AICTE Holds Faculty Development Program on Indian Knowledge System



The three-week program started on November 15 and will end on December 7

FDP will be helped in association with Rishihood University, Sonipat

The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is leading a Faculty Development Program (FDP) – BhāratÄ«ya Jñāna Paramparā – with the Rashtram School of Public, Rishihood University, Sonipat, aimed at establishing a global perspective on need, relevance and the essence of Indian education. Knowledge Systems (IKS) for the academic community, especially faculty engaged in colleges and universities across the country.

The three-week FDP will run from November 15 and end on December 7, 2021, and is also supported by CPDHE (UGC-HRDC), Univ. de Delhi, Bharatiya Shikshan Mandal, IKS Division of AICTE Ministry of Education, CoEIKS, IIT Kharagpur, INDICA and SOA.

Speaking about the FDP, AICTE President Anil D Sahasrabudhe said: “If we do not make changes in our education policies now, it will be very difficult for us to convey the values ​​of the Indian Knowledge System (IKS) to our children. And if we want to introduce students to IKS, the first step is to make teachers aware of it. When teachers get to know IKS, it will also fill their minds with pride and appreciation for this system. This will help teachers or faculties to sow the seeds of IKS among their students. Considering all these aspects, this three week PDF is essential for us.

The FDP will also be posted on the AICTE website and those who cannot physically attend will be able to browse it virtually. The FDP seeks to provide intellectual guidance and moral clarity on the imperative of grounding Indian education in Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS): sources, theories, concepts and practices. A job portal will also be launched for opportunities in IKS.

Responding to the nation’s call to Ä€tmanirbhara Bhārata and ongoing initiatives to implement NEP 2020, the FDP aims to contribute and enrich the Indian education system through inflection of Indian knowledge and provide relevant reflections for the NEP 2020.

Some of the key sessions included Education and Coloniality by J Sai Deepak; What are India’s knowledge systems? by Michel Danino; IKS in higher education institutions by Kuldeep Agnihotri; Rajnish Mishra’s “Bhāṣā-cintana-paramparā”; “Nāṭyaśāstra, Saá¹…gÄ«ta aur Ná¹›tya” by laureate Padma Vibhushan, Sonal Mansingh; Character of BhāratÄ«ya Samāja by Kapil Kapoor, among others.

On this occasion, Kapil Kapoor, President of the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, declared: “It is important to first sensitize teachers through these PDFs that education can only serve our society and our culture if it is is based on the powerful traditions and knowledge practices of India – otherwise, from now on, Education will only perpetuate “colonized minds”, thus stifling indigenous originality. “

Kapoor received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to education and IKS.

According to Ganti S. Murthy, National Coordinator, IKS Division, Ministry of Education, AICTE, “It is evident in today’s world that Indian thinking and knowledge systems have much to offer in creating a more sustainable, harmonious and peaceful world. To teach this Indian way to future generations, teachers need to be familiarized and such foundational programs will go a long way in making this possible.

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Last updated on November 20, 2021


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