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Brief Profile

Praveen _chauhan

Dr. (Ms.) Praveen Chauhan

Designation : Assistant Director

Department : Vocational Education Department

Room No : 504
Office Phone : 0120-4089852
Residence Phone : -
E-mail : praveen[dot]nios[at]yahoo[dot]com
Personal Webpage :


  • Graduation (Home Science) and Post-graduation (Textiles and Clothing) from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar.
  • Ph.D. in Textiles and Clothing from CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar

Areas of Interest/Specialization

  • Natural Dyes, Clothing and Textiles, Human Development and Childhood Studies, Open     and Distance Learning


  • Working as Assistant Director (Academic) from December 2018.
  • Seven year experience as Academic Officer (Home Science) at National Institute of Open Schooling since 08.08.2011.
  • Worked as Senior Executive Officer at National Institute of Open Schooling from December 2009 to July 2011.

Contribution to NIOS in last one year

  • Handicraft Artisan Program

    • Revision of theIndian Embroiderycourse in Hindi medium for theHandicraft Artisans Project.
    • Coordination of theHandicraft Artisans Programin Varanasi, accreditation and enrolment of learners, budget plan for the funding from MoT for the conduct of training.

     Handloom Weavers Program

    • Accreditation of WSCs and IIHTs, development of SOPs, Payment norms, Brochures.
    • Coordination and compilation of enrolment data for fee reimbursement from MoT.

     ISO Certification

    • Development of SOPs for Vocational department for ISO certification.

     Course Development and Translation

    • Translation of 3 vocational stream courses in Beauty and Wellness Sector namely,Beauty Therapy, Hand & Foot CareandHair Care and Styling.
    • Development of MOOCs program for vocational course onBeauty Therapy.


    • Developed24 training schedulesfor the conduct of PCPs under the Home Science and Hospitality sector.
    • Prepared Qualification files for two courses for NSQF compliance.
    • Conduct of Live audio and video programs as per schedule.

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of University fellowship throughout B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D.
  • Received Appreciation Certificate for the work on Handloom Weavers program.
  • Master Trainer Certificate from Quality Council of India in collaboration with SQA, Scottish Qualification Authority, Scotland.

Publication, if any

  • M.Sc. Thesis on Utilization of Banyan Leaves for Wool Dyeing.
  • Utilization of Banyan (Ficus Bengalensis) leaves for Wool Dyeing, Tomer, Praveen and Jeet Singh, S, Textile Trends, 2004.
  • Ph. D Thesis on Development of Technology for Dye Production from Medicinal Plants
  • Presented paper on Flexible Learning for Inclusive Education: NIOS Perspective in the International seminar on Development through ODeL: Innovations, Entrepreneurship, Employment for Inclusive and Sustainable Livelihoods held from 9-11 March 2017.
  • Joint Paper on Empowerment of Women through ODL - NIOS a Case Study presented in ICDE -International Conference, March 2017, Symbiosis centre for Distance learning.
  • Written Lesson on Handloom: The Pride of India for the book Handloom Weaving, ISBN: 987-93-86656-11-7 


Assignments in Hand

Expected date of completion

Development of course on Self Employed Tailor as per national occupational standards

June 2019

Revision of Certificate course in Bakery and Confectionery

July 2020

Revision of Two Year Diploma Course in Dress Designing

December 2019

Translation of course on Indian Embroidery

April 2019

Translation of Certificate course on Self Employed Tailor

November 2019

Development of MOOCs on Hair care and Styling

April 2019

Development of MOOCs on Hand and Foot Care

December 2019

Work related to implementation of Handloom Weavers Program of NIOS and Ministry of Textiles

On going

Work related to implementation of Handicraft Artisans Program of NIOS with Ministry of Textiles

On going

Work related to NIOS- ITDC jointly run courses.

As required

Live Audio and video programmes for Mukta Vidya Vani and Vagda Channel

As per schedule

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