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Dr. Manas Ranjan Pujari, OES(I), Registrar

RegistrarDr. Manas Ranjan Pujari joined as the Registrar of Odisha State Open University on 07.07.2019. Dr. Pujari graduated from the erstwhile Gangadhar Meher College, Sambalpur (now Gangadhar Meher University) in the year 1983. He completed his Post-graduation in Political Science from Ramjas College, Delhi University in the year 1985. Subsequently he joined Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi for his M.Phil and Ph.D. His area of research is Japanese studies and International Relations. While working on his Ph.D topic “Japan’s Defence Policy”: The Nakasone Years (1982-87), he was awarded the prestigious Japan Foundation Dissertation Fellowship. He was affiliated to University of Tokyo, Tokyo during his research. After selection by OPSC he joined as a lecturer in Political Science and served in different govt. colleges of Odisha. During his tenure at Gangadhar Meher Autonomous College (presently upgraded to Gangadhar Meher University) he served as Coordinator IGNOU Study Centre and has got experience of the working of the Open and Distance Learning system of Education. He has got a lot of administrative experience. He served as Controller of Examinations of Sambalpur University from 2010 to 2013 and as Regional Director Education, Sambalpur from 2017 to 2019 before his present assignment as Registrar, Odisha State Open University.

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Dr. Manas Ranjan Pujari
Odisha State Open University (OSOU)
Sambalpur, Odisha-768004

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