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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Technical Education

Dated 7th December 2000


Shri Ashok Chandra, Spl Secretary Deptt of Secondary and Higher Education Chairman
Dr. N.C. Nigam, Chairman AICTE Member
Shri R. Natarajan Director of I IT, Madras. -do-
Director of MIT Allahabad.U.P. -do-
Director IIITM Gwalior -do-
Prof. G. Mehta Director IISC, Bangalore -do-
Prof. P.V. Indiresan (Retd. Director IIT, Madras) -do-
Jt. Secretary Ministry of Information Technology -do-
Shri G.S. Sethi DDG(Trg) Directorate General of Employment and Training M/O Labour. -do-
Prof. I.C. Aggarwal Principal Regional Engineering College Allahabad. -do-
Shri. Kalvivallal T. Kalasalingam, B.Com Founder Secy., A.K. College of Engineering 14,
Sreeman Srinivas Road Alwarpet Madras-18.
Shri N.S. Narpchyal Secretary(TE) UP. -do-
Secrertary, Industrial Training Government of Haryana Chandigarh. Member
Dr. S. Krishnanmurthy, Principal TTTI Sector 26 - Chandigarh. -do-
Shri A. Kachhap, Dy. Adv., Education Division. -do-
Shri V.S. Pandey Jt. Secretary (TE) Deptt. of Secondary and Higher Member convener

Terms of Reference :

  1. To critically examine ways and means of improving quality and relevance of technical education
    1. Modernization of laboratories, development of key areas, creating appropriate R and D bases.
    2. To examine the role of AICTE in improving overall quality of teachers, maintenance of academic standards and augmenting infrastructure.
  2. To look into functioning of REGS, IITs and other Engineering institutions and examine the demand for setting up new IITs and other Institutes.
  3. To propose ways and means of increasing training programmes in the area of Information Technology and Software Development and overcoming shortage of faculty in IT area.
  4. To look into critical shortages in fields of fundamental/applied sciences other than IT.
  5. To assess progress made by Polytechnics in States/Uts availing World Bank Assistance.
  6. To assess the role of TDMs in promoting new development technologies, equipments, devices and find out ways of strengthening Technology Development Missions in future.
  7. To propose ways and means of developing indigenous curriculum / course material and for overcoming shortage of training of the faculty in the area of Management Education
  8. To study and suggest alternatives to enhance participation of physically handicapped in Technical Education.

In the context of the formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007), it has been decided to set up a Working Group on Technical Education under the Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Chairman of the Working Group if deemed necessary may constitute sub-groups and/or may co-opt additional members.

The expenditure on TA/DA etc. of official members in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be borne by the parent department/Ministry/organization to which the member belongs. Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Convenor Department.

The Working Group will finalize its report by June 30th 2001.