Updated on 23 Aug, 2023
Prof. Uma Kanjilal
Professor and Head in the Faculty of Library and Information Science in the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) she has more than 31 years of experience in the Open and Distance Learning System.
Prof. Kanjilal is one of the National Coordinators of SWAYAM (India MOOCs) and SWAYAM PRABHA (Educational DTH Channels) of the Ministry of Human Resource Development. She was a Principal Investigator (PI) of IGNOU for the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) Project of Ministry of Culture.
Her specialization includes e-learning, multimedia courseware development, ICT applications in Libraries and Digital Libraries.
She earlier also served as Director of Centre for Online Education (COE),University Librarian, Director School of Social Sciences, Director Advanced Centre for Informatics and Innovative Learning (ACIIL) in the University and Director Inter University Consortium of Technology Enabled Flexible Education (IUC- TEFED) at IGNOU.
She was a Fulbright Scholar in University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign in 1999- 2000 where she worked on Multimedia courseware development.