Updated on 02 May, 2016
Prof M. Aslam
Vice-Chancellor (on leave)
Prof. Aslam is currently Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU since March, 20, 2013. He also functioned as Vice-Chancellor, IGNOU from October, 2011 to July, 2012. Earlier he served IGNOU as Director, School of Continuing Education , from May 1998-May,2001 and again from January, 2009 to October, 2011. He also served as Director , National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education ,IGNOU from Dec, 2006-Feb., 2009. He was Professor of Rural Development School of Continuing Education (SOCE), IGNOU since May, 1992.
He earlier served as Founder Director (Trg) at the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia & the Pacific (CIRDAP ) , based in Dhaka for 8 years between 1981-88. CIRDAP is a regional, inter-governmental and international organisation established in 1979 by the countries of the Asia-Pacific region at the initiative of the FAO of the United Nations
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 Eduction; Training Methodology; Training skills; and Transactional Analysis from his 39 years career in the field, out of which he spent about 25 years as a Professor/ Director at IGNOU and about 8 years on an international assignment. He is internationally known trainer and a teacher.
Awards: COL President’s Award of Excellence at PAN Commonwealth Forum in March, 1999, held in Brunei, Darussalam for Multi-Media Distance Education package for Panchayati Raj Project; SONY International Award (1999) in Japan for a video programme On the Threshold of 21stCentury” under ADB/Price Waterhouse Project on “Strengthening Local Self-Govt.in Madhya Pradesh; An award by Bangladesh Open University in June, 2004 for successful completion of Panchayati Raj Project in India and its proposed replication in Bangladesh ‘ Professional Excellence Award’ of Mewat Development Society in August, 2007; ‘Best Teaching Practices’ Award conferred on IGNOU at the ‘India Today Aspire Education Summit 2012; Social Resposibility Award” for his selfless Service to the Society and Mankind by Bharat Nirman in June, 2013; and “ Amity Academic Excellence Award” during INBUSH ERA-16, International Business Summit & Research Conference organized by Amity University in February, 2016 .
Dr Aslam served as consultant/Expert to : FAO and UNDP of the United Nations; EDI of the World Bank; Commonwealth Advisory Services, Inc, Philippines; NISTADS; UNESCO; ADB/Price Waterhouse; AARRO; UPSC; ESCWA of the United Nations; Commonwealth of learning and others. Served as a member of the international group to prepare , ‘ The Global Strategic Plan for Democracy Education’ during , ‘The Pocantico Conference on Democracy Education’ held in New York June,2003
He has authored seven books , five chapters, and number of national & international reports. He served as visiting faculty to as many as 20 institutions in India and abroad. Life member and member of more than two dozen professional bodies, Prof. Aslam has visited as many as 30 countries across the world.
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