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Updated on 12 Sep, 2019


Prof Basanti Pradhan

Professor

EDUCATION:
 
Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
 
Education, 1990.
Berhampur University, Odisha
Discipline: Education
Doctoral Research Topic: - Effect of Training in Creative Thinking on Creativity and Achievement of Secondary School Pupils.
Master of Arts (Subject) year
M. Sc (Zoology),1979
M. Ed (Education),1981
Berhampur University, Odisha
Discipline (i) Zoology (ii) Education
Academic Achievement: PG Gold medal for securing highest marks and 1st position in M.Ed.
Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year
B.Sc (Zoology), Hons, 1977
B.Ed (Education), 1980
Berhampur University, Odisha
Academic Achievement: 1st class, B.Sc (Hons,) and Gold medal for highest marks and 1st position in B.Ed.
Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE),1994
India Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi
Academic Achievement: Successfully Completed
 WORK EXPERIENCE: -
(i) Teaching and Conducting Training in open distance education (1993 to till now)
• Administrative Experience: Director, STRIDE (August, 2010 to August, 2013)
• Teaching M. Phil and Ph. D students, Design and Development of Courses pertaining to PGDDE and MADE Programmes of STRIDE, IGNOU. Writing Units of PGDDE, MADE and M.A Education. Organizing and taking sessions (Resource Person) in training workshops for teachers and academics of OUs, DEIs, Preparing Training Handbooks HB-4: Assessment and Evaluation in Distance Education and HB-12: Programme Evaluation, Commenting and Grading Assignment-Responses and Evaluating project work and answer scripts. Developed audio and video programmes for PGDDE, MADE and video for MOOCS (PGDEL), Participation as a resource person in IRC, Teleconference and Edusat in EMPC, IGNOU.
• Chief Editor of Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL) [August, 2010 to August, 2013].
(ii) Teaching in Teacher Training Institute(s) (face-to-face teaching) [1981 to 1993]
Classroom teaching, Student evaluation, Supervising Practice teaching sessions pertaining to B. Ed, B.Sc. Ed, BA B. Ed, M.Sc. Ed, and M. Ed courses in RCM B. Ed Training College, NCERT, SSSIHL (AP). Organizing capacity building programmes for in service teachers at SCERT/DIET, New Delhi.
 
INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:
• Academic Counselling (face to face) for students of PGDDE Programme of STRIDE, IGNOU Conducted at Ethiopia, Liberia, Ghana, Sri lanka, Mallawi and Swaziland and evaluating assignment-responses and project reports of international students.
• Online Counselling from eGyankosh for MADE students of Mauritius.

FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:

 

 Sl. No.
   Name of the Fellowship/Awards
 Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
   1.
 
 
    2.
 
    3.
 
Gold medal: Simhadri Gantayat Memorial Gold Medal for securing first position and highest marks in B. Ed.
 
Gold medal: University Gold Medal for securing first position and highest marks in M. Ed.
 
Prize: Dibakar Patnaik Memorial Prize for securing highest marks in B.Ed.
 Berhampur University, Odisha
 
 Berhampur University, Odisha
 
 
 Berhampur University, Odisha
1980
 
1981
 
 
1980
 
 
 
PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS: 03 (authored) and FORMAT EDITING of 60 Blocks of different Courses.
RESEARCH PAPERS: 05
CHAPTERS WRITTEN IN BOOKS: 20 and UNITS in BLOCKS - 15
PAPERS PRESENTED AT INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES: 02
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Sl. No.
 
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Internal
1.
Member in School Board, IGNOU
SOEDS, IGNOU
2011-2013
2.
Member in School Board, IGNOU
SOET, IGNOU
2010-2012
3.
Member in Academic Committee
DEP - DPEP
2010 & 2011
4.
Member of Academic Council (Standing Committee)
ACD, IGNOU
2011-2013
5.
Member of Study leave Committee
ACD, IGNOU
2016-2018
6.
Life Member
 
Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
External
7.
Life Member
Indian Academy of Social Sciences, Allahabad
External
8.
Life Member
IDEA
External
 

 

Official Address:
Prof. Basanti Pradhan,
Professor of Distance Education,
STRIDE,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  pradhanbasanti@yahoo.com