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Skill enhancement program: Essential for Engineering faculties 18 April, 2012

Dr. Mukta Atrey, Project Manager, IIT Bombay

An interactive session on Bridging Distances across India: The "Teach 1000 Teachers" Programme at IIT Bombay under the NME-ICT was conducted as part of the National Weekly Discussions through A-VIEW envisaged by MHRD under the NME-ICT mission on April 18, 2012.

Dr. Mukta Atrey, Project Manager, IIT Bombay was the chief guest on the occasion.

Demand Rising

“Over 9,990 faculties from various Engineering colleges across the country attended the nine workshops from 78 Remote Centers,” Dr. Mukta Atrey said while interacting with the participants.

She highlighted that the number of participants (Engineering colleges) have increased over the years. “Around 5,200 colleges are currently attending the sessions.”

She pointed that the skill enhancement programs should be developed exclusively for Engineering faculties and it is the need of the hour.

Prof. Phatak – Master brain

“Prof. Deepak Phatak of IIT Bombay is the master brain behind this Teacher Empowerment Program,” said Dr. Atrey. The project was initiated by Dr. Phatak on December 2009 with the support of MHRD under NME-ICT mission.

Register Online

Answering to a question raised by State Resource Centre Aurangabad, she said interested candidates can register for the workshops via www.it.iitb.ac.in/nmeict/home.do

Future Sessions

While speaking about upcoming workshops, Dr. Atrey said a workshop on Computational Fluid Dynamics will be held from June 12 to 22 from 48 Remote Centers across the country.

Participants

32 Universities/institutions including Tezpur University, Vidya Pratishthans College of Engineering, Patna University Computer Centre, C-DAC Knowledge Park, Ganpat University, IMS Engg College Ghaziabad, State Resource Centre, Indore, Amal Jyothi College of Engineering, Manjra Charitable Trusts and Ayurved Medical College attended this session.

A-VIEW is an E-Learning platform, developed by Amrita University's E-Learning Research Lab, which is a state-of-the-art software for distance education and collaboration. It is available for free to all the educational institutes across India, and can be downloaded from the website address, www.aview.in or by sending an email to aview@amrita.edu.