AICTE Setting Teacher Training Academies, One in Jaipur

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The AICTE is planning to set up four teacher training academies in the country which will help candidates with the latest changes in technical education, the council’s Chairman Anil Dattatraya Sahasrabudhe. The academies, coming up at Thiruvananthapuram, Guwahati, Baroda, and Jaipur, will have eight modules that are semester-based, Sahasrabudhe stated to the reporters on the sidelines of ‘The National Conference on Indian Higher Education: Quality Assurance, Accreditation & Ranking’ here.

While the 2-acre Jaipur academy will start in one-and-a-half years, the other three academies will also start functioning within two years. The academies were being built on land provided free of cost by the respective state governments with minimum built-up infrastructure facility around the area.

While the 2-acre Jaipur academy will start in one-and-a-half years, the other three academies will also start functioning within two years. The academies were being built on land provided free of cost by the respective state governments with minimum built-up infrastructure facility around the area. The academies will produce “motivated teachers, who will be conversant with fast changing technology in the technical education sector and the teachers’ training course curriculum was being chalked out accordingly,” he said.

“We are still hopeful of a favourable response in future from Bengal,” he said. Urging the institutes to ask for accreditation from AICTE, he said “We will give four year time for accreditation with the enrolment fee of Rs 1 lakh”. “Based on our yardsticks the institutes can be accorded Excellent rating for six year period, or Good rating for three year period,” he said.