Advisory Council

The Advisory Council of CEMCA functions as an advisory body of COL on CEMCA affairs and is responsible for broad policy formulation in the programme areas. Besides, it monitors and evaluates CEMCA’s progress and suggests ways and means to improve the performance. The Advisory Council meeting take place once in a year keeping in view the exigencies of business and the need to rotate amongst the members in the region.

The present members of the Advisory Council are:

Prof. Asha S. Kanwar

President & CEO,
Commonwealth of Learning, Canada


Dr. K. Balasubramanian

Vice President,
Commonwealth of Learning, Canada

Dy. Chairperson 

Mr. S P Goyal

Joint Secretary (TEL),
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi.


Y. Bhg. Dato’ Professor Dr. Asma Binti Ismail                                 

Director General
Department of Higher Eduction
Ministry of Educaton


Mr. S.U. Wijerathne                                                                            

Additional Secretary
Planning and Performance Review
Ministry of Education
Sri Lanka 


Ms. Shahnaz Samad                                                                            

Deputy Secretary
Sector – 19, Ministry of Education
Bangladesh Secretariat
Dhaka, Bangladesh


Professor Madhu Parhar,

Staff Training and Research Institute of Distance Education (STRIDE)

Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi, India


Prof. Dr. Shahid Siddiqui                                                                   

Vice Chancellor
Allama Iqbal Open Univesity
Islamabad, Pakistan 


Prof. Nageshwar Rao                                                                          

Vice Chancellor
Uttrakhand Open University
Haldwani (Nainital) - 263139
Uttrakhand, India


Prof. Ashok Ogra                                                                               

Director APJ Institute of Mass Communication
Dwarka, Sector – 8
New Delhi, India


Dr. Shahid Rasool

Director, CEMCA,
New Delhi, India


Mr. R.Thyagrajan

Head, Admn. & Finance, CEMCA 
New Delhi, India



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