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Updated on 18 Jul, 2013

Dr. Tapan Kumar Jena


Educational Qualifications:

Degree                                    Board/ University                                                       Year

H.S.C.                               Orissa Board of Secondary Education(OBSE)           1976
I.Sc.                                   Ravenshaw College, Utkal University                          1978
M.B.B.S.                           V.S.S. Medical College, Sambalpur University            1983
M.D. (PSM)                      All India Institute of Medical Sciences(AIIMS)              1989
D.N.B. (MCH)                 National Board of Examination(NBE)                            1994
P.G.D.D.E.                      Indira Gandhi National Open University(IGNOU)        1998

Professional Experience:

Designation                                                  Place of Work                                              Period of Work

Junior Resident                                   Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi         12/06/85 – 31/08/85
Junior Resident                                   R.M.L.Hospital, New Delhi                           03/09/85 – 03/09/86
Junior Resident(PG)                          AIIMS, New Delhi                                            01/01/87 – 31/12/89
Senior Resident                                  AIIMS, New Delhi                                           10/01/90 – 09/01/93
Senior Research Officer                    NGO-AIDS Cell, AIIMS, New Delhi             18/01/93 – 30/09/93
Senior Research Officer(ICDS)        Research Cell, AIIMS, New Delhi              02/11/93 – 30/03/94
Lecturer                                                 IGNOU, New Delhi                                       31/03/94 – 06-07-98
Reader                                                   IGNOU, New Delhi                                       07-07-98 – 06-07-06
Professor                                               IGNOU, New Delhi                                       07-07-06 – contd.
Director                                                  School of Health Sciences, IGNOU          06-08-2011 – contd.


  • Short Term Trainings : 15
  • Updates/Conferences/Workshops Attended : 22
  • Resource Person in Workshops/Seminars : 18
  • Project works Completed : 12
  • Chapters in Books : 9
  • Chapters in Proceedings : 10
  • Papers in indexed Journals : 7
  • Abstracts/Presentations : 20
  • Articles in Magazines/Souvenirs : 36
  • Manuals : 5
  • Editing of Books as a Team : 56
  • Audio-Video Production : 40

Professional Involvement at National/International Level

1. Member in the Curriculum committee for Programme for physicians for ‘Stand alone Dialysis Unit’ of GOI
2. Helped to develop Curriculum for a Certificate Programme in Family Health and Nursing Care (Paribarik Swasthyaseva) of FM University, Orissa and resource person for Course writer workshop held on June10, 2007 at Cuttack, Orissa.
3. Participated as an expert in the in testing of ICATT ( IMCI Computerised Adaptation and Training Tool) in the workshop held on May 01-06, 2007 at Novartis IT Training Centre, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of WHO.
4. Participated as a resource person in workshop for Development of Self Instructional Material (SIM) at FM University, Orissa on Feb. 4-10, 2007
5. Participated as an expert in the ICATT ( IMCI Computerised Adaptation and Training Tool) workshop held on July 11-14, 2006 at Novartis IT Training Centre, Basel, Switzerland on behalf of WHO.
6. Member of Subcommittee of the Task force of NRHM-II (created as per the office order V.14011/3/2006-NRHM-II dated 2nd May, 2006) to examine the matter regarding the feasibility of integration and upgradation of Rural Medical Practitioners (RMP) into the health System.
7. Worked as a course-editor with an international NGO named PRIA (Participatory Research in Asia) located at Delhi 42, Tughlakabad Institutional Area, New Delhi-110062 in developing course material for a training programme ‘Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety’ targeted to graduates interested in Occupational health. The module Published in Feb.2006.
8. Participated as a core group member for planning, designing and implementation strategy of DNB (Rural Surgery) by NBE (National Board of Examination) launched w.e.f. July, 2006.
9. Involve din the planning stage of the Pilot Project of MOHFW for implementation of CME for MBBS Doctors through teleconferencing mode
10. Participated in the Course design and development process of ‘Certificate in Community Health ( Jan-Swasthya)’ of National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) in 2005-06.
11. As a National IMCI trainer, participated in IMCI training workshop conducted for Medical officers by UNICEF at:
a. Latur from March 27, 2006 to April 3, 2006
b. Lady Hardinge Medical College from March 3, 2006 to March 10, 2006
c. Safdarjang Hospital from April 1, 2005 to April 8 2005.
12. Facilitator in the Beta-Testing of IMCI-CBL programme of WHO held in February 25-March 05, 2002

Experience in Planning and Designing:

1. Designed a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Maternal and Child Health (PGDMCH) through Distance Education mode for MBBS Doctors
2. Designed an implementation model for Maternal and Child Health Programme through Distance Education Mode that could also be applicable to developing countries.
3. Designed a three-tier monitoring system for ensuring quality medical training through distance education mode.
4. Designed a self training capsule on Integrated Management of Child hood Illness (IMCI) through interactive CD and assisting manual. Development of the package is in progress.
5. Designed a one-year Post Graduate Certificate in Rural Surgery (PGCRS) through Distance Education mode for Doctors of Surgical Speciality.
6. Designed a Surgical Training Model through Distance Education mode.
7. Helped in developing an implementation design of a one-year Post Graduate Diploma in Geriatric Medicine through Distance Education Mode.
8. Involved in the task force of NRHM-II for integrating the Rural Health Practitioners into main stream.
9. Development of Post Doctoral Certificate Programme in Dialysis Medicine’ for Postgraduates in Medicine/paediatrics
10. Development of Post Graduate Diploma in HIV Medicine for MBBS doctors

Experience in Net working and Management:

1. Helped in establishment of Programme Study Centres (PSC) in about 40 Medical Colleges to function as the training Centre for doctors through distance education mode.
2. Helped in establishing about 20 state level monitoring committees involving the State Health Departments. About 50 state level meeting conducted
3. Coordinating the training process of MBBS doctors (distance education students) in the Maternal and Child Health with an annual enrollment of more than 500 per year.
4. Coordinated training in Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS) at national level through the Central Technical Committee (CTC).
5. Trained Medical Experts to write Distance Education materials in Self-leaning mode by conducting zonal level orientation training workshops. About 10 such workshops have been organized and conducted. Another 15-20 training workshops conducted for uniform implementation of the MCH Programme across the country.
6. Coordinating and Utilising the teleconference and audio-conference mode for training of Counsellor and students at national level. About 100 such sessions have been organized and training conducted.
7. Conducting Annual Practical examination for PGDMCH and PGCRS Programme at national level involving about 200 examiners spread over in 30 medical colleges.
8. Involved in the pilot project of MOHFW, GOI for CME of MBBS Doctors through DE Mode.

Experience in Research and Education Activities:

1. Involved in developing interactive DVD enabled and mobile supported Training package for health workers
2. Development of Multimedia enabled IMNCI Package for doctors
3. Writing and Editing of Self learning material in distance education format. Coordinated the development of about 70 Blocks (text booklets) and manuals.
4. Prepare and moderate question papers and participate in various valuation processes of students that includes assignments, answer sheets, projects etc. Take practical examination and viva-voce of students
5. Take academic sessions through teleconference and audio-conference mode.
6. Guide students in project planning and conduction of project works
7. Develop audio-video programmes for students. Presently working on a series of Videos for IMCI training.
8. Edited the modules for ‘Certificate in Occupational Health Safety’ offered by an NGO named PRIA (Participatory Research in Agency)
9. Participated as an expert in finalizing the curriculum and implementation design of DNB ( Rural Surgery) offered by National Board of Examinations, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India that provides post-graduate medical education and training.

Official Address:
School of Health Sciences,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
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[Updated on 23-Jul-2024]