Advertisement for the Post of Vice-Chancellor, NIEPA, New Delhi

Advertisement for the Post of Vive-Chancellor, NIEPA, New Delhi

National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi is one of the premier institutions of the Government of India in the area of educational planning and administration come under the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of Education which is popularly known as NIEPA. More about NIEPA can be read at NIEPA-NUEPA. The term of NIEPA’s present V-C is soon coming to an end in December 2022 given which the Department of Higher Education has come out with an Advertisement under the caption Application for the Post of Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi last date of which is 5th September 2022. It may be recalled that the VC of NIEPA is selected by a Search-cum-Selection Committee consisting of eminent educationists who are constituted by the Ministry of Education. The shortlisted candidates are generally asked to appear before the committee for an interview.

In the past NIEPA/NUEPA was headed by eminent educationists as its Director and VC such as Prof. M. V. Mathur, Prof. Munis Raza, Prof. Satya Bhushan, Prof. Kuldeep Mathur,  Prof. B. P. Khandelwal, Prof. Pradeep Kumar Joshi, Prof. Ved Prakash, and Prof. R. Govinda. Prof. N. V. Varghese is the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of NIEPA, before becoming VC of NIEPA,
Prof. Varghese was the Director of one of the Centres of NIEPA, namely the Centre for Policy Research in Higher Education. Barring two times, the internal faculty members were never been selected as the Director/VC of  NIEPA/NUEPA, New Delhi.

The Advertisement can be seen on the website of the Department of Higher Education of the Ministry of   Education. The completed application must reach to Ministry by 5th September 2022 details of which can be seen below.

Application for the Post of Vice Chancellor, National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi

Applications are invited from eminent academics for filling up the post of Vice[1]Chancellor in the National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA), New Delhi on a transfer/deputation/contract basis. The post carries pay of Rs.2,10,000/- p.m. (fixed) and a special allowance of Rs.11,250/- per month along with other allowances as per the 7th CPC. The Vice-Chancellor shall be appointed by the Government on terms & conditions similar to those of the Vice-Chancellor of Central Universities. The period of deputation/contract shall ordinarily be for five years or till the age of 70 years whichever is earlier.

The National Institute of Educational Planning & Administration (NIEPA) is an autonomous organization under the Ministry of Education, Department of Higher Education. It is the apex training Institute in India for education planners and administrators. Its main functions cover the fields of training, research advisory and consultancy services, knowledge dissemination, and networking with other institutions and international agencies. The Vice-Chancellor is the Principal Academic and Executive Officer of the Institute and should have experience in any of these fields. He/she must have impressive academic credentials as he/she is expected to spearhead the major initiatives towards achieving the objectives of NIEPA and administrative records for the efficient administration of the affairs of NIEPA.


  • A person possessing the highest level of competence, integrity, morals, and institutional commitment is to be appointed as Vice-Chancellor. The person to be appointed as a Vice-Chancellor should be a distinguished academician, with a minimum of ten years of experience as Professor in a University or ten years of experience in a reputed research and/or academic administrative organization with proof of having demonstrated academic leadership. Experience in the area of educational planning and administration at the National and International levels. (b) She/he should not be more than 65 years of age as of the closing date of receipt of applications for this advertisement.

Procedure for appointment

(a) Appointment will be made from panel names recommended by the Search[1]cum-Selection Committee.

(b) The advertisement and the format of the application are available on the websites and

(c) Applications of eligible individuals received by post through candidates/nominations shall be considered. The applications in the prescribed proforma should reach on or before 5th September 2022, by Registered/Speed Post to:

Deputy Secretary (PN-I & EBSB)

Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education

Room No. 212-C, ‘C’ Wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi

 Applications for the post of Vice-Chancellor should be subscribed to on the envelope. This department is not responsible for postal delays.

The prescribed format can be downloaded from the Ministry website.

NOTE: Please refer to official communication in this regard.

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