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Prof (Dr) Ashok Kumar Gaba

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Dr. Gaba (1964) is a Professor in the School of Vocational Education & Training (SOVET), IGNOU. He is having about 30 years experience as a faculty/researcher/trainer in ODL and VET System. He has been with the SOVET as a Reader since April, 2009; and then as a Professor since January 2013. Before joining to SOVET (2009), he was associated with Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE), IGNOU (1997-2009), National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) formerly known as NOS (1992-97), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) formerly known as NIEPA (1990 and 1992) and Association of Indian Universities (1989 and 1991). 
  • ·         His interest areas are: Economics of Vocational Education, Instructional Design/Curriculum Development, Research Methodology, Training, Open, Distance and Blended Learning Approach and Economics of Vocational Education.   
  • ·         He has coordinated 15 vocational programmes (62 courses) in collaboration with industry and contributed in course writing/revision of distance learning programmes. He is a supervisor of number of Ph.D’s students. He is coordinating Ph.D and Certificate in Fashion Design programmes. At present, he is developing new programme i.e. B.VoC (BFSI).
  • ·         His has authored research papers published in international journals of USA, UK, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Turkey & Norway.   He presented research papers on different themes of distance and vocational education in national and international conferences held at UK, Austria, New Zealand, Germany, Hong Kong and Malaysia. 
  • ·         He is an expert committee member of various committees and statutory bodies of IGNOU and national reputed educational institutions. He has been widely consulted by national reputed institutions like NIOS, NCERT, PSSCIVE (NCERT), CBSE, UGC, Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) and Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.   
  • ·         He acted as a Resource Person/Coordinator/Experts/Key Note Speaker in various training programmes/workshops/seminars organised within India and Abroad.
  • ·         He was Associate Editor of Global Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning and Executive Editor of e-Journal of Educational Technology, EduTech (http://www.edutech.net.in/Editors.htm) and a member of Editorial Board of Indian Journal of Vocational Education, PSSCIVE, NCERT, Bhopal.
  • ·         He can be reached at: akgaba@ignou.ac.in; a_gaba@hotmail.com
                                                
 EDUCATION:
 
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics) 2000
Name of the University: Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra
Discipline: Economics
Doctoral Research Topic: Cost Benefit Analysis of Vocational Education in Haryana
 
Master of Philosophy (Economics) 1988
Name of the university: Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Discipline: Economics
Dissertation Topic: Structural Changes and Economic Development in Haryana
Master of Arts (Economics) 1987
Name of the university: Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
Discipline: Economics
Academic Achievement:
Bachelor of Arts (Economics) 1985
Name of the university: Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra
 
WORK EXPERIENCE: > 30 Years

INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS: NIL
 
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl.No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.
Prize for Innovation and Best Practice in Open, Distance, Flexible, Online Education.
The International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE), OSLO, Norway
2015
2.
Research & Development in Distance Education’ at Korea National Open University SEOUL, Fellowship  
Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada
2006
 
PUBLICATIONS: (draft template is given below)
  • BOOKS: 3
  • RESEARCH PAPERS/BOOK REVIEWS: 43

          Chapter in Books: 9

          Research Papers in national/international journals:  21

          Book Review: 13

  • POLICY DOCUMENTS: 5
  • UNITS WRITTEN: 7