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Chairman, National Institute for Open Schooling, NOIDA, India

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Dr. Srivastava, Joint Director, NCERT and Chairman, NIOS, has experience of about 27 years of active service which includes, as Lecturer in Statistics(1993-2001) at Mahatma Gandhi Chitrakoot Gramoday Vishwavidyalaya; Reader in Edu. Statistics (2001-2006) and Professor of Educational Survey (2006 onwards), at NCERT. His experience as Lecturer in Statistics includes teaching courses in statistics to undergraduate and postgraduate students of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Rural Development and other streams.

He has experience of active policy level engagements with state governments and agencies in the area of school education and large-scale assessment surveys under SSA and RMSA. He provides academic support in conducting National and State level training programmes for state and district level educational administrators. He has served as Head of the Educational Survey Division(ESD), Head of Planning & Monitoring Division(PMD) and Dean(Coordination) of NCERT and was a member of the Working Group for National Sample Survey (NSS) 75th Round (July 2017-June 2018) devoted to "Household Consumer Expenditure and Household Social Consumption (Health and Education)" , 2016.  He was member of the Development Team for the National Document 'Learning Outcomes at the Elementary Stage'. He was also involved through projects of the department, in exploring the options for addressing issues of delay, uniformity and quality in education statistics being produced at national level. He has been conducting as well as delivering resource lectures in training programmes for capacity building in Statistical Methods, Sampling Techniques, Research Methods and Data Quality Management; and has been planning the course outline and developing the training manual for countrywide trainings.

Dr. Srivastava has done all his university education from Banaras Hindu University and earned B.A. (Hons.) in Statistics, M.A. (Statistics) and a Ph.D. in Statistics.

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