Who Should Attend The Conference?

VET administrators, policy makers, officials from ministries, researchers, academic professionals, representatives and experts from various international and national organizations, teachers, students, practitioners and other stakeholders.

Why should I attend the Conference?

The Conference will help you to network with learned members of the VET community and learn about emerging perspectives in transforming VET for excellence, NEP 2020: strategic priorities, institutional and professional development of VET teachers for promoting VET excellence in schools, good practices and approaches in VET excellence.




  • To provide insights for policy makers, VET providers and educationists on future trends in the workforce development;
  • To share experiences and innovative practices on excellence in the VET system;
  • To elucidate different strategies and approaches towards successful diffusion of excellence within VET system.


The key thematic areas of significance for deliberation in relation to VET include the following:

  • Future Trends in Vocational Education and Training & World of Work
  • VET Transformation : Policies and Issues
  • Institutional Development for Achieving Excellence in VET
  • Professional Development of Teachers for Promoting VET Excellence in Schools
  • NEP 2020: Strategic Priorities for VET in India
  • Cross-sharing of experiences, good practices & approaches of VET Excellence


  • Shared innovative ideas and good practices
  • Networking among partner institutions and participants
  • Recommendations for promoting excellence in VET


Day 1 Thursday, 25 March 2021
Time Activity
09:30 am - 10:00 am


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Inaugural Session

11:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Keynote Session - I: Future Trends in Vocational Education and Training & World of Work

Session Overview: The emerging trends in VET, such as digital transformation, economic globalisation, internet connectivity and other structural changes with various other demographic changes are shaping the demand and supply of skilled manpower. This session will guide to provide platform for the contemporary modernisation of vocational education. It will mainly focus on how these contemporary changes may create opportunities, which will ensure the need of 21st Century vocational education.

  • Emerging Trends in World of Work Impacting TVET
  • Vocational Education and Training in 21st Century

Vocational Education and Training in 21st Century

Keynote Speaker : Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane, Director General, Colombo Plan Staff College, Manila, Philippines

12:00 PM-12:30 PM

Tea Break and Networking

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Technical Session - I: Transforming VET for Excellence: Priorities and Challenges

Session Overview: The technical session will elaborate on the priorities on excellence of VET. These priorities may be in the form of educational technologies, skill development, holistic approach development, innovative teaching-learning media, and various other aspects, which are influencing modernisation of VET in India. To address these priorities, there are various challenges, which are to be faced such as to provide direction for improving the collaboration between School and Industry, introducing skill-oriented courses, and develop guide lines for better implementation of vocational education and training. This session will also provide a platform for the discussion on various priorities and challenges in VET.

  • Building Excellence in VET System in India
  • Advancing VET for Excellence: A Case Study
  • Next Generation Vocational Education and Training

Session Chair: Dr. S. Jena

Rapporteur: Dr. Saurab Prakash / , Dr. Mridula Saxena

Building Excellence in VET System India

Keynote Speaker : Mr. Jan Ebben, NSDC India

Next Generation Vocational Education and Training

Keynote Speaker : Mr. Sunil Dahiya, Wadhwani Foundation, Banglore India

01:30 PM-02:30 PM

Lunch Break

02:30 PM-03:30 PM

Panel Discussion: Institutional Development for Achieving Excellence in VET

Session Overview: Institutions are the centre of sustainable development and economic growth. Effective dissemination of information is a precondition for increasing awareness for institutional development. Competence, self-regulation and expertise in the field of vocational education assist to gain excellence in VET through institutional development. For the socio-economic development of the countries, vocational education and training plays a very significant role with benefits for families, individuals and local communities. Therefore, it is necessary to deal with the challenges i.e., inappropriate medium of instruction, inadequate courses, lack of awareness, outdated courses, lack of industrial exposure, inadequate training, lack of research and development, lack of training to use various types of equipment in the vocational education system. This session discusses about how to develop institutions for achieving excellence and gives guidelines to move forward in the field of VET.

Session Chair : Dr. R.S Rathore

Rapportuer: Mr. A Palanivel, NSDC, SSCs, DTE, SCERT, MoE

03:30 PM-4:00 PM

Tea Break and Networking

04:00 PM-05:30 PM

Technical Session - II: Professional Development of Teachers for VET Excellence in Schools

Session Overview: Teachers are the backbone of the education system and they play crucial role in the field of vocational education. To transform VET, professional development of teacher is very important. For the professional development of the teachers there is a need to impart specialized skills and learn modern teaching methodologies, like simulation, games, computer assisted learning, cases studies, group discussions, debates, field visits, etc. This session will provide a platform for discussion on the training methods and the professional development of the vocational teachers, which will play a major role in the transformation of VET in schools.

