Dr Shyamal Majumdar is the Head of the UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training since May 2011. Prior to taking up the position at UNESCO-UNEVOC, he served as the Director General of the Plan Staff College for Technician Education (CPSC), an inter-governmental organization for human resources development in the Asia-Pacific Region based in Manila, Philippines. Dr Majumdar was also the Vice President of IVETA (International Vocational Education and Training Association) and was Professor at the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) in Kolkata, India, where he originally comes from.
Dr Majumdar has published over 150 research papers; and has received various international awards including the International Partnership award from UNESCO-UNEVOC, an IVETA Award and CPSC TVET Leadership Award.
Dr Majumdar holds a Bachelor’s degree in electronics and communication engineering, a Master’s degree in telecommunications engineering, and Ph.D. in educational computing.