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Dr. Alok Kumar Gupta
Regional Director (I/c)
Regional Centre, Kochi
National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS)
Ministry of Education, Govt. of India

Dr. Alok Kumar Gupta joined National Institute of Open schooling (NIOS) as an Academic Officer (Physics) at Headquarters, NOIDA and presently holding the charge of Regional Director of Regional Centre – Kochi (Kerala). He did excellent service towards the education through Open and Distance Learning Mode (ODL) and caters the need of marginalized and unprivileged group in entire Uttar Pradesh. With the help of globally recognized institute like NIOS, he enlightened and educated the citizen of Uttar Pradesh upto pre-degree level.

He received his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Master of Science (M.Sc.) & Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in the field of Ultrasonics/Materials Science/Nano-Science from University of Allahabad (A Central University), Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), INDIA. Alongwith these, Dr. Gupta has received Post Graduate Diploma in Distance Education (PGDDE) from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi, INDIA.

Before joining NIOS, Dr. Gupta has served as an Assistant Professor (Physics) in CSJM University, Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) and Mody University of Science and Technology, Lakshmangarh, Sikar (Rajasthan). He has supervised 15 Master of Philosophy (M. Phil.) students for their thesis and 35 Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) students for their projects. His areas of interest are Acoustical & Ultrasonic study of solid and liquid materials, development of self learning materials for Open and Distance mode thorough print as well as electronic medium. He is Executive Council Member of ASI, USI & IAPT of New Delhi. He is also life member of various national bodies. He is a recipient of “Young Scientist Award” by “Acoustical Society of America”, USA (India Chapter), Bharat Jyoti Award by IISF, New Delhi and “Special Award” by Cabinet Minister, Government of India. Dr. Gupta is a Lesson Writer, Editor, Resource Person & Presenter of Physics, Science and Technology & Mathematics subjects in NIOS curriculum. He has delivered various lectures in the field of Physics, Science and Technology and other academic programmes on Gyan Darshan (An Educational Channel of Government of India) and Web Radio worldwide through i-radio in public and learners’ interest. He is National Expert/Jury Member of INSPIRE Programme, India International Science Festival (IISF) DST, Ministry of Science & Technology, New Delhi. He is expert and LPC member at IGNOU, RC-Cochin. Dr. Gupta has given various keynotes & talks at Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), Kochi, Income Tax Department, Kochi, The Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Limited (FACT), Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilisers, Cochin, Central Institute of Fisheries Nautical and Engineering Training (CIFNET), Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying (Department of Fisheries), Ernakulam, Dhakshina Bharat Hindi Prachar Sabha (Kerala), Ernakulam, Amity University, Jharkhand, Ranchi and various CBSE Schools. He has vast experience of teaching, research, distance educator as well as administration.

Dr. Gupta is well known figure in the field of research for Science and Technology, Physics & Distance Education. He has published more than 50 research papers and articles in the repute of international/national journals. Dr. Gupta has session chaired & delivered many educational Invited Talks/Lectures in various conferences/symposia/seminar/webinar etc. He is Reviewer of Journal of Pure and applied Ultrasonics, India. Dr. Gupta is popular for his simplicity and practical approach to vital issues of academics and administration.

Best wishes and thanks to all Students, Parents, Coordinators, Resource Team Members, well wishers and all respectable visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact me for any suggestion and help.

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