Union Education Minister, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ today 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 thrust and emerging areas in technology. The FDPs will be conducted in 22 Indian states.

While addressing the participants, Union Education Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ mentioned that “Employability of engineers became a major issue over time, as the industry finds that the students come totally unprepared for their needs. AICTE has taken a noble initiative of bridging this gap by training faculty members which in turn will guide students in new emerging areas. He added, in these testing times, AICTE provided an impetus to conduct online ATAL faculty development programs so that no faculty members may lose out training due to the pandemic situation