- Around 25 key officials from educational Institutions participated in the workshop, including heads from Higher Education Institutions.
Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has taken a proactive stance towards exploring and implementing appropriate measures for the implementation of the NEP 2020 recommendations in the Institute’s curriculum.
During the inaugural session of the workshop, Prof. Santanu Chaudhury, Director, IIT Jodhpur embarked upon the initiatives that have been recently taken to revamp academic curriculum to bring in elements of flexibility thereby enabling the students to choose curriculum of their choice. The institute has also started some new interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary academic entities such as Schools, Centres and Interdisciplinary Research Platforms to bring in true spirit of NEP in the academics and research of the Institute.
IIT Jodhpur is already offering several options for multiple exits from programs, and movement between programs. To make the options even more flexible, as envisioned in NEP 2020, multidisciplinary nature of courses; namely BS in Physics (with specialisation) and BS in Chemistry (with specialisation) are offered to students. These uniquely blended programs align with the National Education Policy and IIT Jodhpur’s vision of holistic student development, positioning the Institution as a leading force at the intersection of science and technology.
A Five-Day Faculty Development Programme (FDP) was organised on “Pedagogy and Technology-enabled Learning” by the Center for Education & Technology for Education from 19th July-23rd July. This FDP brought together speakers from diverse areas of global academia and industry to provide the attendees with a unique perspective on pedagogy and technology-enabled learning.
The program was particularly beneficial for new faculty members and doctoral students interested in pursuing a career in academia. The Resource Persons for the event included speakers from academia and industry from India and abroad. A total of 12 speakers conducted 17 sessions over 5 days on a wide range of topics such as learning sciences, pedagogical strategies, interactive learning environments, innovative ways of integrating technology in the classroom, technology-enhanced learning through AR-VR and gamification, effective assessment strategies, instructional design, and educational data analytics. These sessions were deeply interactive in nature and engaged the participants in concepts, applications, as well as related activities. The program was coordinated by Dr. Rajlaxmi Chouhan, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, and Affiliate Member of the CETE.