Dr. Mukherjee is a Congress Standing Committee Member of WCCES. During the General Assembly of IOCES and WCCES at Johannesburg, she was also inducted as an Executive Committee Member of the IOCES regional society. Dr. Mukherjee deliberated with the other executive committee members of WCCES, IOCES and Oceania Comparative Education Society (OCIES) about the possibility of bringing the World Congress of WCCES (which is organized every 3 years through a competitive voting process) to India in the future and JGU as possible Congress venue. She produced documentation of the international research symposium that JGU already hosted in December 2017 sponsored by OCIES, IOCES and WCCES.
At the meeting, the committee members came to a consensus that for 2022 World Congress, IOCES will support OCIES for its bid to host the World Congress in Cairns, Australia. Likewise, for 2025 World Congress IOCES will seek OCIES support to host the Congress in India at JGU. This will allow some time for IOCES to grow as a regional society and also garner the support of OCIES (which is a much older and stronger regional society) to bid for hosting the 2025 World Congress in India.
At the conference, Dr. Mukherjee presented a paper titled- “Creative Resistance: Establishing a world-minded Indian University in Colonial British India” based on her current research. She also presented a co-authored paper with current IOCES President & WCCES Treasurer, Dr. Kanishka Bedi and IOCES founding President, Dr. Nina Dey Gupta (Delhi University).
During the conference, she had meetings and conversations with Prof. Michael Cross, Director, Ali Mazrui Centre for Higher Education and Prof. Ihron Rensburg, Former Vice-Chancellor, University of Johannesburg and Chairperson, the South African National Commission for UNESCO. She received great interest from them in establishing partnership between the Ali Mazrui Centre at UJ and IIHEd at JGU. At the conference, she also initiated conversations with the keynote speaker, Prof. Moeketsi Letseka, University of South Africa and UNESCO Chair in Open Distance Learning about possible collaboration with JGU.