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The second workshop for review and development the textbook for the job role on Telecom Technician – IoT Device Systems (QP Code TEL/6210) was conducted from 12 to 16 February, 2024. One local experts and two internal faculty of the institute attended the workshop. In this workshop the corrections suggested in the last workshop was incorporated and the textbook was rearranged. It was once again reviewed and the contents of the Grade 11 was finalised by the expert. The next workshop will be conducted to develop and review the textbook of Grade 12 of this job role.

Training programme for developing Master Trainers on Vocational Pedagogy was organised from 26 February to 01 March, 2024 at PSSCIVE, Bhopal in virtual mode. About 175 master trainers from the states of Goa, Kerala and Manipur were trained on vocational pedagogy through various technical sessions and group activities.

The fifth workshop for Design, Development and Maintenance of Web Applications, Social Media and Network Infrastructure of PSSCIVE (PAC Code 21.04) was organised at PSSCIVE, Bhopal from 19 February to 6 March, 2024. The website was facing a problem of going off suddenly after every few days. The problem occurs whenever the log file becomes full. The problem was rectified and resolved by clearing the logs of visted users. Similarly the errors in the various web pages were tracked and fixed. The front end of the website was redesigned to look better. The webpages designed as responsive web pages to viewed in the mobile devices also. The frontend and backend interface was designed for new modules. In the maintenance of network infrastructure the backup of configuration from old Firewall was taken and restored to new Firewall. The firmware of new Firewall was upgraded.

The workshop development the textbook for the job role on Telecom Technician – IoT Device Systems (QP Code TEL/6210) was conducted from 4 to 15 March, 2024 at PSSCIVE, Bhopal. One local experts and two internal faculty of the institute attended the workshop. They drafted the contents of the Grade 12 textbook Telecom Technician – IoT Device Systems. The contents already written were also reviewed. At the end of the workshop the draft textbook is ready, which will be reviewed by external experts in the next workshop.

A Working Group Meeting of Experts was organised at the PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal on17th & 18th January, 2024 to review the vocational textbook for "Drone Operator – Multirotor" (QP Code: AAS/Q6301) of Grade 11. Four external experts and two faculty members reviewed and revised the content, aligning it with National Occupation Standards and industry advancements, and ensuring comprehensive coverage of drone technology, flight operations, safety protocols, and data analysis. Dr. V.S. Mehrotra, Professor & Head, Curriculum Development and Evaluation Centre, PSSCIVE, Bhopal coordinated the programme.

The Working Group Meeting of Experts was held at the PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education, Bhopal from 15th to 17th January, 2024. The experts reviewed and aligned the draft vocational textbook for Character Designer (Grade 11) with National Occupation Standards. Six external experts and two faculty members participated in the meeting. The programme was coordinated by Dr. V.S. Mehrotra, Professor & Head, Curriculum Development and Evaluation Centre, PSSCIVE, Bhopal.

The second workshop for review and development the textbook for the job role on Telecom Technician – IoT Device Systems (QP Code TEL/6210) was conducted from 16 to 25 January, 2024. One local experts and two internal faculty of the institute attended the workshop. In this workshop the corrections suggested in the last workshop was incorporated and the textbook was rearranged. It was once again reviewed and the contents of the Grade 11 was finalised by the expert. The next workshop will be conducted to develop and review the textbook of Grade 12 of this job role.

Second meeting of the Curriculum Area Group (CAG) was organised from 14 to 16 February, 2024 to review and finalize the guidelines and syllabus and development of activity book for implementation of vocational education in the Middle stage (Grades 6 to 8) and Secondary Stages (Grades 9 to 12). Guidelines and syllabus for Grades 6 to 8, 9 to 10 and 11 to 12 were reviewed and finalized in this workshop.

The PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE) conducted three Drone Technology Bootcamps of two days duration organised on 1st 2nd February, 2024, 3rd 4th February, 2024, 10 , 11th February 2024 16th 17th February 2024 in Bhopal (02 No.s), Rajgarh (01 No.), and Shujalpur (01No.), respectively. The Bootcamp was led by Mr. Yashraj Sunhare, Founder & CEO of Jarvis Labs Pvt. Ltd. The sessions covered Introduction to Drones, Hands-On Drone Piloting, Maintenance, Building Challenges, and Racing Competition. Attended by 90 students and 6 teachers from 5 schools, the Bootcamps aimed at fostering awareness and skills in Innovation,Incubation, and Entrepreneurship, with insights shared by PSSCIVE members. The programme was coordinated by Dr. R. Ravichandran, Associate Professor & Head, DHSER, PSSCIVE, Bhopal.

The Workshop for finalization of textbook on Web Developer from 11/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 held at PSSCIVE, Bhopal . In this workshop the textbook of Web Developer job role was finalized with the help of experts.

The Workshop for finalization of textbook on Drone Operator Multi Rotor job role was conducted from 14/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 at PSSCIVE, Bhopal. In this workshop the textbook of Drone Operator Multi Rotor job role was finalised with the help of experts.

The Workshop for finalization of textbook on Jute Product Artisan and Finisher & Packer job roles from 11/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 held at PSSCIVE, Bhopal In this workshop the textbook of Jute Product Artisan and Finisher & Packer job role was finalized with the help of experts.

The first workshop for development of textbook of Grade 9 of the job role on Junior Field Technician Home Appliances (QP Code ELE/3117) in Electronics Sector was conducted from 18 to 22 March, 2024 at PSSCIVE, Bhopal. One local experts and two internal faculty of the institute attended the workshop. In this workshop the contents of the textbook of Grade 9 was drafted. Some of the contents were reviewed and some new contents were identified which would be written further. The textbook will be finalised in the next workshop.

