All India Council for Technical Education introduces induction programme
Kolkata: All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has introduced a three-week induction programme to boost student to student and student to faculty member relationship that will contribute to form a common platform for mutual exchange of ideas and strengths for a holistic learning over the next three years.
"A section of students, particularly those studying in Bengali medium, take time to adjust to the campus life or hostel life in engineering colleges. Special efforts need to be given to motivate him/ her so that he feels at ease during the course of study. Organising debate, discussions, short visits, taking them to see movies and similar exercises will help in tackle the shyness in a student," said Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, (AICTE) at an interactive session organised by Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) titled — To motivate the Institutions towards experience-based learning and reinforce the importance of industry-focused education.
The AICTE chairman also informed that an eight module teacher certification programme has been introduced for college faculties, similar in relevance to that of B.Ed for school teachers.
"Blended learning – physical and digital methods, and pedagogy will be taught to the faculty," he added.
It may be mentioned that AICTE has introduced new courses but the faculty needs to be lifelong learners and update themselves to be at par with the upcoming technologies and methods, so as to be make the classroom interaction more engaging and interesting. He made it clear that AICTE has decided to not permit new engineering colleges from the academic year 2020-21.
It will only grant approval for additional seats in existing institutions based on the capacity utilisation of the institute concerned.
"We have introduced a new scheme titled 'Marg Darshan' in which the engineering colleges that are excelling in academics will help institutions that needs to scale up their performance in doing so," Sahasrabudhe said.
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