22 February, 2018

Regional Centre


Dr Manoj Kumar Dash

Regional Director

Dr Manoj Kumar Dash Joined as Regional Director at IGNOU REGIONL CENTRE, JAIPUR in 14th July 2014. His primary focus is to strengthen Student Support Services at the Regional Centre and at all LSCs level in the region and also making educational opportunity accessible to masses in the whole territorial jurisdiction (20 Districts) of IGNOU RC Jailpur with Technology Mediated (ICTs) learner support services.

Prior to this responsibility at Jaipur Dr. Dash was working as Regional Director at IGNOU REGIONAL CENTRE DELHI 3 (DWARKA) from May 2011 - July 2014. During his tenure at RC Delhi 3 he initiated many new and unique initiatives like Student Counselling Cell, Public information Cell at the Regional Centre to strengthen Student Support Services. Under his guidance separate sections (Admission, Re-Registration, Assignment, Examinations, Practical and Project and General Enquiry) were created to address the grievances of students through single window mechanism.

Dr Dash implemented Technology-mediated support services for students like; i) ONLINE LINK for STUDENTS QUICK CONTACT; ii) ONLINE LINK FOR ISSUE OF CONFIRMATIO LETTER CUM MONEY RECEIPT; iii) ONLINE LINK FOR ISSUE OF STUDY MATERIAL TRACKING ; iv) ONLINE LINK FOR OBTAINING MONTHLY MONITORING REPORT FROM LSCs; v) COMPUTERIZED INVENTRY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR STUDY MATERIALS AND SALE OF FORMS; and vi) EXTENSIVE USE OF SMS IN all activities to reach at door steps of each student in the territorial jurisdiction RC Delhi 3 during his tenure.

Dr. Manoj Kumar Dash obtained the degree of Ph. D in Education from Utkal University, Odisha; M. Ed. and M. Phil in Education from Berhampur University Odisha; M A in Distance Education from IGNOU; M. Sc. in Chemistry from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu.

He acquired Professional Qualifications like; P. G. Diploma in Special Education; P. G. Diploma in Guidance and Counseling; P. G. Diploma in Higher Education; and P. G. Diploma in Distance Education from different universities and currently perusing D. Litt. in Inclusive Education from Berhampur University, Odisha.


Dr. Dash started his professional career as Asst Teacher from De-Paul School, Berhampur, Odisha in 1996 and subsequently Joined as Lecture in Education, in Tara Tarini College, Purushottampur (Gm) under Behrampur University, Orissa in 1999. He has also been working as a visiting faculty of M. P. BhoJ Open University for Progammes like B.Ed. (Sp. Education) and D. Ed. (Sp. Education) since 1998.


In 2005 he joined at DEP-SSA, IGNOU as a Consultant and subsequently appointed as Programme Officer in 2007 in the same unit. During his tenure at DEP-SSA he was associated with training of Teachers and Teacher Educators through ODL mode in collaboration with SCERTs and SPOs of different State Governments across the country and also instrumental in implementing Capacity Building activities(Orientation Programmes, Refresher Programmes, Workshops, Seminar, Conferences) in terms of planning, designing, development and implementation of need based training programmes/ training modules (Print and Electronic) for the capacity building of in-service teachers, trainers, master trainers and state level resource persons.

During his tenure at DEP-SSA Dr Dash worked with all States Governments across the country in general and in northern states, eastern states, southern states and N-E states in particular. He was extensively associated with training of teachers and teacher educators through blended mode integrating Teleconferencing, Interactive Radio Counselling, and Multimedia with Face-to-Face component.


Dr Dash is also keenly associated in Research Work, Impact and Feedback Studies in various issues of School Education in General and Teacher Education in particular. He contributed significantly in research in the field of Technology-Mediated Teacher Education programmes in various States like; Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, West Bengal, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in collaboration with concerned State Government.

He has to his credit 44 research papers/articles published in different journals of national and international repute in different areas of teacher education; Contributed 18 units to different SLMs for training of teachers and teacher educators and to different study materials of IGNOU and Rajsthan State Open University.


Besides he has published four books in Education in areas like; Educational Technology, Inclusive Education, Community Based Rehabilitation, and Primary Education in India. Currently working in the field of Inclusive Education for facilitating and promoting education of differently abled children at school level


Dr Dash completed one Minor Research Project under UGC and several other Research Projects under DEP-SSA, IGNOU-MHRD, Govt. of India Project and other research projects in collaboration with different State Govt. He coordinated several Regional and National Seminars and participated in many national and international seminars/conferences and presented papers.


His area of specialization is Teacher Education, Education Technology, Measurement and Evaluation, Research Methodology, Inclusive Education and Teacher Education through ODL Mode. He is a member of several academic organizations. He is deeply associated with WEB-BASED teaching learning process in training and capacity building activities to provide Quality and Meaningful Education to All.

Job Profile

  • Admission and Re-Registration
  • Overall Administration and Management of the Regional Centre
  • Coordination with University HQ
  • Coordination with various Govt. Institutions, Media for Promotion of University Activities
  • New Academic Initiatives
  • Student Support Services & Student Grievances
  • PIO for IGNOU RC Jaipur


Regional Centre Jaipur 70/80,
Patel Marg Mansarovar,
Jaipur-302020 (Rajasthan),
Tel. No.: 0141-2785763,
Intercom: 21,
Fax. No.: 0141-2784043,