Atal Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs)
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Education
- Ministry of Education recently inaugurated 46 online AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) Academy Faculty Development Programmes (FDPs) to train teachers of higher education institutions associated with All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) in emerging areas in technology.
- The FDPs will be conducted in 22 Indian states according to the new National Education Policy (2020).
- Objective of ATAL Academy: (1) To provide quality technical education in India; (2) To promote research and entrepreneurship through training in various emerging fields. IITs, IIITs, NITs CU and research labs are organizing these ATAL FDPs.
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- The London-based organization, Book of World Records, has recognized the FDPs as a world record, under which 1,000 online FDPs in over 100 emerging areas will benefit one lakh faculty members across premier institutions like IITs, NITs, and IIITs.