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Brief Profile

Ms. Koushalya Barik

Ms. Koushalya Barik

Designation : Deputy Director(Academic)

Department : ODES

Office Phone : 0120-4089834
E-mail : koushalyabarik[at]nios[dot]ac[dot]in
Personal Webpage :


  • Master degree in Mathematics, B. Ed., DCA, Certificate in Designing & Facilitating e-Learning (level 5) from Open Polytechnic, New Zealand; Ph. D. (thesis submitted)

Areas of Interest/Specialization

  • E- Learning and Open Educational Resources (OER)


  • 17 years in NIOS as faculty

Contribution to NIOS in last one year

  • Designed and developed Certificate Programme in ICT Applications for Virtual Open Schooling (VOS). The same is uploaded in moodle platform. Apart from the course content, Progamme Guide, question bank, assignments, project work and practical activities for the above programme are also developed and uploaded at website.

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded scholarship from the Open Polytechnic, New Zealand in 2012 for further studies in e-learning. Attended several conferences and seminars at national and international levels.

Publication, if any

  • "Introduction of Credit System in School Curriculum: An NIOS Perspective" COMOSA Journal of Open Schooling Vol. 4, No. 2, July-December. 2013
  • "EnrolmentTrendofVocational Education Programmes in Open Schooling: A Study of NIOS, India", COMOSA Journal of Open Schooling,Vol. 1, No. 1, July-December. 2010
  • "IntegratingVocationalEducationwithAcademicEducationinCommonwealthOpenSchools"Chapter on NIOS, Commonwealth of Learning, British Columbia, Canada, 2012 (coauthor)
  • "Open Vocational Education and Entrepreneurship Development" in Ambasht, N. K. (ed.) Enterprising Community Education, National Institute of Open Schooling, 2003 (coauthor)
  • 'Role of Distance Education in Imparting VocationalEducation at School Level' Proceedings of XV Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities, New Delhi, 2002.
  • 'Skill Upgradation of Primary Teachers Through Information Technology' International Workshop on Information and Communication Technology for Professional Development of Primary Education Personnel, New Delhi,2001
  • 'Roles and Applications of Information and Communication Technology', in M.A. Education Programme (IGNOU), 2009
  • 'Impact of Computers in Education', in B. Ed. Programme (IGNOU), 2001
  • 'The Computer System-Hardware for Educational Computing', in B.Ed. Programme (IGNOU), 2001
  • 'Introduction to DBMS',in Certificate in Computer Applications (NIOS)
  • 'Use of Rational and Arithmetical Operations in dBASE' in Certificate in Computer Applications (NIOS)
  • Database Arrangements'in Certificate Computer Applications (NIOS)
  • 'MultipleDatabaseConcepts' inCertificateinComputerApplications (NIOS)
  • 'Computer Fundamentals'in Certificate in Basic Computing (NIOS)'Internet and Services' in Certificate in Web Designing(NIOS) 2007
Assignments in Hand Expected date of Completion
Revision of courses in Computer and IT Sector

Addition of more courses/programmes inVirtual Open Schooling platform

March 2016

On going activity

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