NITTTR Chandigarh- one of the premier institutes of the country celebrated its 53rd Annual Day
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chandigarh (NITTTR, Chandigarh) celebrated its 53rd Annual Day on September 7, 2020. Keeping in view the present pandemic situation, the programme was organised in an online mode.
Prof Lini Mathew welcomes all the delegates and invited Director NITTTR to present the annual report.
Prof SS Pattnaik, Director NITTTR presented Institute’s Annual Report. In his Annual Report Dr Pattnaik mentioned that NITTTR, Chandigarh is one of the premier institutes of the country specializing in bringing about excellence in technical teachers training and education having facilities in a variety of specialized engineering and technological sciences. Since its establishment in 1967, the institute has played a pivotal role in developing highly competent teachers and other professionals, both in India and abroad. Dr Pattnaik highlighted some of the outstanding achievements of the institute such as Training, Infrastructure, MOOCS……… Curriculum——- Instructional Material…. R&D…… etc.
Madhu Ranjan Kumar Joint Secretary, Ministry of Education (Department of Higher Education), Govt of India released E-Souvenir brought out to mark the occasion of Annual Day of the Institute. Madhu Ranjan in his Presidential Address extended his best wishes to the institute and said that during COVID-19 institute has done fabulous job to train more than fifteen thousand faculty across the country. He appreciated the tremendous and exponential progress made by the institute in multifaceted direction during the past three years, under the dynamic leadership of Prof. Pattnaik, the Director of the Institute.
Prof KK Aggarwal Chairman National Board of Accreditation (NBA) graced the occasion as a Chief Guest. Prof.Aggarwal Inaugurated the newly developed Conference Hall with a capacity of more than 80 persons with all latest facilities of smart classroom and audio visual aids. He congratulated NITTTR, Chandigarh on this special day and conveyed his best wishes. He said………………….
Prof S. Anantha Ramakrishna Director, CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh was the Guest of Honour at the occasion. During his address he said……………………..
An Open Forum Discussion on ‘New Education Policy (NEP 2020)’ was organized in which the faculty members suggested the ways and strategies for its implementation, especially the changes in the Higher Education suggested in the Policy. While moderating the Open Forum Discussions, Prof Parmod Kumar Singla, the Faculty In charge Administration of the institute presented some of the significant aspects of the NEP 2020. It was concluded that the New National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, is a good policy as it aims at making the education system holistic, flexible, multidisciplinary, aligned to the needs of the 21st century .The intent of policy seems to be ideal in many ways but itwill be a challenge to implement it in its letter and spirit. NITTTR Chandigarh will have to play a pivotal role for its successful implementation of NEP 2020. A team comprising of Dr MeenakshiSood, Prof. Ashok, Prof.Balwinder Raj and Prof Mala Kalra prepared a report outlining the strategies for implementation of NEP 2020.
A Cultural Programme was organised by the faculty, staff and students of the institute, which was coordinated by Prof. Ajay K Duggal and Prof.Ritula Thakur.
Prof Maitreyee Dutta extends the vote of thanks on the occasion.