Dr. KUILJEIT UPPAAL, is the World’s First Image Scientist, Genius Polymath and Karmaveer Chakra Awardee by the United Nations and iCongo, who has made India proud in pioneering the Science of PRIM for global society.
The world renowned personality has been awarded with the esteemed ‘Inspirational Polymath Award’ being an Image Scientist, Impact Strategist, an Entrepreneur, an Aviator, Creative Director, an Author and an Educationist amongst other hats that she wears.
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal is a ‘World Records India’, ‘Asia Book of Records’, ‘Bharat Book of World Records’ and ‘India Book of Records’ holder for being the First Image Scientist in the World! She has been honoured at the prestigious World Education Awards 2018 with ‘Inspirational Educator Award for Innovation’. She has also been conferred with the esteemed honour of ‘Karmaveer Chakra’ by the United Nations and Icongo and ‘Global Woman of Worth’. She is the WICCI National President Life Skills (Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry), National Chairperson G-100 for Volunteerism & Values, and the ALL India Chairperson for Image Management for the world’s largest women international organization.
Armed with a PhD in Image Management, three Masters Degrees in diverse areas and several other contrasting certifications to her credit, she has about three decades of work experience exploring a diverse career path in Aviation Education, Image Management, Information Technology, Advertising and Media. She is an expert on Persona and Image Management, Psychometrics, NLP, Life Skills, Strategic Self-Management, Personality Development, Aviation, Soft Skills and Customer Service. Born to an Indian Air Force Officer and married to an Indian Army Officer, she has loved India like a true patriot and has wanted to do her country proud in every way. From national sports to music and bharatnatyam, from being a Youth Ambassador of the country to being the First Image Scientist in the World, she has always tried to make India proud like a true daughter of the soil!
Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal has been felicitated with many prestigious national and international awards and accolades for excellence in the world of innovation, education and social impact, and for exemplary achievements. She has been bestowed with the ‘World Innovation Award – Hall of Fame Honour’ 2019, ‘Innovative Education Leadership Award – Excellence in Social Innovation & Global Impact’ 2019’, ‘Global Impact Icon’ Award 2023, ‘Shiksha Bharati’ Award 2020, ‘Bharat Gaurav Award’ 2021, ‘Bharat Kirti Award’2022, ‘Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam National Award’ 2022, ‘Maharashtra Ratna Puraskar’ 2023, ‘National Icon’ 2020, ‘National Award for Innovative Concept’2018,‘Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan Award’ 2020, ‘Naari Udyamita Puraskar’ 2018 by the MSME Ministry & WES, ‘WEF Exceptional Leader of Excellence’ Award 2021, ‘Global Iconic Woman Leader Creating a Better World’ Award at WEF 2016, ‘1000 Women of Asia Award’ 2021, ‘Most Inspiring Woman of the Earth’ 2022, ‘Pride of Maharashtra’ and ‘Woman of Substance’ Award 2017. She was also awarded the ‘Inorbit Woman Achiever Award of Inspiration 2016’ for inspiring and making a positive difference to women and the youth of the nation. She has been awarded the Crest of Honour ‘Pride 2013’ by BVU and IMED for invaluable contribution to the Indian economy. She has also been awarded ‘Women Achiever Award 2012’ for enterprise and remarkable performance in the world of education, by the JSPM Group of Institutes.
Being well versed with the ISO Standards, she has devised comprehensive Quality Management System integral to work structures at all levels for enhanced output and easy monitoring of projects underway in line with the Quality Policy of the companies she has been associated with.
She is a Certified BAT 9 Interpreter and Associate Partner of Oscar Murphy International in Psychometrics, and a certified NLP practitioner by ANLP UK who has been helping individuals and organisations with enhancement of their human capital. Dr. Kuiljeit is an Independent Director certified by IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India. She is also the Vice President at IVRFF Metaverse for PRIM and Impact Strategy and also works towards the use of the Metaverse platform in education and mentorship as well as other functional areas, across the globe. She has also been the Chairperson of the Board of Studies of the KSO University for Management and Aviation programs across the globe, as well as on the Board of Studies of VM University and Mahatma Gandhi University for Aviation, Hospitality and Travel & Tourism courses.
