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Dr. Rakhi Sharma

Associate Professor

Dr. Rakhi Sharma is presently Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering,School of Engineering & Technology (SOET), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi. She was formerDirector, School of Engineering & Technology (SOET), Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, India (Aug2017-Aug2020). She holds doctoral degree, Ph.D. from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi, India and post graduation, Master of Technology (M.Tech.) with Distinction from Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology (MANIT),Bhopal, M.P. She obtained her Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Government Engineering College Jabalpur, M.P. Her areas of research interest are Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems, Electrical Power Generation and Distribution, Renewable Power and Hybrid PV systems, Energy efficiency, Life Cycle Assessment.

Dr. Rakhi Sharma is the recipient of prestigious All India UniversityGold Medal award  for Innovations in Distance Education’-2010 . She has been conferred with theAll IndiaUniversity Gold Medal for theBest Research Paper Award’-2014 at IGNOU, New Delhi. Apart from this she also has many attainments in sport & represented M.P. State at National Level Table Tennis tournaments. She won Youth Merit Award and selected for the National Scholarship Scheme for meritorious candidates from Madhya Pradesh. 

She has over 22+ years of teaching and research experience. She has been associated with designing and development of different distance learning technical programme/courses as coordinator. She has been associated with many collaborative projects. Under the collaborative projects of IGNOU and Ministry of Power, she took initiatives as Project coordinator & designed and successfully implemented innovative competency based skill development and capacity building training programme, for electrical technicians and unique capacity buildingtraining programme ‘Advanced Certificate in Power Distribution Management for engineers and professionals engaged in power sector. Under the industrial-education work linkage programme in association with International Solar Alliance, she has worked for the development of Solar application programme on water pumping. She has been associated with the curriculum development of many courses offered by the School of Engineering & Technology, edited units/blocks of many technical courses, developed Self Instructional Material and coordinated/conducted more than 100 Video / Teleconferencing / EDUSAT programmes from EMPC Studios, IGNOU. She has been offering a online SWAYAM course titled Electricity and Safety Measures since 2020. 

She has over 25 research publications in international journals of repute and international/national conferences. She is reviewer of reputed international journals and also delivered invited talks in reputed organizations. She has been an Executive member of DKDF, Board of technical education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi (2015-18). She is lifemember ofISTE, ICGR, Energy Forum IIT Delhi & other professional bodies. She actively contributed/contributesin corporate life of IGNOU as a Member in various Statutory Bodies of IGNOU (School Board, Academic Council, and Students Support Services),  & member of Investment Sub Committee, Equivalence Committee, ICASH Committee, Examination Committee, Print Committee, Doctoral Committee, Sports & Cultural Committee, Convocation Committee. 

Official Address:
R. No. 101 , Block ‘C , School of Engineering and Technology (SOET),
 Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,New Delhi – 110068
Official Address:
  R. No. 101 ,
Block ‘C’ School of Engineering and Technology (SOET),
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
 New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-11-29572916 , +91-11-29532863 ; 09868548535
  rakhisharma@ignou.ac.in, rakhis_ignou@rediffmail.com
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[Updated on 12-Aug-2022]