Dr.Vinay Swarup Mehrotra

Professor & Head, Curriculum Development & Evaluation Centre (CDEC) & NSQF Cell, PSSCIVE, NCERT

Dr. V.S.Mehrotra is recipient of “Krishi Ratna” Dr. M.S. Swaminathan JRF in Plant Pathology awarded by WAFM and K.S. Krishnan Research Fellowship of the Department of Atomic Energy, GoI. He worked as Principal Investigator in Young Scientist Project awarded by DST, MoS&T, GoI before joining PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, a constituent unit of NCERT at Bhopal in 1995. He is involved in the development of National Vocational Education Qualifications Framework (NVEQF) for India, policy guidelines on VET, competency based curricula and courseware, e-learning materials and video films. He has participated in conferences and workshops organized by MHRD, MoL& E, MoRD, NSDC, IGNOU, ILO, UNESCO, NUEPA, CBSE, NIOS, NCERT, and CII. He is Executive Editor of Indian Journal of Vocational Education, published by PSSCIVE. Dr. Mehrotra has developed training modules for LIFE (Literacy Initiative for Empowerment) kit of UNESCO-India. As one of the members of high level delegation of MHRD, he visited several VET Institutions including TAFE Colleges at Australia and New Zealand. He was member of advisory committee for conceptualizing and designing of B.Ed. (VET) and Diploma (VET) of IGNOU. He was member of advisory committee for M.P. Mission Excellence Program (Vigyan Manthan Yatra) of MPCS&T, Bhopal. He was member of the sub-committee on Affiliation of National Council for Vocational Training, MoL&E, GoI. He is member of Academic Council of NIOS, Noida, School Board of School of Agriculture of IGNOU, New Delhi and Institute Advisory Board of PSSCIVE. As Head of the Curriculum Development and Evaluation Centre (CDEC) and National Skills Qualifications Framework (NSQF) Cell at PSSCIVE, he is working as Project Coordinator of MHRD funded project on development of CBC and courseware for 15 job roles in 05 sectors, namely Healthcare, IT-ITes, Media & Entertainment, Rubber and Telecommunication.