The Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has reported that Senapaty has appointed as new Director of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Earlier, he was heading the Regional Institute of Education (RIE), Bhopal (a constituent unit of NCERT), as its principal.
An alumnus of BJB College in Bhubaneswar and Devi Ahilya Bai University. He joined RIE (Bhopal) in 1997 as Associate Professor. Subsequently, he worked with RIE in Bhubaneswar as professor, before coming back to Regional Institute of Education(RIE), Bhopal as its principal in 2012.
According to a report in Press Trust of India, the statement said, “His area of specialisation has been teacher education and Information and Communications Technology in Education (ICTE). He is also a UNESCO expert on ICTE from India. In addition to many areas concerning school education, he has also worked on integration of ICT into ‘Constructivist Theory of Learning’ to bring a paradigm shift in the teacher education practices.”
NCERT was established in 1961 by the Government of India, with headquarters located at Sri Aurbindo Marg in New Delhi. It is set up to help and advise the central and state governments on academic matters related to school education.