The Institute organises programmes approved by Institute Advisory Board (IAB) and Programme Advisory Committee (PAC). There are specifically four different categories of PAC programmes organized by the Institution, which are as follows:
The Institute promotes and conducts research to gain new knowledge and to bring about qualitative improvement in Vocationalisation of secondary and higher secondary education.
Development Programmes (DPs) are organized to develop curricula, student textbook and teacher guide for identified job roles under the scheme of Vocationalisation of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education introduced by MHRD, Government of India. The DPs are usually organized involving field experts, leading academicians from vocational institutional training centers, industries, and NGOs in the country.
Training Programmes (TPs) are core programmes of PSSCIVE which address the specific needs identified by the States/UTs. They are usually organized in collaboration with state vocational authorities at PSSCIVE or at identified suitable location in the country. The concerned ministries and departments nominate participants for the TPs to these programmes. The programme themes and topics are based on emergent issues in VET sector, such as using ICT in Vocational Education, Entrepreneurial Skills Development, Vocational Skills Development, Generic Skills Development, etc.