Dr. Ashok Kumar

Education Department

Designation: Assistant Professor

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • M.Phil. in Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • M.Ed., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • B.Ed., Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • M.A. Psychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • M.Sc. Zoology, Acharya Nagrjuna University, Guntur, AP
  • M.A. English, Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University, Hyderabad.
  • M.Sc. Anthropology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • B.Sc. (BZC). , Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, AP
  • Qualified UGC- NET in Education in 2012

Area of Interest / Specialization:   

  • Psychology of  Education 
  • Sociology of  Education 
  • Educational Technology
  • Research Methods in Education
  • Educational Testing
  • Educational Exclusion
  • Constructivist Pedagogy

 Experience:

  • Currently I, have been serving as Assistant Professor in Department of Education,  North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong-Meghalaya, since June, 2012.
  • Worked as an Asst. Professor (M.Ed./ B.Ed.) in the Department of  Education, Benniah Christian College of Education, Rajahmundry, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. From July, 2010 to June, 2011,

Awards:

  1. Prof. V.R Rao Endowment Prize for the Best Ph.D Thesis for the year 2011,  Andhra University.
  2. Doctoral Fellowship by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR),New Delhi, awarded for the Year 2009-2010.
  3. Dr. Ambedkar Post-Doctoral Fellowship 2011-12 by Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR), Dharwad, Karnataka.
  4. Post Doctoral Fellowship (PDF) by Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR),New Delhi, awarded for the Year 2012-2014.

Ph.D. Awarded/Supervised:

  1. One Ph.D. submitted under my guidance.
  2. Two Ph.D. submitted under my guidance, yet to be awarded. 
  3. Currently Guiding Two Ph.D. Scholars and Ten M.Ed. Students.
  4. Guided and Produced Twenty Two M.Ed. Dissertations (awarded)

Academic affiliations:

Membership:

  1. Member, Department Research Committee, Department of  Education, 
  2. Member, Board of Studies in Education from September, 2017
  3. Member, School Board, School of Education from September, 2019.
  4. Member, Psychologist,  State Monitoring Committee, Government of Meghalaya, Information and public Relation Department, from March, 2017-2019.
  5. Life Member in NEIES form 2012
  • Editorial Board member of a few Journals  

Research Projects

  1. Completed a Major Research Project titled “Exclusion of Scheduled Tribes from Secondary Education in Meghalaya” funded by ICSSR, New Delhi. (Amount-Rs. 8,00,000)
  2. Completed a Minor research Project titled “Impact of Social Exclusion on Secondary Education among Scheduled Tribes of Visakhapatnam District.” Funded by Centre for Multi-Disciplinary Development Research (CMDR),Dharwad, Karnataka.(under ICSSR). 2011. (Amount-Rs.1,00,000) .

Publications

Journal Publication:

