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IITs to train 30,000 enginerring faculty in 12th year plan

Updated on Tue, 19 June 2012 at 17:49 IST

Ministry of Human Resource and Development is coming up with an innovative idea of training young engineering faculties. This will help the your faculties of engineering colleges. The course is termed as Online Master’s in Engineering Education Programme.

This course will be conducted by Indian Institute of Technology (IITs) online via live video lectures using the National Knowledge Network (NKN).

"Many engineering college are forced to recruit fresh engineering graduates as teachers due to shortage. These fresh recruits need training in pedagogy as well as knowledge upgrade and the existing training institutions are limited. Since, it is not feasible for the colleges to release these teachers for undergoing training. The plan is to set up a new part-time Masters’ degree in Engineering Education to be conducted by the IITs," a Human Resource Development Ministry official said.

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