Vishal Porval

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Skilling in India
  • Employment Opportunities for Unemployed Youth
  • Livelihoods
  • Curriculum Development


Vishal is a part of the Placement Cell at the University. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Marketing and Finance from United College of Engineering and Management (UCEM), Allahabad, and a Bachelor’s degree in Science (BSc) from St. John’s College, Agra. He has also done a certificate course on CSR Law and Compliance.

Vishal has eleven years of experience in skilling operations and placement. Prior to joining Azim Premji University, he worked with GMR Varalakshmi Foundation (GMRVF) where he was responsible for the training centre operations, curriculum development and placement of short-term skilling programmes. 

He was also involved in establishing the processes for admissions, counselling, reporting and documentation for different stakeholders. He also explored partnerships for admissions with the NGOs, industries, and employers for admissions, course partnerships and placements respectively.

He has worked on skill development initiatives like Swarna Jayanti Shahari Rozgar Yojana (SJSRY), Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY). He has managed different stakeholders like National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), Sector Skill Councils (SSCs) and Assessment Agency.