M.Sc. M.Ed. PhD.
Dr G. Viswanathappa is M.Sc. in Statistics from Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh in 1986; M.Ed. from Regional College of Education affiliated to the University of Mysore, Mysore in 1988, and PhD in Education from the University of Mysore, Mysore in 1992. He worked in Government of Andhra Pradesh before joining NCERT. He joined in NCERT on 16th October 1996 at Regional Institute of Education, Mysore as a faculty of Education and worked as an in-charge of Educational Technology Cell of the institute and also worked as the Head, Department of Extension Education. He posted as a Principal at the Regional Institute of Education, Ajmer from 28th June 2017 to 5th June 2019. He also worked as a Director, State Institute of Educational Management and Training (SIEMAT), Amaravati, Government of Andhra Pradesh on deputation from 6th June 2019 to 16th March 2020. He joined at the Regional Institute of Education, Mysore as a Professor in Education on 17th March 2020. He has been associated with the teaching of Statistics in Educational Research and Methodology of Educational Research for Post Graduate Students and Pedagogy of Mathematics; Assessment of Learning, and ICT in Education for Graduate and Post Graduate Students. He has undertaken the state level, regional level and national regional research studies on the impact of quality improvement interventions under SSA and RMSA. He has developed an online Certificate Programme in Educational Data Processing (CEDP). He published 8 books as sole author and 5 books as co-author and published many articles in reputed national and international journals. He successfully guided 15 PhD students in Education. He conducted capacity building programmes for researcher scholars as well as educational functionaries in social sciences on the use of computer software for data analysis. He developed the criteria and guidelines for the assessment and accreditation of schools. He visited Bangkok, Thailand in November 2018 as a nominee of NCERT to participate in School Leadership Programme organised by UNICEF. He is the member of School Boards of Education, Central University of Punjab, Bathinda, Punjab; Central University of Tamil Nadu, Thiruvarur, Tamil Nadu; and National Sanskrit University, Tirupathi, Andhra Pradesh. He is the nominee of NCERT to prepare the syllabus and curriculum of 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme by National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE).