26th Foundation Day Celebration of PSSCIVE, Bhopal held on 05 July, 2019

PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal is a constituent unit of NCERT, New Delhi under the Ministry of Human Resource Development has celebrated its 26th Foundation Day function on 5th July, 2019. Shri. G. N. Agrawal, Additional Chief Executive Officer, MP State Skill Development and Employment Generation Board, Govt. of Madhya Pradesh was the Chief Guest and Prof. N. Pradhan, Principal, Regional Institute of Education, NCERT, Bhopal was Special Guest on the occasion.

In his welcoming address, Prof. Rajesh P. Khambayat, Joint Director, PSSCIVE gave a presentation on the various activities organised during the last year. He highlighted the work done by the institute in developing of textbooks and successful organised three International Training programmes in a year. The Institute is also working on promoting the advocacy of greening TVET.

In his speech, Shri G.N. Agrawal, commended the Institute for its wonderful work done in the publication of textbooks and significant achievements in a very short span of time of 26 years. With this great work, he requested PSSCIVE to undertake a Research Study on Skill Gap Analysis to know the aspirations of vocational students and the level of skills achievement asdesired by the industry.

Prof. N. Pradhan congratulated the Institute for its great achievement in terms of publication & training and future development in Vocational Education. There is a great scope for PSSCIVE in the new National Policy on Education.

On this occasion, Textbooks of various Job roles, Institute Brochure, Calendar of the Activities, Certificate Programme on Vision Technician brochure and prospectus and a corporate movie including two Video Films on employability skills were released.The students of Demonstration Multipurpose School, RIE Campus, Bhopal were awarded certificate for their exemplary performance in the vocational studies.

In addition, a Motivational Lecture was specially organised on the theme “Believing in Yourself” by Syed Aamir Mehboob, Assistant Professor, BSS College, Bhopal. A Panel Discussion on “Building Quality Vocational Education and Training: Challenges and Perspectives” was furthermore organised. The panellist included;(i) Prof. R.B. Shivagunde, NITTTR, Bhopal, (ii) Dr. Sheena Joseph. Head of Education Dept., BSS College, Bhopal, (iii) Shri Arvind Chaturvedi, Director, AISECT, Bhopal, (iv) Shri Parth S Basu, Eicher Tractor, Mandideep, and (v) Dr. Saurabh Prakash, Professor, PSSCIVE, Bhopal.

The function was well attended by the vocational students of Govt. Subhash Excellence Higher Secondary School, Bhopal and Naveen Girls Higher Secondary School, Bhopal. The Faculty and staff members of RIE, DMS and NITTTR were present on this occasion. Prof. Saurabh Prakash and Prof. V.S. Mehrotra jointly coordinated the event.