Dr VSP Srivastav

Head , Computer Division


Maidan Garhi,New Delhi110068

vijaysrivastav@ignou.ac.in, 9810980083, 01129571912/13

In Brief

Dr VSP Srivastav, who has worked closely with the Information Technology (IT) industry during his initial career, joined IGNOU as Joint Director, Computer Division, in 1996.

Born in 1956, a man with over 30 years of experience, Dr VSP Srivastav is Head of the Computer Division, IGNOU since 2000. A Master’s in Statistics from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)Kanpur, Dr Srivastav did MPhil and PhD in Computer Science from the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU),New Delhiin 1988.

As Head of the Computer Division, he keeps the flow of information intact at IGNOU, including Regional Centres and Study Centres. He is responsible to get IT infrastructure created for one and all in IGNOU including 63 Regional Centres(approx) and more than 3000 IGNOU Learners Centres across the country and abroad. The activities of the division are related to all for procurement and deployment of IT infrastructure, Networking, Software development, Training, IGNOU Website management and maintaining the entire IT resources with a team of about 35 professionals.

The Division has taken further towards integrated back office automation using ERP modules of Peoplesoft (ORACLE). A Data Centre has been established with blade servers exclusively for the ERP solution. All deliveries for the learners support through the IGNOU website www.ignou.ac.in are from the Division.

Academic interest of Dr Srivastav has been right from starting his career in the field. He has been evaluator and examiner for UG/PG/M.Tech/PhD progrmmes, PhD supervisor, and course editor for UG/PG courses. His areas of research interest include Software Engineering and Quality, Analysis/Synthesis of Algorithms, DBMS, and Networking. A full time six month Certificate course on PC Hardware and Networking has also been launched by Computer Division since September 2010.

Dr Srivastav has presented research/practice papers in countries like France, UK, Switzerland, Germany, Netherland, New Zealand, Singapore, USA and Jamaica, to name a few.

A Life Member of the Indian National Science Association, and Sr Member of Computer Society of India (which he was conferred at the age of 35) Dr Srivastav has participated in numerous seminars and events of international repute and has also edited and reviewed several books, Res./Conf. papers, and theses. He has served on many committees in central universities, UGC, AICTE, NIOS, DEC, KOU etc. apart from IGNOU.

Presently he is also spearheading the (i) IGNOU NKN/ NMEICT project for MPLS VPN, (ii) IT Mass Literacy program of Govt. of India (as Chairperson of the Jt Organisation Committee (JOC), (iii) Actively involved in AADHAR Project, and (iv) Project SAMARTH of Govt. of Bihar,. He is also member of E Learning Sectional Committee, Bureau of Indian Standard,India.

He has on his credit as the Founder Secretary, CSI Mankapur Chapter which received the Best Chapter Award in Northern Region during his tenure. He worked for 12 years of his initial service period in Computer Division, ITI Limited Mankapur, UP,India. During the period he also played pivotal role in developing hundreds of IT skilled persons, in the industrially backward area (Distt. Gonda, Basti, Faizabad) under the banner of CSI Mankapur Chapter and ITI Limited Mankapur, Distt. Gonda (UP).


The CV in Detail

Born on : 30th January 1956


Ph. D. in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (1988)

M. Phil. in Computer Science from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, (1982)

M. Sc. in Statistics from IIT Kanpur, 1980


Sr. Research Fellow in JNU, New Delhi while doing Ph.D.

Jr. Research Fellow in JNU, New Delhi while doing M.Phil

MCM scholarship in IIT Kanpur while doing M.Sc.

Scholarship from District Education Office while doing B.Sc.

Received ‘Uttam Puraskar’ in Class XI for obtaining highest marks in the College, CMM Anglo Bengali College, Varanasi (UP), 1974 

Post Education Awards/Appreciations

Letter of Appreciation by VC, IGNOU for implementing ERP in IGNOU, November 2011 

Received Bharat Excellence Award and Gold Medal from Freindship Forum ofIndia,New Delhifor contribution in the field. The award was given by Dr G V G Krishnamurty, Hon’ble Former Election Commissioner ofIndiain July 2011

Letter of Appreciation by VC, IGNOU for commissioning of 48Mbps internet connectivity, in 2008

Awarded Sr Membership  of Computer Society of India (CSI) in 1991 because of major contributions in spreading IT awareness in industrially backward area – GONDA (UP).

