Margdarshan (Share and Mentor Institutions) scheme is an initiative by the ALL India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) designed to implement the ‘Hub and Spoke’ system. In this scheme, National
Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli has been granted the status of ‘Mentor’ Institute to serve as the hub to guide and disseminate knowledge to the Mentee Institutions as spoke. The purpose of the scheme is to conduct programmes like faculty development programmes, three-day national level workshops, guest lectures and other activities for the technical upliftment of the member Institutions in terms of teaching learning process. In this regard, the Council has sanctioned a grant of Rs.30.00 lakhs under this project for the duration of 3 years.
The Mentor Institute has identified fourteen accredited technical institutions for this programme. As a part of the formal launch of the scheme, workshop on the ‘Implementation of Margdarshan scheme (AICTE)
for Mentee institutions’ was conducted on 30th November 2018. Dr. N. Sivakumaran, Chief Coordinator and Dr. G. SaravanaIlango, Co-Coordinator briefed about the Margdarshan scheme and its implementation to the principals, senior professors of the Mentee institutions.
Dr. Mini Shaji Thomas, Director, NIT-T addressed the gathering and mentioned the endeavour to contribute towards the improvement of technical education. The Director added that this scheme will help to motivate the students to come up with innovative ideas and projects and widen the exposure to the prototype development on enhanced educational standards and research aptitude. This also facilitates to enhance the lateral thinking and attitude, and to improve the communication skills and self-confidence among the faculties and students. The workshop eased the interaction between the Mentee Institutions and NIT-T regarding the comprehensive objectives of the programme, project guidelines, expected Institutions’ networking outcomes
and the feedback on Mentee-Mentor expectations.
Dr Maluk Mohamed,Director and Correspondent, M.A.M. College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli & Vice President Research,Twins, Chennai,Dr.Valavan, Principal, Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli, Dr.Arputhavijayaselvi,Principa
List of Mentee Institutes:
1.University College of Engineering, Dindigul.
2.Kumaraguru College of Technology, Coimbatore.
3.Kongu Engineering College, Erode.
4.National Engineering College, Thoothukudi.
5.Saranathan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli.
6.M.A.M. College of Engineering and Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
7.K. Ramakrishnan College of Engineering, Tiruchirappalli.
8.Vel Tech Dr. Rangarajan Dr. Shakuntala Engineering College, Chennai.
9.Madanapalle Institute of Technology & Science, Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh.
10.St. Xavier’s Catholic College of Engineering, Nagercoil.
11.Pavai College of Technology, Namakkal.
12.E.G.S. Pillai Engineering College, Nagapattinam.
13.K. Ramakrishnan College of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.
14.Kings College of Engineering, Pudukkottai.