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Dr. Radhakrishanan, V.H.


Date of Birth - 25.01.1956

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Key Areas 

  • Management of Educational Projects & Programmes formulation and their evaluation, Policy aspects.
  • Curriculum Design, Development & Evaluation and Accreditation.
  • Instructional System Design & Development.
  • Competency-based Education and Training.
  • Environmental Education and Engineering.
  • Construction Technology and Structural Engineering.
  • Geo-technical Engineering.
KEY AREAS OF COMPETENCE: Professional Technical Educator & Trainer and an Experienced Senior Level Civil Engineer

Total years of experience: Almost 32 years       

  • 24 years of proven accomplishments in areas like: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT: TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT . Trained and developed more than five thousand seven hundred (5700) Technical Education Teachers & Administrators/Industry and Service Sector Personnel at different levels
  • Design/Planning/Implementation/Monitoring/ Evaluation of EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES including their Management, Coordination, Research & Report Writing. Successfully managed and coordinated as leader or member, more than fifteen (15) multi-dimensional major & minor Technical Education System Development Projects /HRD Projects/Training Package Development Projects.
  • Contribution to POLICY ASPECTS of Engineering/Technical & Technician Education. Developed seven national/state level documents as main contributor/member.
  • EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH & PROJECT based Research/Snap studies/ Impact Studies. Conducted more than twenty (23) research studies as main investigator/team member / as a guide.
  • EVALUATION of Technical and Vocational Education Programmes and Projects & ACCREDITATION
  • P.G. PROGRAMMES IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION- Research Guidance & Coordination and course engagement
  • Design, Development and Delivery of TRAINING PACKAGES, TRAINING THE TRAINERS Programmes, TNA Tools etc,
  • Environmental Education Management Geo technical Engineering, Earthquake Resistant Engineering Construction: Training programmes and projects.

Planning, Design, Construction, and  Project Management of Buildings & Roads

Current Position : Professor of Curriculum Development(Engineering Fields) and posted in Department of Civil and Environment Engineering 

Department :           Civil and Environment Engineering

Phone No.   :          91- 0755- 26661600/601/602 Extn. 371

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Qualifications    :     :Ph.D. in Technical Education; P G Dip.  in Human Resources Management; Master of Technical Education ,(M.Tech.Ed.,); Master of Technology-Foundation Engineering; Bachelor of Engineering (Civil),

Professional Certifications from USA, Philippines, & India: Computer Based Instructional Design and Multimedia Development, Community Development Linkages, Strategic Choices in Tertiary Education (WB-India)

Interest Areas :  

  • Design/Planning/ Implementation/Monitoring/Evaluation of EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS & PROGRAMMES
  • POLICY ASPECTS of Engineering/Technical & Technician Education.
  • TECHNICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH & PROJECT based Research/Snap studies/ Impact Studies.
  • ACCREDITATION of Programmes and EVALUATION of TVET & Technical Education Projects
  • P.G. PROGRAMMES IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION- T E Research Guidance &Course Engagement CD,EM,
  • CONTINUING EDUCATION & TRAINING of Industry and Technical Personnel
  • Geo- technical Engineering, EEM ,Construction Management and Earthquake Resistance Construction

Research Interests : Human Resources Management, Training and Development, Evaluation of Education Projects and Programmes, Systemic Reforms Research and Policy Planning in Technical Education ,Curriculum Development and Evaluation, Accreditation, Environmental Education & Management, Construction Management and Pile Foundations 