Appreciation Letter from CMD, ITI Limited for conducting computer training to Diploma holder employees, in Hindi medium 

Major Works Accomplished

          (i) In IGNOU

–       Establishment of Computer Division in main campus of IGNOU in Maidan Garhi, New Delhi and got created massive IT infrastructure for use by each individual in the university

–       Network set up expanded from 150 nodes to more than 3500 nodes with OFC and WiFi

–       Implemented ERP for back office processes and established Data Centre

–       Internet bandwidth got extended from 2Mbps(1:4)  -> 2Mbps(1:1) -> 4Mbps -> 48Mbps -> 90Mbps ->100Mbps & 1Gbps (NKN)  under NKN and NMEICT. This has been over a period starting from 1999-2000 to till date using OFC and RF connectivity.

–       IGNOU web site www.ignou.ac.in and other related for DEC, eGyanKosh etc. got established. IGNOU main website got redesigned and revamped.

–       Automation of student support system by the Computer Division for Admission, Re-Registration, Course material distribution, pre and post examination processes and delivery through IGNOU web site

–       Launching of Course, Certificate Programme on PC Hardware and Networking

–       Training and re-training the entire IGNOU fraternity and building the skill (right from Windows 3.11) to work with computer over a period of 8 months. The program was called as IT-TRAP(IT Training and Applications).

–       Enabled all the IGNOU faculty and academicians (also in Regional Centres across the country) to also work with laptop by providing them the resource    

–       Organised day long workshop  on IT Mass Literacy inviting participants from MCIT Govt. Of India and varios States, Academiia, NGOs, and Industries

–       Organised Workshops and many training sessions on Change Management for ERP in IGNOU    

(ii) In ITI Limited

–       Established, as the DBA and system person, the data base based applications under IDMS (network DBMS from CA) and MVS (mainframe OS from IBM). These systems were taken from CIT – ALCATEL, France under technology transfer for manufacturing and installation + support of E10B electronic (telephone) exchanges.   

–       Established newer versions of IDMS ad developed/got developed many application systems to automate the shop floor processes like Reapir Mgt. System (as replacement of older version of multi dependent database applications by CIT-ALCATEL); Plating Monitoring System, Sales and Dispatch Mgt. System etc. 

–       Automation of some Back Office processes under IDMS for P&A, and Finance Departments with in house developed PIS, GL to Trial Balance, sales Information System etc.

–       Development of IT skills through awareness and field (IT) specific training programs for ITI officials and their dependents under the banner of CSI Mankapur Chapter and ITI Limited Mankapur. These training programmes were Computer Awareness for School Children, Housewives, Diploma holders working on CNC machines in shop floors, Programming Languages, DBMS Theory & Practice, Regular evening classes to prepare young graduates for DOEACC ‘O’ level course etc.


Member, School of Studies, FTK Centre of IT, JMI, New Delhi for three years from 2010

Member, E Learning Sectional Committee, Bureau of IndianStandard,India

Member of Jt Coordination Committee for CPHN course through Computer Division, ACIIL, and HCL

Life Member of Indian National Science Association since 2008

Member, Research Development Committee (RDC), CCS Univesity,Meerut(2007).

Member, Research Proposal Approving Committee, SC&SS, JNU,New Delhi(2005)

Senior Member of Computer Society of India since 1991

Member, Networking setup committee, Kota Open University,Kota, Rajasthan (2007-08)

Member, IT procurement Committees in JNU (1999), Vikram University Ujjain (2002) , JMI (2010)New Delhi

Member, Committee for allocating IT Budget for Computerisation in Universities/Colleges under University Grants Commission,New Delhi(2000)

Member, Brain Storming Session organized by Deptt of Sc and Technology, Ministry of Sc & Technology, Govt of India. The Session was on ‘Observing Year 2004 as Scientific Awareness Year 2003

Member, Organising Committee, Hindi Mahasammelan, Kendriya Sachiwalaya,New  Delhi, 2003

Member, Course Curriculum Committee for a certificate course on Computer Hardware Assembly and Maintenance, National Institute of Open Schooling,New Delhi(2003-2004)

Member, Advisory Committee, Syllabi for short term courses, Ministry of Labor, Govt of India,New Delhi(1999-2000)

Member Tech-Republic Net of CSNET Networks Inc., CA,USA, (2005 -)

Member, ZD Net Tech.  – IT Newsletter of CSNET Networks Inc., CA,USA, (2000 – )

Participated as IT expert in telephonic interview on IT utilization in higher education institutions in six countries – Ausralia, China, India, Korea, New Zealand, and Taiwan, The interview was conducted by TNS Hong Kong.


Presented two papers in PAN Commonwealth Forum(PCF4) International Conference on ODL practices, JAMAICA October-November, 2006.

Paper presented in Pan Commonwealth Forum (PCF3) International Conference on ODL practices, Dunedin, New Zealand, July 2004.

