The All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) is working on a host of projects for students including an academic networking site, employment portal and database of all doctorate papers.
The AICTE academic networking site aims to interconnect 7.5 million students, enrolled with AICTE-certified institutions, via e-mail Ids. Chairman of AICTE S S Mantha says the objective of the proposed site is to encourage academic networking. “The faculty will be accessible on this network, and help with course material, share charts, diagrams, data and projects that can aid learning, will make this an altogether knowledge building mechanism,” Mantha added.
The AICTE is also preparing a database of abstracts of all PG projects. The abstracts will be accessible to the industry stakeholders and research labs so that those interested can directly contact the student and take the project forward. Mantha pointed out that a database will keep a check on plagiarism.
“It will help us check large-scale cheating and cut-copy-paste jobs that are seen in a number of research papers. A search engine on Project Factory will be able to quickly throw up abstracts of research works of interest to anyone,” Mantha added.
Another AICTE project includes an online employment portal that will feature student’s semester-wise results along with his portfolio. The portfolios of the students will directly accessible to industry HRD heads.
Last week, the in collaboration with Microsoft launched Live@edu - a cloud-based solution that will be accessible to over 10,000 technical colleges and institutes across the country. India. The cloud deployment is aimed at expanding students' access to high-quality technical education and collaboration. The Microsoft Live@Edu features e-mail, MS Office Web apps, video chat, mail and instant messaging.
Source : Indian Express