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Prof. M.Aslam takes charge as new IGNOU VC

2 April, 2013

The President of India in his capacity as the visitor of the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been pleased to appoint Prof. Mohd Aslam, Prof. School of Continuing Education, IGNOU as the Vice-Chancellor for the period of five years.

Prof. Aslam functioned as Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU from October, 2011 to July, 2012. Earlier he was Director, SOCE, at IGNOU since January, 2009. He is Professor of Rural Development, School of Continuing Education (SOCE), IGNOU   since May,    1992   and served as Director , National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education, IGNOU from Dec, 2006-Feb., 2009 and also earlier as Director, SOCE, IGNOU from May 1998-May,2001.. He served as Director (Trg) at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia & the Pacific based in Dhaka for 8 years.
Prof. M. Aslam has rich and varied experience both at national and international levels in University Administration; Distance & Continuing Education; ICT, Communication and Extension; Multi-Media in Distance Education; Training Methodology; Rural Development;   Training skills; Monitoring and Evaluation; Panchayati Raj and  Social  Change from his 35 years career in the field, out of which he spent about 21 years as a Professor at IGNOU. 
Dr. Aslam served as visiting faculty to as many as 16 institutions in India and abroad. Dr. Aslam is Fellow of the Economic  Development  Institute of the  World Bank, Washington D.C. 1986. Prof. Aslam has authored/jointly authored seven books and three book chapters.
He has been consultant to various international/ UN bodies including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations, UNDP.
He has worked as a  Project   Director for  Panchayati  Raj  Project,   developed  a Multi-Media Distance  Education package  for  Panchayati  Raj  functionaries  elected throughout  the  country.   The package was introduced among 58,000 elected functionaries of Panchayats in four selected districts of Madhya Pradesh and was conferred COL President’s Award of Excellence at PAN Commonwealth Forum in March, 1999.

Dr. Aslam has M.A. in  Sociology  with First Division and Second Position.(1973),  He  got   his  M.Phil. in  1975  and Ph.D. (Sociology) in 1978.