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Research Activities
Updated on 10 Jan, 2021



STRIDE also undertakes research and development activities, programme evaluation activities on various functional areas of distance education for systems development and improving the effectiveness of staff development programmes. The focus is on conceptual development, processes of distance education, student learning, management of distance education, impact of distance education and the like. Programme evaluation studies are largely survey based, which aimed at improving the academic programmes of the University.

Some Completed Research Studies

  • English As a Medium of Instruction in Distance Education (1990) (B. N. Koul and C. Creed);
  • A Tracer Study on the Utility of BLISc Programme of IGNOU (1995) (S.P. Mullick);
  • Exploration of Strategies to Meet the Needs of the Disabled in India (1997) (P.R. Ramanujam);
  • Survey of Partner Institutions (1999) (Santosh Panda, S.V.S. Chaudhary, Anurag Saxena and Ashok K. Gaba);
  • Distance Education and Job Market : A case study of IGNOU Graduates (1999) (Ashok K. Gaba);
  • An Exploratory Study into the Use of activities in SIM by Distance Learners (1999) (Sanjay Mishra and Ashok K. Gaba);
  • Study of Models of Material Development in Distance Education: Cost Effectiveness and Development of Performance Indicators (2001) (Santosh Panda);
  • Students’ Perceptions of their Experiences on Workload: A case study of IGNOU Programme (2004) (Ashok K. Gaba and P.R. Ramanujam);
  • Objectives in Self-Learning Materials: A critical Analysis of their Expected Roles, Learner Perception and Usage (2004) (Sanjaya Mishra);
  • Benefits Derived from Distance Education: Experiences of Successful IGNOU Learners (2005) (Manjulika Srivastava);
  • Graduate Perceptions Towards Employability: Student Survey (2006) (Ashok k. Gaba, Santosh Panda and Ashok Sadhwani);
  • Web Based Environment for Evaluation of Project Reports (2007) (G. Mythili and Sanjaya Mishra);
  • A Study of Cost Effectiveness and Cost Efficiency of Selected Programmes of IGNOU in Relation to Student and Institutional Costs (2007) (Ashok K. Gaba, Santosh Panda and C.R.K. Murthy);
  • Student Satisfaction in Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education and Master of Arts in Distance Education programmes of IGNOU (2010) (Madhu Parhar, G Mythili);
  • Students Satisfaction survey of all IGNOU programmes (IGNOU) (2010-2011).

Programme Evaluation Activities/Studies

  • Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship Scheme – Internal Evaluation Report (1997) (C.R.K. Murthy and P.R.Ramanujam);
  • Impact of STRIDE Training Programmes on the Distance and Open Learning Systems in South Asia: An Evaluation (1999) (P.R. Ramanujam);
  • Course Evaluation in Open and Distance Learning: A case Study of PGDHE Course of IGNOU (2002) (Ashok K. Gaba and Nirod K. Dash);
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Endodonties,(PGCE) School of Health Sciences, IGNOU (2014) (Anita Priyadarshini and Amiteshwar Ratra);
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Oral Implantolog (PGCOI) School of Health Sciences IGNOU (2014) (Anita Priyadarshini and Amiteshwar Ratra);
  • Programme Evaluation of Diploma in Value added Products from Fruits and Vegetables (DVAPFV), School of Agriculture IGNOU (2016) (Anita Priyadarshini);
  • Programme Evaluation of Diploma in Nutrition and Health Education (DNHE) School of Continuing Education IGNOU (2016) (Amiteshwar Ratra);
  • Programme Evaluation of Master’s Degree in Political Science (MPS), School of Social Sciences, IGNOU (2016) (Pulla Lakshmi).

The following Programme Evaluation research proposals are under progress for various programmes of the respective schools of IGNOU:

  • Programme Evaluation of M.A. in Hindi (MHD) School of Humanities, IGNOU (on going) (Ali Asgar);
  • Diploma in HIV Family Education (DAFE) School of Social Work, IGNOU, (G. Mythili, P.K. Biswas, Rose Nembiakkim);
  • Certificate in HIV and Family Education (CAFE) School of Social Work, IGNOU;
  • (G. Mythili, P.K. Biswas, Rose Nembiakkim);
  • Certificate in Social Work and Criminal Justice System (CSWCJS) School of Social Work, IGNOU, (G. Mythili, P. K. Biswas, Sayantani Guin).