About Us

N&R Technology (NRTechnology.com), established in 2001, provides intensive training in deepening and widening computer skills of individuals and groups. It caters to individual needs and customizes programs to bridge the knowledge/skill gaps of workers to enhance their on-the job productivity. NRCLC provides training in computer classes to adults at the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced level.

Advisory Members

Vazi Okhandiar – Executive Director

Vazi_Okhandiar_new1 Vazi Okhandiar is the founder and the President of NR Computer Learning Center (www.nrclc.com). Ms. Okhandiar has an MBA from the University of California, Irvine, a Master’s in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from University of California, Irvine.

Ms. Okhandiar is also the Vice President, Technology at mLogica Inc., responsible for all project delivery, technical staff and the mLogica software development centers, based in Southern California and India. Ms. Okhandiar has over 20 years of experience in managing, architecting, designing and implementation of Information Technology projects for large clients such as United Nations, Toyota, General Motors and UPS as well as many both small and medium enterprises. Her expertise includes eCommerce, mobile and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) package implementation, Quality Assurance for ISO 9000 approval, distributed database design and tuning and LAN/WAN network design and project management. Ms. Okhandiar also has industry expertise in Telecom, Manufacturing, Media and Entertainment, Financial Brokerage, Healthcare and Telecom industries. She has managed and developed architecture for multi-million dollar International Projects with over 40 team members.

She has previously worked for Electronic Data Systems (EDS) and Computer Science Corporation (CSC) in lead technologist role and at National University as the Head of the Department for Computer Science. She has been awarded for “Excellence in Development” for Electronic Billing System for Mitsubishi’s Telecommunication Division and “Excellence in Development” of the Product Data Management System at Electronic Data Systems. She has also received certification in Leadership and Marketing from EDS, Distributed Database and Performance Tuning and Database Administration from Oracle Corporation. She is also an honored Member of International Who’s Who of Information Technology since 1999.

Member of AIAER: http://www.aiaer87.org
Member of ASCD: http://www.ascd.org
Email Address: vazi@nrclc.com

Presentations:

In the News:

B. K. Passi

Prof. (Dr.) BK Passi, an Advisor to NRCLC, has 40 years of experience in research, training and consultancy in government institutions, UNESCO, UNDP, OECD, international universities, and corporate bodies. Prof. Passi has been Rector of the university, and then vice-chairman of NCTE India. He has worked as UNESCO CHAIR of distance teacher education, and a consultant with APEID Bangkok. Presently, he is consultant to IITE, Moscow.

Prof. Passi has received the recognition of the Best-Social Scientist Award, World Award of Education -citations for Illustrious Scientific Career and Valuable Work for the Benefit of Mankind – World Council. He is also a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a creator of innovations, founder of institutions and implementer of programs. His original contributions have won him the epithet “Father of Microteaching”. He has authored several books and the Passi Creativity Tests. His contribution extends from Research Surveys to Futures Studies, Models – Teaching, Distance Education, ICT, and Learning Organizations. He is the President of the All India Association for Educational Research. He acts for Thinking Skills and technology in Asia, Europe, and America.

Member of the Governing Board of International St Mark School, Bangkok, and advisory member of Ansted University.

Ex-UNESCO Chair
President of AIAER: http://www.aiaer87.org
Thinktank member Prasena http://www.prasena.com/public/think_tank.html
Email Address: b_k_passi@yahoo.com or passibk@hotmail.com

Some of the articles & books by Dr. Passi on Education:

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Professor Hirday Nath Pandit MA PhD

Prof.H_N_Pandit Professor Hirday Nath Pandit, MA (Economics) and PhD (Economics of Education), is an internationally known expert in educational management and policy analysis. He has 35 years of teaching and research experience in the field of educational management and policy analysis. He has over 100 publications/ working papers/documents and articles in the International Journals of Education.

He was a Professor of Education and Head of Policy Planning and Evaluation at the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT), New Delhi for several years.

He also worked at the Association of Indian Universities and Institute of Applied Manpower, New Delhi.

He was the lead member of the Research Team on Manpower Forecasting of the Indian National Commission on Education [1964-66].

He has served as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)/UNDP educational expert/advisor, a Consultant for the Cambridge Education Consultants and as an advisor for the World Bank/UNDP educational projects for several developing countries.

In 1973, Professor Hirday Nath Pandit received his PhD degree in the Economics of Education from the Delhi University, and in 1976, he received a Diploma in Educational Management from UNESCO -International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), Paris. He was also the recipient of the UNESCO Fellowship at IIEP Paris and the Visitor Fellowship of the British Council, London. He was the Indian delegate for the UNESCO Workshop on the Self Management in Education at Belgrade.

He has published several books/documents on Educational Management and Policy.
Email Address: hnpandit@cox.net

Since 1977, he has been working on several International assignments, including the following:

  • 1977 – 1983: As a UNESCO Expert and Advisor to the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, he helped the University for six yeas to establish the Department of Educational Management.
  • 1984 – 1988: During those five years, he was Professor of Educational Planning and Administration, Head, Department of Foundations of Education and the Dean of Education at the University of Jos, Nigeria.
  • 1988 – 1992: He worked as the Team Leader and Advisor for the Cambridge Education Consultants for four years for the UNESCO/UNDP Project on educational planning for the Republic of Ghana.
  • 1993-1995: He also worked for three years as the Technical Advisor for the World Bank Project on the FUNCTIONAL LITERACY for Ghana.
  • 1996 – 1997: He was responsible for developing the Management Information System (MIS) for the Education Sector of Dominica and St. Lucia.
  • 2000 – 2007: Advisor to NR Computer Learning Center (www.nrclc.com). As an advisor, he is helping NRCLC establish online educational structures for kids (KidOLE).