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Dr G. Mallikarjuna

Officiating Director SMU DDE

He is an academician and education administrator with more than  20+  years of experience in academia spanning over admissions, general administration, facilities, teaching, research on assessments and examinations . He is currently responsible for Directorate of Distance Education  operations including  admissions and examinations .  










  • B.Tech ,  Osmania University, Hyderabad, 1998
  • M.Tech , Anna University, Chennai, 2001 and
  • PhD, Chitkara University , Himachal Pradesh, 2014 . Awarded Gold medal  for  research on Item Invariance Properties.
  • Rising Leaders Program, GlobalNxt University, Malaysia , 2016
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt- Manipal Prolearn, 2019

He is a member of Rotary International, Association of Test Publishers, ETS Education Measurement Psychometrics and Research, International Association for Computerized Adaptive Testing and International Association for Educational Assessment Network.


He has 4 publications to his credit in national and international journals . He frequently conducts workshops on question paper development for internal and external faculties.