IIT-Bombay signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mission 10X, a non-profit trust launched by Wipro Limited in September last year, to enhance engineering faculty across the country through innovative teaching.
The MoU, which is for three years, is to promote interaction between IIT-B and Mission10X in mutually beneficial areas and to provide a formal basis for initiating interaction between the two.
Some of the activities to be jointly undertaken under the MoU are creation of educational material, establishing a joint centre of excellence to carry out research activity in the field of education and transmission of education through EDUSAT.
Kannan Moudgalya, head of Centre for Distance Engineering Education Programme (CDEEP), IIT-B said, “We see an opportunity to work towards enhancing engineering faculty capability through innovative teaching and learning paradigms. Its in-person training methodology at colleges complements IIT Bombay’s method of imparting education,” he said.
CDEEP has been carrying out live transmission of IIT Bombay’s courses for several years. The centre started transmitting IIT-B’s courses free of cost to more than 50 colleges through ISRO’s EDUSAT from January 2008.
Mission10X has covered faculty members from 17 engineering colleges in Maharashtra. It has also trained engineering faculty in nurturing talent across the country. The aim is to cover 10,000 faculties by the year 2010.