Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched Nalanda Project for Minorities Higher Educational Institutions on 4 March 2014.
Nalanda Project is an innovative Faculty Development Program of Union Ministry of Minority Affairs. The Nalanda Project is being taken up at Aligarh Muslim University, a premier Minority University of world fame. The Aligarh Muslim University is also a Nodal Staff College of University Grant Commission.
About Faculty development program
• The primary goal of faculty development is to help faculty learn new ways to achieve excellence and to grow as faculty members. It is an ongoing process of understanding, learning, and growth. Faculty development includes education, collaboration, resources and support.
• Faculty development is an essential element of institutional effectiveness in higher education. It has become a priority at many academic institutions as a way to improve the quality of academic programs and to respond to emerging faculty, student, program and industry needs.
• The extent to which the University or College supports faculty development will be strongly reflected in levels of student engagement and motivation, and thus ultimately, student learning.
• Through educational programs and workshops faculty can learn the skills necessary to reach excellence in a changing academic environment.
• Faculty who engage in professional development experiences benefit also in terms of increased vitality, informed pedagogy, teaching innovations and scholarly teaching.
What: launched Nalanda Project
When: 4 March 2014