"Train 10 thousand teachers" is a major initiative under the NMEICT, in which IIT Kharagpur and IIT Bombay are working as partner institutes to improve the teaching skills of engineering college teachers of the country in core Engineering and Science subjects. Under the programme, two-week ISTE workshops are held during the vacation period in summer and winter. Live lectures are given by IIT faculty. The participating teachers attend at a remote center close to their own college, and also attend tutorial and lab sessions conducted in the same center. The lecture transmission and live interaction takes place through distance mode using the AVIEW technology and the internet, at selected remote centers across the country.
Under the National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT), funded by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Government of India, a proper balance between content generation, research in critical areas relating to imparting of education and connectivity for integrating our knowledge with the latest advancements is being attempted. For this, what is needed is a critical mass of experts in every field working in a networked manner with dedication. Although disjointed efforts have been going on in this area by various institutions / organizations and isolated success stories are also available, a holistic approach is the need of the hour. This Mission seeks to support such initiatives and build upon the synergies between various efforts by adopting a holistic approach.
IIT Kharagpur takes a major role in implementing the objectives of the national mission. Under the NMEICT, IIT Kharagpur is executing "Train 10 thousand teachers" (T10KT), "National Programme on Technology Enhanced Learning" (NPTEL), "Pedagogy Research", "Virtual Laboratory" as major projects.Under T10KT programme, IIT Kharagpur has conducted 10-day ISTE workshop on "Analog Electronics" in June 2013 for more than 8000 Engineering College teachers, "Signals and Systems" in January 2014 for more than 10,000 Engineering College teachers and Fluid Mechanics in May 2014 for more than 9000 Engineering college teachers.