AICTE launches ATAL Academy Faculty Development Programme

  • AICTE, in collaboration with Arm Education and STMicroelectronics, has also unveiled the second edition of the “Inventors Challenge-2023

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has launched the ATAL Academy Faculty Development Programme 2023-24 with an aim to transform the higher education system in India.

Chairman, Prof. T.G. Sitharam, inaugurated the ATAL portal and scheme, emphasising its role in equipping faculty members with the necessary skills and knowledge for Education 4.0. This initiative aligns with the National Education Policy 2020 and aims to empower educators to become effective teachers, researchers, innovators, and leaders in their respective fields.

Under the ATAL Academy, faculty members will have access to high-quality Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) covering technical and non-technical domains. AICTE approved institutions can conduct offline FDPs in various fields, including Engineering, Management, Computer Application, Arts and Crafts, Life Skill Development, Indian Knowledge System, Universal Human Values, and more. These programs will encompass domain knowledge, industry connect, teaching skills, research abilities, life skills, community well-being, and career development.

In conjunction with the ATAL Academy launch, AICTE, in collaboration with Arm Education and STMicroelectronics, has also unveiled the second edition of the “Inventors Challenge-2023.” This contest seeks innovative ideas under the theme of Sustainability across four sub-themes: Good Health and well-being, Clean Energy, Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, and Sustainable Cities and Communities. Faculty members and engineering students pursuing Diploma, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate courses are eligible to participate in teams consisting of one faculty member and up to four students.

The contest, officially launched by Prof. T.G. Sitharam, builds upon the success of the previous edition and reflects AICTE’s commitment to industry-academia knowledge sharing. The competition contributes to India’s efforts to establish a strong semiconductor ecosystem and become a global hub for electronics manufacturing and design. The last date for idea submissions is August 10, 2023.

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