Books and LRs/

Monographs/Articles /Reports    

  • Research Papers     Radhakrishnan V.H. (1985) "Behaviour of batter pile group subjected to dynamic vertical loads" 8th International Symposium on Earthquake Engineering at Roorkee, (INDIA)
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. et al (1987, 1988 and 1989) at Mysore, Pune and Tirupati respectively ISTE Annual Conferences for "Demonstration & presentation of Video Programme packages in Soil Engineering."
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (1989) "Industrial Experience of Technical Teachers' and Application of Educational Technology in Technical Teaching." Asian Regional Conference on Educational Technology, Trivandrum, by AIAET India
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. (Aug.1991) "Video - A new hope for effective laboratory instruction in Technical Education in India."        International Symposium on World trends in Science and Technical Education - Responsible change for the 21st century.  CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, California,
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (1992). Need and motivation for continuing education for professional development of engineers. Manuscript accepted for Publication at World Conference on Engineering Education, Portsmouth Polytechnic. (UK).
  • Radhakrishnan V.H.(1993), "Human Factors Influencing Quality and Productivity of Construction." Vth   Annual Conference of M.P. Housing Board,
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. "Importance of detailing of R.C.C. elements - practical aspects." VI Annual Conference of M.P. Housing Board, Dec., 1994
  • Radhakrishnan V.H.(1997)."Multimedia in Education and Training" .The Journal of Engineering Education, Quarterly July-Sept. 1997
  • Radhakrishnan V.H(1998). "Some aspects of Laboratory Management and Upkeep”. The Journal of Engineering Education, Quarterly April 1998, page10 –19.
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (Dec-1998). ‘Flourishing partnership between a training institute and industry: A case of win-win’ accepted for presentation and publication at International Conference on Technician Education and Training, Manila.CPSC  Philippines
  • Radhakrishnan V.H.(1999) "Trainer Skills, Knowledge and Attributes" published in the Journal of Indian Society for Training and Development, i.e. IJTD July-Sept.1999 Vol. XXIX No.3 Page 3-16
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (1999). ‘A Model of Needs Assessment to Develop a Training Package for Industry Personnel’ presented at Gutenberg, Sweden. Proceedings of 3rd Baltic Region International Seminar on Engineering Education, (109-112), UNESCO International Centre for Engineering Education, Australia. UICEE Publication.
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. (Oct.1999). "A broad approach to incorporate components of environmental education into technician education "accepted in the National Symposium on "Technical Education in India in the Next Millennium- Our Preparedness "organized by Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (University of Technology), Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal and T.T.T.I. Bhopal
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (August 2002). ‘An Instrument to identify Staff development needs’. For 3rd Technician Education Project polytechnics, State Project Implementation Units (SPIUs) for the year 2003-04, NITTTR Bhopal Publication.
  • Radhakrishnan V.H.(2003). "Importance of Teamwork in Developing a Multimedia A Case", accepted for presentation in International Conference organized by KMMS Korea in Collaboration with CPSC Manila, TTTI Bhopal & TTTI Calcutta Jan 13-16, 2003, Proceedings of International Conference on Multimedia Technology and its Applications, pp240-245
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (August, 2003).  ‘State Boards of Technical Education as a feeder & facilitator support system in effective curriculum implementation’. Paper presented at the National Workshop on State Boards of Technical Education: Planning and Management for Excellence. NITTTR Chandigarh.
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. (Aug, 2004) “Polytechnic Education –Challenges Ahead &Measures Needed” “National Symposium on Polytechnic Education Challenges & Future Directions” organized by National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research (NITTTR) Chandigarh 16-17
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. ,Dr. Sudhir K.Jain & M.C. Paliwal,  (August 2004) “Earthquake Engineering Curriculum for Polytechnics in MP & Chattisgarh” Published in Indian Concrete Journal, Pages 53-56
  • Radhakrishnan, V.H. (2004). Need for HRD intervention in technical education system, continuing education & development of faculty and staff: An essential step towards excellence. Proceedings of International Conference: New Challenges in Technology Education in Asia & Pacific Region (HRDAP 2004), IP 25-34, NITTTR Kolkata & CPSC Manila Publication.
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. “Need of Wind Engineers and their Curriculum requirements” in International Conference on Wind Energy: Trends & Issues 5-7 th January 2006 Conference Proceedings TP-VIII/6-11
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. & Prof S.D. Patki (2006) “Effect of Context for Effective Professional Development of Teachers” The Indian Journal of Technical Education of ISTE Vol. 29.No4 Oct-Nov 2006,pages 80-91,
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. (May 2009) “A Model for Professional Development of Technical Teachers” The Indian Journal of Technical Education of ISTE Vol. 32. No.2 April-June 2009,pages 37-47,
  • Radhakrishnan V.H. & Prof S.D. Patki (Dec-2009)” ‘TVET’ Qualifications Framework and Learner Mobility-Challenges & Issues” Proceedings of International Conference on Harnessing Qualifications Framework Towards Quality Assurance in TVET, Organized CPSC Manila, INWENT & UNESCO-UNEVOC at Manila Philippines.

Projects ( Title and Role) :  

  •  Multi-Point Entry & Credit System-Gujarat: Member of Team
  • TTTI-ISTE Video Programmes Packages Project on Soil Engineering- National: Key Member and Developer
  • ISTE-TTTI Continuing Edn. Package Development Project-National: main Author/Developer of multi-media based package
  • CMA-TTTI Computer based Multimedia Package Development: Leader of one of the Key (major) Tasks  and  a Contributor
  • CMA/Ministry of Industry(GOI)-TTTI :Training of Trainers(TOT) Programmes (Series of Programmes) National: Main Coordinator for almost 20 TOT Programmes& Key Contributor
  • CMA-TTTI Training Packages Development Project: National –Main Author of one of the package and Contributor to almost  all major activities of Cement Industry Project
  • DANIDA-Environmental Training Institutes(ETIs) of Karnataka & Tamil Nadu-TTTI :TNA based Training Package Dev. & TOT Project -International Bidding: Main Leader and Developer of TNA &Multimedia based Package for Karnataka ETI

World Bank Assisted Projects for Strengthening Technician Education in INDIA

  • Preparation of National level Project Proposals for the” World Bank Assisted Project for Strengthening Technician Education in India – Tech Ed. (I) & (II)” published by TTTI Bhopal – 1988-89.  Major contribution in following documents: (As a Team Member under the leadership of Late Prof. S.A. Balu and other Senior Faculty Members).

