AICTE launches faculty development programme on Indian Knowledge System

Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education launched the three-week programme starting from November 15 to December 7.

AICTE launches faculty development programme on Indian Knowledge System AICTE (Source: Official Facebook Account)
Vagisha Kaushik | Nov 15, 2021 - 9:10 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) on Monday announced the launch of Faculty Development Programme (FDP) - Bhāratīya Jñāna Paramparā – with Rashtram School of Public, Rishihood University, Sonipat.

“The course aims to build a comprehensive perspective on the need, relevance and essence of Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) for the academic community, particularly the faculty engaged at colleges and universities across the country,” an AICTE statement said.

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The three-week FDP will be held from November 15 - December 7, 2021. Subhas Sarkar, Minister of State for Education launched the programme.

The programme will also be uploaded on the AICTE website and those who are not able to attend it physically can go through it virtually. The FDP seeks to provide intellectual thrust and moral clarity on the imperative of anchoring Indian education in India's Knowledge Systems (IKS): Sources, Theories, Concepts and Practices. A job portal will also be launched for opportunities in IKS, according to the AICTE statement.

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Commenting on the launch of the FDP, Sahasrabudhe said: “If we don’t make changes to our education policies now it will be very difficult for us to pass on the values of Indian Knowledge System (IKS) to our children. And if we want to make students learn about IKS the first step is to make the teachers aware about it. When teachers are aware about IKS, it will also fill their minds with pride and appreciation for this system. This will help the teachers or faculties to sow the seeds of IKS among their students. Keeping all these aspects in mind, this three-week FDP is of prime importance for us.”

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Stressing on the importance of IKS, Sarkar said: “A series of FDP on Indian Knowledge System will make the students aware about the rich history and tradition of our indigenous knowledge system that has been in place for thousands of years.”

During the event, Kapil Kapoor, Chairman, Indian Institute of Advanced Study was honoured with a Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to education and IKS.

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