AICTE Chairman interacts with SKCET faculty

Sri Krishna College of Engineering and Technology (SKCET), arranged a Teachers Interactive Session on Monday at the college premises.

The Chief Guest Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE addressed the faculty on AICTE initiatives on New Education Policy.

He deliberated about different initiatives of AICTE for faculty, students, institution and the society. Further talking about the faculty development programmes He exclusively insisted on continuous training modules for young faculty and also recommended updating series for experienced faculty.

He also added the importance of updating in teaching learning process and evaluation. He insisted that learning and relearning is the way to bridge the gap between generations. He expressed the Importance of internship and real time industry projects both for students and faculty.

He debriefed the programmes of AICTE with reference to research, innovations and infrastructure growth. He emphasised on the importance of faculty sponsored research and industry collaborative research in the upcoming years which will pave the way to building a stronger institution.

He insisted the Institution to encourage students to take up cross major/ functional courses with other professional degrees in science and arts based on their interest. He also emphasised on the various Institutional Strategy for Excellence in Education and the various innovative methods to be used in the Teaching process.

The various strategies to be employed to connect and discuss the evolving dynamics due to the prevailing pandemic, which has impacted the higher education sector across the world. He spoke about the need for channelling the ideas for providing quality higher education.

He answered a question as a faculty member in a technical Institution, How to Equip ourselves for the NEP implementation. What is your perspective about NEP?.  He replied to the above question that by incorporating NEP with AICTE, the institutions would be entitled to give degrees to their students in due course. Hence quality of the curriculum and teaching, multi-disciplinary approach, adapting and implementing emerging technologies,   encouraging industry institution partnership,  MOOC  Certification by faculty and students would play a major role in the growth of the institutions.  The fore-running institutions should handhold and be a margdarshak for the other institutions in implementing best practices. This would enhance the overall growth of technical education of the country.

Also another question raised by the faculty is that according to the AICTE norms what are the parameters that would be considered in KPI score for faculty appraisal?. He replied that AICTE  360 degree portal could be used to collect  metrics based on various parameters. This portal paves way to provide feedback on faculty, Management as well as the Head of the institution providing 360 degrees of coverage for the various stakeholders knowledge.

To a third question, AICTE is in the process of developing more industrial collaborations that will result in offering training and certificates for faculty members. What are your thoughts on this?. He replied that currently a number of multinational companies have leaned towards offering training and certification as a part of their CSR activities.

This number seems to increase exponentially as time goes by taking this into consideration AICTE will act as a bridge in connecting industry and students on one platform. Likewise students should be encouraged to enrol and use the internships offered through the AICTE portal.

Meanwhile S.Malarvizhi, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of Sri Krishna institutions initiated the programme. CEO K.Sundararaman, Principal J.Janet, Professors and many others attended the event.