  1. Ashok Kumar. E and Laurence Kharluni (2018) “Pro-Social Behaviour and Academic Achievement of Higher Secondary Students in East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya” published in International Online Multidisciplinary Journal 7(9): 38-46. ISSN- 2249-894X.
  2. Laurence Kharluni and Ashok Kumar. E (2018) “Social intelligence and social competence of higher secondary students of Mylliem block in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya” published in International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts, 6(2):1378-1384. ISSN- 2320-2882.
  3. Ashok Kumar. E and Teibor Papang (2018) “Teacher effectiveness in relation to work motivation of secondary school teachers in Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya”. Published in International Online Multidisciplinary Journal, 5(10): 76-82. ISSN- 2321-5488.
  4. Ashok Kumar. E and Teibor Papang (2018) “Teacher effectiveness in relation to job satisfaction of secondary teachers in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya” published in International Journal of Creative Research Thoughts, 6(2): 588-592. ISSN- 2320-2882. 
  5. Ashok Kumar. E., Dibya Rumba (2017) Social Constructivist Strategies and Practices in Teacher Education. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (IJMER), August, 2017.,   ISSN: 2277-7881.
  6. Ashok Kumar. E (2015) “Impediments in Implementing CCC in Elementary Schools of Nagaland.” published in International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research (IJMER), September,2015., Visakhapatnam. ISSN: 2277-7881.  
  7. Ashok Kumar. E (2012) “Exclusion of Scheduled Tribes in India with reference to Education.” published in International Journal of Multidisciplinary Educational Research  (IJMER), April 2012., Visakhapatnam. ISSN: 2277-7881.
  8. Ashok Kumar. E and Victor Babu, K (2012) “Status of Elementary Education among Scheduled Tribes of Visakhapatnam: Impediments in the Implementation of Right to Education Act 2009.”International Journal of Management and Social Sciences (IJMSS), Jan 2012.,NewDelhi. ISSN 2249-0191       
  9. Ashok Kumar. E and Victor Babu, K (2011)“Equality, Access and Quality as Major Concerns of Right to Education With reference to Marginalized Sections”. Pramana Research Journal, Issue:1(Vol.-1), July-Sept 2011., Haryana. P-51-58., ISSN: 2249-2976.           
  10. Victor Babu, K and Ashok Kumar. E (2011)“Inclusive Policies and Exclusive Practices-An Overview of school Education among Weaker Sections in India” Journal of Interdisciplinary Education, Vol. 10, No.1, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. North American Chapter of WCCI.    

Book Publications- (International):

  1. Ashok Kumar. E (2012) “Social Exclusion among Scheduled Tribes: Tracing the Modes of Deprivation in Education” Lambert Academic Publishing Gmb H & Co.KG, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8473-2369-3.Pages-207.               
  2. Ashok Kumar. E (2012) “Impediments in Promoting Education among Kondhs: A Primitive Tribal Group of India” Lambert Academic Publishing GmbH& Co.KG, Germany. ISBN 978-3-8473-4433-9.   Pages-122.

Chapter/Article in the Edited Book

  1. Teibor Papang and Ashok kumar. E (2018) Teacher effectiveness at higher education level in Jaintia Hills districts. In: Research trends in Higher Education in India: Issues and Challenges. S. Rahman and G. C. Deka (Eds.). Guwhati College Teacher Unit, Guwhati, p. 165-172.         ISBN: 978-81-244-0512-3.
  2. Ashok Kumar. E (2017) An article titled “Social and Educational Exclusion of Scheduled Tribes in India: Status, attainments and Disparities” in the book “Trends and Educational opportunities  of Scheduled Tribes in India”  R.V.S.Dora, 2017, Roshan Pub, Vishakapatnam, India, P.No-370-382.,  ISBN-978-93-86251-43-5.
  3. Ashok Kumar. E(2016) a chapter titled “Defensive mechanisms” published in the book  “Mental Health Education” Yodida Bhutia 2016, Overseas Press, New Delhi., P.No- 51-60.,  ISBN- 93-83803-23-1.
  4. Ashok Kumar. E(2016)An article titled “Importance of Higher Education In North-East India” published in the book  “Education in the North-East India” C. Nongbri & B.B.K Rymbai (2016), EBH Publisher, Guwhathi, India, 2016. P.No-47-56., ISBN:978-93-83252-83-1. 
  5. Ashok Kumar. E(2014)An article titled “Constructivism in Teacher Education-Towards Enhancing the Quality” published in the book  “Transforming Teacher Education in the North-Eastern Region of India” S.M Sungoh& I. Syiem(2014), Chandra Prakash Pub, Guwhathi, India. P.No- 209-217., ISBN:978-93-244-0389-6  
  6. Ashok Kumar. E, RS V Dora and M. Sabitha (2011) “Social Exclusion and Human Development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes - The role of Education” Published in the book titled  “HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND SOCIAL EXCLUSION” Serials Publications, New Delhi.  ISBN-978-818387-403-8.         P.No 127-136  .
  7. Vanesha and Ashok Kumar. E (2015) Attitude on Life Skills Education among Higher Secondary Teachers of Shillong Townpublished in 6th International Conference on Life Skills Education organised by Indian Association of Life Skills Education and Don Bosco Institute, during 12th - 14th February,  2015, at Guwhathi. Excel India Pub, P.No- 324-330.,  ISBN- 978-93-84869-19-9. 
  8. Ashok Kumar. E and Mruthyunjay B S S (2011) “Distance Mode in Higher Education-Empowering Marginalized Sections” Published in the book “Reforms in Higher Education Prospects for Distance Education” Andhra University. P.No-70-76
  9. Ashok Kumar. E and Baskara Babu, S(2007)“An Over View Of Social And Educational Conditions Of A Semi-Nomadic Group-’Yerukula’’ Published in the book “PRACTICES AND APPROCHES OF EMPOVERING NOMADS” Andhra University.  P.No-155-160.    

