Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM) Session

A DST Initiative

General Information

This is a panel discussion on spatial thinking pedagogy for STEAM learning. This session is a part of the IEEE InGARSS 2023 conference representing the capacity-building initiative of the National Geospatial Program (NGP) of the Dept of Science and Tech. (DST), GoI.


Prof. Shamita Kumar is an ecologist by training, with work spanning across biology and geospatial technology. She is the Vice Principal of Bharati Vidyapeeth, Inst. of Environmental Education and Research (BV-IEER), and leads several capacity-building initiatives of NGP.

Session Details

Venue: R103, IIIT-Bangalore

Time: Dec 13, 2023, 9:30-11 am IST

Prof. Shamita Kumar

Vice-Principal – Professor, Institute of Environment Education & Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth



Prof. Anuradha Dinesha

RV College of Architecture


Prof. Anuradha Dinesha is a professor with long experience at RV College of Architecture. She has training in architecture and design, through her Master’s at IIT Bombay. 

Prof. Chakradhar Saswade

NID Bangalore


Prof. Chakradhar Saswade is an artist and expert in visual semiotics, who teaches at the National Institute of Design, Bangalore. One of his most notable creatives is the logo of IIT Tirupati.

Prof. B. Ananthanarayan



Prof. Anant is a mathematical physicist at IISc who is very passionate about discovery in science. He too started his journey as an engineer from IIT Madras, but now is neck-deep in research in low energy physics and collider physics.

Dr. Neeti

Azim Premji University


Dr. Neeti is a scientist at Azim Premji University with expertise in GIS. She has long experience in working in geospatial technology in several organisations, such as ISRO, Goddard Flight Center, etc. amongst others. She is also an expert in several NGP committees. Her research focuses on using various AI-based approaches and geospatial technology in the field of forestry, agriculture, and disaster management.

Mr. Bharath Divyang

Zugzwang Academy


Mr. Bharath Divyang is an engineer by training from IIT Madras but is now a dedicated trainer of chess and mathematical puzzles for young children. He is the founder and CEO of Zugzwang Academy. He is a fluid intelligence coach and mentors young children to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills. He has MBA from UNC Chapel Hill and IIM Bangalore.

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