Faculty Development Schemes

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Faculty Development Schemes

General Guidelines for All FDC Schemes

General Guidelines Applicable to all Faculty Development Schemes of AICTE.


STTP-SFURTI intends to conduct faculty and student trainings through financial assistance from AICTE to enable faculty members and students in the field of technical education to introspect and learn techniques that can help prepare faculty and students to impart there research work in the development of small-scale business for the nation.


In order to train the Inductee Teachers in AICTE approved / recognised institutions, National Initiative for Technical Teachers Training (for Inductee Teachers) has been launched. It imparts training to the Inductee Teachers in three phases. The first phase of the training programme for the Inductee Teachers shall be conducted in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) mode for eight modules on the SWAYAM platform through the NITTT portal www.nittt.ac.in followed by one-month industrial internship (second phase) and then mentor based training (third phase).

AICTE-Best Teachers Award (Visvesvaraya Best Teachers Award and Pritam Singh Foundation Award)

This scheme is aimed to recognize the meritorious faculties on Teachers Day i.e. 5th September every year at National level and encourage them to update themselves to the ever changing needs of higher education at global level and thereby becoming an effective contributor towards the society.

AICTE-Quality Improvement program

The main objective of the programme is to upgrade the qualification of the faculty members of the degree and polytechnic level institutions in the country. Financial assistance @Rs. 15000/-PM and Rs. 5000/ PM are given to Ph.D/ M.Tech Scholars. Presently 114 QIP centers are operational throughout the country.


This scheme Promotes Research in identified thrust areas of in Technical Education. RPS is aimed to create research ambience in the institutes by promoting research in engineering sciences and innovations in established and newer technologies; and to generate Master’s and Doctoral degree candidates to augment the quality of faculty and research. The limit of funding is Rs 25 Lakh for project duration of 3 years.

AICTE-Quality Improvement Programme (FOREIGN UNIVERSITY)

Scheme provides scholarships to the faculty who fulfils eligibility criteria and obtains admission in the Doctoral Degree programme leading to award of PhD degree in any of the enlisted top 500 universities/institutes (based on the QS ranking, the Times ranking and the Shanghai ranking) in the world.


The scheme is intended to Institutions for induction training to teachers employed in AICTE approved Technical Institutions to facilitate up-gradation of knowledge and skill. Rs 5-7 Lakh are granted for the 2 weeks FDP.

AICTE-Short Term Training Programme (STTP) (UT-J&K,Ladakh and NER)

Short Term Training Program (STTP) intends to conduct faculty trainings through financial assistance from AICTE to enable faculty members in the field of technical education to introspect and learn techniques that can help prepare students for active and successful participants in a knowledge society.


To Develop the skill of the participants to involve the masses in traditional sports/games and fun games for physical activity through recreation.


The objective of the AICTE – University training programs is to conduct training for faculty members to prepare them for being successful in a knowledge society.


The objective, of AICTE – Technical University Training program for Librarians, is to conduct training for Librarians to prepare them for being successful and affective in a knowledge society.
It provide a dynamic and quality user centered library and information services that enhance teaching, learning and research while inculcating life-long learning skills and fostering human development.

AICTE-Professional Development Scheme

The scheme enables meritorious faculty to interact at International Level Conferences, both within and outside India, Seminars, and Symposia.


AICTE and INAE distinguished visiting Professor scheme envisages promotion of industry-institute interaction.

AICTE – ISTE Orientation/ Refresher Programme

The objective is to conduct AICTE-ISTE Induction/ Refresher Programmes for the teaching faculty working in technical institutions. Total 100 Refresher programme & 50 Orientation programme with the funding of Rs. 300000 per programme.

AICTE-Technical Book Writing & Translation

To promote use of 'Scheduled Regional Language' in Technical Education for creating knowledge base in local language and to encourage creation of treasure of latest technical knowledge incorporating the newest developments by grant of financial support to the distinguished faculty/writers/translators.


The Emeritus Professor (Distinguished Practicing Engineer) Fellowship intends to utilize the expertise of highly qualified and experienced superannuated Engineers who have made undoubtable, unchallengeable, unparalleled and exceptional contribution to the society in their respective fields in any discipline in engineering for the benefit of students/faculty of host institutes & of institutes located in the adjoining areas.

Faculty Development Activities

AICTE-Leadership in Teaching Excellence (AICTE-LITE)

AICTE’s Leadership in Teaching Excellence (LITE) is a national programme aims to bring modern software engineering knowledge through proven online teaching-learning methods to 100,000 teachers and 2.4 Crore students in India.

Examination Reforms Policy

Examinations play a very important role in deciding the quality of education.This policy attempts to bring out recommendations for reforms in examination system to meet challenges of emerging engineering education landscape.Further to complete the policy for the purposes of implementation, AICTE is presently in the process of compiling the question banks as applicable to various disciplines in the field of Engineering.

360 Degree Feedback

360 Degree Feedback is aimed at benefitting the Faculty members, Students of institutes recognized by AICTE in which faculty members are subjected to feedback by management, administrative staff, HODs, students & the society to include (stake holders) on different parameters. 360 Degree Feedback app and a portal has been designed for the institutes, teachers and students. This activity has been made mandatory for the purposes of promotion to all the faculties in AICTE approved institution the AICTE Gazette dated 01 March 2019 and will be a mandatory part for qualification in AICTE - AQIS (financially funded schemes) as also for AICTE Visvesvaraya Best Teachers’ Award.

AICTE -Students' Learning Assessment Project (PARAKH)

AICTE-Student Learning Assessment (PARAKH) is to evaluate technical students of India and to assess their overall qualitative and quantitative growth during the course of study in order to get a suitable employment. All India Council for Technical Education AICTE-SLA (PARAKH) project has been designed to measure the benchmark levels and gains in academic and higher-order thinking skills of students and faculties to understand the various factors that affect skill development in Technical Institutes across India.

Vision of AICTE - SLA (PARAKH) is to motivate bridging the gap between academics and industry by providing a platform for self-assessment of knowledge and 21st century skill capabilities in students and faculty members to ensure global competitiveness. AICTE - SLA (PARAKH) will enable policymakers and institutions to assess global competitiveness of students, faculty members and stakeholders to trigger necessary interventions creating a more effective system of education in the country.

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