Paper presented in the World Conference on Open and Distance Learning Dusseldorf, Germany, April 2001. Also visited Netherland and France.

Training on  IDMSR by Computer Associates (for one month), Singapore, Nov-Dec. 1987,  Training on MVS and IDMS by CIT ALCATEL, France under Technology Transfer Programme with ITI Limited – for six months, 1984-85, Paris, France.  Also visitedLondon,Switzerlandand entireFranceduring the period.

International referee for publication in InSITE Conference (as Editorial Review Board Member), Informing Science Institute, for its annual conferences, from  2008.


Faculty in a number of IT related courses organised by CSI, IGNOU, and M/s ITI Limited at Mankapur Unit of M/s ITI in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh (1986-96).

Faculty in an eight month long training programme on Application of Computers in WINDOWS environment to train almost every staff of IGNOU Headquarters (1997-98)

Member of the Course Design Committee for Computer based Learning Programme (CLP) for CEE, IGNOU,New Delhi(1999-2000).

Member of Advisory Committee for the Course on CLP, CEE, IGNOU,New Delhi(1999-2000).

Member, Research Development Committee for Ph D in School of Computer & Systems Sciences, JNU, New Delhi, 2001.

Published about 30 technical papers at various seminars/conference proceedings and Journal/edited-Books of International and National repute, attended a number of such seminars, workshops, and Conferences from time to time starting from 1981

Project Guide and evaluator for MCA, BCA and BTech courses (1993 -)

External examiner for MTech projects evaluation at theJawaharlalNehruUniversity,New Delhi.

Question paper setter and examiner for MCA, BCA, BE, BTech, BBA, MBA courses in MMM Engg College Gorakhpur , Bhim Rao Ambedkar University Lucknow, CCS University Meerut, Vikram University Ujjain  and NOIS, IGNOU, Indraprashtha University New Delhi.

Produced PhD as external Supervisor in CCS University Meerut (2007)

Organised workshops, seminars, lectures, training programmes and Northern Region Conference (NRC-90) of CSI as founder secretery/Vice Chairman and won Best Chapter award in 1991 for the Mankapur Chapter

Faculty and resource person for interactive multimedia training organized by DEC, CEMCA, IUC, and STRIDE in IGNOU

Lectures/expert meeting delivered in virtual class mode (Teleconferencing from IGNOU Studios)

forSouth Africathrough EDUSAT on IT for managers (in MBA course)

on activating Student Grievance Redressal System

IT in IGNOU’ — Panel Discussion – Networking in TLC — Task Group (TLC) Panel Discussion

IT in eCommerce for MBA course

IT for eBusiness for MBA course

Expert meetings on launching of On Line Applications for Admission/Re-registration, Assignment and Examination Forms submission

Expert meetings for IT infrastructure set up in RCs and SCs


Using Software Metrics to Improve Software Quality, presented in the International Conference on Next Generation Communication and computing Systems (ICNGC2S-10), Dec. 2010, organised by Institution of engineers, Technocrats and Academicians Network,Chandigarh,India

Survey Work on Local Loop Approach of Congestion Control, 93rd Session of the Science Congress,Hyderabad, January 3-7, 2006

Improved AIMD – A Mathematical Study, Journal of Computer Sciences 1(4): 515-520, 2005, ISSN 1549-3636, Science Publications,New York,USA

On the Synthesis and Analysis of Congestion Control Algorithms, 8th conference of CONIAPS, CCS University Meerut, UP,India, Dec 29-31, 2005

Survey work on the Congestion Control Protocols, UGC sponsored seminar – NSOMACS, November 29-30, 2005, Muzaffarnagar,Uttar Pradesh,India.

Algorithms Synthesis for Generating New Algorithms, International AMSE(Association of Modeling and Simulation Engineering) Conference, CMSE-99 , BIT Jaipur & AMSEFrance, 1999.

Synthesis of Algorithms – An Introduction and Survey, Computer Society of India (CSI) proceedings, Annual Convention –1987

Dispatch Algorithms – A Synthesis, Ph D Thesis,JawaharlalNehruUniversity,New Delhi, August 1986

On Synthesis of Scheduling Algorithms, Information Processing Letters, Elsevier Publication, North Holland , Oct 1984

Studies in Dispatch Algorithms, M Phil dissertation,JawaharlalNehruUniversity,New Delhi, 1982


Internet and Virtual Database II, presented in world conference of distance learning (ICDEOL 2001),Germany

Internet and virtual database I, presented at ICDE Asia conference at IGNOU,NEW Delhi, 2000

IGNOUNET I, A Network of Distance Education, International Conference of Collaborative and Networked Learning,New Delhi, 1998

