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Dr. Paromita Roy
Deputy Director, JBNSTS

 

Biography: Paromita Roy, a PhD in Psychology from Delhi University, India, is Deputy Director of Jagadis Bose National Science Talent Search (JBNSTS), Kolkata, India’s first talent search organization in STEM, and which was conceptualized on the basis of the Westinghouse Science Talent Search Program. She has experience working with high ability students of science for the past 23 years. She develops programs for multicultural gifted and high ability science students and is involved in teacher development. Her research interests include talent identification and nurture, developing concepts of giftedness and enrichment programs for such students. An ECHA, ICASE and APA member, Paromita was a joint convener of India’s ”First International Conference of Gifted Minds” India, 2014.

She has contributed two chapters; in “Gifted Education in Asia: Problems and Prospects”, (edited by Professors D Y Dai and C C Kuo) published by IAP, USA in August 2015, and in “International Perspectives on Science Education for the Gifted: Key issues and challenges” (edited by Drs M Sumida and K Taber) published by Routledge (2016). She is the principal investigator from India of two Cross Nation Studies on Teacher Perceptions on Giftedness, a research project from University of Erlangen- Nuremberg, Germany and has completed a survey on studying the “Conception of Giftedness in India” in collaboration with Prof. David Yun Dai, State University of New York, Albany, USA. In the past 3 years she has been invited to speak at international youth Summits (Vienna, 2016) and conferences on Gifted Education in Hungary, Germany and China. In 2017 she was invited as a keynote speaker at the National Seminar on Inclusive Pedagody, Delhi University and visited Centre for Talented Youth, Dublin City University, Ireland on their invitation. She is a recognized mentor of the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, for gifted science students in India.

   
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