MoU with Higher Education Department, Government of Kerala

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Fostering Linkages in Academic Innovation and Research (FLAIR), a Government of Kerala initiative is aimed to infuse vigour into higher education and improve the quality of teaching and learning in government colleges and university departments across the state. The programme will aim to train 600 young faculty members with five years or less experience from Arts, Science and Engineering colleges in 2013-14.  This will include induction and short term trainings, internships at reputed state, national and international institutions. One component is the FLAIR Internships. The Government will sponsor 10 faculty members to go to the UK for a four week training programme.  British Council, India will manage the programme in partnership with Higher Education Academy (HEA) in the UK.  The programme will include an introduction to HEA, workshops and attachment with select universities in the UK.  The training will focus on teaching learning methodologies, enhance learning opportunities, skills development, pedagogies and provide insight into eLearning.

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