Vice Chancellor, Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University

Professor Etakula Vayunandan, age 59 years, is M.A.(Public Administration), M.Phil. and Ph.D. and has 30 years of teaching experience and research experience to his credit. He worked in IGNOU from August 1987 to 6th March, 2017. He was involved in the development of BDP elective courses in Public Administration, Post Graduate and Certificate Diploma in Disaster Management. He was the programme coordinator of Ph.D. programme, Master of Public Administration, Post Graduate Diploma in Urban Governance. He has five authored and edited books to his credit. His areas of research are Administrative Theory, Governance, Labour administration and Public policy. He worked as Director of National ODL Centre for Local Governance. He has been appointed as Vice-Chancellor of Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University, Nashik on 8th March, 2017.