Prof. Swaraj Basu is the Professor of History. Earlier he was Professor in School of Social Sciences of Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, India. He obtained his M.Phil and Doctoral degrees in History from CalcuttaUniversity. He joined IGNOU in the year 1988. He has been involved in the development of study materials in History and Tourism Studies of IGNOU. He has authored a book titled ‘Dynamics of a caste Movement: The Rajbansis of North Bengal’ and has published several research papers in books and journals. He has also been associated with DEC in various capacities in taking ahead its activities. He is presently the Director of Distance Education Council.