor for 18 years. Present Age 66 years. Former President of Association of Indian Universities, New Delhi. Recipient of President of India's Certificate of Honour (2012) and other 10 Prestigious Awards.
Founder Vice-Chancellor of first Sanskrit University of Maharashtra named Kavikulaguru Kalidas Sanskrit University at Ramtek. (1997 to 2012) Earlier Vice President of AIU for 2 terms. (2009 & 2010)
Former member of - 1) Board of Control for Cricket in India 2) All India council of Technical Education 3) Central Board of Secondary Education 4) National Board of Accreditation, 5) NCERT
Have been the Sub-committee Chairman of UMIOR. (University Mobility in Indian Ocean Rim), under agies of Ministry for External Affairs, Govt. of India. etc.
Manish Awasthi Sr. Journalist with an experience of more than 23 years worked on National & International Assignment is a National Editor of India News and News X. Manish also a life member of Editors Guild of India. Manish is an actor in Bollywood and a Voice over Artist for National and International Documentaries.
Dr. Nishigandha Wad is an acclaimed Marathi film actress who has acted in Hindi films and in Hindi and Marathi serials. She started acting in commercial cinema around 1989–90 and has acted in more than 100 films. She is author of five books: three have been the recipients of prestigious state awards. Her doctorate from the University of Mumbai on research on Changing Role of Women In Society — Reflections from Marathi & British Theatres (1970–1990) proves her academic excellence.
Anuja Kapur Is an Indian-based Criminal Psychologist who is also known as a counselor, social activist and advocate. Her Academic qualifications include Bachelor's degree in psychology and Masters degree in Criminology from Delhi University. Kapur later completed another course in Forensic Science from Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi. She holds an International Diploma in Victimology from The Tokiawa International Victimology Institute, Japan. She also completed her LLB from CCS University. She is the founder of an NGO named as “NIRBHIYA EK SHAKTI” which is the centre for “Victim Assistance”. It provides assistance to all the victims in form of Counseling, Legal Aid, Vocational Courses, and Rehabilitation irrespective of age, caste. “NIRBHIYA EK SHAKTI” aims to work for all the victims and help them to live back their normal lives.
Students are the torchbearer of democratic India and there is a strong need for them to get involved with active politics.
In an endeavour to play an active role in addressing our country's need for democratic transformation of society, and giving students a glimpse of civic education, Raisoni Group of Institutions is organizing 8th National Student Parliament (NSP) on 22nd and 23rd January 2021.