Brig (Dr.) S S Pabla
Pro Chancellor, Bhartiya Skill Development University Jaipur
Message from the Pro Chancellor
The Bhartiya Skill Development University has been incorporated by the State Govt. of Rajasthan in 2016 to pave the way for First Ever Skill University in the country. It is indeed a very bold step initiated by Dr. R K Joshi, the founder Chairperson which has put onerous responsibility on our shoulders to ensure its success. Being different in its model, curriculum and training standards and desire to meet industry expectations has put forth a huge challenge before all of us. Should it be accepted or not is not a dilemma, it is how to implement it. A unique system, Swiss Dual System of Skills Training, environment acceptance and to make it ready for the industry are few of the questions which will be answered soon.
Today, the country is at a cross-road to solve the problems but unemployment, unskilled youth, lack of jobs and reluctance of industry to accept poorly skilled people coupled with poor growth of skilled people has led to an environment which desists skills training. How to overcome this huge challenge is a big question and the answer to these entire ailments lie in proper, genuine Skills Universities in India which focusses on “Quality Training” and not on “Quantity Training”. The education system must change to change India and the Way Forward lies in Skills Universities.
Bhartiya Skill Development University is the first of its kind to play a Steller role in ushering in new era of skills training in India and is a small step in the direction of making Skilled India.
I wish all the users a grand success in life.
Dr. S S Pabla is a mechanical engineer with M.Tech and Ph.D from IIT Bombay. He has vast experience in multiple infrastructure projects, academics and academic administration. Dr. Pabla has been Vice Chancellor of five universities, Pro VC of one university, President of a Skill Development Campus and Director of two Institutes of Technology. His experience in the Army, in addition to command of army units, also includes Engineering Professional work and Administration. He had the unique privilege of participating in the Indo-Pak war in 1971 as a young Lieutenant. Considering his admirable technical, administrative and academic experience par excellence, Brig. SS Pabla, has also been appointed as Chairman, All India Board for Vocational Education for three years w.e.f 3rd January 2020. He also holds the privilege of establishing the first pure skill development university in the Country, a world class institution, which is already being rated as the best Skill Development University in Asia.
Pro Chancellor Bharatiya Skill Development University Jaipur.
Chairman All India Board of Vocational Education.
President Association of Indian Skills Universities (AISU).
President Indian Council of Universities (ICU).
Director Geo Syndicate, IIT Bombay.
Fellow of Institution of Engineers (India).
Fellow of Geotechnical Society of India.
Life Member of Indian Society for Technical Education.
Life Member of Indian Buildings Congress.
Member General Body National Instructional Media Institute Chennai (NSDC).
Vice Chancellor Bharatiya Skill Development University Jaipur.
President Bharatiya Skill Development Campus Jaipur.
Vice Chancellor Mangalayatan University Aligarh.
President (Vice Chancellor) JECRC University Jaipur.
President (Vice Chancellor) Manipal University Jaipur.
Vice Chancellor Sikkim Manipal University Gangtok.
Pro Vice Chancellor Manipal University Manipal.
Member of Sikkim Knowledge Commission.
Member Yashpal Committee on Reforms in Higher Education.
Chairman Vice Chancellors Committee on New Curriculum for Engineering Colleges.
Jt DG (Design), Army HQ New Delhi.
Chief Engineer Multiple Infrastructure Projects, J&K.
Director Think Tank, Army HQ New Delhi.