JSS Science and Technology University, Mysuru organized one day seminar on “AICTE Quality Initiatives in Higher Education” on 31st August 2019. The guest speaker for this event was Dr. N H Siddalingaswamy, Director (e-Gov & SWAYAM), AICTE, New Delhi. In his address Dr. N H Siddalingaswamy emphasized on the new initiatives taken up by the AICTE to meet the evolving requirements of industry ready engineers. He added, AICTE being the nodal national agency for Technical Education in the country has started various programmes that facilitates students, faculties, and even the authorities of the university. While giving examples of various initiatives taken up by AICTE, he mentioned how it has contributed to uplift the students who live in the remote towns of the country. Furthermore, he spoke about how students can enroll and participate in SWAYAM, SIH (Smart India Hackathon), Startup Contest, etc. and its benefits to both student and institution. For faculties, he briefed about the opportunities available under Staff Development Schemes which includes grants, Quality Improvement Programme, Refresher Programme, etc. In his conclusion remarks he showed the statistics and milestones of AICTE in its initiatives and embarked the faculty to keep themselves updated about the various initiatives and opportunities available by AICTE.
The seminar was organized under TEQIP III and attended by various heads of institutions, faculties and students from Engineering colleges, Polytechnics in and around Mysuru and other JSS group of Institutions.