23 October, 2021

Regional Centre


Dr S. Raja Rao

Regional Director (Sel. Gr.)



Dr. S. Raja Rao is presently working as Senior Regional Director in the Visakhapatnam Regional Centre, Andhra Pradesh. He joined IGNOU in 1989 as a Lecturer of Public Administration and later became the Assistant Regional Director, Deputy Director and subsequently he became the Regional Director. During his 30 years of service in IGNOU, Dr. Raja Rao worked in Shimla, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Pune and Raghunathganj prior to joining Visakhapatnam Regional Centre. He is one of the reviewers for Indian Journal of Open Learning (IJOL) and Kakatiya Journal of Distance Education (KJDE).


Dr. Raja Rao has published papers in National and International refereed journals and contributed book chapters. His research work “The Social Basis of Distance Education: Strategies for Inclusive Growth” published in Asian Journal of Distance Education (Online Journal: http://www.asianjde.org), Vol. 6. No. 2 pp 58-65, has been adjudged as the Best Research Paper in IGNOU 20th Convocation held on 28th February 2009 and awarded University Medal..


Dr. Raja Rao did his M. Phil and Ph. D from Hyderabad Central University and PG Diploma in Distance Education and M.A. in Distance Education from IGNOU. He did M.A. in Public Administration from Andhra University. He is actively involved in the professional organizations like Indian Distance Education Association (IDEA) as a Life Member and Secretary (2006-2007) and Life Member in New Public Administration Society of India (NEPASI).


IGNOU Regional Centre,
2nd Floor VUDA Complex,
Usodhaya Junction,
Sector – 12,
M.V.P. Colony,
Visakhapatnam – 530 017,
Andhra Pradesh India,
Phone No :0891-2511200 ,