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Updated on 12 Sep, 2019


Dr Amiteshwar Ratra

Assistant Professor

 

Amiteshwar Ratra, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor (Selection grade/ Stage 3/ Level) at STRIDE at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. She has a rich and varied experience in the areas of Child Development, Human Development and Family Studies, Education, Distance Education, and Disability Studies. She is also the joint Programme Coordinator of the Master’s programme in Counselling and Family Therapy and Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy of IGNOU. She has presented many research papers in both national and international conferences. She has contributed three books in socio-psychological domains and written and edited many chapters in eminent publications and written research papers in peer reviewed journals. She has completed three programme evaluation studies at STRIDE. She is guiding students for both PhD and MPhil in Distance Education.

EDUCATION: 
 
Doctor of Philosophy , 2002
Name of the University.CCS Haryana agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana
Discipline: Child Development
Doctoral Research Topic: “Preparedness, marital quality and maintenance behaviour in working and non-working women”
Academic Achievement: Did PhD on grant of SRF fellowship, ICAR, NET qualified, Obtained Ist Division
PGDHE, Post Graduate Diploma in Higher Education, 2001
Name of the university: IGNOU
Discipline: Education
Academic Achievement: B ‘Very Good’
PGDDE, Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education, 2006
Name of the university: IGNOU
Discipline: Distance Education
Academic Achievement: B ‘Very Good’
Advanced Certificate Course in Family Therapy, 2010
Name of the university: NIMHANS
Academic Achievement: Successfully completed
M.Ed., 1999
 
Name of the university: Kurukshetra University
Discipline: Education
Academic Achievement: Obtained Ist Division
B.Ed., 1997
 
Name of the university: Delhi University
Discipline: Education
Academic Achievement: Obtained Ist Division
M.Sc. (H.Sc.) Child Development, 1996
Name of the university: Kurukshetra University
Academic Achievement: Obtained Ist Division (Topper)
B.Sc. (Home Science),1994
Name of the university: Delhi University
Academic Achievement: Obtained Ist Division

WORK EXPERIENCE:

Dr. Amiteshwar Ratra had joined STRIDE in 11.10.11 as Assistant Professor in Distance Education. Earlier was working at NCDS, IGNOU as Research Officer since 04.04.06.


FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:

Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1
Senior Research Fellowship to pursue 
Ph D in Child Development
ICAR
1997/98-2002
2
Award of Appreciation
 
Global Summit 2016 Enriching Skills for Health Behavior & Wellbeing in Schools, Expressions India
February 2016

PUBLICATIONS:
? BOOKS: 3 (authored)
? CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: 8
? RESEARCH PAPERS: 12
? POLICY DOCUMENTS: 3
? UNITS WRITTEN: 15+
? EDITOR - Peer reviewer for Journal; Part of Editorial team in Journal; IGNOU Course materials – Units : 15+

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):

 

Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member of Academic Council
IGNOU
From 17.01.2019 for two years
Member of Academic Council Standing Committee
IGNOU
From 14.02.2019 for one year
Member, School Board of SOA
IGNOU
From 20.08.2019 for two years
Research Degree Co-Cordinator of Distance Education, STRIDE
IGNOU
From 02.08.2019 onwards
Faculty Coordinator, STRIDE
IGNOU
From 31.10.2012 to 17.02.2017

 

 

 

 

 

Official Address:
STRIDE,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  amiteshwar@ignou.ac.in