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Apeejay professor wins first prize for her research paper at an International Conference

The esteemed faculty has published her research paper on “Navigating Barriers to Technology Empowerment of Academicians”.



In a remarkable achievement, Dr Vernika Agarwal, an esteemed Associate Professor at Apeejay School of Management in Dwarka, New Delhi, has secured the coveted first position along with winning a cash prize of INR 20,000 for her research paper titled “Navigating Barriers to Technology Empowerment of Academicians.” This impressive feat occurred at the 7th International Conference on Management Education 5.0: Aligning NEP Agenda with Digitization and Global Practices (ANEPDGP-2023), held early this month. 

The conference was organised by the Department of Commerce and IQAC at Zakir Husain Delhi College (Evening), University of Delhi, in collaboration with the GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research and PGDM Institute. The engaging conference drew participants and scholars from various corners of the academic world.

Dr Agarwal’s paper, which clinched the top spot in the “Best Paper” category, explored the challenges and obstacles faced by academicians in their quest for technology empowerment. Her insightful research highlighted critical issues that affect educators’ ability to harness the full potential of technology in the ever-evolving landscape of education.

With over 50 Scopus-indexed research papers to her name, Dr Vernika Agarwal is no stranger to making valuable contributions to the field of academia. Her commitment to rigorous research and dedication to advancing educational practices have earned her a well-deserved reputation as a leading figure in her domain.

This recent accolade not only showcases Dr Agarwal’s exceptional talent, but also highlights the significance of her work in addressing the challenges of integrating technology in education. Her contributions resonate with the evolving educational landscape and the National Education Policy’s agenda, emphasising the importance of digitisation and global best practices in education.

Expressing her thoughts on this outstanding achievement, Dr Agarwal shared, “Receiving the Best Paper Award for ‘Navigating Barriers to Technology Empowerment of Academicians’ is not just an honour; it’s a testament to the journey of breaking down barriers and illuminating the path towards a more empowered academia. This recognition fuels my passion to continue navigating the ever-evolving landscape of technology and education, striving for a brighter future for all academicians.”

A passionate researcher, Dr Agarwal continues to inspire fellow academicians and researchers alike. Her commitment to the betterment of education through insightful research is a testament to the transformative power of knowledge and innovation in the 21st century.

Harshita is Assistant Editor at Apeejay Newsroom. With experience in both the Media and Public Relations (PR) world, she has worked with Careers360, India Today and Value360 Communications. A learner by nature, she is a foodie, traveller and believes in having a healthy work-life balance.