Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe initiated the Plenary Session on Academic Regulatory Bodies where he introduced three major aspects of All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) -regulation, accreditation, and ranking of institutions.
He expressed with pride that the wide and robust network which AICTE caters includes various domains like engineering, technology, architecture, pharmacy, applied arts, hotel management, and catering technology.
He educated the audience on the functions of the regulatory body from Approval Process Handbook to start a new institution and ensuring the required infrastructure like animal houses, laboratories, conducting workshops etc. to facilitate learning.
He shared valuable insights on various initiatives taken by AICTE that include- the introduction of artificial intelligence, mission learning, data analytics, cloud computing; building a teacher-student relationship; conducting faculty development programme; examination reforms to be taken; innovation cell to ensure 24*7 research facility; internship of science students to have field experience.
He emphasized that AICTE is not just a Regulatory body but also a Facilitator now. He recapitulated the session with its Focal Theme of “making our Education the best Education’ and ‘Science for All.”