Hindustan Times | Neelam Pandey | May 29, 2016 |
NEW DELHI: The premier US varsity — Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is being roped in to reform pedagogy and curriculum at National Institutes of Technology (NITs) across the country. According to sources, the HRD ministry has approved the matter and will soon ask MIT to depute a team of experts in engineering discipline to visit a few NITs including Srinagar, Jaipur, Agartala among others. “The idea is to examine their current academic standards and suggest improvements in various fields including the curriculum being used with reference to the global practices and suggest changes accordingly,” said a senior HRD official. Sources said that concerned over poor teaching methods and tools used by the faculty at NITs across the country, the HRD minister Smriti Irani wants to revamp the institutes and a formal proposal will be sent to MIT. “We are in touch with the university and they have shown a keen interest in the project,” said a senior HRD official.