NITTTR Faculty Development Programme : Empowering Polytechnic Educators

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The National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR), Chennai conducted a six-day transformative Faculty Development Programme (FDP) at SRM University-AP. The FDP is tailored for Polytechnic educators from across the state of Andhra Pradesh. This initiative aligns with the NITTTR’s recent educational reforms, specifically the revamping of their curricula. Distinguished guests, including Director of Technical Education and IAS officer Ms C Naga Rani; SRM University-AP Vice Chancellor, Prof. Manoj K Arora; and Prof. Nagendra Rao, a distinguished Professor at NITTTR, Chennai along with other senior members of the fraternity graced the occasion.

In an inspiring address, Prof. Arora urged educators to transcend the conventional role of a teacher. He stated, “Do not take teaching as a mere job, a teacher is no more just a teacher, he/she is also a facilitator and mentor.” He stressed upon the importance of collaborative learning, encouraging educators to work hand in hand with students.

Furthermore, Prof. Arora extended the varsity’s support to the delegates in utilising the services of the university’s Teaching and Learning Centre (TLC), a platform that equips the faculty and students to enhance and evolve the teaching and learning pedagogy.

The Director of Technical Education in her address stated the need to regard “the youth as the symbol of the nation’s energy and hope.” She implored the educators to motivate more female students to pursue technical education. Prof. Nagendra Rao elucidated the manifold benefits the FDP brings to faculty and, consequently, the students.

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