With rapidly changing technological scenario in the context of ever-increasing global
connectivity as well as competitiveness in modern times, the role of technical education in
economic development has become very significant and challenging. Also, as a consequence of
intensive technological developments, the concerns of sustainability, environmental
degradation, resource depletion and inclusive growth have become more relevant. The need for
well-qualified teachers is more critical with complex problems that affect the quality of life of
everyone who face global challenges. Further, the concerns about making the educational
curricula and training more conducive to the national needs are becoming a top priority.
Teachers Training Policy at Mar Athanasius College of Engineering, Kothamangalam is prepared using the guidelines given by AICTE and considering practical scenario in aided Professional Technical institutes. The training need of teachers in their career can be classified under two distinct categories of the training program:
1. Faculty Induction Program:
A core requirement for effective classroom interaction is that the teachers develop the art of
preparing a systematic lesson plan and a lively classroom interaction. This is an area of basic
teaching competence. Further, appropriate pedagogical techniques, different modes of learning
by the students as well as effective modes of evaluation of the desired learning outcomes are
required to be mastered by the young teachers to be successful. These skills have to form an
important part of their training.
Each faculty member has to set the relative pace of activities in the career. In the beginning, the faculty member is not comfortable with student engagement, institutional development and teaching-learning activities. While the faculty becomes comfortable with student development activities and improved competence in teaching-learning and institutional development, there is usually a quantum improvement in the technology and its relevance to the industry at national and international levels.
The faculty induction program to the newly joined faculty are aimed to meet the following objectives.
2. In-Service Training Program at Various Levels of Teaching Career
It may be appreciated that to be a proficient teacher in any field, one should have a sound
knowledge and associated skills of the subject and its application with the prevailing practice
scenario in real life. One should also have the requisite teaching skills needed to scientifically
plan for instructional delivery and communicate the knowledge and skills to the students in an
effective manner. This has to be done in a manner so that they are motivated and fascinated to
acquire knowledge and associated skills and visualize its application for helping them to
become competent professionals, capable of contributing effectively towards the welfare of the
society and also their career development.
A teacher has to contribute effectively for professional grooming of the student, institutional development and address relevance to industry. It may be pointed out that a teacher also has to learn the knack of continuous learning, updating and life- long learning. Also at successive stages of the teaching career, training inputs about curriculum development, infrastructure development, institutional development, discipline and other important aspects of educational administration and policy formulation etc. will also be needed.
The need and rationale explained above require the development of a comprehensive training policy for all teachers working at different stages of their careers as well as meeting different needs. Institution promotes attending faculty development programs, workshops and seminars in IITs, NITs and other pioneer institutions, and also promotes attending industrial training. Those who are attending are entitled to get duty leave with prior sanction from the head of the institution through proper channel.
2.1 During 1-5 years
2.2 During 5-10 years
2.3 During 10-30 years (Professor/ Associate Professor/ HOD/ Dean)
3. Expected Outcome from the Proposed Training Program