New Delhi: The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has invested significant amount of resources towards capacity building and enhancement of professional skills of faculty of higher education institutions under the scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT).
Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) is one such initiative, launched by MHRD on 13th November, 2018 with the objective of providing online courses in various disciplines for professional development of higher education faculty using the Massive open online courses (Mooc) platform SWAYAM.
For the implementation of ARPIT, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres (NRCs) have been identified to prepare online training material with focus on latest developments in the discipline including new & emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.
UGC has already granted equivalence to ARPIT courses at par with Refresher Courses for the purpose of Career Advancement Scheme. The UGC has requested all universities about the newly launched ARPIT courses and to encourage their faculty members to participate in the ARPIT courses available on SWAYAM platform, not only for keeping themselves abreast of latest developments in their disciplines but also for aiding their career progression.