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Prof. Swaraj Basu



Swaraj Basu, Professor, specializes in socio-cultural history of Modern India with focus on caste movement and dalit history. He is having secondary interests on policy and issues related to open and distance learning. He has served as Director of Distance Education Council, IGNOU and also as Director of School of Social Sciences, IGNOU. He was member of various statutory bodies of IGNOU and other universities.

Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the University: Calcutta University
Discipline: History
Doctoral Research Topic: Dynamics of Caste Movement: The Rajbansis of North Bengal, 1910-47.
Academic Achievement: if any
Master of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the university: Calcutta University
Discipline: History
Dissertation Topic: Caste Mobility in Northern Bengal: A Study of Rajbansi Movement in late nineteenth and the early twenty Centuries 1891-1921.
Academic Achievement: if any
Master of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university: Jadavpur University
Discipline: History
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Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year
Name of the university: Calcutta University
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Administrative Position Held:
Director, Distance Education Council, IGNOU Oct. 2005- Oct. 2008
Director, School of Social Sciences, IGNOU July 2016 – June 2019


Continuing Membership in University Bodies and other Organisation:
1. Member, Board of Management, IGNOU
2. Member, Executive Body of Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Open University, Chhattisgarh
3. Member, The Court, Rabindra Bharati University, West Bengal
4. Member, Executive Council, Uttarakhand Open University
5. Member, Distance Education Advisory Board, Mahatma Gandhi Antarrashtriya Hindi Vishwavidyalay
6. Member, Planning Board, IGNOU
7. Member, Academic Council, IGNOU

BOOKS: 1 (authored) + 2 (edited) = 3
Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals and Chapters in Books: 23
Papers presented at International/ National Conferences:

Official Address:
School of Social Sciences ,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
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[Updated on 24-Nov-2023]