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National Institute of Technical Teachers` Training and Research, Kolkata
(NITTTR)

UNEVOC Centre (Uni/Research) since 1999

The NITTTR, Kolkata was established by the Indian Ministry of Education with the mandate to improve the quality of technical education in general and to undertake research in all branches of engineering and technology in particular. It undertakes activities such as training of technical teachers, design and development of curriculum, learning resources (including multi-media), delivery systems for distance education, and conducting professional skill development programmes. The institute also conducts three M.Tech degree courses.


Mission

NITTTR ,Kolkata envisions to be the lead resource institute for promoting excellence in technical education, management education and vocational education & training system.

  • To introduce emeraging scientific technologies for development of effective teaching-learning systems in technical education.
  • To increase the outreach of training by adopting flexible & open learning technology.
  • To integrate the World of Work with the technical education system.
  • To Assist policy makers as a think tank in formulating TVET strategies.
  • To offer extension services and consultancy appropriate to TVET system,in collaboration with industry and community partnership.
  • To develop and introduce Quality Management System.
  • To share experience and collaborate with national and international agencies involved in technical education for mutual benefits.
  • To undertake research in different areas of TVET system

Objectives

The Major Operational Objectives of the Institute at present are:

  • To act as a centre for offering quality training programmes for teachers as per need of the client system, covering the entire gamut of technical, vocational and management education, at regional as also at national levels;
  • To arrange for practical training for technical teachers in industries on a cooperative education plan;
  • To undertake systemic research to provide research inputs for development of technical education systems and their management;
  • To undertake action research for development of innovative methods, processes and practices for improvement of teaching-learning environment in technical and vocational education;
  • To design new instructional system and strategies for production of multimedia learning materials;
  • To develop and disseminate learning resources like Textbooks, Laboratory Manuals, Video Programmes, Computer Assisted Instructional Multimedia Packages to technical and vocational institutions and other organisations;
  • To offer programmes for technical and vocational teachers in distance learning mode using state-of-the-art technologies;
  • To offer courses/programmes for technical and vocational teachers to suit overseas demand especially SAARC & ASEAN countries;
  • To collaborate with Community and Industry in organising Continuing and Non-formal education programmes and providing extension and consultancy services;
  • To undertake Consultancy and Extension work for industry, technical institutions/ organizations;
  • To provide support services to Government of India schemes related to technical and vocational education system and as entrusted by MHRD, Government of India, from time to time;
  • To cooperate with educational or other institutions in any part of the world having objects wholly or partly similar to those of the Institute by exchange of teachers and scholars and generally in such manner as may be conducive to their common objects.

Focus and interest

Work area

Which of the following fields is the UNEVOC Centre working on?
  
Sharing knowledge about TVET
 
  Secondary focus
  
Developing knowledge
 
  Secondary focus
  
Developing and building capacities
 
 
Primary focus
  

Beneficiaries

Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
  
Teachers
 
 
Primary focus
  
Researchers
 
  Secondary focus
  
Policy makers
 
  Secondary focus
  
Private sector
 
  Secondary focus
  


Engagement interest

What is the highest level of engagement the Centre is interested in in the following fields?
   
Greening of TVET institutions and skills
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Migration
 
   Interested to learn
   
OER and Online Learning
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Equity of access in TVET
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Gender equality in TVET
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   
Fostering entrepreneurship
 
 
 
Interested to lead
   
Industry 4.0 / Smart production
 
 
  Interested to contribute
   

Activity interest

Which types of activities is the UNEVOC Centre most interested in?
  
Capacity development projects
 
 
Highly interested
  
Policy oriented projects
 
  Moderately interested
  
Knowledge development
 
  Moderately interested
  
Workshops and conferences
 
 
Highly interested
  


Regional collaboration interest

What are the UNEVOC Centre's collaboration interests?
  
Within my cluster
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Africa
 
  Moderately interested
  
With the Arab States
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Asia and the Pacific
 
 
Highly interested
  
With Europe, CIS and North America
 
  Moderately interested
  
With Latin America and the Caribbean
 
  Moderately interested
  




Contact

National Institute of Technical Teachers` Training and Research, Kolkata (NITTTR)
Block FC, Sector III, Salt Lake City
700106 Kolkata
India

http://www.nitttrkol.ac.in

local time now: ~04:09 ±1 hour daylight saving time

Head of UNEVOC Centre
Debi Prasad Mishra
Director



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News

27 November 2015
NITTTR unveils capacity development programme in bio-technology in agriculture
The National Institute of Technical Teachers’ Training and Research (NITTTR) in Kolkata, India, in collaboration with the Vivekananda Institute of Bio-technology (VIB), Nimpith, have unveiled a capacity development programme for trainers in utilising bio-technology in agriculture for the rural youth.
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