With an aim to create a large pool of trained technical teachers, the All India Council for Technological Education (AICTE) announced that it was expanding the ambit of National Initiative for Technical Teachers Training (NITTT) by making it accessible to teachers with more than five years of service working in AICTE-affiliated institutes and colleges.
Sanjay Murthy, Secretary, Higher Education, MoE in presence of AICTE Chairman Prof Sahasrabudhe, Prof. M.P. Poonia, AICTE Vice-Chairman, and Prof. Rajive Kumar, Member Secretary, AICTE launched the new scheme on January 8.
As a part of the new revamped NITTT, teachers will now have to serve industrial training and a semester-based mentorship as a part of the training exercise. Earlier, the NITTT was accessible to teachers having less than five years of service and was launched for promoting quality of technical education in the country. NITTT, the program has been designed as per the teacher’s training policy. It is the first structured teacher’s training programme across the globe. “Teaching is a lifelong learning and NITTT will help teachers of to become tomorrow’s faculty heads,” said Prof. Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, AICTE Chairman.
National Initiative for Technical Teachers Training (NITTT) is a Scheme initiated by AICTE and MoE to provide training for teachers working in AICTE approved technical institutions. An Inductee Teacher has to undergo online training of eight modules in the first phase of training. Around 47,015 teachers have benefitted from the program so far from NITTT.