22 October, 2018

Regional Centre


Dr M. Shanmugam

Regional Director

Dr. M. SHANMUGAM is presently holding the position of Regional Director, Regional Centre, Madurai. He has rejoined the office of the IGNOU Regional Centre Madurai with the elevated position as Senior Regional Director. Earlier during the inception of IGNOU office at Madurai during 2004-2007 he worked as Deputy Director & Head of the centre and second time during 2008-2012 worked as Regional Director.

Dr. Shanmugam has been with IGNOU for the last 21 years and worked at different states like Gujarat, Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala and Tamil Nadu. He has been instrumental in establishing IGNOU Regional Centre Madurai having own building with state of art facilities.

Having doctorate in Statistics (Science), Dr. Shanmugam has published quite a few articles in National and International Journals. He has contributed the study material of IGNOU for the students of Bachelors Degree programme (AST-01), Management Programme (MS-07 and MS-56). He has co-ordinated for the translation of IGNOU material (BPP and CLP) in Tamil. His key areas of interest are Research Methodology, Management education, Teacher Education and its Quality assurance.

Expansion of educational network to the rural and remote areas through community information centres in the North Eastern States of India, setting up the IGNOU printing unit at Coimbatore, training more than 2000 school teachers for disability studies in collaboration with SSA Tamil Nadu, training the teachers for the implementation of smart class rooms for Atomic Energy Education Society Schools, DoE Mumbai and development of some of the regional need based academic programmes are some of his achievements.



IGNOU Regional Centre,
Sikkandar Chavadi,
Alanganallur Road,
Madurai – 625 018,
Tamil Nadu Phone: (0452) – 2380733,