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  • Union Human Resource Development Minister has launched several initiatives of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) in New Delhi.
  • It includes Facilitation through Margadarshan and Margadarshak, Model Curriculum for Diploma Courses, Waste Management Accelerator for Aspiring Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE Summit 2019) and 360-degree Feedback of Faculty.

WAWE Summit 2019

  • Waste Management Accelerators for Aspire Women Entrepreneurs (WAWE) Summit will be the largest gathering of young women students to promote entrepreneurship in waste management and providing alternatives to single use plastic carry bags.
  • Indian Institute of Waste Management (IIWM) & All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be registering the interested participation and guiding them to connect from “Start Up India to Stand Up India”.
  • Theme: Make your own bag – empowering women to take up income generation activity and entrepreneurship in waste management through making a business out of this record creating concept.
  • This conclave will be part of a series of activities to encourage entrepreneurship amongst young graduates.

Other Initiatives

Facilitation through Margadarshan

  • Under this scheme, institutions having good accreditation record / highly performing institutions are supposed to mentor relatively newer 10 – 12 potential institutions.
  • Best practices in teaching learning process followed in mentor institute are diffused to mentee institutions.

Facilitation through Margadarshak

  • Under this scheme, mentor teachers or Margdarshaks who are either serving or superannuated but willing and motivated with good knowledge of accreditation and who can devote adequate time to make required visits to these Institutions are identified.
  • These Margdarshaks will regularly visit to the mentee institutions, stay on their campus and guide them for their improvement in quality so that institutions are able to get accreditation by NBA.

Model Curriculum for Diploma Courses

  • AICTE, being fully aware of the fact that diploma education should make students job ready faster, in consultation with its All India Board of Technician Education (AIBTE) constituted subject-wise team of 3-4 experts drawn from academia and industry to prepare model curriculum for Diploma Courses in seven disciplines.
  • This Model Curriculum has come up after several meetings and thoughtful deliberations of experts.
  • It has been prepared while keeping in view the latest industry trends and market requirements.

360-degree Feedback of Faculty

  • As per the recommendations of AICTE, Ministry of Human Resources Development gave the mandate to the 7th Pay Commission, of understanding certain key aspects of teacher’s activities and its impact as perceived by other key stake holders of the college education process.
  • AICTE 7thPay Regulation defines the process of collecting the 360-degree Feedback Data that will be submitted by the education institutes.
  • It starts by first establishing a data framework that maps Teachers, Students and Subjects/courses to capture the data at source through online mechanism.
[Source: PIB]

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