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Prof Prabir K Biswas



Prof. Prabir Kr. Biswas has more than 30 years of teaching and research experience. He has also around 8 years experience in academic administration as Assistant Regional Director, Regional Director, IGNOU and Director, STRIDE. He obtained M.A, and Ph.D in Psychology from Calcutta University and DDE from IGNOU. His Ph.D work was evaluated and appreciated by University of London in 1984. He was Lecturer in Psychology, North-Eastern Hill University, Aizawl, Mizoram, India for five years (1988-1993).Since October, 1993 he has been working with IGNOU in various capacities, presently Professor (since 2007). He has been involved in course design and development, course coordination, teacher training and research, student support services, admission, academic administration, academic counselling, guiding PhD/M.Phil Scholars, MADE projects, assessment and evaluation, developing training materials, editing of course materials, and so on. He was the Chief editor of Indian Journal of Open Learning (International peer reviewed journal) for 2 years, and editorial team members and Book review Editor for another 3 years. He is Editor-in-Chief of “Edutech e-journal of Education and technology” since 2007. He has attended various national and international conferences, presented research papers and has visited several countries (covering 5 continents) for academic purposes (organising workshops, attachment programmes etc.) and on educational tour. He has chaired many sessions in national conferences held at open universities and Distance Education Directorates. He was the Nodal Officer of Pan-African e-Network Project of IGNOU (2012-2014). He has organized the first conference of the Ambassadors and High Commissioners of African and Gulf countries in IGNOU, International conference on Skill development and national conference as well. He has organised, coordinated and conducted several training programmes (workshops, orientation programmes etc.) ranging from 2-days to 15 days each as coordinator/resource person for teachers, academics, course writers, academic counsellors, administrators, students and others in the country and abroad covering a wide range of topics.

Doctor of Philosophy (subject)year
Name of the University: Calcutta University (1984)
Discipline: Psychology
Doctoral Research Topic: Characteristics of Autonomic Responses in Psychiatric Patients and Normal Subjects
Master of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university: Calcutta University (1977)
Discipline: Psychology
Academic Achievement: 1st Class
Bachelor of Arts (Subject)year
Name of the university: Calcutta University





Name of the recipient,
Honour /Award/ Fellowship name
Agency name /Name of statutory body/ institution/ Apex body
Prabir Kr. Biswas
UGC Jr, Research Fellowship
UGC Sr. Research Fellowship
Fellowship for Attachment Programme in Open University of HongKong
Fellowship for 4th Pan-Commonwealth Forum
Silver medal 2nd best research paper
University Grant Commission
University Grant Commission
Commonwealth of Learning
Commonwealth of Learning
(2 years)
1982-1983 (1 year)
March 1-24, 2003
July 4-8, 2004 (5 days)


BOOKS: 2 (authored) 8X




Official Address:
Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE),
Room No. 08 Block 16 ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) ,
Maidan Garhi,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India