M’laya varsity conducts training on
innovative teaching methods
GUWAHATI, Thursday, July 2, 2015: Scarcity of trained teachers critically
hinders systematic dissemination of quality education among students, based on
the theme and realizing the need of trained teachers, the University of Science
& Technology, Meghalaya (USTM) has organized a faculty development programme (FDP)
on LaTeX with the support of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay at
the varsity’s 9th Mile campus on Thursday.
The faculty members of USTM enthusiastically took part in the programme which
was graced by Rupakumari, coordinator for the programme, from IIT Bombay. The
programme has started with NMEICT Vision and Spoken Tutorial, followed by LaTeX
USTM Vice Chancellor Dr PG Rao urged the faculty members to take advantage of
the programme to make teaching in classroom more fruitful.
In the programme, besides upgrading their teaching, training and research
skills, teachers of the varsity were imparted training on the use of latest ICT
enabled learning and useful software.
The main objective of FDP is to promote faculty growth towards the ultimate
benefit in classroom. The programme also envisions empowerment of teachers
through workshops, using unique blend of technology and an innovative method of
It may be mentioned that the FDP programme on LaTex is part of the National
Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) Project.
The Government of India has put stress on the NMEICT Project as part of its
“Digital India Week” initiative.
USTM regularly conducts the FDP on various topics of current significance to
update the faculty members with latest technologies related to education.