New Delhi, Feb 10 IBNS | 9 months ago

P. Prakash, who has earlier served as Registrar, Maulana Azad National Urdu University (MANUU) and as Vice Chancellor, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Open University (BRAOU) has joined Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) as the Pro Vice Chancellor.


An alumnus of Osmania University, he did Post Doctoral Research work on "Biological control on Soil Borne Microbes / Pathogens" at Humboldt University, Berlin {Germany}.

He is recipient of CSIR-NET Scholarship and Best Research Paper award of Indian Botanical Society.

Prakash published many scientific papers in Peer reviewed Journals, co-authored a referral book and Chaired many National / International Symposia/Conferences/Workshops apart from participation in Radio and TV Programmes.

He had Post-Graduate teaching at Osmania University, Hyderabad, before joining UGC.

He has contributed immensely for Tertiary Education Planning, Policies and Coordination particularly in the context of maintenance of quality education in Higher Education having had served UGC in different capacities for more than two decades and facilitated in designing the state-of-art Architecture in launching network of academic institutions in the country and some innovative programmes viz., e-journals scheme, Multimedia, e-content and e-learning etc.

He has played pivotal role in designing the State of Art Architecture in university Network of Indian universities (UGC-INFONET) and e-journals consortium for research and development apart from launching SITs for EDUSAT programmes and facilitated in augmentation of various universities departments through various UGC academic schemes, which immensely helped in building up Infrastructure capital and Human Resource Capital in particularly in Science and Technology discipline(s).

Prakash led UGC delegation in PIHEAD Programme to Syria and Dubai and a delegation of Commonwealth of Learning (Canada) to Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong Institutes/Universities for Academic Interaction in e-content, learning object repositories and e-learning concepts.

He also participated in First South Asia Education Dialogue on "Transforming Higher Education in South Asia" held in Colombo, Sri Lanka on 18th and 19th June, 2013 and in SAKAL EDUCON-2013 International Vice-Chancellors' Summit on "Transformation for Excellence" from Sept 27, 2013 to Oct 1, 2013 held in Istanbul.

He possess wide experience with social systems prevailing in several parts of developed and developing world that enabled to work in several cross cultural ambience.

Served as Member Secretary of Curricula Committees and formulated curricula for Undergraduate / Postgraduate subjects. As Peer Member for National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and Distance Education Council (DEC), helped in assessment, accreditation and grading of Institutions.

(Posted on 10-02-2014)

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