New Delhi: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is all set to release the provision of a model exam format to technical education institutes for testing the conceptual knowledge of children.
“The final exams being conducted by the institutions shall test the understanding of the concepts and the skill - rather than the subject knowledge,” says a recent resolution of the AICTE, which also plans to annually revise the curriculum.
“Every affiliating technical university shall constitute subject-wise industry consultation committee (ICC) with the mandate of examining the existing curriculum and for making suitable changes in the curriculum every year. This process shall be completed in the month of December each year for the courses to be offered in the coming academic year. Each institution, while applying for approval, shall certify completion of this process, which will be mandatory,” the resolution says.
Apart from this, there will be compulsory student induction training to ensure revision and brushing up of fundamental concepts and linguistic skills.
Also, teachers in the technical institutes need to undergo a mandatory online refresher course to ensure better quality teaching and all the heads of these institutes will have to undergo a leadership training.
“Every teacher shall mandatorily undergo an annual refresher course delivered through SWAYAM portal, encapsulating all the major advances in the field of their study. Online courses would also be prepared and delivered through the SWAYAM platform for improving the pedagogical techniques of the teachers. The participation in the courses by at least 50% of the faculty would be a mandatory condition for approval of the institution,” the resolution says.