In the next three months, about 10,000 teachers imparting technical education will be trained to teach as per job market requirements, to improve the employability of the Indian youth.
They will also learn how to improve their teaching ability using the Internet, will be prepared for an effective student feedback system and will be told about new technological innovations.
Aimed at improving the quality of pass-outs from technical institutes, these teachers will be trained in summer schools by select faculty from the IITs, IIMs, National Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Science. NASSCOM had recently said not more than 20-30 per cent graduates from technical institutes are directly employable.
The AICTE has decided to impart in-service training programmes at four levels: development of teaching methodology and pedagogy for faculty development with experience of less than five years, short-term courses to upgrade the knowledge base of existing faculty at lecturer and assistant professor level, advanced programmes for upgrading knowledge and skills of faculty in emerging areas of technology and leadership development for middle and senior-level faculty.
In-service training for 200 programmes in engineering, management, pharmacy, architecture and hotel management will be provided till August-end through 200 summer schools across the country.
The council has listed a range of new subjects with focus on research for training. It includes research methodology, setting up research and development labs, research and teaching relationship, use of web and Internet and e-content development.
New areas of concern like climate change, coastal zone management, robotics, etc, will also be discussed. “We have introduced a large number of new technologies to improve the perspective of teachers,” an AICTE official said.