Ambitions do not turn into magic overnight but require lots of work and passion and determination to come to reality. This statement’s perfect quintessence is the journey of Dr. Seema Saini, CEO of N.L Dalmia College of Arts Commerce & Science. Dr. Seema brings with her extensive experience of 30 years in the field of Education. Academically she is a PhD from Mumbai University and has a Master’s degree in Economics (Mumbai University) and a Masters in Human Resource Development from Xavier University, Cincinnati (USA). Furthermore Dr. Seema Saini is professionally certified in various areas like Project Management from Project Management Institute, Pennsylvania (USA), “Excellence in Higher Education” from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India, Certification in Strategic Leadership from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad, India.
A Journey Par Excellence
Dr. Seema Saini is an honorary member of National Advisory Council of the SME Chamber of India. While in the USA, Prof. Dr. Saini was on the board of Cincinnati Chapter of American Society of Training and Development (A.S.T.D.) and she also holds the position of Vice President of Association of ICSE Schools of Maharashtra Region. Dr. Saini is on the Panel of Inspectors by the Council for the Indian Certificate School Exams. She has published papers in International Journals and presented at Conference proceedings and is frequently invited in prestigious conferences and seminars as a keynote speaker, panelist, speaker and moderator.
Dr. Seema Saini received the Social Welfare & Growth Award for “Empowering Social change through Education” for N.L.Dalmia Educational Society at The Vigyan Bhavan from Union Cabinet Minister Mr. Narendra Singh Tomar in July 2019 and was a Speaker in this event. Presented a paper on “Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development” at St.Petersburg University, Russia in January 2019. Dr. Seema Saini has also received the Times Education Icon 2020, 2021 Award. Dr. Saini has been Awarded as # 5 in the Country in the category of ‘Extraordinary Leadership’ by Education World at the Grand Jury Awards 2020. The Leaders Award and “The Pillars in Education” Award were bestowed to Dr. Seema Saini for her exemplary contribution in the field of education by Education Today. Amongst many other awards Dr. Saini has received honours for her ‘Leadership’ and as an ‘Inspiring Educator of the State’ for initiatives and invaluable contributions for all round development of students and for Social Awareness. Chaired sessions on Sustainability, Environment and Risk Management & Innovations and Entrepreneurship in the 3rd International Conference on Sustainable Globalization -Kochi, India. Association of Schools for the Indian School Certificate (ASISC) affiliation of Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE) felicitated Dr.Saini for her invaluable contribution to the cause of education.
Being a Woman Leader in Education
Seema believes the educational domain is one such place where gender biases do not exist. Talking about the existence of gender biases, Dr. Seema Saini shares, “Moreover, now we have more females than mens in this section. We want diverse students and faculty and altogether it leaves no space for gender biasness. Today it’s very common to see women leaders across the world and people accept the leadership very smoothly.” Being a CEO, she takes the team along with her at every step. Dr. Saini is quite responsible and believes everyone is enabled and can bring new things to the table. Dr. Saini is also responsible for the implementation of the decision by the board, she ensures that smooth communication should be there.
Her educational leadership promotes the success of all students while facilitating development, implementation and stewardship of a vision for learning. Furthermore, Dr. Saini, carries forward the vision of the trustees by promoting CSR activities under which the society has adopted Kondgaon Village to improve the health, hygiene, education, environment and the livelihood for sustainable development of the people. Our efforts were felicitated when on 16th February 2022, Kondgaon Village was awarded with “Sundar Gaon Puraskar” 2020-21 by Zilla Parishad Palghar and received the “R.R. Patil Award” with cheque of Rupees Ten Lakhs for the Village.
Dr. Seema Saini strives to establish a climate in which children can develop self-discipline and a composite personality with creative thinking. In her pursuit of Excellence in Education and her commitment, she endeavors to further the operating effectiveness of the Institute, and follow the Vision and Mission of our Honorable Founder Late Niranjanlalji Dalmia. In Spite of the fact that today, N.L. Dalmia High School and N.L.Dalmia Institute of Management of Studies and Research are considered as one of the best in the city, Dr. Saini is always ready to implement best practices & techniques from around the world and improve upon existing facilities in collaboration with the Governing Body. Continual innovations in the education system are her guiding principles.
As the CEO of N.L Dalmia College of Arts Commerce & Science, Dr. Seema Saini has many goals and its accompanying challenges. With the change in student perception towards education, she feels that she must achieve many milestones for the betterment of the students and the college. During the pandemic, Dr. Saini took the initiative to make sure everything flows smoothly through the institution. “We realised that human connection was a very valuable bond during the normal days, we communicated through zoom meetings, telephonic calls, we bonded over the difficult times. We continued with all the conferences, training programmes, guest lectures virtually.” shares Dr. Seema Saini. Although, the choice of online education turned up as a solution during the difficult times of the pandemic. Today, Dr. Seema Saini believes that everyone has a right to education and do better in their respective lives without any boundaries of gender roles.