Tapan Kumar Basantia
PhD (Education, Regional Institute of Education, Utkal University, Bhubaneswar)
Areas of Expertise/Research Interest :
Research Methodology in Education/Social Sciences, Curriculum and Pedagogy, Educational Assessment and Evaluation, Educational Psychology/Creativity, Distance Education and Elementary Education.
Before joining in this University, Dr. Tapan Kumar Basantia was working as Assistant Professor in Department of Education, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, and Lecturer in Department of Education (U.G.), Mizoram University, Aizawl, Mizoram. He has more than one and a half decades of experience in teaching to both undergraduate and post graduate (including M. Phil. and pre-doctoral) students of many universities including Regional Institute of Education (NCERT), Bhubaneswar. He obtained PhD (Education), M. Phil. (Education), M.A. (Education) M.A. (History) and M.A. (Distance Education) including Two Years B.Ed. from different Universities with Distinctions and/or first positions many times. He got UGC-NET two times and he is a UGC-JRF awardee. He has already awarded more than eight Doctoral students and ten M. Phil. students under his direct supervision. He has published more than twenty five papers (including edited volumes) in national and international journals and published a book in his area of research. He has completed a major research project sponsored by National Council of Rural Institutes (MHRD), Hyderabad. He has developed self-learning materials for the reputed institutions like NIOS, IGNOU etc. He has held the membership in many expert committees including committees of IGNOU and NCTE. He has wide experience in participating as well as coordinating many seminars, workshops, conferences etc. He has been attached with many institutions / universities of the country in respect of question setting, conducting external examinations and many other purposes. He is the life member of many professional organizations.