Mumbai: The “Train 10,000 Teachers” (T10KT) project implemented jointly by IIT Bombay and IIT Kharagpur has been awarded the “Digital India Excellence Award 2017” in the category “Education” by the Pan-IIM World Management Conference. Prof. D. B. Phatak, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, IIT Bombay is the Professor In-Charge of this MHRD-funded project. This project will positively impact the education sector in the country.
The award will be presented by the Hon’ble Minister for Human Resource Development at a function scheduled to be held on 16 December 2017 at IIM Lucknow.
The ‘Train 1000 Teachers’ programme was initiated by IIT Bombay in 2009, under the project ‘Empowerment of Students/Teachers,’ sponsored by the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Government of India). The main focus of this programme is to work with Engineering Colleges in the country to enhance the teaching skills of faculty in core Engineering and Science subjects. This project attempts to address a critical subset of important issues, and adopts an approach to address these utilizing modern technologies.
In 2013, this programme was scaled further, to train up to 10,000 teachers at a time, using 338 established Remote Centers across India. IIT Kharagpur is our partner Institution in the second phase. Together, Both have a mandate to train 1, 50,000 teachers over the next three years.