Meghna Rao

Meghna Rao Meghna Rao has been in the education industry for the past 10 years, and is currently an Associate Professor in CS at MMU. She has earned a Masters degree in Software Engineering from MSIT- IIIT, Hyderabad. Meghna's background as a faculty and content developer for the Software Engineering discipline has intrigued her as to how students with great Technical and Soft Skills can exhibit behavior that leads to negative results. Meghna has also personally experienced that this is just not with students but with other faculty and actually with most of us. Her understanding of this problem was confirmed when she worked with Martin Radley at iCarnegie and realized that this is a universal problem and needs to be addressed in a more formal and effective manner and that lead to the inception of Self-Aware Stories India Pvt. Ltd. - her entrepreneurial journey of introducing behavior skills in Education.

Self- Aware Stories India Pvt. Ltd. 2013-Present

Co-Founder & Director

Built a framework on behavioral skills (Self-Aware Stories, for Educational Institutions. Targeted primarily at Educational Institutions to fill the gap of Job Readiness in terms of behavior. Notable progress:

  1. Covered 1700 students in training workshops over 4 months (June 2015 - September 2015).
  2. Initiated sales discussions with over 30+ colleges (Telangana& Andhra Pradesh).
  3. Sold the vision of job-readiness to colleges to produce high quality graduates.
  4. Implemented an interactive web interface for students to learn and practice behavior skills in a safe environment.

Senior Mentor, Instructional Designer, Content Developer and Consulting

  1. CIHL (MSIT Division - IIIT, Hyderabad) 2012-2014
  2. iCarnegie (Powered by Carnegie Mellon University) 2010-2012
  3. CETLS & MSIT 2009-2010
  4. MSIT & CMU 2007-2009

Roles at the above organizations involved:

  1. Offered and mentored the Software Engineering Foundation course and Software Engineering Specialization at the MSIT program at all learning centers.
  2. Involved in mentor training and assessment.
  3. Analysis and evaluation of various IT courses.
  4. Created supporting materials for various Computing and Software Engineering courses.
  5. Mentored and created mentor training materials, evaluation rubrics and grading for Software Engineering and IT courses.
  6. Worked on cross-cultural projects as an Instructional designer.
  1. Director at Self-Aware Stories India Pvt. Ltd.
  2. Independent Consultant
  3. Content Author at Netpixel(November2008 - May 2009)
    1. Worked as a Content Writer and Team lead for the Question Authoring Management System, which involved managing a database of questions for SkillSoft - application software that assesses the skills of candidates on various technical domains.
  1. Master of Science in Information Technology (Major: Software Engineering), CGPA: 8.1 , 2008 , IIIT, Hyderabad