01 February, 2023

Regional Centre


Dr Pravat Kumar Jena

Asst. Regional Director


Educational Qualification

MSc, M.Phil, Ph.D in Physics


Professional Qualification

PG Dip. in Distance Education(PGDDE), MA in Distance Education (MADE), PG Dip. in Educational Management and Administration (PGDEMA)


Area of Specialization

Physics & Distance Education



Ø  Qualified NET with JRF conducted by Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR).

Ø  Before joining IGNOU, served in various capacities under the Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India for more than 8 years.

Ø  Published a book with title “Distance Education in India” during 2021 and contributed many book chapters for edited books.

Ø  Published numerous research articles in various peer reviewed reputed National and International journals in the field of Physics and Education. 

Ø  Presented many research papers in National and International conferences and currently, continuing more research work in the field of Education/Distance Education.

Ø  Research articles can be accessed from the Google Scholar page: https://scholar.google.com/citations?hl=en&user=9M8tHJ0AAAAJ




Ø  Assignment evaluation related activities.

Ø  Preparation of MMR and its submission to Headquarters.

Ø  Updation of RC Website.

Ø  Reply to queries/grievances received through IGRAM.

Ø  Organisation of placement drive at the Regional Centre.

Ø  Attending to student grievances.

Ø  Nodal officer of districts – Puri, Khurda, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Kandhamal & Gajapati.

Ø  Any other activities assigned by the Regional Director from time to time.


Regional Centre Bhubaneswar C-1,
Institutional Area,
Bhubaneswar 751 013,

  0674-2301250, 2971071 [Intercom: 216]