Teacher Training Policy

Teachers are integral part of the education system. When it comes to the world of knowledge, teachers are the torchbearers in showing the students the path to the future by means of proper guidance. Hence, it is of utmost importance to train the teachers based on their present status so that they can update themselves with the current knowledge in pedagogical trends, advanced technology, modern teaching aids & tools and their proper application. Training for teachers is also important for them to enhance the teaching skill and ability to guide the students in the right direction. Besides, advanced training for teachers is required to make them updated with the current development in the respective subjects they teach. Hence, continuous teachers training /enhancement are necessary for teachers to equip themselves and cater seamlessly to the learner of fast changing world.

Based on the AICTE guidelines, the teachers training is designed in two distinct categories of the training program:

1.Faculty Induction Program (FIP) to be provided just after the recruitment of the inductee teacher and

2.In-Service Training Program (ITP) provided based on the specific requirement at various levels of their teaching career.

The objective of FIP includes (As per the AICTE guideline):

1.General orientation about the challenges of technical education

2.Basic understanding of the teaching learning process, psychology of learning and effective pedagogical techniques

3.Training for preparing Lesson plans and effective instructional process and initiative for developing competence in communication skill in various mode relevant to the technical profession.

4.Inclusion of a holistic perception, professional values, ethical attitudes.

5.Exposure to relevant ICT tools and aids for effective teaching, learning and resources for life long self-learning.

6.Training in the appropriate use of various modes of student evaluation.

7.Training in creative problem solving; research methodology; conducting guidance for R&D projects etc.

8.Guided exposure to good teaching practices, learning methods, Lab development and organization of practical classes.

9.Training provided on professional ethics that is required to inculcate among the students while teaching.

10.Training in Miscellaneous aspect other than teaching and research such as administrative procedure.

The FIP is divided into three phases as follows:

1.The first phase of the training program for the inductee teachers shall be conducted in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs e.g NPTEL )/FDP (Faculty Development Program).

2.one-month industrial internship (second phase) and then

3.mentor based training (third phase) that impart mentoring and counseling.

Immediately after recruitment, the inductee teacher is advised to go through the eight module MOOCs training offered by NITTTR. The prescribed modules are as follows,

I. Orientation towards technical education and curriculum aspects.

II. Professional ethics and sustainability.

III. Communication skills, modes and knowledge dissemination.

IV. Instructional planning and delivery.

V. Technology enabled learning and lifelong self-learning.

VI. Student assessment and evaluation.

VII. Creative problem solving, innovation and meaningful R&D.

VIII. Institutional management and administrative procedure.

If inductee teacher will not be able to take the training from NITTTR immediately after recruitment, then initially in house FIP used to be arranged by the steering committee to make the inductee teacher ready for conducting classes and managing students proficiently.

In-Service Training Program (ITP):

Steering committee members continuously encourages and inspire the faculty members to opt two to five FDP (Faculty Development Program) in a year to update themselves with the advancement of technology in the field of the relevant subject they teach.

Besides, steering committee members continuously mentor the teachers for obtaining in service training programs to keep themselves abreast with the latest development. Steering committee members also inspire the faculty members to interact for mentoring/counseling the students for their overall healthy personality development along with profound theoretical and practical knowledge.

Steering Committee for Teachers Training:

Sl. No. Name of the Members Designation Positions
1. Prof. (Dr.) Sanghamitra Chatterjee

Principal, Camellia Institute of Technology

2. Prof. (Dr.) A.S.Chowdhury

Director, Camellia School of Engg. & Tech.

3. Prof.(Dr.)S.K.Das

Professor, Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Calcutta,WB

4. Prof.(Dr.)Subhasis Biswas

Director, Bengal Institute of Technology and Management, Shantiniketan

5. Dr. Soma Barman Mandal

Associate Professor, Department of Radio Physics and Electronics, University of Calcutta, WB.

6. Mr.Judhajit Mukherjee

Head of Managed Services and IT Data Domain(AI and Data Strategy), Ericsson India