KASARGOD: Over 20 vice-chancellors and directors from IITs, NITs and IISER will discuss the problems facing the universities at a four-day workshop at the Central University of Kerala from August 28. The workshop is being organised by the Centre for Curriculum Research Policy and Education Development (CCRPED) funded by Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching project of the Human Resources Development Ministry.
The CUK is one of the nine institutions in India which received Rs 13-crore aid as part of the mission to address the issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development. Eminent persons will discuss various topics with the heads of the higher education institutions.
Dr Amrit G Kumar, head of the project and CCRPED, said that the workshop aimed at imparting leadership quality and administrative skills for the leaders of higher education institutions. “The VCs and directors will get classes from experts on various topics such as institution building and project implementation, reservation rules on appointments, triple accreditation and international accreditation,” he said. “They will also interact among themselves on the issues regarding Indian varsities,” he added.
ICSSR member-secretary Dr V.K. Malhotra, former diplomat Dr T.P. Sreenivasan , legal luminary Dr N. R. Madhava Menon, IIM Calcutta professor Dr Biju Paul Abraham, reservation policy expert Dr H.S. Rana and former ISRO chairman G. Madhavan Nair will be the resource persons....