On Wednesday at New Delhi Headquarters, The All India Central Council for Technical Education (AICTE) launched “Margdarshan Schemes” for the session 2023-24. The launching program was inaugurated by AICTE chairman Prof. T G Sitharam. The initiative was launched first in 2019 as mentoring for NBA value in affiliation with Washington Accord. A Mentor and Mentee concept was included in the project to uplift the teaching and learning process.
“Margdarshan Schemes” guides the institutions on how to achieve National Board of Accreditation (NBA) accreditation and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) rank. These guidelines will be delivered to the mentee institutions through various training workshops, Mentorships initiatives, and consultancy services conducted by Mentor Institutions.
AICTE will allocate a Rs 50 Lakh fund to participating institutions. Mentor Institutions will be responsible for ten other institutions to make members of the program. The project will be of 3 years duration. Professor T G Sitharam said “Margdarshan Scheme sets a stage for the empowerment of technical education. We are chartering a development in technical education for our nation.”
Both the Institution’s Mentee and Mentor can access the laboratories, libraries, innovative hubs, or other resources available at Margdarshan Institutes (MI) in order to empower their educational caliber. AICTE has issued Margdarshans regarding terms, conditions, and eligibility criteria for “Share and Mentor Institutions” on its website. Institutions ambitious to be Mentor must be an
- AICTE Approved, Governmental, govt Aided or Self Financed Institutions and
- Established at least 15 years Before.
- Offering UG and PG Courses in Technical Education which were accredited with at least 50% NBA accreditation.
For Mentee, Institutions must be an AICTE- Approved.
AICTE has invited institutions parties for details on the website – www.aicte-india.org/schemes/institutional-development-schemes