Professor B. Raja Shekhar, Registrar, University of Hyderabad (UoH) and faculty in the School of Management Studies, has been invited by the British Council, for UK Study Tour on e-Learning from 21st to 25th October, 2013.  The team consisting of 14 members is headed by Mr. Praveen Prakash, Joint Secretary, MHRD, Government of India.

The study tour aims to share insights into the state of play in technology enhance learning and distance learning in UK and India. The visit is designed to allow visitors to build up a solid understanding and insight into the state of play in technology enhanced learning and distance learning in the UK, whilst having ample opportunity to meet with senior managers, academic and/or professionals from the named institutions.  

During the five-day visit to the United Kingdom, participants will visit four universities with extensive experience and expertise in distance learning, e-learning and the innovative use of technology within education more broadly. Participants will visit the University of Bath, the Open University, the University of Leicester and King’s College London.

Prof. Shekhar is associated with the School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad since its inception (June 1999). Prof. Shekhar is also Coordinating a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management offered by the Centre for Distance Education and Virtual Learning. The Government of Andhra Pradesh appointed Prof. B. Raja Shekhar as the member of State Consumer Protection Council as an expert in the field of Consumer Protection. Prof. Shekhar’s primary areas of interests include Service Quality, Research Methodology and Project Management.