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Dr. Ali Asgar

Assistant Professor (Selection Grade)

Dr. Ali Asgar has done M.A, M.Phil and Ph.D from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also acquired Advance Diploma in Mass Media from JNU and Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education from IGNOU. Before joining Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE, he worked with National Technical Research Organization, Government of India for three years. Dr. Asgar has also experience of working with leading print and electronic media houses and has great exposure to print and electronic media and its integration with the teaching and learning practices both in distance and regular mode of education.
At STRIDE, he is involved in coordinating, designating and developing training programmes for teachers, academics and non-teaching staff of IGNOU, other ODL and HEIs in India. He has also been invited as a Resource Person during workshops/training programmes organized by STRIDE, HRDCs for the capacity building of teachers.  
Dr. Asgar is Coordinator of the programme Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDEOL) and Master of Arts in Distance Education (MADEOL), besides Co-Coordinating a course pertaining to M.Phil/Ph.D in Distance Education.
He is also engaged in major research activities and conducted Programme Evaluation and Training Needs Assessment Study.
 Dr. Ali Asgar also performed responsibilities of Managing Editor and Editor of international refreed journal ‘Indian Journal of Open Learning’ (IJOL) published by IGNOU which is included in UGC-CARE list.
Apart from his core area of competencies, his other areas of interest include: developing self-learning materials, content, format editing, translation, creating audio-video programmes, staff training and research, assessment and evaluation, Urdu literature; and professional development of ODL functionaries through maximum use of multi-media.
His publications include one book (edited) and various articles and bylines in English and Urdu which have been published in leading newspapers and magazines.
EDUCATION
INSTITUTION
Doctor of Philosophy (2008)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Discipline: Urdu Literature
Doctoral Research Topic: Situating Munir Niyazi in Modern Urdu Poetry
 
Master of Philosophy (2002)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Discipline: Urdu Literature
Doctoral Research Topic: Munir Niyazi Bahasiyat Ghazalgo: Nai Ghazal ke Pas Manzar Mein
 
Master of Arts (2000)
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Discipline: Urdu Literature
 
Bachelor of Arts  (1997)
Baba Saheb Bhimrao Ambedkar Bihar University, Muzaffarpur
 
WORK EXPERIENCE:
 Designation
Period of Service
Name of the Institution
From           
To
Assistant Professor
(Selection Grade)
11/10/2011  
 
Continuing
IGNOU
 
Linguist Monitor
17/08/2009 
 
10/10/2011
National Technical Research Organization, GOI
 
PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS: EDITED: 01
RESEARCH PAPERS: 12
ARTICLES AND BYLINES: 12
BOOK CHAPTERS: 06
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
 Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member, Evaluation Committee, Siksha Purashkar
Hindi Nideshalaya (Directorate of Hindi) Ministry of Education, GOI, New Delhi.
2019, 2020
Member, School Board of School of Law
IGNOU
2014-2016
Secretary, IGNOU Staff Children Development Society (ISCDS)
IGNOU
2016-17
Faculty Coordinator, STRIDE
IGNOU
Continuing
Member of Indian Journal of Open Learning Editorial Board constituted by Vice-Chancellor.
STRIDE, IGNOU
2012-2014 & 2015-2017
Member of Committee for Liaison, Transport, Accommodation etc. for the 28th, 29th, 31st and 32nd ,  Convocation constituted by Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU.
SED, IGNOU
2015, 2016, 2018, 2019

 

 
Official Address:
Room No. 3A,
Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education,
Prof. G. Ram Reddy Block,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29572610 91-11-29533073
  91-11-29533073
  aliasgar@ignou.ac.in; asghar1234@gmail.com
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