BCC Team

BCC Advisory Board

  • The BCC Advisory Board increase BCC visibility, credibility, provides policy-oriented inputs for research and education outreach.
  • Connects BCC with the sources of funding, projects, institutes, organisations.
  • Provides an overview across government, industry, academia and civil society.
  • Advisory board comprise of distinguished individuals of eminence and leaders in a particular field with cross-sectoral influence and outreach.
  • Advisory Board members are from both India and Canada.
  • Advisory Board members makes valuable suggestions and recommendations

Maj. Gen. BK Sharma

AVSM, SM and Bar (Retd), Director, United Service Institution of India, New Delhi.

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Prof. Brock Dykeman

Former President of University Canada West, Prior to this he was VP Academic.

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Prof. Kandarpa Das (Ph.D)

Vice Chancellor, Krishna Kanta Handiqui State Open University, Guwahati.

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Prof. Arindam Banerjee (Ph.D)

Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad

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Prof. Margaret Osborne

Marketing, Cybercrime, Online fraud (particularly financial services, retail and e-government), E-marketing, Online retail, Opticianry.

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Sandeep Goel

President and Chief Executive Officer, ICICI Bank Canada.

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Amb. Suresh Babu (Ph.D)

Served in different Eurasian nations, was Indian Ambassador to Armenia, Georgia and Mongolia.

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Prof. Akshai Aggarwal

Academic Advisor, Bharat Centre of Canada

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Prof. Nivedita Das Kundu (M.Phil, Ph.D, Post Doctorate)

International relations expert, an academic, foreign policy analyst, author, think tank research, university teacher.

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India-Russia Relations in the Context of India's G20 Presidency: Opportunities and Challenges

Heroes and villains? Nivedita Das Kundu, senior researcher at York University


  • BCC directors come from various professional backgrounds and ensure proper implementation of research & development policies, objectives, and initiatives.
  • They add value through advancing curriculum to conduct teaching programmes in universities, community colleges and in different Institutions.
  • BCC Directors assist in building a network of academics and scholars.
  • They help facilitate new research and training programmes.
  • Our directors play an important role in helping collaborative research, workshops, hosting symposiums, podcasts and in publications.

Sudhir Anand

Director, Community Outreach

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Arvind Bhardwaj, MBA

Director Media Outreach

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Archana Srivastava Ph.D

Research Director GIS Analyst.

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Distinguish Experts

  • Bharat Centre of Canada’s distinguished experts are competent professionals who have made a significant impact in their fields.They play an important role in BCC’s teaching and training programmes.
  • Blending effectively with distinguished experts’ in-depth knowledge, vast experience, and the cutting edge understanding of the current market needs, help shaping BCC a well-balanced education and research organisation.
  • BCC consists of distinguished experts from both India and Canada.

Ambassador Ashok Sajjanhar

Ambassador of India to Kazakhstan, Sweden and Latvia

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Major General Sashi Bhusan Asthana

Chief Instructor, USI of India, the oldest Indian Think-tank in India

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Dr. Vandana Kumar (Ph.D)

Joint Secretary, Government of India.

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Captain(IN) Alok Bansal

Captain (Indian Navy), Director, India Foundation, New Delhi.

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Gp. Capt. Dr. Ajey Lele (Ph.D)

Senior Fellow, Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi.

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V. GopalaKrishnan

Consultant-Indian Space Research Organisation.

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Adjunct Faculties

  • BCC adjunct faculty members are professional in their fields with excellent understanding on their subject and experience in the same field. BCC adjunct faculty brings important real-world professional experience for imparting training, research and webinars.
  • They bring an increased level of productivity and flexibility to our programmes. Their professionalism has been consistently exceptional lending further credibility to Bharat Centre of Canada’s reputation and versatility.

Dr. Kalpdrum Passi

Associate Professor

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Neeraj Pal

Barrister and Solicitor – Ontario, Advocate – India.

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Brig. Nawab Singh

Head Veterans Association of Ontario.

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Dr. Jayanto Das (MBBS, FMAS)

Vascular Surgeon, AMRI Hospital, Kolkata.

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Gaurav Sharma (B.tech MBA)

Pegasystems Canada.

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Senthur Kumaran

Ministry of Tourism (Government of India).

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Prof. Dr. Sandeep Poddar

(MSc, PhD, Dip Diet) Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research & Innovation) Lincoln University College, Malaysia

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  • BCCs honorary Fellows are eminent professionals from various fields who assist our research & development and provide direction and strategy.
  • Out Honorary Fellows help promote research in multidisciplinary areas.
  • They make themselves available to assist, mentor and contribute to BCC’s publications, webinars, conferences. BCC’s honorary fellows are from India and Canada.

Bala Menon

Author & Journalist.

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Shubhra Bharti

Environment Consultant

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Research Fellows

  • Research Fellows are professionals with subject specialisation, enthusiastic scholars and contribute actively to the needs of Bharat Centre of Canada.
  • They help prepare for conferences, webinars and in research and teachings.
  • They regularly attend meetings, assist conducting research and help writing reports and policy briefs. BCC’s Fellows are from India and Canada.

Raj Kumar Sharma (Ph.D)

Political Scientist and University Teacher.

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Wazida Rahman (Ph.D)

Assistant professor of Law .

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Mohit Bharti

International Business Management Expert.

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Principle Coordinator

  • Our Principle Coordinator coordinates with other organisations, universities and helps in collaboration and in networking.
  • Our coordinator helps moderating and handling audio-visual media for online webinars, lectures, presentations and teaching courses

Pulkeet Mehra

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Technical Coordinator

Mr. Parth Sarathi Ghosh

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