Trichy: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Trichy has been granted the status of mentor institute to 14 engineering institutions in the region.
This came as a part of the Margdarshan (share and mentor institutions) scheme – an initiative by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to guide and disseminate knowledge to mentee institutions.The purpose of the scheme is to conduct faculty development programmes, national-level workshops, guest lectures and other activities for the technical upliftment of member institutions in terms of teaching-learning process.
AICTE has sanctioned a grant of Rs 30 lakh under this project for a duration of three years. Speaking during the launch of the programme, director of NIT-T, Mini Shaji Thomas said that the endeavour is to contribute towards the improvement of technical education.
N Sivakumaran, chief coordinator and G SaravanaIlango, co-coordinator briefed the principals and senior professors of the mentee institutions about the Margdarshan scheme and its implementation.This programme will enhance the lateral thinking and attitude and improve the communication skills and self-confidence among faculties and students.
The workshop eased the interaction between the mentee institutions and NIT-T regarding the comprehensive objectives of the programme, project guidelines, expected institutions’ networking outcomes and the feedback on mentee-mentor expectations.
Maluk Mohamed, director and correspondent, MAM College of Engineering and Technology, Trichy, K Valavan, principal, Saranathan College of Engineering, Trichy, arputhavijayaselvi, principal, Kings College of Engineering, Pudukkottai and Sundarrajan from Pavai College of Technology, Namakkal expressed their happiness as mentee institutions to be associated with NIT-T as mentor institute.