Vice Chancellor of the National University for Educational Planning and Administration, he presently holds added charge as Director NCERT – India’s two top national institutions in education. A Ph.D. from M.S. University, Baroda, Dr Govinda has taught at the Centre of Advanced Study in Education, Baroda and was on the Faculty of International Institute for Educational Planning, UNESCO, Paris and Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore. He consults for UNESCO, UNICEF, ACCU, NORAD, the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank. He has authored several books and professional papers.