The Central Board of Secondary Education on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) to train and enhance the skills of teachers and students of the CBSE affiliated schools.
“The collaboration of CBSE and AICTE will go a long way in students facilitation who will now be aware about the emerging areas in technology and get timely and appropriate guidance,” CBSE chairman Manoj Ahuja said.
According to AICTE chairman Anil D Sahasrabuddhe, “The digital learning platforms of the AICTE are expected to reshape the way in which students learned so far.”
As part of the program, the CBSE and the AICTE will launch programmes for the training of CBSE schoolteachers on AICTE Training and Learning Academy (ATAL), National Education Alliance for Technology (NEAT), among other initiatives.
“This initiative will elevate the Indian education sector to new heights,” said AICTE member secretary Rajeev Kumar. Webinars and social media campaigns at national and regional levels will also be organized to encourage students.
CBSE and AICTE will launch joint programmes to train CBSE school teachers to work as per AICTE Training and learning Academy (ATAL) and National Education Alliance for Technology (NEAT).
NEAT is a public-private partnership initiative between the government and education technology companies to improve learning using artificial intelligence. The teachers will be trained to use the AI-enabled equipment and use them as pedagogical tools. They will further assist the students to gain knowledge via AI tools.
The Chairman of AICTE, Prof Anil D Sahasrabudhe explained about the new initiative as he said that, “the digital learning platforms of AICTE are expected to reshape the way in which students learned so far”.
The teachers will be further assisted in conducting joint hackathons for school students and provide learning assignments to students using modern techniques.
CBSE Chairman spoke about the relevance of this initiative for the students. “The collaboration of CBSE and AICTE will go a long way in student facilitation who will now be aware about the emerging areas in technology and get timely and appropriate guidance”, he said.
The Vice-Chairman of AICTE, Dr M P Poonia assured of creating awareness about the new technologies among schools and educational institutions so that their teachers and students can benefit from them.