The Workshop for finalization of textbook on Warehouse Claims Coordinator job role was conducted from 14/03/2024 to 15/03/2024 at PSSCIVE, Bhopal. In this workshop the textbook of Warehouse Claims Coordinator job role was finalised with the help of experts.

Capacity Building Programme for Teachers on Vocationalisation of Education at Middle Stage for Western Region was organised from Feb 29-2 March 2024 at Indrayani Girls Higher Secondary School, Bhuj. More than 50 participants from Gujrat participated in this programme. Programme was inaugurated by the Principal, IGSSChool, Bhuj and District officials of Samgra Siksha, Bhuj District. During the programme various topics as per schedule was deliberated. Activity on paper bags was carried out to understand the concept of Learning by doing. Trainees also participated in group work. Ex VC Kutch University Prof. D M Bakrania and Dr. Hitendra Joshi, I/C Vocational Education, Gujrat Samagrsa Siksha also delivered lectures and interacted with participants. At the valedictory session. District Education Officer Bhuj distributed the certificate and delivered it. Valedictory speech. Mr. Neeraj Bhandari, Assistant Professor, DET. PSSCIVE Bhopal also took various sessions on this programme. Programme was coordinated by Prof. Saurabh Prakash, Head, DET, PSSCIVE Bhopal.

Discussion Meeting on Potential Areas of Cooperation as Per MoU Between National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) and PSSCIVE on 3 April, 2024 The first face to face Discussion meeting on Potential Areas of Cooperation as Per MoU Between National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) and PSSCIVE was held on 3rd April, 2024 at PSSCIVE, Bhopal. Five officials from NIMI and PSSCIVE faculty members attended the meeting on 3rd April, 2024 to disuss on the Areas of Cooperation as Per MoU between National Instructional Media Institute (NIMI) and PSSCIVE. The Joint Director, PSSCIVE welcomed the officials from NIMI to PSSCIVE. He has presented the Role and Functions of the institute. He then presented the work done by PSSCIVE in the development of curricula, textbooks and digital resources in the various job roles and the activities conducted by the institute during 2023-24. The officials from NIMI presented the work done by them in vocational education for the varius job roles. They have presented the complete process of development of IMP (Instructional Material Package) which consists of Student textbook, Instructor Manual and Digital Resources. All the faculty members of PSSCIVE discussed on various aspects of development of teaching learning material with them. At the end of the meeting to start on the Potential Areas of Cooperation, the common consenses was made for the development of digital resources of the selected job roles, Translation of the selected textbooks, Development of MOCK Test for DVET students and Trainees, Development Instructor Guide, and Development of Assessment Framework. The meeting ends with the vote of thanks by the coordinator Dr. Deepak Shudhalwar, Professor (CSE), PSSCIVE, Bhopal.

Ambedkar Jayanti was celebrated on 14th April 2024, with enthusiasm at the PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal. The Joint Director, PSSCIVE Dr Deepak Paliwal delivered a keynote address highlighting Dr B.R. Ambedkar’s significant contribution and their relevance today. Emphasizing the integration of constitutional values into daily operations, the Joint Director urged attendees to embody these principles. Senior faculty members also spoke, reflecting on Dr Ambedkar’s legacy of social justice and equality. The event concluded with a vote of thanks, recognizing the contributions of all involved.

The Deputy Director of Vocational Education and Training from Regional Office at Nashik and Sambhajinagar of Maharashtra State visited PSSCIVE on 15th April, 2024 to discuss the matter of training of Vocational Teachers on 19 Job Roles selected by the state for implementation in the Bifocal Stream of Vocational Education at Senior Secondary level. The meeting with the Deputy Directors and PSSCIVE faculty was chaired by Dr. Deepak Paliwal, Joint Director, PSSCIVE, Bhopal. The matter was discussed with the respective coordinator of the job roles. After the discussion it was revealed that a training programme for 6 Job Roles will be conducted from 22 to 26 April at PSSCIVE, Bhopal and for other job roles the programmes will be planned in the month of June, 2024. The meeting was coordinated by the state coordinator Dr. V. K. Jain and Dr. Pravin Narayan Mahamuni, PSSCIVE, Bhopal.

On 3rd May 2024, the Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE) hosted a lecture titled "Sharing Experience on Skill Development," featuring Mrs Nidhi Goyal, Programme Vice President at Tata Indian Institute of Skills, as the keynote speaker. Joint Director Dr. Deepak Paliwal, faculty members, and officials from various departments attended, alongside representatives from esteemed institutions like Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Polytechnic College and Government Women's Polytechnic College. Mrs. Goyal shared insights from her career journey, emphasizing experiential learning and the role of vocational institutions in India's development by 2047. She advocated for integrating creativity, innovation, and industry partnerships in vocational education and training.

On 21st June 2024, the PSSCIVE Library organized a one-day workshop on "Publishing Academic Books" in collaboration with Springer Nature. Ms. Swati Meherishi, Editorial Director of Springer Nature, New Delhi delivered insights on research paper trends and the book publication process, including developing proposals, manuscript preparation, reviews, and open access resources. Around 87 faculty, staff, and the trainees of the Diploma in Vocational Education and Training (VET) programme engaged actively in the event, discussing textbook development and publication strategies. Dr. Deepak Paliwal, Joint Director, emphasized PSSCIVE's commitment to vocationalisation of school education, enhancing research efforts and advancing vocational knowledge and skills