Dr Bal's research interests consist of five closely interrelated and mutually guiding research programmes i.e. i) technology and new educational pedagogies, ii) inclusive quality education and joyful learning curriculum development, iii) budget and education policies in India, iv) public private partnership in education and v) ideology and education in India.
She has twenty years of research, consultancy and teaching experience in different areas of educational policy and curriculum development in India. She has published more than thirty peer reviewed articles in different international journals.
- BA (Hons) in Political Science, University of Calcutta, India.
- MA in Political Science, Utkal University, India.
- MBA from KIIT University, India.
- PhD in Business Studies, KIIT University, India. Thesis title: Effective Learning in a Joyful Environment: Reconfiguration for Transformation.
- DLitt. on “Social Inclusion and Educational Policy: A Study of KISS Odisha”, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, India.
- Cambridge Advanced Leadership Programme(https://www.credential.net/f20a8043-ff57-4ff2-9ee9-333178938fa8)
Chairperson, KIIT International School, KIIT, India.
Bal, M.L. (2019), An Insight into India’s Education Policy, Author Press, New Delhi.
Bal, M.L. (2013), Transformations in the pedagogy of education in India: Towards a Joyful Learning Environment, Lambert Academic Publishing, Germany.
Peer Reviewed Journal Articles
Bal, M.L. (2019), Towards A Paradigm Shift in Quality Education, Research Review, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, Volume-4, Issue-3, March, 2019, ISSN No: 24553085, pp-1189-1193.
Bal, M.L. (2017), Social Inclusion and the Unique Experiment at KISS Odisha, International Conference on Education and Social Science (ICESS), Proceedings of ISER International Conference, Oslo, Norway, 03rd-04th October 2017, Page No-8-12,
Bal, M.L. (2016), Educational Policy and Quality Education Through Social Inclusion, European Journal of Education Studies, Volume-1, Issue-2, April 2016, ISSN-2501-1111 (Online), L:2501-1111 (Print), Page No-1-9.
Bal, M.L. (2015), A Template of Inclusive Quality Education – KISS Odisha, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research, Volume-4, Issue- 11(2), November, 2015, ISSN: 2277-7881, pp-1-11.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Quality Education, Oslo Mandate and Unique Story of KISS, Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume: 5, Issue: 9, September 2015, ISSN - 2249-555X, pp-469-472.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Oslo Summit & Pedagogy for the Illiterates, British Journal of Education, Vol. 3, No.7, July 2015 Print: ISSN 2054-6351, Online: ISSN 2054-636X, pp-18-26.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Access, Equity, Excellence: Challenges Before Higher Education, International Journal of Higher Education and Research, Volume 5(2), July 2015, ISSN 2277- 260X, pp-98-118.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Public Private Partnership in Higher Education-Lessons from Best Global Practices, International Journal of Advanced Research in Education Technology, Vol. 2, Issue 2, April-June 2015, ISSN: 2394-2975 (Online), ISSN: 2394-6814 (Print), pp-15-18.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Make-In-India-The Quest for a New Educational Policy, Indian Journal of Higher Education, Volume-VI, Issue-I, January-June 2015, ISSN-0976-1314, Page No-54-63.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Neo Liberalism, Social Exclusion, Education Policy and KISS Odisha, International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, Volume 10, Number 5. May 2015, ISSN 0973-4562, -2015, pp-12121-12132.
Bal, M.L. (2015), Skill India, Education Policy and Budgeting- Beyond Numbers, Journal of Educational Policy and Entrepreneurial Research (JEPER), Vol.2, No.3, March 2015, ISSN: 2408-770X (Print), ISSN:2408-6231 (Online), pp-15-22.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Make In India and Challenges Before Higher Education Policy, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention, Volume 3, Issue 12, December 2014, ISSN (Online): 2319 – 7722, ISSN (Print): 2319 – 7714, pp.36-40.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Recent Rumblings in IGNOU: A Perspective, Journal of Education & Social Policy, Vol. 1, No. 2; December 2014, ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online), pp-109-114.
Bal, M.L. (2014), From Gross Enrolment to Quality Improvement: Challenges Before Higher Education in India, Indian Journal of Higher Education, Volume-.., Issue-II, July-December 2014, ISSN-0976-1314.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Ideology & Higher Education Policy- A Historical Perspective and the Way Forward, IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), Volume 5, Issue 6. Ver. III, Nov.-Dec. 2014, e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN: 2321-5925, PP 24-28.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Dismantling of Planning Commission & Higher Education-A Perspective, International Journal of Education and Information Studies, Volume 4, Number 2, July-December 2014, ISSN : 2277- 3169, Pp-71-79.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Make-in-India & Higher Education Policy: The Way Forward, Indian Journal of Applied Research, Volume: 4, Issue: 11, November 2014, ISSN - 2249-555X, pp-55-59.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Equity and Excellence A Novel Experiment for Convergence- KISS Odisha, British Journal of Education, Vol.2, No.6, November 2014, Print: ISSN 2054-6351, Online: ISSN 2054-636X, pp.55-62.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Quality in Higher Education: Challenges for Research and Science & Technology in India, International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, Vol. No.3, Issue No.10, October 2014, ISSN-2319-8354(E), ISSN No-23198346, pp-79-86.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Inclusive Growth and Excellence: Fascinating Journey in KISS Odisha, IOSR Journal Of Humanities And Social Science (IOSR-JHSS), Volume 19, Issue 10, Ver. IX, October, 2014, e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN: 2279-0845, pp-38-43.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Towards Higher Inclusive Growth: Role of Higher Education, Journal of Education, Vol. 2, No. 10, October 2014, ISSN 2347-8225, pp-1-10.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Resource Inadequacy, Quality Deficit and Policy Opacity: Road Ahead for Higher Education In India, World Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 1, No. 5, October 2014, E-ISSN: 2334 – 3176, Print: ISSN 1925-0746, Online: ISSN 1925-0754, pp-1-8.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Challenges for Higher Education Policy in India, British Journal of Education, Vol.2, No.5, October 2014, Print: ISSN 2054-6351, Online: ISSN 2054-636X, pp.1-12.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Equity and Excellence in Higher Education: A Case Study of Convergence in KISS Odisha, IOSR Journal of Economics and Finance (IOSR-JEF), Volume 5, Issue 2, Sept-Oct. 2014, e-ISSN: 2321-5933, p-ISSN: 2321-5925, pp-57-61.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Growth, Development & Elitism: An Insight Into Commissions on Higher Education, International Journal of Educational Research and Technology, Volume-5 , September, 2014, P-ISSN 0976-4089; E-ISSN 2277-1557, pp-29-35.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Open Distance Learning: Recent Rumblings the Way Forward, International Educational E-Journal, Volume-III, Issue-III, July-Aug-Sept, 2014, ISSN 2277-2456, pp-250-256.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Towards Higher Equity and Excellence: Challenges before Higher Education in India, Journal of Education and Practice, Vol.5, No.23, 2014, August, ISSN 2222-1735 (Paper) ISSN 2222-288X (Online), pp-185-190.
Bal, M.L. (2014), From GER to Quality Improvement – Challenges Before Higher Education in India, Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing & Management Review, Vol.3 (8), August, 2014, ISSN 2319-2836, pp-14-20.
Bal, M.L. (2014), Excellence Through Equity: Challenges Before Higher Education in India, International Journal of Educational Planning and Administration, Volume 4, Number 1, 2014, ISSN 2249-3093, January-June, 2014, pp. 67-77.