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Dr. Deepak Paliwal

Associate Professor

Dr. Deepak Paliwal is an Associate Professor of Sociology at School of Social Sciences. Prior joining IGNOU, Dr Paliwal worked as an Joint Director (Behavioral Science), in one of the prestigious Administrative Training Institute of India, Dr.R.S.Tolia Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital ,Uttarakhand for three years. He joined the Higher Education Department in the year 2007 and from the year 2008 to 2011 he worked as Lecturer in different Government Degree Colleges of Uttarakhand. He joined the Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Uttarakhand Open University as Assistant Professor in August 2011. Apart from academic he worked in the different capacities as, I/C (Regional Service Directorate), Assistant Director (Research), Assistant Director (Training & Placement) and Assistant Registrar (Administration) in the University. He is the recipient of the prestigious UGC Research Award (2014-16). Dr. Paliwal completed the research project entitled “Open Schooling in Hilly Areas: A Critical Analysis of its Reach and Responsiveness” in the year 2016 funded by NIOS (Ministry of Human Resource Development, India). He has organized various Conferences, Seminar and workshop fully funded by various national and international organizations i.e. University of Sains Malaysia, ICSSR, National Commission of Women New Delhi and Uttarakhand Open University). His research interests include Research Methodology, Women Health and Traditional Practices, Marginalized Sections of the Society. He also worked as a reviewer of International Journals of Repute i.e.  Journal of Education, Youth and Society, SAGE & Journal of Intellectual Property Rights, National Institute of science Communication and Information Resources, New Delhi etc. Based on his outstanding contribution to both his field as well as to wider society, the International Academy of Social Sciences (IASS), Florida, United States of America bestows the title of ACADEMICIAN OF SOCIAL SCIENCES to him. The title of Academician is the highest honor bestowed by the International Academic of Social Sciences. He was awarded Honorary Fellowship in Social Sciences at BHU (Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi) on 10th of Feb 2017 by Indian Social Science Association for his outstanding contribution in publication and research work.
 
Official Address:
School of Social Sciences,
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU),
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
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[Updated on 28-Nov-2022]