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Brief Profile

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Anitha Nair

Designation :Deputy Director

Department : Vocational Education

Office Phone : 0120-4626921
E-mail : anithanair[at]nios[dot]ac[dot]in
Personal Webpage :


  • Masters in English Literature, B.Ed and Diploma in Secretarial Practice

Areas of Interest/Specialization

  • Designing and development of courses in the ODL mode in the area of Office Management and Secretarial Practice, development of Teachers Manual, Development of Question Paper Design and Blue print, Video programmes for the distant learners


  • Four years teaching experience in the YWCA of Delhi, Ashoka Road for 12th pass and Graduate students
  • Twenty Years in NIOS in various capacities; as Academic Officer (09 years), Assistant Director (08 years) Deputy Director (03 years)
  • Worked in Regional Centre Delhi, Student Support Service Dept and Vocational Dept of NIOS

Contribution to NIOS in last one year

  • Coordinated various Exhibitions in various cities in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry.
  • Coordinated the prelim study by Quality Council of India regarding Vocational programmes and activities.
  • Coordinated the development of four Vocational courses on Swayam platform with Media unit on regular basis. All courses launched on time.
  • Coordinate the development of NSQF alignment of courses for approval of the NSQC.
  • Coordinated the weekly live video of the vocational programs every Wednesday.
  • Liasoning with Officials of Ministry of Textiles for implementation of the Handloom Weaving project and Handicraft Artisans project.
  • Coordinated the conduct of two Departmental Advisory Meetings in one year.
  • Coordinated the various AVI Coordinators meeting in various states.
  • Conduct of Akansha event at Gandhinagar for the divyangs.
  • Reviewed development of Training Schedule of various courses.
  • Reply to all Grievances and MHRD representations and Parliament Questions on regular basis.
  • Coordinated the development of one of the modules of Handloom Weaving SLM - 'Entrepreneurship for Handloom Weavers'.

Awards and Honors

  • Awarded two times Certificate of Merit by DAV Committee whilst doing Bachelor programme from Delhi University.
  • Lifetime Member of IASAP (Indian Association of Secretaries and Administrative Professional, Delhi Chapter
  • Received Appreciation Certificate for the work on Handloom Weavers program from the competent authority of NIOS
  • Presented 'Learner Engagement Activity - NIOS Report' at a workshop conducted by British Council, UK Chapter at Birmingham, United Kingdom.

Publication, if any


Assignments in Hand

Expected date of completion

Coordination of Live Video every Wednesday and Mukta Vidya Vani every day 

Once a week

Coordination of three MOOCS vocational programmes 


Coordination and supervision of 06 new courses being developed and 03 existing courses being revised in the area of Business and Commerce and Home Science 

December 2019

Coordination of development of Vocational Prospectus 2019 

February 2019

Coordination of 16 vocational MOOCS courses being developed in all vocational major areas 

December 2019 and few to be carried forward in 2020

Reply to MHRD representations/RTIs/Parliament/Grievances

Regular Activity

Establishment of Vocational Study Centre at Tihar, Mandoli and Rohini Jails 

Jan/Feb 2019

Coordination of AVI Coordinators meeting

Regular Activity

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