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Updated on 28 Jan, 2019

Dr OP Sharma


Dr Om Prakash Sharma, is presently working as Director in the National Centre for Innovation in Distance Education in IGNOU, New Delhi. In NCIDE he is working towards finding innovative learning and support solutions for the distance learners using the newer technologies.
He is coordinating the scheme of On-Demand examination in the university. His areas of interest are science popularisation, research in open and distance education, examination reforms, innovative initiatives for effective and learner friendly support services for distance learners. He has rich experience of more than 14 years of working in open and distance education system in NIOS and about 4 years of experience of working in the formal system of education in NCERT.

  • KendriyaSachivalaya Hindi Parishad and SahiytaSamanvayManch, Delhi awarded RajbhashaRatna Award in 2004 for promoting Science & Technology through Hindi medium.
  • Delhi Hindi SahityaSammelan awarded “Sahitya Shri Samman” in 2005 for popularizing science and science journalism through Hindi medium.
Before joining IGNOU, as Deputy Director in 2008, he was working in the National Institute of Open Schooling, New Delhi as Asstt. Director (Acad).
As Asstt. Director (Acad) he has worked in the Academic department and Students Support Services Department where he was associated in the planning and designing of the policy proposals for academic programmes for the departments, coordinated and supervised the performance of the faculty, monitoring of Students Support Services at NIOS through its Regional centres and the Study.Organised orientation programmes for the faculty as well as for the lesson writers for self learning material development for distance learners and conducted research studies in open and distance education.


He handled several innovative and new projects and programmes independently aimed at improving the effectiveness of the support services. He has worked in the Evaluation Department of NIOS also where he was in-charge of the On-Demand Examination System. He took several new initiatives for making the ODE actually on demand and student friendly. He started ODExam at Senior Secondary level.
Official Address:
National Centre for Innovations in Distance Education,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India