HRD ministry to work on training tech teachers


In India, oftentimes, questions over the competency of technical teachers are raised and bandied about among students fraternity. The Ministry of Human Resource Development is now all set to improve training for technical teachers.

The National Institutes of Technical Teacher Training and Research (NITTTRs), which is engaged in training technical teachers, brought to the notice of ministry that teachers have become less efficient so their employability quotient is low and sought ways to enhance their employability.

A senior official from the ministry said that NIITTTRs officials expressed their grave concerns over the degrading quality of teachers coming in the field of technical education and severe impact it has on the quality of engineering graduates that are passing out from the colleges.

A need for regular training sessions for teachers while they are teaching at the institutes was felt so that they can keep themselves abreast of the latest development in their fields. Generally, once teachers embark on teaching they stop updating themselves, consequently their efficiency is pared down.

Based on the suggestions received from NITTTRs, the ministry has decided to expeditiously work on a roadmap to transform technical teacher training in the country.

Every year, around 10-12 lakhs of students are enrolled in various engineering institutes across the country, given such a large number of students in this field, the ministry wants that the faculty should be up to mark.