Paper presented in Conference/Seminars:

  1. D. Rumba and A. K. Erigala.   Changing roles of leadership and management of head of institutions of secondary schools. At  25th annual Conference cum Seminar on Educational leadership Management and Governance with specil reference to North East India organised by Dept Of Education, NEHU, Shillong. On 6th -7th March 2019.
  2. A. K. Erigala  and A. Gudipudi. “Exclusion of women from higher education in contemporary India.” In UGC National Seminar on Women in Contemporary Social Realm. Organised by Dept of Sociology and Social work, Acharya Nagarjuna University,  27th -28th February, 2019.
  3. T. Papang and A. K. Erigala.  “Teacher effectiveness at higher educational level in jaintia hills districts” in National Seminar on Recent Trends in Higher  Education in India: Issues and Challenges. organised by Guwahati College Teachers’ Unit,  Guwhati, 25th -26th  August, 2018.        
  4. A. Gudipudi and A. K. Erigala.  “E-learning: its importance, impact and implications on education” in ICSSR National Seminar on E-Learning Leads Academic Success in Secondary Education. organised by College of Education, Adikavi Nannaya University, AP.  13th -14th November, 2018.    
  5. A. K. Erigala and L. Kharluni.  Social Intelligence in relation to Pro-Social Behaviour in Higher Secondary Students in East Khasi Hills District, Meghalayain 8th International Conference on School Psychology. Organised by Dept of Psychology & Para Psychology, Andhra University, 11th to 13th, October, 2018. 
  6.  A. K. Erigala and RSV.Dora.  “Social and Educational Exclusion of Scheduled Tribes in India: Status, attainments and Disparities” in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on Trends and Educational Opportunities of Scheduled Tribes on India organised by University College of Education, Adikavi Nannaya University during 12-13th April, 2017.    
  7. A. K. Erigala “Social Constructivist Pedagogy as an Essential Reform in Education” in 24th Annual Conference of NEIES on Reforming Indian Education System organised by Department of Education, Rajiv Gandhi University during 21st -22nd November, 2017.   (Sole Author)
  8. A. K. Erigala and L. Kharluni. “Social Intelligence and academic Achievement of Higher secondary Students in East Khasi Hills district, Meghalaya ” in International Conference on Recent Advances in Educational Psychology organised by Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong during 15th -16th March, 2018.  
  9. D. Rumba and A. K. Erigala. “Relevance of Social Constructivist Modal in Teaching” in International Conference on Recent Advances in Educational Psychology organised by Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong during 15th -16th March, 2018.                    
  10. A. K. Erigala and T. Papang. “Teacher Effectiveness in relation to Work Motivation of Secondary School Teachers in Jaintia Hills District ” in International Conference on Recent Advances in Educational Psychology organised by Department of Education, NEHU, Shillong during 15th -16th March, 2018.          
  11. D. Rumba and A. K. Erigala.Social Constructivism Approach As an Innovative Strategy in Teacher Education.in ICSSR sponsored National Seminar on Quality Teacher Education: Issues and Challenges of Two Year B.Ed Progamme organised by Dept. of Education and Teacher Education, Nagaland University, Kohima, during 7th  and 8th November, 2016.           
  12. A. K. Erigala.Social Exclusion and Inclusion among Tribes of India: Social and Economic Perspective.in International Conference on Understanding the Tribes of Asia organised by Dept. of Education and History, Synod College, during 3rd and 4th November, 2016, at Shillong.      
  13. A. K. Erigala.Equality and Equity in Higher Education  in India in National Seminar cum Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration NEIES, organized by Dept. of Education, North Eastern Hill University, during 26th - 27th November, 2015, at Shillong.              
