Training & Education

Various kind of training programmes are conducted by the Institute. These are
  • Short Term Training Programmes (STTP)
  • In-House Training Programmes
  • Special Training Programmes
  • Collaborative Training Programmes

For providing training, the Institute develops its Programme Calendar on the basis of Training Need Analysis of the various stakeholders like Technical Institutions, Directorates of Technical Education, industry etc. The Calendar so developed is shared with all concerned to enable participation of the right person for the right kind of programme, before implementation.

Various kinds of programme are offered specially for the total development of teachers / supporting staff of technical institutions so that they can play multiple role such as effective teaching, curriculum development, instructional material development, infrastructure development, student evaluation, guidance and counseling, community interaction and consultancy. The programmes are offered in a very flexible manner to suit the convenience of the clients with respect to duration (sometimes made modular) venue and timings. Programmes are conducted in the Institute premises at Kolkata and its two Extension Centres at Bhubaneshwar, Orissa and Guwahati, Assam at the doorsteps of the institutions requiring training, as also industrial locations.

The Institute also invites faculty members from institutions of higher learning and industry for providing a variety of experience and exposure to the participant, on one hand, and for ensuring quality, on the other. All the programmes are evaluated in terms of their effectiveness. At the end of each programme, feedback obtained is analyzed and findings are shared with the sponsoring organizations as a mechanism for monitoring purposes.

Short Term Training Programmes
The Institute Conducts Short Term Training Programmes (STTPs) for in-service teachers and staff members of technical institutions, e.e., Polytechnics and Engineering Colleges all over India. These training programmes are spread over the entire academic year, i.e., from April 1 of every year to March 31 of the next calendar year. The STTPs are typically of one week duration. AICTE has recognized the STTPs conducted by the Institute for consideration for the purpose of movement to higher grades under Career Advancement Scheme. The list and schedule of the STTPs for the current academic year is available as the Academic Calendar. The details of each programme can be obtained from the Programme Overview.

In-House Trainng Programmes
In addition to STTPs mentioned in the Programme calendar's, the Institute also conduct clientele demand based STTPs of following categories.
Demand based training programmes are conducted in the campus of the client institutes with flexible duration according to convenience of the clients. The expenditure for programmes conducted at Govt./Govt. aided technical institutions, excluding those institutions covered under World Bank Assisted Tech. Ed. III project and TEQIP, are borne by NITTTR, Kolkata according to the norms of the Institute. Course fees are charged for conducting such programme in other category of technical institutions.The heads of the institutions may contact us for details for availing of the facility.

Special Trainng Programmes
Tailor-made training Programmes/Workshops are conducted at the main campus or any one of the Extension Centres of the Institute at Bhubaneswar/Guwahati to cater to the special needs felt by the Directorates of Technical Education or organizations/ industry. Those interested are invited to send their demands.

Collaborative Trainng Programmes
Such programmes will be conducted in collaboration with technical institutions/industries by sharing of resources. The Institute has organized such programmes in collaboration with national and international organizations like Colombo Plan Staff College, United Nations Educational, Scientific & Cultural Organization, United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund, United Nations Development Programme and various reputed technical institutions. Interested organizations/ institutions are invited to contact us.

Curriculum Development

Curriculum development activities primarily relate to the followings:
  • Reviewing, revising and developing/modernizing existing curricula
  • Introducing flexibility through Multi Point Entry & Credit System (MPECS)
  • Preparing new curricula in engineering and non-engineering areas
  • Preparing new curricula in non-conventional and vocational courses to meet the socio-economic needs of the region
  • Developing curricula owing to introduction of new courses as necessitated due to implementation of World Bank Assisted Project for Strengthening of Technician Education in the States of the Eastern Region.

A scientific and systematic method is followed in development of curriculum. The process involves identification of the functional areas under a vocation or a discipline and then making an analysis of competencies in terms of Knowledge-Skill-Attitude requirements in each of the functional areas determined on the basis of job analysis. From the analysis of K-S-A requirements, broad curriculum areas are identified and from these areas, different subject boundaries are determined. Following a retrogressive approach, the applied subjects are first identified and, for studying these, core subjects and basic subjects are derived. The subjects are then put in a hierarchical order.

