- Faculty Training Program will be conducted in collaboration with UGC in the physical mode for more than 1000 faculty at six Human Resource Development Centers
The Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) Division of the Ministry of Education announced that a six-day Faculty Training Program will be conducted in collaboration with UGC in the physical mode for more than 1000 faculty at six Human Resource Development Centers (HRDCs) of UGC during July to October 2023.
The Chairman of UGC inaugurated the portal for the registration of the IKS FTP. Prof. Jagadish Kumar, Chairman of UGC mentioned that the six HRDCs locations were chosen from all parts of our country to facilitate faculty to attend the programs in HRDCs. At the event, the National Coordinator of IKS Division Prof. Ganti S. Murthy gave the details of the FTP that will be conducted at six different HRDCs. Each HRDC will train 180 faculty in four parallel batches and the training will be conducted by some of the best IKS Experts from all over the country.
The Vice Chancellors of the Universities and Principals of the colleges were requested to nominate two regular faculty members from their institutions for taking part in the training program. The preference will be given to faculty (Assistant Professors, Associate Professors and Full Professors, in that order) who are currently teaching or planning to teach an introductory course in IKS in the current academic year.
As UGC has incorporated IKS at UG and PG level, the Faculty Training Programs in IKS are essential since it creates new opportunities and insights for the implementation of NEP2020.
The IKS Division personnel Sh. Anurag Deshpande and Sh. Sriram will lead this initiative in collaboration with various HRDCs. The IKS Division of Ministry of Education has been established with a vision to rejuvenate and mainstream Indian knowledge systems for the contemporary world.