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Dr. Rachna Agarwal

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rachna Agarwal joined IGNOU in 2009 as Assistant Professor. She is the Programme Coordinator for Post Graduate Diploma in Pharmaceutical Sales Management (PGDPSM) at IGNOU. She was also the programme coordinator of certificate programme in Hospital Administration Assistantship (CHAA) from 2009 – 2013 (offered in collaboration with Apollo Hospitals). Dr. Rachna received her Doctorate degree (Environmental Science) from IIT-Delhi in 2006. Her work involved investigation of health effects caused by ambient air pollution on the pulmonary function status of individuals exposed to Vehicular and Indoor air pollutants. She has publications in journals of national and international repute.
 
In past (1996-2009), she has worked with premier institutions like: IIT-Delhi; NEERI-Nagpur; NIHFW-Delhi, NPL-Delhi and DRDO-Delhi. She was actively involved in R & D activities/ projects for Industrial sector with regard to ‘Environmental Monitoring and Assessment’. Her areas of interest are environment pollutants and their implications on health, Risk Assessment, Air Quality assessment and management, Water and Wastewater quality management, Renewable energy options and Waste Management.
 
 
EDUCATION:
 
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Environmental Health) 2006
Name of the University: Indian Institute of Technology, IIT-Delhi
Discipline: Environmental Science
Doctoral Research Topic: Pulmonary Function Assessment through Non-Invasive Techniques – Effects of Exposure to Air Pollution
Academic Achievement: (CGPA = 9.12)
Master of Science (Environmental Sciences) 1995
Name of the university: Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Discipline: Environmental Science
 
Bachelor of Science (Botany, Hons.) 1993
Name of the university: Delhi University
 
WORK EXPERIENCE: 18 years

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS: - Nil-
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS: -Nil-
PUBLICATIONS:
BOOKS:                                     Nil
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:           1
RESEARCH PAPERS:              7
POLICY DOCUMENTS:            Nil
UNITS WRITTEN:                      6
 
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member of Academic Council-IGNOU
 
 
 
 
 
IGNOU
2016 - 2018
Member of Doctoral Committee-
SOVET
2013 – Till date
Member of School Board- SOVET
 
2013 – Till date
Member of School Council-
SOVET
2013 – Till date
Convener of School Council-
SOVET
2013 – 2014
2015 – 2016
Convener of Media Activities-
SOVET
2011 – 2013
2014 – 2015
2016 - 2017
Member of Indian Institute of
Technology Alumni, New Delhi
IIT- Delhi
2006 – till date
Member of Indian Association
for Social Sciences and Health,
Mumbai
Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
2007 – till date
Member of Indian
Meteorological Society,
Lodhi Road, New-Delhi
Indian
Meteorological Department (IMD)
 
2005 - 2015

 

Official Address:
School of Vocational Education & Training,
Indira Gandhi National Open University,
IndiaNew Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29571647
  rachna_agarwal@ignou.ac.in
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