A horizontal and vertical structure of the curriculum is then prepared and weightage of the basic subjects, the core subjects and the applied subjects is decided. For each of these subjects, the course content is identified and the requirement of Lecture, Tutorial and Practical is arrived at, keeping in view the time available and the difficulty level of the subjects. For each of these subjects, instructional objectives are written to help teachers and students objectively teach / learn the subject. The curriculum further includes the evaluation scheme and guidelines for formative and summative evaluation. Also included in the curriculum are suggestive list of books, list of experiments for each subjects, list of tools and equipment with broad specifications.

The Institute is presently developing competency based curriculum for National Vocational Education Qualification & Certification Framework (NVEQCF) where the main focus is on the development of specific competencies as the total outcome of learning, in preference to teaching a particular subject and evaluating students against learning of the course contents. It has also developed methodologies for bringing in examination reforms and preparation of item banks for the State Boards / Councils of Technical Education.

Learning Resources Development

Learning resources development activities include promoting development of multi-modal instructional resource materials to cater to individualized needs of learning. A good number of learning materials in print and non-print forms including text books, manuals, monographs, multimedia learning packages and educational video films have been and are being developed. Besides, the Institute has also assisted the technical institutions of the Eastern Region in setting up Learning Resource Utilization Centres (LRUCs) for effective use of all types of learning materials. The Institute is also acting as a resource centre for educational video films telecast countrywide through education satellite channel (Gyan Darshan).

Research & Development

The Institute undertakes Research Studies and Development Projects in engineering education, management and technology areas for generating new knowledge and to develop methods and strategies for solving the problems of the user system. The focal areas of R & D are:
  • Research in advancement of Technology & Management
  • Action research for improvement of Classroom and Laboratory Instructions of technical institutions
  • Development of conceptual models and ideas for sharing with clients. Conduct of Tracer Studies
  • R&D backup support for development of transfer of appropriate, location specific and affordable technologies to the rural community etc.
Extension Services & Consultancy

The Scheme of ‘Community Development through Polytechnics’(CDTP) has been launched by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, Department of Higher Education.

National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training & Research, Kolkata (NITTTR-Kol) has been declared as the Resource Centre for the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnic in the respective region. The necessary technical & academic inputs are provided to the identified Polytechnics of the different States / Union Territories by the Department of Community Development & Rural Technology (CDRT), NITTTR, Kolkata.

The Department of CDRT, NITTTR-Kol is also entrusted with the responsibility of regular monitoring & implementation of the Scheme. It provides the interface between organized Technical Education provided by the polytechnic system & need based, location specific, community oriented vocational programme in non-formal sector through the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics’. The Scheme enhances effective liaison between various nodal organizations in the District and the Polytechnic through the CDRT Department.

At present, MHRD, New Delhi has selected 69 Polytechnics, 17 have been provisionally selected & 7 has been newly added, a total of 93 Polytechnics in the Scheme of Community Development through Polytechnics.

The unorganized sector of the Country needs to increase the productivity of its manpower for its survival and growth. There is an urgent need to train millions of persons every year through a country wide network for non-formal skill development.The training may be imparted by the selected Polytechnics through the Scheme.

The main objectives of the Scheme are given below which may be achieved through the Polytechnic’s Main Centre & the Extension Centers:
  • To carry out Need Assessment Surveys to assess the technology and training needs;
  • To impart Skill Development Training to the intended target groups;
  • To disseminate Appropriate Technologies for productivity enhancement;
  • To provide Technical and Support Services to rural masses and slums dwellers;
  • To create Awareness among the target groups about technological advancement and contemporary issues of importance

The Scheme for Integrating Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) in the Mainstream of Technical and Vocational Education formulated in accordance with the Indian National Policy on Education (1986) and PWD Act (1995) was initiated by the Govt. of India through the Ministry of Human Resource Development in the year 2000.

For effective implementation of the Scheme, 50 Polytechnics from different regions of India were identified by the Expert Group, which included 12 polytechnics of the Eastern Region of the India. The Department is entrusted with the responsibility of monitoring the implementation of the Scheme through these polytechnics as also recommending the names of other polytechnics for further strengthening of the Scheme depending upon the progress of Scheme.