-          TTTI Project document – TTTI Publication

-          Main Project Proposal- Draft Document

-          Detailed Project Reports of Gujarat (TTTI Bhopal & DTE Gujarat Publication)

-          Guidelines for Monitoring – TTTIs + NPIU Publication

-          Staff Development Plans- TTTI Bhopal Publication

-          Equipment List – TTTIs + NPIU -Publication

  1. Detailed Project Report Proposal for Strengthening Technician Education in Gujarat with World Bank Assistance published by Education Department, Government of Gujarat (Science & Technology) in 1989-90. (Contributor & Core team member for Quality Improvement)
  2. Manuals for
  • Study Centres
  • Students
  • Continuing Education Centre – World Bank Assisted Tech.Ed. I Project –

Joint Publication of CEC, Directorate of Technical Education Gujarat & TTTI Bhopal - 1993(Contributor and Core Faculty Member of the Project Team)

  • World Bank Assisted Tech.Ed. III Project for NE States, Andaman & Nicobar Islands &J&K is being implemented since 2001. For the State of Arunachal Pradesh & Nagaland, TTTI Bhopal is the Academic Consultant. In this project, my role has been as a   Nodal Officer, Leader/Coordinator of the Project & Main Contributor leading a team of more than twenty personnel (faculty members) directly/indirectly. In the project, I played a key professional role with full responsibility & dedication. In the context of this Project, proposals, documents, reports have been prepared/developed & research studies have been conducted. For some of these documents /reports I have contributed as a main author/or member of respective team as given in ANNEXURE I under list of Publications.             

International Collaborations :  

            World Bank

  • Contribution in formulation, implementation and monitoring of World Bank Assisted Project on Strengthening Technician Education in India Tech.Ed.I & II (1990-1996). Coordination & Management (As a Project Coordinator & Nodal Officer) of World Bank assisted 3rd Technician Education Project for two north- eastern states of India (2001-2007).
  • Planning, Design and Conduct of Research Studies & Report Writing for project related works & activities.
  • As a Prime Consultant to the World Bank January (2009) for Institutional Capacity Assessment and Review of Select HSC and Diploma Trade Curricula for the Proposed Technical and Vocation Education and Training (TVET) Project of Bangladesh
  • Technical Educator for teachers and fellows from Ethiopia and Somalia 


Danish Development Agency (DANIDA)

  • Multimedia training package development for Indian Cement Industry
  • Training Package development for Indian Cement Industry and Environmental Training Institute of Karnataka and Tamilnadu.
  • Major contribution in Training of Trainers’ (TOT) Programme for Indian Cement Industry personnel. Chief Coordinator for TOT-HRD project. 

Colombo Plan Staff College for Technical Education (CPSC)

  • Coordinator for an “In-country programme on Competency Based Curriculum Design and Skills Spectrum” jointly organized by TTTI Bhopal, Govt. of India and CPSC Manila
  • Resource person for "Regional Programme on Integrating Environmental Education into TET Programmes" conducted by CPSC Manila.
  • Expert for Centre for Research &Industrial Performance (CRISP) an Indo-German Unit for training on “Writing instructional materials” and on “Interpersonal skills development”.

Indo-German Project

British Council Project

  • British Council - Regional Engineering College Project - Author for design and development of competency based self-learning module on Instructional Design for Computer Assisted Learning (CAL) lesson. 

Asian Development Bank (Manila) & Sri Lankan Ministry of Vocational Training & Rural Industries (MOVTRI)

  • Contribution as faculty in Project Management Training for Senior Officials of Sri Lanka, MOVTRI
  • Training Coordinator & Faculty "Content Based Skills Updating Training Programme in Civil Construction & Environmental Sanitation" for 8 weeks
  • Indian Consultant & Trainer for planning, design, implementation and assessment of Competency Based Education &Training along with Canadian Counterpart for Engineering College &Polytechnic teachers 

Balaju Technical Training Centre (BTTC), Nepal 

Canada India Institute-Industry linkage Project (CIIILP) 

International Visits :  USA, Sweden, Manila(Philippines),Bangladesh

Ph.D. Guided /Masters Level Thesis Guided 

                                     -          Co coordinator for MASTER OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMME of 1½ years duration from June 95 to May 1998.  This involved planning, organizing, implementing, managing and coordinating activities related to admission, conduct, implementation, examination and evaluation work etc. (Countries other than India, also sent their teachers for this programme).