IGNOUNET II, A  Network of Distance Education, AAOU Conference ,Hong Kong, 1998


On Line Learning Support, Published in ‘Four Decades of Distance Education inIndia– Reflection on Policy and Practice’ Viva Books Private Limited,New Delhi, 2005

Presented “Effective Wayfor Communicating Beyond Million of Students” at PAN Commonwealth FORUM held inNew Zealand, 4-8 July, 2004. (In Best practices session)

Large Scale Implementation of Database Applications in ITI Mankapur – A Telecommunication Industry, Workshop organised by The Institution of Engineers (India), Trivandrum, Kerala, India, December 1996

Implementation of Reliability System and Replacement of Alcatel’s CGR Application, Mankapur Review – an in-house journal by ITI Limited Mankapur, Vol 14, No. 3/93, Gonda(UP), India, 1993

SLDPBAS  I — An Integrated DB based Sales and Dispatch System, Northern Regional Conference (NRC) -90, CSI Mankapur Chapter, Mankapur, Gonda (UP), India, 1990 .

SLDPBAS II – An Integrated DB based Sales and Despatch System, Northern Regional Conference (NRC) -90, CSI Mankapur Chapter, Mankapur, Gonda (UP),India, 1990

Information Communication through Computers using Database Techniques, COMPCOM – 89, CSI Allahabad Chapter, India, 1989

A paper presented on Computer Aided Manufacturing in the Workshop on CAM organized by the Institution of Engineers, Lucknow, India , 1988

IDMS Support for E-10B Exchange Production, Annual Convention of CSI,Madras,India, 1988

A paper presented on Database applications in Production, in the Annual Convention of CSI,Bombay,India, 1987

Security Concept in Database Systems – All India Seminar organised by CSIAllahabadChapter,India, 1985

Life Cycle of an Information System, SISTRANS – a publication by Society for Information Science,New Delhi, 1984

Security Requirements in Data Processing, AllIndiaSeminar on Data Security, Audit and Control, CSICalcuttaChapter,India, 1982

University Data base — Quest for Quality, National Seminar on International Techniques for Distance Education organised by IGNOU and ICDEOL of Himachal Pradesh University, Simla, India, 1999

Institutional Quality Data Resource – Creation, Administration and Maintenance, Seminar on Quality Assurance in Distance Higher Education organized by SCCCE, University of Delhi, 1998. Also accepted for publication in IJOL, IGNOU,New Delhi, 1998

Role of CSI Mankapur Chapter in Professional Education, presented in a Seminar on Industry Academia interaction organized by MMMEnggCollege,UniversityofGorakhpur, Gorakhpur (UP),India, 1993

An Experience with 4GL Applications at ITI Mankapur, Invited paper in Annual Convention of CSI,New Delhi, 1991


Edited a book entitled ‘Fundamentals of Information Communication Technologies’, IGNOU SIM for Master Degree in Library and Information System (MLIS), MLII–103, 2005

Edited a book as the Expert Committee member on ‘Computer Hardware Assembly and Maintenance,’ National Institute for Open Schooling (earlier known asNationalOpenSchool), under the Ministry of HRD, Govt ofIndia,India(2002).

Edited three books as the Expert Committee member on Computer Fundamental and Computer Applications for Computer Literacy Programme, Centre for Extension Education, IGNOU, New Delhi, 2000-2001

Reviewed a book on Electronics Commerce and Law — Information Technology Series 2000. Review was published in the Indian Journal of Open Learning, IGNOU,New Delhi, 2000


Founder Secretary of  CSI Mankapur Chapter which was established in 1989. Vice Chairman of the Chapter during 1994-96, and member of the Managing Committee through out the services in the Mankapur unit of M/s ITI Limited

Established a Computer Centre for use by CSI students, IGNOU students, and students of the three schools – St. Michael’s, Central, and DAV in ITI Township.

Organised a number of activities under the banner of CSI and jointly with M/s ITI Limited. These activities were related to training on various topics in Computer Science and Information Technology, Science Exhibitions and Quizzes; Seminar and Conferences on Information Security, ISO 9000 and other similar topics.

Received appreciation from CMD, ITI Limited for organising Computer Awareness Courses in Hindi Medium.

Organised the Northern Regional Conference of CSI in 1990 including all States inNorthern India. The Chapter received Best Chapter Award in Northern Region during my tenure as the Founder Secretary.

Contact Address

Computer Division,  Block A, Academic Complex, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi – 110068,

+91-11-29533723, 29571912/13, vijaysrivastav@ignou.ac.in  headcd@ignou.ac.in   web site www.ignou.ac.in