Being a Pilot, and an active member of the Indian Women Pilots Association, she has aspired to bring quality education in the field of aviation. As Chairperson on the Board of Studies of KSOU she was instrumental in the introduction of BBA and MBA in Aviation in the country. Dr.Kuiljeit has researched and created innovative models and concepts like PRIM, D-PRIM, PRIMEA, PRIMPACT Integrated Transformational Model, and PIQ, the world’s first ever Persona and Image Quotient.
Adept in planning and strategizing for curriculum and academic programs, Dr.Kuiljeit has also to her credit the creation of unique training and curriculum methodologies, for which she has been felicitated with Awards for Excellence & Quality. She has contributed to the creation of a few hundred educational books in Aviation, IT, Travel and Tourism, Hospitality, Personality Development, Customer Service and English language skills.
She has written research papers in Emerald and Scopus indexed reputed international journals as well as book chapters for renowned publication houses like Springer. She is a Subject Matter Expert in Persona & Image Management, Corporate Skills, Grooming, Personality Development, Psychometrics, NLP, Colour Psychology and Analysis, Creative Movement Therapy, Aviation and Customer Service and has trained companies and institutes at varied levels, as also mentored professionals and entrepreneurs. Dr. Kuiljeit is a Master Trainer and T3 Expert and has trained and certified many academic heads and trainers in organizations. As the National President of the Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for Life Skills, the ALL India Chairperson for Image Management and the G-100 National Chairperson for Volunteerism & Values she works towards bringing about policies and creating a robust eco system for leadership and empowerment of women in India and globally, through her commitment to women’s wellness and welfare.
Apart from her social work, she has delivered lectures and talks on Life Skills, Image Management, Persona Transformation, Personal Branding, Personality styles and Psychometrics at global conventions and forums. She is passionate about contribution to global society through the UNSDGs and has been contributing towards UNSDG 4: Quality Education, for which she has received the ‘Global Goals Award’ 2021. She has often shared her thoughts and ideas on several international forums that work towards the United Nations goals. Having represented India as a Youth Ambassador to Canada on a development programme, as also having worked with people across longitudes, she has ample international exposure to work scenarios and trends. She was selected to represent India at the International South-East Asian Convention celebrating the Year of the Girl Child.
Dr. Kuiljeit was also nominated for ‘AWWA Excellence Award’ for major contribution in the enhancement of Army Soldier’s wives in the context of making them self-reliant.
She often spends time educating poor children and trying to ensure inculcation of good values in them, and also teaching them not to beg, but live a life of self-respect. Dr. Kuiljeit happily bid adieu to her corporate employee label at the zenith of her career, because she had a calling to make a positive difference to the image of the youth of India. Her dream crystallized into reality with her PSR and dynamic mission ‘PRIM Worldwide: Mission Possible’ to make a positive difference to the persona & image of the youth and women of India, and across the globe. She has trained thousands of youth and faculty from the higher education segment as part of her ongoing mission. She aims to continue to reach out to every possible individual, especially girls and boys who are relatively economically challenged, in this journey of hers and make a positive difference to their lives. This, in her words is ‘her duty’ to do something for her beloved country that made her whatever she is today; and later, advance beyond its geographical boundaries to the youth and women across both the hemispheres at least to a million people. She has also made a positive difference to thousands of women from all walks of life across India in building their self-worth, persona, image and confidence.
In line with her PSR and Aatmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyaan, Dr. Kuiljeit has also authored ‘PRIM & POWERFUL’, the world’s first ever book in PRIM, which guides and facilitates individuals to become a more confident, self-reliant, powerful and incredible version of themselves, using concepts devised from her extensive research in the area, over the years. The book is turning around the lives of many! Dr.Kuiljeit has won three ADEX (Excellence in Advertising) Awards in her stint with advertising.
She has worked with the Indian Ministry of Cultural Affairs, Doordarshan, AVRC (Audio Visual Research Centre), All India Radio and other renowned studios in India in various capacities that include voice-overs and anchoring, copy writing, singing for jingles and making of corporate films, documentaries and UGC programs.
This versatile personality has also been part of national level sports, theatre, national and international music and classical dance renditions. This amazing Impact Strategist has made India proud in her area, apart from being a thought leader and inspirational humanitarian who has been impacting thousands of lives globally on her mission to make a powerful difference to the persona and image of individuals and enhance life skills across the globe.
Applauded as the Scientistpreneur (Scientist-Entrepreneur) and Super Achiever, Dr. Kuiljeit Uppaal epitomizes the true talent of a Genius Polymath and a progressive Indian woman soaring into the skies on the wings of confidence.