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National Institute of Technical Teachers` Training and Research, Kolkata

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.


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


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


Who are the beneficiaries of the UNEVOC Centre's work?
Primary focus
  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
   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


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


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Head of UNEVOC Centre
Debi Prasad Mishra

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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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