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Updated on 24 Jul, 2019

Mr. SS Venkatachalam

Assistant Registrar

I am working as an Assistant Registrar (Publications) since 2007 and has given my service to this University since last 30 years. I joined this University as a Section Officer (publications) in 1989. This post is technical in nature involves lot of personal initiation and are also time-bound. Time-to-time management information is a key to bring out the publication within the scheduled time period. Co-ordination and co-operation at various levels are necessary. Timely payment to various contractors involved in getting the work done is always a top priority. Effective utilization of allocated budget with due consideration of economically viable mode of printing techniques without diversion from the scheduled rates fixed by the university from time-to-time.

My Educational background:

I am a printing technologist which I have studied at the Institute of Printing Technology, Tharamani, Chennai. By virtue of this technical qualification I was appointed as a Section Officer(Publications) in 1989. My first step towards attaining higher qualification started with a direct MA(Sociology) from Annamalai University, Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu. My interest towards acquiring financial background landed me to study Company Secretariship. Now I am a semi qualified Company Secretary by virtue of passing intermediate/Executive examination conducted by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi.

Technical background:

I was working in private printing presses in different capacities before joining this university as a Section Officer (Publications). I have handled many printing and publication related activities of the University and also attended several workshops conducted by All India Printer's Association, New Delhi. I have also acquired some basic knowledge in Digital Printing Techniques during the period of service.

Financial background:

Though this field is not related to my professional qualification as printing Technologist, I was very much interested to work and have experience in finance department. That was my aim which lead me to go for attaining Company Secretary qualification which eventually resulted in acquiring some knowledge in taxation matters both Direct and Indirect taxes and also efiling.

Administration background:

I have been designated as a PIO since 2009 and has been providing information sought by the public. I have also been nominated as a nodal officer for addressing student queries through IGram. I have also attended several training programmes organized by the University on online RTI Management Systems.

Official Address:
School of Education,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India