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Prof. Ved Prakash has held eminent positions in a number of premier national and international organizations dealing with education in general and higher education in particular. Prior to assuming the charge of the Office of the Chairman, University Grants Commission (UGC), in February, 2011, Prof. Ved Prakash served as Vice-Chairman, UGC; Vice-Chancellor, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA), New Delhi; and Secretary, UGC.
In addition, Prof. Ved Prakash also served as Adviser (Education), Planning Commission, Government of India; as Professor & Head, Department of Educational Measurement and Evaluation, National Council of Educational Research & Training, New Delhi; as Associate Professor, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, Bombay; and as Joint Director, Staff Selection Commission, Government of India, New Delhi.
A recipient of US Fulbright Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Prof. Ved Prakash was a Visiting Faculty at the Humanities Research Group, University of Windsor, Canada and a Guest Faculty at the Harvard Institute of International Development (HIID), Harvard University, Cambridge. He also worked as a Consultant for the World Bank. Prof. Ved Prakash has represented the Government of India in a number of high powered delegations to forging collaboration with other countries in the field of higher education and research. Besides, he has participated in a number of several national and international conferences and has authored a number of books, articles and research papers on a wide spectrum of areas concerning higher education, educational planning and administration and personnel selection.