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Dr Ali Asgar

Associate Professor




Dr. Ali Asgar (Born 1977), has done M.A, M Phil, Ph.D in Urdu from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He has also done Advance Diploma in Mass Media from JNU. Before joining Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE, he worked with National Technical Research Organization (NTRO) for three years. He also worked with leading print and electronic media houses; therefore he has great exposure to print and electronic media which makes the teaching and learning practices more effective and accessible both in distance and regular mode of education. At STRIDE, apart from other academic responsibilities, Dr. Ali is carrying out Programme Evaluation activities in collaboration of various schools of studies. His work profile includes liaisoning with School Directors, Programme Coordinators, concerned faculty members in connection with the assessment and evaluation of the programmes offered by the above schools at IGNOU. Moreover he has also coordinated and acted as a Resource Person during workshops/training programmes for the capacity building of teachers and other ODL practitioners.

Dr. Ali Asgar is also acting as Managing Editor of international refreed journal ‘Indian Journal of Open Learning’ (IJOL) published by IGNOU. The main objectives of this journal are to disseminate information about theory, practice and research in the field of Open and Distance Learning. Visit IJOL website on URL : http://journal.ignouonline.ac.in/iojp/index.php

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.

Dr. Ali attended many national and international seminars, symposium and workshops at JNU and IGNOU. Moreover also organized workshops, seminars, debates, panel discussions and participated in few symposiums of All India Radio’s Youth Programme. He actively participated in sports, literary and cultural activities and won many prizes during university life.

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
  aliasgar@ignou.ac.in; asghar1234@gmail.com