CED to go hi-tech to tackle faculty shortage

CED to go hi-tech to tackle faculty shortage
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This is good news for scores of students pursuing conventional degree courses in degree colleges across Telangana State To overcome the shortage of faculty, the Collegiate Education Department has decided to adopt MOOC Massive Open Online Course model, that delivers learning content online on web to any person who wants to take a course, from the coming academic year

Hyderabad: This is good news for scores of students pursuing conventional degree courses in degree colleges across Telangana State. To overcome the shortage of faculty, the Collegiate Education Department has decided to adopt MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) model, that delivers learning content online (on web) to any person who wants to take a course, from the coming academic year.

Navin Mittal, Commissioner, Collegiate and Technical Education Department, shared this information after inaugurating the two-day Higher Education and Human Resource Conclave here in city on Monday.

Department of Collegiate and Technical Education, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) and Telangana State Board of Intermediate Education in association with Elets Technomedia Pvt Ltd are organising the conclave that aims to showcase innovations in Higher Education and the best practices in Human Resources kicked-off in Hyderabad on Monday.

Initially content relating to subjects like Sociology, Geography, Psychology, Anthropology, Journalism are likely to be made available on web and it can be freely accessed by students from thousand-odd degree college in Telangana State.

“The next Educational Revolution 4.0 is likely to focus more on Personalised Learning and one of the examples for it is Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs),” Navin Mittal added.

Apart from Navin Mittal, Prof J Mahender Reddy, Vice Chancellor, ICFAI University; Dr A Ashok, Commissioner and Secretary, Intermediate Education, Telangana and Vice Chancellor, IIIT, RGUKT, Basar, Dr Narsimha Reddy, Executive Director, Sreenidhi Institute of Science and Technology, Rinki Dhingra, Group President and Country Head, Yes Bank; Amala Akkineni, Director, Annapurna International School of Films and Media, Dr Neetu Bhagat, Deputy Director, All India Council For Technical Education, MHRD, Government of India, and Prof Limbadri, Vice-Chairman, Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) graced the inaugural session.

Dr A Ashok, Commissioner and Secretary, Intermediate Education, described how his department has switched to use of technology to provide services effectively. All services relating to administration and services to students are now available on mobile platform and online to ensure transparency and accountability thus curbing red-tapism, corruption etc, he said
Explaining about various initiatives of All India Council for Technical Education to boost employability among youth, Dr Neetu Bhagat, Deputy Director, AICTE, said, “One of the initiatives taken by AICTE is to boost employability among students by making internships compulsory for technical institutions. We have written to 10,000-odd technical institutions affiliated to AICTE to implement this” she said.

Special guest at the conclave, Amala Akkineni, Director, Annapurna International School of Films and Media, stated, “We are all in a world which is changing rapidly and every industry including education are catering to these changes by nurturing creative minds.”

Rinki Dhingra from Yes Bank highlighted novel initiatives taken up by them to make students digitally enabled by providing them cards through which they can pay fee, shop products etc.
Prof Mahender Reddy spoke on how ICFAI varsity took up faculty development programmes including inviting of distinguished visitors from different walks of life to college as well as foreign collaborations Prof Limbadri spoke about different initiatives taken up by TSCHE to give a big fillip to Higher Education sector including Online admissions for Degree, Overseas scholarships, skill development through TASK, T-Hub etc.A special issue of Digital Learning magazine showcasing education higher scenario in Telangana State was launched by the eminent dignitaries.

As part of the two-day long summit sessions relating to Higher Education were held. On second day of the conclave, panel discussions will focus on HR practices with topics. The conclave also aimed to provide a platform for edu-corporate, partners and exhibitors to showcase their innovations and industry-relevant solutions for the education sector through industry presentations and expo. The Hans India is acting as the media partner for this conclave.

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