In its quest to become completely tech-friendly, the University of Pune is all set to train its faculty members to adapt to the new technologies.
The initiative aimed at training 1000 faculty during 2009-10 was inaugurated recently with the first workshop being held at Pune. The workshop being conducted in partnership with Global Talent Track (GTT) and Cisco entitled 'Technology Trends in Higher Education' is aimed at promoting greater awareness and understanding about the application and relevance of technology in the education sector.
Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Vice Chancellor, said: "The university believes that the future of education lies in using technology in innovative ways and preparing students to meet the requirements of the industry. The first step is to provide meaningful training to the faculty and help them become more aware about the industry requirements." He also spoke about completing the ongoing process of revising the syllabus of all the courses in Pune University colleges by end of November 2009. And stated that Pune University will be the first smart university in Asia by February 2010, as they are working on triple connectivity, which will connect all colleges of Pune University for audio-visual and data transfer. This will improve the level of governance and help implement Management Information System (MIS). The University of Pune is expected to train its 30,000 students, with the help of Global Talent Track (GTT) for the ITES industry from 100 colleges and would commence these programmes in various colleges during the academic year 2009-10.