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Prof (Dr) R S P Singh

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Dr R S P Singh is a Professor at School of Vocational Education and Training (SOVET), IGNOU. He is having 28 years of  teaching experience in ODL and VET. He did his M.Sc. (Ag) in Extension Education from Banaras Hindu University (BHU)  Varanasi followed by a project of Space Application Centre (SAC) DRDO on Radio Education for Adult Literacy (PREAL)  at Mirzapur, UP. 

He holds a Ph.D degree in Extension Education from BHU and was recipient of Junior Research Fellowship from UGC and got Gold Medal in M.Sc.(Ag) . Prior to joining IGNOU, he worked at NIOS as Faculty in Department of Vocational  Education and coordinated and edited courses in the area of Plant Protection, Water Management, Soil & Fertilizer  Management, Mushroom Production and Poultry Farming. He has coordinated Project HUNAR for skill development of  minorities. 

At present, Dr Singh is Director of School (SOVET) and coordinating a course of Certificate in Fashion Design, Diploma in  Modern Office Management (DMOP), M A in Entrepreneurship (MAER) and Ph. D Programme. Under his Supervision  three Research Scholars awarded with Ph D Degree. He has coordinated six programmes in different areas of Vocational  Education and Training. He also coordinated Eight Pan India Projects on Skill Development sponsored by Ministry of  Rural Development, Govt. of India. 

He has several publications in journals and books of national and international repute. He has been consulted by various  national and international educational institutions like NIOS, NCERT, PSSCIVE (NCERT), CBSE, BHU, DU, YCMOU,  KOU, MORD, MOE, Ministry of Labour and employment, Commonwealth of Learning (COL). He has also been members  of different professional bodies and advisory board of Universities and State Public commission etc. 

He specialized and area of interest in Instructional Design/Curriculum Development, Training and Assessment of  Vocational Education and Training. 

EDUCATION:

 

Doctor of Philosophy (Ext.Edu) 1997. 

Name of the university: Banaras Hindu University. 

Discipline: Extension Education 

Dissertation Topic: “Axiomatic Approach to Theory Building in  Communication Behaviour of Farmers.” 

Academic Achievement: UGC Junior Research Fellowship

Master of Sc. Ag. (Ext.Edu) 1990. 

Name of the university: Banaras Hindu University. 

Discipline: Extension Education 

Academic Achievement: Gold Medal

Bachelor of Sc. (Ag.) 1988 

Name of the university: Purvanchal University (Formerly Gorakhpur  University) 

Academic Achievement:



WORK EXPERIENCE: Twenty Eight years of Teaching and Research experience in Open and Distance learning at  different level. 

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS: Participated in workshop on Quality Assurance in ODL, Johannesburg (SA),  Sponsored by COL. (7-13 September, 2008) 

FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS: 

Sl.No. Name of the Fellowship/Awards Granting/ Awarding Institution Year 

1. A Study Tour on Organisation,  Management and delivery system of  Vocational Education in the Open  

Polytechnic of New Zealand (TOPZ).  Wellington, New Zealand. 

PUBLICATIONS: 

BOOKS: Edited = 6 

Research Papers in Peer Reviewed Journals: 15 Chapters in Books: 2 

Unit written: 3

Commonwealth of Learning (COL) 06-18 July,2005 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL): 

Membership of Professional body/ Statutory  body

Name of statutory body/ institution/ 

Period

Life Member 

National Council of Development Communication 

1990

Life Member 

Adult Education Association 

1996

Life Member 

Global Communication Research 

2007

Member 

MP Public Service Commission 

2008

Member 

Board of Studies Uttrakhand Open University 

2011

Member 

School Board, School of Extension and Development  Studies(SEDS)

2012-2014

Member 

Trade Committee, DGE&T, Ministry of Labour, Govt.  of India.

2013

Member 

School Board, School of Vocational Education and  Training(SOVET)

2009-2019

Member 

Skill Committee (CBSE) 

2016-2019

Member 

Academic Council Standing Committee (IGNOU) 

2016-2019

Member 

Academic Council (IGNOU) 

2016-2019



Director of School of Vocational Education & Training (SOVET) IGNOU, New Delhi (2016-2019) 

 

Official Address:
School of Vocational Education & Training,
Indira Gandhi NnationalL Open University ,
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29571645, Mob: 9818156941
  rspsingh@ignou.ac.in
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