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School Innovation Ambassador Training Program

Context:

Union education minister launched the ‘School Innovation Ambassador Training Program’ in July 2021.

Relevance:

GS-II: Social Justice (Issues related to Education, Government Policies and Interventions, Welfare Schemes)

Dimensions of the Article:

  1. About the ‘School Innovation Ambassador Training Program’
  2. About AICTE

About the ‘School Innovation Ambassador Training Program’

  • The ‘School Innovation Ambassador Training Program’ will provide training to teachers from Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)- affiliated schools including Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, Kendriya Vidyalayas, and Eklavya Residential Model Schools in India.
  • This scheme was designed by innovation cell of education ministry and All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) for school teachers.
  • A similar programme is run by AICTE for teachers in higher education.
  • Training will be provided in five modules (entrepreneurship, innovation, intellectual property rights, product development, design thinking and idea generation etc.,) to encourage innovation and creativity among school students.
  • It will benefit a large number of schools for tribal children across the country by giving wings to the creativity of the children.
  • It will nurture lakhs of students with innovation capabilities, develop a culture of innovation and lay the foundation of a new and vibrant India.

About AICTE

  • The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is the statutory body (AICTE Act) and a national-level council for technical education, under Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.
  • It was initially only an advisory body under Department of Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, under Government of India. However, it was in 1987 that it was given a statutory status under an Act of the Parliament.
  • Objectives of AICTE
    1. To plan, formulate and maintain the norms and standards by acting as a statutory authority.
    2. To provide quality assurance through accreditation.
    3. To monitor, evaluate and provide funding for the priority areas.
    4. Maintaining parity of certification & awards.
    5. To manage and develop the technical education system of India.

-Source: PIB

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