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Updated on 11 Aug, 2019


Dr. Jagdish Sharma

Director

M.A., Ph.D. in Sanskrit, Vykaranacharya (MA Grammar), M.A. Distance Education, P.G. Diploma in Distance Education and Journalism and Mass Communication and Certificate in Translation. With early orientation in Sanskrit, pursued research and compilation of oral teachings in Kashmir Shaivism under the guidance of Lakshman Joo Raina, a renowned scholar of Kashmir-Shaivism. As broadcaster and planner, served All India Radio in Kashmir, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh for 11 years.   Significantly contributed to Indological series of State University of New York Press (SUNNY) under Shaiva Fellowship in its landmark publications - Shiva-Sutras, Secret-Supreme, Pratyabhijnakarika and Tantraloka. Joined IGNOU as academic and served Himachal Pradesh and Jammu Kashmir Regional centers and established LSCs in Tribal & border regions. Awarded for Best Essay ‘Higher Education Vision 2020’ by IGNOU in 2007 and felicitated by BHASHA Research Foundation, People’s Linguistic Survey of India. Joined School of Translation Studies and Training as Reader in 2009, re-designated as Associate Professor (2012); Director, School of Translation Studies and Training from June, 2017. Designed, Developed and Coordinating M.A. (Translation Studies), M.Phil and Ph.D. Programmes.  
 
Specialization areas include; Sanskrit, Translation Studies, Translation Theories and Practice, Officialese, Media & Culture in Translation and Distance Education. Translated J&K, Himachal, Bihar and National Hindi Volumes of PLSI under Bhasha Research Foundation, translated and vetted Gender Education Modules and People, History & Culture of North East India Vol. NCERT. Coordinated major Translation project of FSSAI English Volumes into 11 Indian Languages. Translated Nagendra’s Ras Siddhant into English, Mamang Dai’s short story collection “The Legend of Pensam” and Human Rights and Environment Volume.  
 
Contributed more than 30 Research Papers in various journals. Member of academic bodies and Research Institutes. Invited as Guest Speaker, Chaired sessions in Seminars, Conferences and Refresher Programmes. 6 Ph.D. and 2 M.Phil. students have been awarded Research Degrees.
 
 
EDUCATION:
 
 
Doctor of Philosophy (subject) year
·         Sanskrit
(Submitted in 1984, Awarded in 1986)
Name of the University: Punjab University, Chandigarh
Discipline: Sanskrit
Doctoral Research Topic: “A Critical and Comparative Study of Vijnanabhairaya and Tantrasar”
Academic Achievement: Allowed early submission
Master of Philosophy (subject) year
Name of the university
Discipline:
Dissertation Topic:
Academic Achievement: if any
     Master of Arts (Subject) year
·         Vyakarnacharya - Sanskrit Grammar 1979 (2 years PG Prog.)
·         Sanskrit 1982
·         M.A. Distance Education 2004
Name of the university: HP University, Shimla
Discipline: Sanskrit
Academic Achievement:
HP University, Shimla , Sanskrit
Name of the University: IGNOU
Distance Education
Bachelor of Arts (Subject) year
·         Degree of Shastri (Sanskrit) 1977
·         B.A. English, History, Hindi & Sanskrit-1981, under 8.81 MIL ordinance
Name of the university: HP University, Shimla
Academic Achievement:
 
HP University, Shimla
WORK EXPERIENCE:
·         Programme Executive: 15.04.1987  to 15.04.1998,  All India Radio, Ministry of Information Broadcasting, GOI
·         Assistant Regional Director/Deputy Director/Regional Director: 15.04.1998 to 30.04.2009. IGNOU Regional Service
·         Reader: 01.05.2009 to 30.04.2012
·         Associate Professor: 30.04.2012 to 06.06.2017 (cont. as Associate Professor)
·         Director, School of Translation Studies & Training: 06.06.2017 till date
 
INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:NIL
FELLOWSHIP/ AWARDS:
Sl. No.
Name of the Fellowship/Awards
Granting/ Awarding Institution
Year
1.
First Prize in Essay Competition
IGNOU
2007
2.
Felicitation for contribution
Bhasha Research Foundation & PLSI
2017
3.
First Price for Best Article 
Central Warehousing Corporation, GOI
2017
  
PUBLICATIONS: (draft template is given below)
Ø BOOKS : Translated-07
Ø CHAPTERS IN BOOKS: 04
Ø RESEARCH PAPERS: 25
Ø POLICY DOCUMENTS:NIL
Ø UNITS WRITTEN: 07
 
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODY/ STATUTORY BODY (INTERNAL/ EXTERNAL):
Membership of Professional body/ Statutory body
Name of statutory body/ institution/
Period
Member
School Board SOPVA, IGNOU
2010-2012
Member
School Board SOTST, IGNOU
2009-2017
Chairperson
School Board SOTST, IGNOU
2017 -  till date
Member
Academic Council, IGNOU
July, 2017 - till date
Member
ACSC, IGNOU
July, 2017 to August, 2018
Member
SSC, IGNOU
August, 2017 to July 2018
Member
APC, Planning Board, IGNOU
Nov. 2017 till date
External Expert Member
PAC : Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University Ahmedabad
April, 2019 till date
Member
Board of Study Atal Bihari Vajpayee Hindi Vishwavidyala, Bhopal
15.10.2014 to 17.10.2014 and 13.04.2018  (Rev. 25.04.19)till date
Member
Research Development Committee (Shodh Mandal), MGAHV
05.10.2012 to 04.10.2014 & 23.03.2015 to 22.03.2017
Member
Examination Committee, ABVHV, Bhopal
31.12.2018 to till date
Member
PAC International Relations Divison: NCERT
June 2019 – till date
Coordinator for Major Translation Project
FSSAI (Translation of 5 Manuals from English to 11 Indian Languages)
2017-2018

 

 

 

Official Address:
School of Translation Studies and Training,
IGNOU,
Maidan Garhi,
New Delhi - 110068
New Delhi, India
  +91-011-29571625; 011-29533654
  jagdishsharma@ignou.ac.in