Prof. K. Srinivas

Head ICT & Project Management Unit

Prof. K. Srinivas Head of ICT & Project Management Unit of National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA) a Government of India, Ministry of Education(MoE) Institution in New Delhi. Prof. K. Srinivas holds a Ph.D degree in Computer Science and has been utilizing Open Source ICT Tools and Technologies in Teaching, Learning and Student Evaluation since 1990, both at the Graduate and Post Graduate levels. His areas of interest are e-Learning, blended learning, MOOCs, ICT enabled Pedagogy, Computer Applications in Project Management, e-governance. He is having more than 30 years of Teaching, Research, Industry and Consultancy experience. Prof. K. Srinivas also conducts teacher training workshops both at School Education and Higher Education across the country for teachers. He has written a number of articles on different aspects on university automation, e-governance, Training needs, etc.), which have been published in research journals. He has also participated in a few International Forums and presented papers on various aspects of e-governance, Blended Online Mode Teaching, MOOCs etc. More Info...

Providing academic leadership for developing an effective learning environment for students, researchers by designing and implementing innovative ICT Plan and Strategy.

Planning, developing and implementing an effective ICT Policy of the University and Higher Education Institutions with emphasis on Educational Planning and Management, encompassing all aspects of e-learning and e-governance.

Providing end-to-end technology solutions, system integration, standard operating procedures for networking, connectivity, security, system application and development and application of software.

Guiding and monitoring development of e-governance structure of the University covering all academic, administrative, financial operations along with appropriate project management tools, techniques, automation of admission, assessment and tracking of life cycle of research scholars.

Designing innovative and effective modules for training and organizing ICT based programs in educational planning and administration on e-learning platform.

S.No. Name of Research Scholar Course Research Topic Supervisor
1. Ms. Yashmita Singh Integrated M.Phil. - Ph.D. E- Governance in Higher Education Institutions of Delhi- Status and Prospects Prof. K. Srinivas
2. Ms. Kajal Yadav Integrated M.Phil. - Ph.D. Blended Learning in Higher Education: An Exploration of its Approaches and Challenges Prof. K. Srinivas
3. Ms. Harshita Dutta Integrated M.Phil. - Ph.D. Prof. K. Srinivas

Instructional Design in Indian Higher Education: Status, Review, Challenges and Recommendations

General Overview

With the changing paradigms in teaching learning, we have witnessed a change in the role of teachers and learners depending upon formal education systems and open and flexible education systems. With Internet at the helm of affairs in the twenty-first century educational systems a learner is the pivot of the learning process. With education gearing up to meet the expectations of fourth industrial age revolution, a learner has a much more dynamic role in not only the learning, but in the assessment of learning too. Making provisions for reflective exercises, collaborative projects, semantic mapping, or portfolio development can easily be promoted through online technology in creating collaborative and socially inclusive instructional interventions. Not diminishing their values, however, a shift from previously dominant philosophies of behaviourism and cognitivism can be observed towards a more encompassing collaborativist and constructivist ideology.

Problem Statement

In the wake of digital initiatives of Govt of India, where UGC has allowed launching of online courses and Govt of India promoting creating courses on MOOC platform SWAYAM, it is pertinent to examine the instructional design approaches adopted by Indian Higher Education Institutions.

The study would contribute to examine the participation of learners of these digital media and address the causes of drop-outs from courses if that is due to instructional design issues. This study would further bring out recommendations on best practices on instructional design strategies.

Research Objectives

To examine the status of LMS used by faculty and students in Indian Higher Education Institutions.

To identify the models of instructional design being used by higher education institutions.

To investigate the reasons for offering or not offering MOOCs on SWAYAM

To examine the processes for course planning, designing, production, delivery, assessment, support and credentials or accreditation.

To identify the means and mechanisms of assessment and feedback to learners.

To identify kinds of media adopted by faculty for course design and delivery.

To create demographic profile of instructional designers in Indian Higher Education Institutions.

To record the experiences of instructional designers for effective instructional design of courses

Current Status


Literature Review on Indian Higher Education System and Instructional Design

Designing the Survey Instrument and its reliability / validity

Conduct of One round of Online Survey was done

Type of the University No. of Universities

Central university


State university


Deemed to be university


Private university




S.No. Programme Name Date Document
1. Training Programme Details 2016 to 2022

S.No. Programme Name Date Brochure
1. Online Faculty Development Programme on Applications of ICT in Academic and Research Libraries Sept. 19-23, 2022
2. Faculty Development Programme on Design, Develop and Deliver Online/Blended Learning Courses April 04-08, 2022
3. Faculty Development Programme on Design, Develop and Deliver Online/Blended Learning Courses May 09-13, 2022
4. Faculty Development Programme on Design, Develop and Deliver Online/Blended Learning Courses (North East Region) June 06-10, 2022
S.No. Publication Details Date Document
1. Publications 1st April 2016 to 31st March 2021

S.No. Academic Session Name Title of Publication Conference/ Seminar details Date and Venue/ Organization
1. 2020-2021 Prof. K.Srinivas

Mrinmayee Mandal
Education Technology in Schools: Locating the Teacher in the Changing Landscape of Teaching- Learning – A study in Secondary Schools in Delhi India Centre of Excellence in Information Ethics(ICEIE), University of Hyderabad. 7-9th September, 2021 Paper accepted for publication in the special edition of the International Review for Information Ethics (IRIE), University of Alberta, Canada (CFP: IRIE Vol 32: Special Edition on Emerging Technologies and Changing Dynamics of Information [ETCDI]). (scheduled for publication in June 2022. )
2. 2021-22 Prof. K.Srinivas

Kajal Yadav
Blended Learning: Teachers’ Perceptions in the Changing Dynamics of Teaching-Learning International Conference on New Dimensions in Higher Education in the Post Covid-19: Global Perspective 24-25 March 2022 Govt. Degree College for women, Begumpet, Hyderabad
3. 2022-23 Prof. K.Srinivas

Kajal Yadav
Transformative Potentials of Blended Learning in Higher Education: Perspectives of Teachers International Conference on Hybrid Learning Preparing Tomorrow’s Solution 6-7 May 2022 Chinmaya Vishwa Vidyapeeth, Kerala
4. 2022-23 Prof. K.Srinivas

Kajal Yadav
Blended Learning: Student’s Perspectives in the New Normal International Conference on Perspectives in Teaching, Learning and Assessment During COVID-19 Pandemic 19-20 May 2022 MIER College of Education (Autonomous), Jammu
S.No. Details Document
1. Academic Support to Public Bodies