Event to be held on May 17 at 3pm
The Union education minister Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ will launch the ATAL faculty development programme (FDP) calendar on May 17. The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) made the announcement on their social media handle.
In the virtual event , Pokhriyal will also inaugurate 15 FDPs developed by the AICTE Training and Learning (ATAL) academy.
“Hon'ble Minister of Education, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' ji would be Chief Guest at 'Calendar launch of AICTE Training & Learning (ATAL) Academy online FDP 2021-22 & inauguration of 15 online FDP' on May 17, 2021 at 3pm,” the AICTE informed on social media.
The ATAL academy has been conducting various FDPs in emerging areas of data science, cyber security, quantum computing, 3D printing and designing, artificial intelligence, AR/VR, robotics, and internet of things. It has already conducted 185 offline FDPs in 2019-20 and 948 online FDPs in 2020-21 and trained more than 1 lakh teachers throughout the country.
For 2021-22, the academy has planned to conduct as many as 971 virtual programmes, considering the COVID-19 situation.
AICTE Chairman Professor Anil Sahasrabudhe, Vice Chairman Prof M P Poonia, Member Secretary Prof Rajiv Kumar and Director, ATAL Academies, Dr RK Soni will also be present in the event for the launching ceremony, the AICTE said.
The inaugural ceremony will be streamed on 17 May 2021, 3pm onward on AICTE YouTube channel.
Caption: For 2021-22, the academy has planned to conduct as many as 971 virtual programmes, considering the COVID-19 situation.
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