New Delhi: In its blueprint on National Faculty Development Programme, the National Association of Software and Service Companies (NASSCOM) has said that IT and Computer Science teachers, all from tier-II and tier III institutes need special training to update their knowledge in emerging areas. The association has prepared a three-pronged strategy which emphasises on first-time education, off-line material and mentoring and refreshers’ programme.
“15,000 teachers in Information Technology and Computer Sciences are not up to date with their knowledge. As teachers are poor in their own field, quality of teaching is affected in majority of the technical institutes of the country,” NASSCOM has said.
“In the tier-II and tier-III institutes, the faculty members are not in touch with industry. They are not updated on the emerging areas. These teachers need special training,” NASSCOM vice president Rajdeep Sahrawat said.
As per the AICTE data, there were 1,668 engineering institutes in the country in 2006. About 15% to 20% of these institutes come under tier-I category which have all advanced facilities and good teachers.
“NASSCOM will submit the blueprint on National Faculty Development Programme to the government soon,” he said.