  • Innovative Models for Professional Development of Vocational Teachers
  • Vocational Teachers and Professional Ethics
  • Using ICT for Professional Development of Vocational Teachers

Innovative Models for Professional Development of Vocational Teachers

Dr. Pramod Shrestha , Kathmandu Nepal

Using ICT for Professional Development of Vocational Teachers

Dr. Madhuri Dubey, NSN Hydrabad, India

Day 2 Friday, 26 March 2021
Time Activity
09:30 AM-10:30 AM

Keynote Session – II: Transforming VET Through Excellence: International/Regional Experiences

Session Overview: This session will focus on strategies to transform VET through excellence by promoting and fostering international collaborations, partnerships and cooperation among TVET practitioners, civil society, local communities, researchers and policy-makers in the member countries (Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Singapore and India).

  • New-age Vocational Education System in Bhutan
  • Inclusive Strategies for the Main Streaming of TVET in Sri Lanka
  • Models of Vocational Education and Training
  • Innovative Strategies to facilitate Delivery of TVET in Covid-19 Pandemic
  • Transforming VET: Nepal Experience
  • Promoting Social and Digital Media in Vocational Education and Training
10:30 AM-11:00 AM

Tea Break and Networking

11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Technical Session – III: Quality Assurance in VET: Challenges and Perspectives

Session Overview: Quality assurance in VET is the challenge that is faced by professionals to enhance the productivity, capability and performance of the youth. The objective of quality assurance is to attain institutional quality and assess if there is a discrepancy between the current and the expected target. A quality assurance system is designed to support the processing, collection and presentation of data that is related to institutional quality. Vocational Education and Training (VET) system improves functional and analytical ability that allows individuals to gain greater access to skills and to build professional quality. VET is facing various challenges i.e. mismatch between market needs and skilled workforce, lack of focus on emerging industrial development, incompatible syllabus, lack of social acceptability, lack of employment opportunities, lack of training facilities of teachers and outdated workforce development methodology. This session will focus on the core of quality assurance in VET to improve effectiveness of the educational system and handle challenges and perspective.

  • Quality Assurance Measures for TVET
  • International Practices for Quality Assurance in TVET
  • Assuring Quality in VET in INDIA: Perspective and Challenges

Session Chair: Dr. Manjit Sen Gupta

Rapporteur: Dr. A. Nayak / Dr. Deepak Shudhalwar

Quality Assurance Measures for TVET

Dr. Nilesh Khare, Head, Management Education, JLU, Bhopal

International Practice for Quality Assurance in TVET

Mr. Manish Joshi , UNESCO, New Delhi, India

Assuring Quality in VET in India: Perspective and Challenges

Mr. Chiranjiv Guha, NSDC, India

12:00 AM-01:00 PM

Technical Session – IV: New Education Policy 2020: Strategic Priorities for VET System in India

Session Overview: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 recognizes the seminal role of Vocational Education and Training in building the Indian demographic dividend. The Policy observes that less than 5% of the Indian workforce within the age bracket of 19–24 years received formal VET when compared to countries such as the USA (52%), Germany (75%), and South Korea (96%). While identifying the need to hasten the development of vocational skills, the Policy highlights the importance of removing rigid distinctions between vocational and academic streams, eliminating harmful social hierarchies between different areas of learning. The Policy aims to ensure that by 2025, at least 50% of the learners across schools and higher education systems have exposure to VET. This session will provide platform for discussion on strategies for strengthening and better implementation of the VET in schools and higher education based on the recommendation of the National Education Policy 2020.

  • Reimagining Vocational Education: Priorities and Action
  • Strengthening School–Industry Collaboration for Vocational Education

Session Chair: Dr. J.B. Tilak

Rapporteur: Dr. Pinki Khanna

Reimagining Vocational Education: Priorities and Action

Dr. Leena Chandra Wadia, Mumbai, Maharastra, India

01:00 PM-02:00 PM

Lunch Break

02:00 PM-04:30 PM

Technical Session – V: Good Practices and Lessons Learnt in VET

Session Overview: The State/UTs key functionaries should have knowledge about the current policies and strategies for the organisation and management of the VET system and how VET systems are organised and managed in India. There are various good practices and lessons to be learnt in the VET system which have been adopted by the vocational agencies under Ministry of Education, NCERT, NIOS, NSDC and PSSCIVE. Various good practices, like training, good methods of teaching and learning, use of new technology, modern techniques, etc. will be discussed in this session to acquire a better understanding of the Indian VET system.

Session Chair:Dr. A.K. Sacheti

RapporteurDr. Punnam Veeraiah / Dr. V.K. Jain

Haryana Chhattisgarh
Karnataka Telangana
Himachal Pradesh Maharashtra
West Bengal Punjab
Sikkim Kerala
Goa Assam
04:30 PM-05:00 PM

Tea Break and Networking

05:00 PM-05:30 PM

Conclusion, Recommendations and Closing Ceremony


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