Kapurthala, March 17, 2013: To raise the level of technical education, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has completed the task of training 7,000 teachers under its Faculty Development Programme (FDP).
This training has been completed in a time period of two and a half years. Director In-charge Faculty Development Programmes and Director, Punjab Institute of Technology (PIT) Dr. Nachhattar Singh shared the report of two and a half years working of faculty development programmes during the review meeting held in PTU main Campus.
Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajneesh Arora congratulated the university team for their working and also encouraged them to achieve the target of training 10,000 teachers.
On this occasion, Dr. Nachhattar Singh told that PTU is providing regular training to the teachers of its affiliated colleges, who are teaching engineering, management, pharmacy and science courses. PTU has collaborated with 10 major government and non-government organisations for providing training to its teachers, which included Wipro-Mission 10 X, National Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training and Research Mohali, NITCON, IBM, ORACLE academy, Punjabi University Patiala, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Ropar), EQUATE, Success Mantra. He told that PTU has organised 228 Faculty Development Programmes till now. PTU has organised 82 FDP’s in the year 2010, 61 FDP’s in the year 2011 and 85 FDP’s in the year 2012-13. 118 colleges have participated in these programmes.
Further, Dr. Nachhattar Singh told that in the year 2012-13, 400 teachers have participated in IBM training Program, out of which 240 teachers were honored with certificates.
A basic information Programme has been designed for the teachers with an experience of less than 3 years. This Programme will be organised in the months of May, June and July this year for new faculty members. In these FDP’s, teachers are provided latest knowledge about their respective subjects and their teaching skills are also enhanced. In addition, the teachers are also provided information about class management, new teaching aids and making their teaching more impressive. The teachers are giving training on how to understand their students and then developing the overall personality of their students.
Dr. Nachhattar Singh told that in order to provide better training facilities to the teachers of its affiliated colleges, PTU has started the construction work of Punjab Institute of Technical Teacher’s Training and Research (PITTTR), Jalandhar at Ladowali Road. Till the construction of this building, the project of teacher’s training has already been started as Transit Campus at Rajpura.
On this occasion, Vice Chancellor Dr. Rajneesh Arora said that engineering and technology education in Punjab was under big question mark because of lack of well educated teachers and better infrastructure. But PTU has made technical education better with its Faculty Development Programs. PTU has raised the level of technical education in Punjab with these projects.