Pune:25 Faculties From Across India To Attend FDP On AICTE IDEA Lab Organised By DY Patil International University

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Pune, 22 September 2021: DY Patil International University (DYPIU) Pune is organising a week-long Faculty Development Program (FDP) at its premises on AICTE IDEA LAB between 23rd and 28th September. Around 25 faculties coming from across the country will be attending the event.

The program, which is sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) will be held by AICTE Training & Learning Academy (ATAL) Academy. Those who will be attending the inaugural event include Rajive Kumar (member-secretary, AICTE), Neeraj Saxena (Advisor, IDC, AICTE) and Prof Prabhat Ranjan (DYPIU Vice Chancellor) who is also the chairman of AICTE IDEA Lab National Committee.

AICTE has decided to establish IDEA (Idea, Development, Evaluation & Application) Lab in AICTE approved institutions, encouraging students to the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fundamentals towards enhanced hands-on experience, learning by doing and even product visualization.

As a common facility embedded in the institution, the IDEA Lab will make engineering graduates more imaginative and creative, besides getting basic training in the 21st-century skills like critical thinking, problem-solving, design thinking, collaboration, can facilitate the students and faculty to engage, explore, experience, express and excel as desired by the Hon. Prime Minister in the wake of the release of National Educational Policy 2020.

As the IDEA Lab is going to be a long-term intervention aiming to transform education imparted in the institution, the proposal must spell out a clear vision for the Lab, plan of implementation, mobilization of resources, strength and enthusiasm of faculty, utilization and expansion of facilities etc. The alignment of activities with larger national goals/missions/initiatives or industrial requirements or serving the disadvantaged.

The purpose of IDEA Lab is to provide all facilities under one roof, for the conversion of an idea into a prototype. With these facilities on the campus, more students and faculty will be encouraged to take up creative work and in the process, get training on creative thinking, problem-solving, collaboration etc. which conventional labs are not able to. The focus will be on training students so that they become imaginative and creative and stay so at the workplaces they join. The program is specifically designed for faculty members, research scholars, engineers and professionals