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Updated on 22 Sep, 2017

Dr V Venugopal Reddy


Academic and Administrative Profile

Dr. V. Venugopal Reddy started his career as Assistant Professor in the Department of Commerce, School of Management Studies of IGNOU, New Delhi in February, 1987. Later he has been shifted to Student Support services in 1989. He has worked in different capacities as Assistant Director, Deputy Director and Regional Director in Regional Centres of Jammu, Delhi-I and Delhi-2, Cochin and Vijayawada. He has also served as the first Director, Research Unit IGNOU, New Delhi between 2009 and 2011 and as Regional Director (Sr. Scale) in Regional Services Division (Hqs). 

Presently, he is with the Regional Services Division, IGNOU as Director since May, 2015. 

He was involved in the design, development of academic programmes in general and Student Support Services in particular. From 1989-90 to till date he was involved in establishment of large no. of Learner Support Centres, Admission of distance learners, training of Academic Counsellors, Conduct of Student Support Services at various of Regional Centres and Study Centres.

Dr. V. V. Reddy involved in the design and development of courses such as Bachelor Preparatory Programme, Bachelor of Business Administration (Retail) and Master of Business Administration (Retail). He was a Member of the Academic Committee and Member of the Examination Committee of different Community Colleges. 

As a part of Academic pursuit he is involved in a number of Staff Development activities such as: training of Assistant Regional Directors, Academic Counsellors, Coordinators and other functionaries in the Open and Distance Learning operations for the past 25 years. Hundreds of Training / Orientation Programmes / workshops were conducted for Distance Educators, functionaries of Study Centers and distance learners since 1990s. 

He was productively involved in the Corporate Affairs of the University. As Member of Board of Management, Member of Academic Counsel, Member of Student Support Committee, MemberSecretary of Research Council and Research Council Standing Committee and Member of Establishment Committee, Purchase Committee, Chairperson Canteen Committee, Member to Implement the 6th Pay Commission of the University, Member Steering Committee of the Convocation, Sub-Committee of Student Support Services Committee, Member and Convener Student Support Services Committee etc., he has contributed substantially towards corporate affairs of the University involving in highest Policy Bodies. 

As Regional Director as well as Sr. Regional Director he has established large number of Study Centres in Colleges/Universities, NGO’s in various States/Regions viz., Karnataka, Jammu, Delhi, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh during his tenure and admitted and trained few lakhs of distance learners, appointed and trained few thousands of Academic Counsellors (faculty), hundreds of functionaries of study centres and staff associated with the IGNOU from the Conventional Colleges/ Universities. He has also involved in training and orientation of Academic Counsellors of Partners Institution (Kathmandu, Nepal) International Division. 

A series of lecturers/speeches/addressing students/teachers/administrators were given in various colleges for distance learners in Andhra Pradesh on IGNOU Academic Programmes and opportunities and employability skills.