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Updated on 02 Sep, 2021


Dr. P Vijayakumar

Associate Professor

Dr. P. Vijayakumar is working as Associate Professor in the School of Agriculture, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. Currently, at IGNOU, he is involved in teaching, research and extension activities. He is coordinating ONE Awareness Programmes viz. Awareness Programme on Dairy Farming (APDF) and TWO Certificate Programmes viz. Certificate in Sericulture (CIS) and Certificate in Poultry Farming (CPF). He has developed and offering a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) course on “Introduction to Poultry Farming” in the SWAYAM platform. He has contributed in the development of FOUR audio programmes and 12 video programmes. He has been involved in FIVE different projects sanctioned by various ministries/organizations for development and delivery of educational/training programmes in ODL Mode. Till date, he has organized one 12-day International Training Programme on “Advanced Poultry Farm Management and Marketing” programme for Afghan nationals and 21 training programmes for farmers, rural youth, and extension functionaries of our country in the areas of Animal Husbandry, Soil and Water Conservation and Food Safety. He is the Nodal officer from School of Agriculture for the iGRAM Grievance Redressal portal. He is also involved in the Food Safety Certification and Training (FOSTAC) programme of Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) as organizer, Trainer and Assessor at IGNOU. He is actively involved as expert at NIOS, CBSE, NCERT and FSSAI. His areas of interest are Animal Husbandry, Livestock Production Management, Distance Education and Food Safety.
                                                 
 Education:
 
Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE), 2009
Name of the University: Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
Doctor of Philosophy (Livestock Production Management) 2005
Name of the University: Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI), Izatnagar, Bareilly, UP
Discipline: Livestock Production Management (LPM)
Doctoral Research Topic: “Effect of thermal stress management on nutritional, physiological and behavioural responses of buffalo heifers”
Master of Veterinary Science (Livestock Production Management) 2001
Name of the university: Kerala Agriculture University, Thrissur, Kerala
Discipline: Livestock Production Management (LPM)
Dissertation Topic: “Analysis of Management Systems of Pure-Bred and Cross-Bred Dogs in Central Kerala”
B.V.Sc. & A.H. (Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) 1999
Name of the university: Pondicherry University, Pondicherry
 
 

 

Work Experience:
S.No.
Designation
Department/Institution
Duration
From
To
1.
Assistant Professor
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
17/04/2006
16/04/2010
2.
Assistant Professor (Senior Scale)
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
17/04/2010
16/04/2015
3.
Assistant Professor 
(Stage 3)
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
17/04/2015
16/04/2018
4.
Associate Professor
School of Agriculture, IGNOU
17/04/2018
Till Date

 

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS: NIL
  
PUBLICATIONS: 
Ø BOOKS: Nil
Ø RESEARCH PAPERS PUBLISHED:
Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 13
Chapters in Books: 3 + 11 units for IGNOU, NIOS and NCERT programmes
Papers presented at International/ National Conferences: 8
Ø POLICY DOCUMENTS: 0

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Membership
Delhi Veterinary Council, New Delhi
Since 2001
Membership
Veterinary Council of India, New Delhi
Since 2006
Membership
The Indian Society of Animal Production and Management
Life Member
Membership
Animal Nutrition Association, IVRI, Izatnagar
Life Member
Member
Doctoral Research Committee of Ph.D. in Dairy Science and Technology (PHDDR) and Ph.D. in Agriculture Extension (PHDAGE) Programmes of School of Agriculture, IGNOU
Since 2010
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
05-04-2009 to 04-04-2011 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
19-04-2011 to 18-04-2013 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
15-05-2013 to 14-05-2015 (2 years)
Member
Academic Council, IGNOU
02-08-2014 to 01-08-2016 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Extension and Development Studies, IGNOU
21-08-2014 to 20-08-2016 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
06-06-2015 to 05-06-2017 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
08-06-2017 to 07-06-2019 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Agriculture, IGNOU
20-08-2019 to 19-08-2021 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Inter-Disciplinary and Trans-Disciplinary Studies (SOITS), IGNOU
03-07-2020 to 02-07-2022 (2 years)
Member
School Board, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU
22-08-2020 to 21-08-2022 (2 years)
  

 

 

Official Address:
School of Agriculture,
G-2 Block,
Zakir Hussain Bhawan,
Academic Complex,
IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29573092
  +91-11-29533167
  pvkumar@ignou.ac.in
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[Updated on 06-Dec-2021]