Certificate Program for Faculty in Computer Science Education
Weekend classroom program
Improve your teaching with help from top experts
The Program is for teachers of Computer Science in both Engineering (B.Tech/BE) as well as non-Engineering (B.Sc./BCA/MCA). The aim is to improve the teaching capability of teachers in different subjects of Computer Science.
The Program is organised by modules, where each module focuses on improving teaching capabilities in specific subjects. Each module will be taught by the top experts in the country in that subject.
Each module will be taught online over a duration of about 12 to 15 weeks, with two sessions per week which will be conducted live. One of these weekly sessions is for help/practice. Recordings for all sessions will be available to registered participants only.
Each subject-specific module will be taught by a small group of faculty from top institutions who have expertise in that subject. For each subject, the group will use the AICTE's model curriculum as the base, but will also take feedback from attendees on what topics they face difficulties in, or they feel are important. Each module will discuss important aspects of the AICTE syllabus, and will also try to address the issues raised by the attendees. As it turns out, AICTE is revising its model curriculum and the chair of the AICTE committee is the same as the Chair of the steering committee of this program. It is envisaged that the experts teaching the module for X in this Program will also be involved in designing the module on X in the AICTE curriculum, thereby providing a good alignment of this initiative with AICTE's model curriculum.
The certificates will be issued by IIIT-Delhi. The program is supported by ACM India. Those who have completed at least 75% of classes/attendance only be eligible for the certificate. The certificates will contain either of the following three remarks:
Note: Those not completing the course completion criteria (as specified by the Module instructors) will not be eligible for any certificate.
The The CSEDU course has received sponsorship entailing the reduction of the course fee by INR 5000 (from the earlier Rs 10,000 per module). So, the fee for each module is now Rs 5000 + 18% GST = Rs 5900. This fee includes all lectures and all resources/material provided. (The fee is exclusively to cover the cost of running this program, including providing honorarium to the instructors of different modules. The steering committee members are contributing their time on a voluntary and pro-bono basis. IIIT-Delhi Board has waived the overhead on this program.) It is expected that faculty members enrolling in a module will be nominated by their dept/institute, who will ensure that teaching load is reduced (by 3-4 hours per week) to provide sufficient time to the faculty to devote to this module.
Institutes who want to register multiple faculty and make the payment together for all the faculty members they are sponsoring, may send a mail to email@example.com giving names of the faculty they want to sponsor and for which module.
Refund Policy: 10% of the fee will be deducted if one wants to cancel the registration before the module starts. 50% of the fee will be refunded if the cancellation is done after the first class and before the second session in the module. No refunds after the second session.
AICTE has agreed in-principle to providing FDP credits to these modules. This was announced by Chairman, AICTE, in his remarks during the launch of the program. Details regarding the quantum of credits available here
The program was formally launched on October 11th, 2021. It is supported by dignitaries from academia and industry including Prof. Pankaj Jalote (Chairman, Certificate Program in CS for faculty), Prof. Anil Sahasbruddhe (Chairman, AICTE), Ms. Debjani Ghosh (President, NASSCOM), Prof. Jayant Haritsa (President, ACM India) and other steering committee members of the program. Click here to see the motivation behind the program.
Feedback from attendees of the modules in the Jan 2022 session - is given (here)
All faculty want to be respected by their students for their teaching, and would like to improve their teaching. With modules taught by expert instructors who are renowned globally, will not only improve a faculty's teaching capability and feedback from students, but also help connect with global academic networks. Certificates in CS Education will help in furthering the teaching career.
It is envisaged that a network of teachers for each subject will be created, which will act as a support group for ongoing discussion and improvement after the modules are over. The instructors teaching the modules will be requested to be part of this network for sometime after teaching the module, to provide inputs.
With changing expectations of students and employers, colleges/institutions need to improve the quality of CS/IT teaching in line with modern developments. Improved quality of teaching will lead to better employability for students, and better ranking / reputation of colleges/institutions. As this is a comprehensive program covering all the core areas of CS, by getting some faculty trained in all the key subjects, an institute can improve its overall CS education substantially within a matter of a year. NEP envisages that colleges will become autonomous within a decade or so. The program will also help strengthen course design capability in faculty, thereby improving the strength of the institution for autonomy.
Registrations open for modules offered in Jan 2022
Nov 24, 21
Formal launch of the program on Oct 11, 1 pm - 1:30 pm
Oct 04, 21