AICTE plans training of tech faculty mandatory

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Bhubaneswar: All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) is set to introduce a six-month training programme for engineering teachers to understand new age training techniques.

The refresher course will cover five lakh technical faculties and will be launched from next year onwards.

Chairman of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Anil D Sahasrabudhe shared this plan of AICTE in Bhubaneswar during an industry workshop. He said that the Council is devising a six-month pedagogical training module for the faculty members which will be made compulsory for faculty members from next year.

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He said, these days, students have short attention span which is why they are unable to focus during the regular training camps where the teachers just talk and give notes.

“The faculty members will be educated on ways to engage the students through videos and discussions. They must understand to solve the problems of the students,” said Sahasrabudhe. He added that all existing faculty members will have to undergo the training to get a promotion.

The AICTE Chairman further added that all the technical universities in the State have been directed to revise the curriculum every year. Around 80 per cent of the curriculum can be in terms with AICTE and the rest can be in accordance with the local needs.

The AICTE Chairman urged students to use the Council’s Swayam portal that offers 700 engineering courses which are being provided by best faculty members of elite engineering institutions and IITs.

News Credit: Biswajit Sahoo

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