The Pandit Sunderlal Sharma Central Institute of Vocational Education (PSSCIVE) is an apex research and development organization in the field of vocational education. It is a constituent unit of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), established in 1993 by the Ministry of Education (MoE), Government of India. The Institute has a picturesque 38-acre campus at Shyamla Hills in Bhopal. It comprises six academic disciplines, namely Agriculture and Animal Husbandry, Business and Commerce, Engineering and Technology, Health and Paramedical Science, Home Science and Hospitality Management and Humanities, Science, Education and Research with 05 Centres.
The Institute is also a UNEVOC (International Project on Technical and Vocational Education) Network Centre in India, which coordinates all the activities, including communication with UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre, Bonn, Germany. Through the network, the Centre shares knowledge and experiences related to all aspects of VET, exchange country experiences, and discuss issues of common relevance.
- To be a leading organization to strengthen Vocational Education and Training system to meet the skills needs of the current and future workforce.
- To build the capacity of VET institutions for meeting the skill needs of current and future workforce.
- Zeal for Excellence
- Teamwork for Success
- Customer Satisfaction
- Better Performance
- Promote vocational education and training, to enhance the socio- economic development of the country.
- Enhance the quality of vocational education and training system through systemic policy interventions.
- Foster lifelong learning through delivery of employability and 21st Century skills.
- Design and offer programmes for professional development of Vocational Teachers to enhance the quality of vocational education and training in school.
- Enhance synergic partnership and networking with organisations, institutions and agencies for delivery of VET products and services.
Achievements of PSSCIVE
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About Pandit Sundarlal Sharma
Pandit Sundarlal Sharma was born on 21st December, 1881 at "Chamshur" small village near Rajim district Raipur. He was among the fore fronts of freedom fighter who stood for social justice, equality and non-violence. In 1921 Mahatma Gandhi came to Raipur the credit for bring him to Chhattisgarh goes to Shri Sundarlal Sharma. In 1929 he started "Canal SatyaGrah" in the village kandel. He rendered important contribution in developing political awareness in Chhattisgarh region. He was deeply influenced by Mahatma Gandhi's programme of alleviating the plight of the untouchables and it remained a lifelong aim of Pandit Sharma. He got an ashram to establish girls school and for the upliftment of the "Harijans". The motto of Pt. Sharma's life was Do not move away from truth in life or death. The same motto later on became Gandhi ji's famous slogan "Do or Die"
Apart from being in politics, he was also a social reformer and social evils like casteism, untouchability and economic exploitation always haunted him and to overcome these he advised people to follow the path shown by Gandhi Ji.
He got an ashram to establish girls school and for the upliftment of the "Harijans". The motto of Pt. Sharma's life was Do not move away from truth in life or death. The same motto later on became Gandhi ji's famous slogan "Do or Die"
He died in 1940 leaving behind a legacy of dedicated patriotic fervor and social activism. For his unique contribution to society he is regarded as "Gandhi of Chhattisgarh". As a mark of respect and gratitude to this great son of the soil this Institution has been named after him for the values and dignity of labour that he stood for with Mahatma Gandhi.