  14. A. K. Erigala and L. Kharluni. Privatization of Higher Education  in India: Pros and Consin National Seminar cum Annual Conference and Silver Jubilee Celebration NEIES, organized by Dept. of Education, North Eastern Hill University, during 26th - 27th November, 2015, at Shillong.       
  15. A. K. Erigala.Relevance of Buddhism in establishing Democracy through the means of Educationin International Conference on Buddhism and Establishment of Democratic Society-The Way Forward, organized by Dept. of Anthropology, Andhra University, during 16th - 16th November, 2015, at Visakhapatnam.         
  16. A. K. Erigala.Social Exclusion and Higher Education among Marginalized Sections  in India in International Conference on Quality of  Higher Education in Indian and Global Context organised by Dept. of Education, North Eastern Hill University, during 18th - 19th March 2015, at Shillong.       
  17. Vanesha and A. K. Erigala. Presented a paper entitled:Attitude on Life Skills Education among Higher Secondary Teachers  of Shillong Townin 6th International Conference on Life Skills Educationorganised by Indian Association of Life Skills Education and  Don Bosco Institute, during 12th - 14th February,  2015, at Guwhathi.
  18. A. K. Erigala. “Allocation of Funds to Higher education with reference to SC & ST  in NEIES-National Seminar on “Planning and Financing Education for National Development with special reference to North East India” organized by Dept. of Education and NEIES, during 8th -9th Nov, 2012.
  19. A. K. Erigala and Mruthyunjay B S S.  “The Role of Distance Mode in Higher Education-Empowering Marginalised Sections. in National Seminar on Reforms in Higher Education: Prospects for Distance Education held at School of Distance Education, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, during 30th Nov, 2009,
  20. A. K. Erigala RS V Dora and M. Sabitha. Presented a paper in UGC National Seminar on Human Development and Social Exclusion held at Dept. of Economics, Andhra University Visakhapatnam-AP, during 6th - 7th Oct 2008, Title: “Social Exclusion and Human Development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes - The role of Education”
  21. A. K. Erigala and K. P Subba Rao. “Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy of Scheduled Tribe in India with Reference Education and Literacy: An Appraisal”.  in UGC National Workshop on Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy with Special Reference to Weaker Sections of India held at Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Andhra University Visakhapatnam-AP. during 28-29 Mar, 2008
  22. A. K. Erigala A Study of Stress and Coping among First Generation Students of SC and ST in University Level”.  in the International Conference on Health Psychology and Counseling. Issues, Opportunities and Challenges held at Dept of Psychology, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, during 13th to 15th Nov 2007,
  23.  A. K. Erigala and Baskara Babu, “An Over View Of Social And Educational Conditions Of A Semi-Nomadic Group-’Yerukula’’. in UGC National Seminar on Practices and Approaches in Empowering Nomadic  held at Dept. of Adult& Continuing Education, Andhra University Visakhapatnam-AP, during 27th to 28th Mar 2006,

Any other:

  1. Acted as Resource Person at HRDC, NEHU, Shillong., NERIE, Shillong., IGNOU Study Center, Shillong., Centre for Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Andhra University, Vishakhapatnam., etc.
  2. Conducted workshops and invited lectures and chaired a few sessions in National Seminars
  3. Visited a good number of colleges under NEHU as a member of Inspection team
  4. Organised Study-tour for PG students twice as Teacher In-Charge.