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Dr. Adelaide Vaz



Former Principal of St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai, for 14 years.  NAAC Assessment Grade A+


Former Principal of Royal College of Education, Mumbai for 4 years


At present Co-ordinator at Aquinas International School, Mumbai

44 years in the field of teaching

• Presently Ph.D Research Guide & Principal Emeritus  St. Xavier’s Institute of Education, Mumbai, NAAC Accredited: A+,  Affiliated to University of Mumbai and NCTE recognized

• NAAC Peer Team Member and Co-ordinator

• NCTE Team member for assessment of Education Colleges

• Ex Member of Planning Commission of Govt. of India-Working Committee member for Teacher and School Education, XII Plan

• Member of the Local Managing Committees of colleges

• Member of School Committees

• Member of the Archdiocesan Board of Education, Mumbai

Ph.D guide – University of Mumbai.

M.Ed level:  Guide and lectures Advanced Educational Psychology and School Management

P.G.Dip.Ed.Mgmt.: Sessions in Management of Stress & Conflict, Team Building & Functioning, National Policy of Education, Visiting faculty for  Colleges, Mumbai

Hon. Prof.: State Univ. of West Georgia, U.S.A: College of Education

Hon Prof.:  Ed. Mgmt at S.N.D.T. University & University of Mumbai

Hon. Lecturer at AICTE Refresher courses for Bombay Colleges of Pharmacy

Hon. Lecturer at University of  Mumbai and Goa – Staff Academic College 

Education Consultant and Trainer for International Schools.

During  tenure as Principal of St. Xavier’s Institute of Education from 2001 to 2015, the following has been achieved:


National and Regional SEMINARS organized

UGC National Seminar on ‘Teacher Education and  Challenges of Change’

• UGC Western Region Seminar on ‘Values: A Multi-Disciplinary  Perspective’

• NAAC Seminar Western Region on ‘Best Practices in Teacher Education’

• NCTE Seminar Western Region on ‘Quality Concerns in eacher Education’

• UGC – State level Seminar on ‘Inclusive Education: Building Bridges for an Inclusive World’.  besides seminars organized at the local level.                                                                  

NETWORKING on Education Leadership & Management Programs and Teacher Education Programs at:

• Asian Institute of Management, Manila

• St. Joseph’s University . U.S.A

• American Center, Mumbai

• Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association – Hong Kong

• Collaboration with National Institute of Education,  Nanyang University, Singapore

• West Georgia University, Atlanta, U.S.A

• Salisbury University, New Jersey, U.S.A

• John Carroll University, Ohio, U.S..A

• East Carolina University, U.S.A

• University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

• Queensland University of Technology, Queensland, Australia

• Dunedin College of Education, Dunedin, New Zealand

• Teacher Enhancement Program- Derek Bok Centre, Harvard, U.S.A

• Fontys Teacher Training Academy, Venlo, The Netherlands

• National Institute for School Leadership, Helsinki, Finland

• Founder member of EUMIND-INDIA-Europe

• Lectures at University of Technology, Vienna, Austria

• Initiatives with International Baccalaureate Organization (IBO),Singapore, Bath, London.


• Causes of Stress for Teachers and Ways of Coping with Stress

• “The Effect of Intellectual Enrichment on the General Level of Functioning of the Scholastically Backward Child” - Handbook of NCERT 1995, New Delhi

• Alternative Communities for the 21st Century” - World Council for Curriculum & Instruction, Forum Vol. II

• “Value Education through Reasoning” - Foundation Course Handbook, Directorate of Distance Education, University of Bombay, 1991

• “Optimizing Human Resources: Stress Management and Conflict Resolution” - Handbook of World Education, WCCI, Netherlands, 1988

• “Stress Management and Conflict Resolution” -  Foundation Course Handbook, Directorate of Distance Education, University of Bombay, 1991.

• Pamphlet on the ‘Recommendations of the National Policy of Education’ – B.I.E. Publication 1999

• Identification of the Causes of Drop-outs in School and steps to prevent the same

• An Evaluation of Values Education in Schools in Mumbai

• Learning disabilities and Inclusive education in Schools in Mumbai

• A Comparative Study of Stress in Schools in India and New  Zealand

• 21st Century Skills for a Teacher – Research based Paper presented 2014 – Education Journal – John Carroll University-Cleveland

• Systems approach to cater to the needs of the children with learning disabilities in an inclusive classroom : Research paper 2015

• Wholistic Approach to Sexual Education in Schools and Colleges – Research paper 2016 in Journal Sexual Paedogogik, Wien.

ACADEMIC PAPERS PRESENTED (from year 2000 onwards)

• Conducted workshop for Principal of Colleges of All-India at the Staff Academic College , Mumbai and Goa

• Conducted workshop on ‘Nursing Education: The Millenium Approach’ at P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and Medical Research Centre, Mumbai

• Paper in Regional workshop at SNDT University on ‘Implications of GATTS and WTO in Higher Education’ in 2003

• Participated in NAAC workshop on ‘Performance, Evaluation, Assessment and Accreditation of Colleges, Pune

• Paper on ‘Best Practices in Higher Education’ at National Conference by NAAC, July 2004

• Participated in Regional Workshop of CABE Committee on ‘Autonomy of Higher Education Institutions’, University of Pune

• Paper on ‘Reflective Leadership’ at Asia-Pacific Educational Research Association International Conference

• Organised and participated in collaborative seminar on ‘Educational Leadership’ at National Institute of Education, Nanyang University, Singapore.

• Paper on ‘Best Practices in Higher Education’, Jaipur, India

• Paper on Access & equity in Education , National Conference at Convocation Hall, University of Mumbai-2013

• Participated in workshops on “RUSA” and its implementations

• Training workshops in Strategies of Teaching in International Schools


• Stress Management, Conflict Resolution, Enhancing Quality in Education

• Leadership and Strategic Planning and Positioning, Team Building and Bonding at  Educational Institutions in Malaysia, Singapore,  December 1986.
Australia : Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, November 1987.
Manila, Hongkong, Bangkok,  December 1987, 1990, 2009.

Singapore: 1999, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010

Australia and New Zealand: May’ 2000, 2003

Austria, Germany: 2008, 2010, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

USA: 2010, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013,

Europe: 2010, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018

Vietnam & Bangkok : 2017, 2018



• Governing Body Member of Xavier Institute of Management and    Research, Mumbai

• Principals Association of Colleges –Executive member

• Member of Xavier Board of Higher Education, India

• Member of All-India Christian Higher Education Association, India

• Member of Jesuit Education Association of Higher Education, S.E. Asia

• World Council for Curriculum and Instruction

• Council for Teacher Education

• Archdiocesan Board of Education, Mumbai

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