Stressing that there's a need to bring students into startup culture All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Chairman Anil D Sahasrabudhe announced that AICTE has initiated a policy under which universities and colleges along with their normal courses will start entrepreneurship courses. "We need to bring students into 'start-up culture' and provide a platform where they can convert their bright ideas into innovation. We should focus on start-ups. The AICTE has made its own start-up policy through which universities and colleges along with their normal courses will start entrepreneurship courses," Sahasrabudhe said while addressing a gathering on the occasion of the 51st annual day of the National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR).
The role of the AICTE, Sahasrabudhe said, was not just of a regulator but also as a facilitator committed to improving the quality of technical education. He also said that laboratories and research centres should be opened for 24 hours so that students can do research and draw new ideas. "We should create a support system for students, including more internship or skill programme, to hone their skills," he added.
Assuring the support of the AICTE to the institute towards the qualitative improvement of technical education in the country, Sahasrabudhe said, "The Indian students have a lot of potential, we just need to identify and channelise their ideas in the right direction." He also appreciated the new initiatives and innovations being undertaken by this institute for technical teacher training to improve the quality of technical education.