San Antonio, Texas
June 9, 2012
June 9, 2012
June 10, 2012
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ASEE INTERNATIONAL LEARNING FORUM JUNE 9-10, 2012, San Antonio INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION IN CURRICULUM AND LABORATORY DEVELOPMENT Dr. K. P. Isaac Member Secretary, All India Council for Technical Education, India email@example.com Abstract The aim of any country’s higher education system is sustainable developmentand achieving higher growth rates. India aims to increase the higher educationenrollment rate from about 12 percent at present to 30 percent over a decade.Technical education at all levels in India is witnessing a consistent growth byestablishing new institutions, addition of courses and increase in seats mainly withprivate participation. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), a statutory body of theGovernment of India is the national level apex body with its mission of developing andpromoting quality technical education in the country has been constantly givingimportance to improvement of quality by constantly upgrading the curriculum. AICTEbrings out model curriculum in all specializations and programmes governed by it viz,Engineering, Management, Master of Computer Applications (MCA), Pharmacy, HotelManagement and Architecture. The curriculum development in India is done keeping the outcome basedapproach or the competency based approach. The National Institute of TechnicalTeachers Training and Research (NITTTR) located at four different places in India carryout research and assistance to institutions and universities in developing thecompetency based curriculum for engineering courses at various levels viz, Diploma,Degree and Post Graduate. The use of Information Communication Technology in the teaching learningprocess is promoted in India through a nationally coordinated project – National Projecton Technology Enhanced Learning. As part of this project, e-contents are developed forvarious courses and virtual laboratories are being established across the country. This paper discusses the above and similar practices in achieving qualityeducation in India and the areas of mutual collaboration with other countries.
Isaac, K. P. (2012, June), International Collaboration in Curriculum and Laboratory Development Paper presented at 2012 ASEE International Forum, San Antonio, Texas. 10.18260/1-2--17047
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