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Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education

UNEVOC Centre (National Body) since 1994

The Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE), Bhopal is a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), which is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.

The Institute advises and assists the Central and State Governments on policy planning and implementation of vocationalisation of education and vocational education and training. It develops competency based curricula, courseware and e-learning materials for vocationalisation of education in schools.

The Institute has six Departments, namely (i) Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, (ii) Business and Commerce, (iii) Engineering and Technology, (iv) Health and Paramedical, (v) Home Science and Hospitality Management, (vi) Humanities, Science, Education and Research.

The Centre/Cell includes the following: (i) Curriculum Development and Evaluation Centre, (ii) Centre for International Relationship, (iii) Programme Planning and Monitoring Centre, (iv) National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) Cell, (v) ICT Centre.

The Institute is functioning as the UNEVOC Network Centre in India.


To build the capacity of VET Institutions for meeting the skill needs of current and future workforce.


To promote VET and skills development for enhancing the socio-economic development of the country.

To enhance the quality of VET system through systemic policy interventions.

To design and offer programmes for professional development of Vocational Teachers, required to enhance the quality of VET in schools.

To foster lifelong learning through delivery of employability and 21st Century skills.

To promote synergic partnership and networking with organisations, institutions and agencies for delivery of VET products and services.

Regular tasks

Advisory: Advise and Assist MHRD and States/Union Territories in the implementation of Vocationalisation of Education programme in schools.

Research: Promote and conduct research to bring about qualitative improvement in vocationalisation of education.

Training: Conduct training programme for key functionaries and vocational teachers in collaboration with State/UTs.

Extension: Share experiences and ideas through extension activities, including publication of newsletter and journal.

Development: Develop curricula, student textbooks and teacher handbooks for vocational education in schools.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
Sharing knowledge about TVET
Primary focus
Developing knowledge
  Secondary focus
Developing and building capacities
Primary focus


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  Secondary focus
Policy makers
Primary focus
Private sector
  Secondary focus

Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
  Interested to contribute
   Interested to learn
OER and Online Learning
  Interested to contribute
Equity of access in TVET
Interested to lead
Gender equality in TVET
Interested to lead
Fostering entrepreneurship
Interested to lead
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
  Interested to contribute

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
Capacity development projects
Highly interested
Policy oriented projects
Highly interested
Knowledge development
Highly interested
Workshops and conferences
Highly interested

Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
Within my cluster
Highly interested
With Africa
Highly interested
With the Arab States
  Moderately interested
With Asia and the Pacific
Highly interested
With Europe, CIS and North America
Highly interested
With Latin America and the Caribbean
Highly interested


Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE)
Shyamla Hills
462013 Bhopal
Madhya Pradesh


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Prof. Vinay Swarup Mehrotra
Joint Director (I/c)

UNEVOC Coordinator
Prof. Vinay Swarup Mehrotra
Head, Centre for International Relationship

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