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Dr Silima Nanda

Director (I/c)



21 years (1982-2003) of teaching/ management of classes as Assistant professor and Associate Professor : Undergraduate/Honors and Post Graduate level in – Ravenshaw College, Cuttack, Rama Devi Women’s College, Bhubaneswar , Women’s College Puri , S.C.S. College(Autonomous ),Purl, Govt. Women’s College Baripada, Govt. of Odisha

Academic experience: courses Taught
  • History of English Literature, Novel &Drama: Honors level, Ravenshaw College, Cuttack.
  • Prose, one act plays & short stories - Undergraduate Classes R .D.Womens, BBSR.
  • American literature (Drama and Poetry)—P.G classes at, SCS college (autonomous), Puri.
  • Novelists –Thomas Hardy, George Orwell, Ernest Hemingway, E.M.Forster, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Mark Twain, etc.
  • Poetry- Romantic, Victorian Poetry& American poetry.
  • Participation in National Seminars organized by the English Dept.
  • Program coordinator ,Design and Development of Certificate Programme in  Value Education in IGNOU(SOEDS)
  • Course writer for PG Diploma in Social Work(SOSW).
  • Evaluator, moderator, Question Setter in IGNOU.

Administrative experience:
  • Approximately 3 years of experience in Pedagogy & Gender, in Jharkhand Education Project Council, (JEPC) Ranchi, from 2003-05.
  • Management/Administering/Monitoring of activities in JEPC (DIET, Ranchi) and DPEP/SSA interventions in Jharkhand.
  • Organized teachers' training (5 days) workshops at the State level in Jharkhand
  • State Resource person on Value Education, JEPC Ranchi.
  • Monitoring/action research of CRCs/BRCs/EGS/Govt. Primary Schools of different blocks.
  • Participated in the State Level Video (Script Writing) Workshop held in Raipur, Chhattisgarh.
  • Developed script for Interactive Radio Instructional Programme run by Educational Development Council (EDC) for Jharkhand.
  • Worked in the capacity of Senior-Component in charge ofMahila Samakhya in JEPC and organized State level Mahila Sammelan, Sahayogini meetings, Bal Mela et. al. & innovative practices for fostering economic activities of women self-help groups & organized State level workshops on Nutrition/Health and Legal issues.
  • Initiated & finalized MOU for setting up of Mahila Samakhya Society for the State of Jharkhand.
  • July 2006 onwards, administrative experience as Deputy Director and Director (I/C), International Division, IGNOU.
  • Collaboration, Networking, Marketing and Cross-Border Delivery of IGNOU’s academic    programmes.
  • Organizing Capacity Building Workshops in ODL in the Rajiv-COL, IICBA, &SADC-DEC countries, bidding Projects in various countries.
  • Maintenance of Database of more than 45, 000 International Students. Admission, Evaluation, result-declaration and other Student support services for the overseas students.
  • Organizing Orientation Workshops for the staff of new partner institutions.
  • Regular monitoring of overseas Partner Institutions of IGNOU.
  • Organizing visits of Delegation from foreign universities, Liaison and coordination with foreign missions
  • Conduct of Annual Meet of overseas P.I Coordinators.
  • Development of Vision Document for the International Division, IGNOU


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Official Address:
International Division,
IInd Floor,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29533987, 29571681