National Resource Centre for Mathematics
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched a major and unique initiative of online professional development of higher education faculty using the MOOCs platform SWAYAM. SWAYAM aims to bridge digital divide for students (especially most disadvantaged) who have hitherto remained untouched by digital revolution and have not been able to join mainstream of the knowledge economy. It is an indigenous developed IT platform that facilitates hosting of all the courses, taught in classrooms. Courses hosted by it can be accessed by anyone, anywhere at any time at free of cost. Its objective is to achieve the three cardinal principles of education policy – access, equity and quality. The interactive courses on this platform are prepared by best teachers in the country.
In the first phase, 75 discipline-specific National Resource Centres have been identified which are tasked to prepare online training material with focus on latest developments in the discipline, new and emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum.
The National Institute of Technology, Warangal is identified as National Resource Centre for Mathematics.
The following are the objectives of NRC
To keep abreast of the latest developments through the technology based online refresher course to all in-service teachers, irrespective of their subject and seniority.
To update the curriculum and provide online refresher training to the teachers.
To develop the online Refresher Module with focus on latest developments in the discipline, new and emerging trends, pedagogical improvements and methodologies for transacting revised curriculum and made available through SWAYAM to all the teachers.
To revolutionize professional development of faculty by catering to massive numbers by leveraging ICT and online technology platform of SWAYAM.
To publish the list of the faculty who have been certified by NRC