46 online ATAL Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) inaugurated
The Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ inaugurated the 46 online AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) on November 23, 2020.
The Faculty Development Programmes have been launched to train the teachers of higher education institutions that are associated with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE). It will train the teachers in thrust and in the emerging areas of technology. The development Programmes would be conducted in 22 states of India.
The primary objective of the ATAL Academy is providing the quality technical education across India. The academy also promote the research and entrepreneurship by training in emerging fields. The ATAL FDPs is being organised by IITs, NITs CU, IIITs and research labs. The ATAL Academy further seeks to establish the AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) cells in all the technical institutions, Universities and other institutions of technical learning. The ATAL Academies is also involved in conducting a series of training programmes across the country. Presently, eleven ATAL academies have been established in India. The ATAL Academy has trained over 1 lakh people in 1000 programmes under the FDP for this the academy has been included in the Book of World Records, London.
All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)
The AICTC is a statutory body. It is a national-level council for technical education. The body works under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Education. It was established in November 1945 as an advisory body. In the year 1987 it was given statutory status. The body is involved in proper planning and coordinated development of the technical education. It also helps in management of the education system in India. The body is assisted by 10 Statutory Boards of Studies. It has been headquartered in Delhi.