Noted mathematician and the Pro-Vice Chancellor, IGNOU Prof. Parvin Sinclair has been appointed the Director of National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT).
She will assume the charge for a period of five years or until further orders, whichever is earlier. Prof. Parvin Sinclair has been working in the field the Educational Research and Training since 1979. A Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of Mumbai, Ms. Sinclair is currently working as Professor in Indira Gandhi National Open University.
Prof Sinclair is known for her work in the field of mathematics and designing of course material to suit learners of the subject on the distance mode. With a MSc in Mathematics from IIT-Delhi, Sinclair worked with the TIFR, Mumbai, till 1987 after which she joined the IGNOU.
She has been engaged in research work on ways of communicating mathematics to children of all age groups. Sinclair was also Chief Advisor, Mathematics Syllabus Design Committee, NCERT, in 2005 and 2006.