From the Director's Desk
National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research (NITTTR), Chandigarh was established by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India in 1967 in collaboration with the Royal Netherlands Government with an aim to improve the quality of technical education in general and technician education in particular. NITTTR, Chandigarh is one of the four such institutes set up by the Government for the four regions of the country, the other three being at Bhopal, Kolkata and Chennai.
NITTTR, Chandigarh looks after the training and development needs of the teachers of polytechnics and engineering colleges in the Northern Region comprising the states of Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Union Territory of Chandigarh. Beside organizing short term training programmes for polytechnic and engineering college teachers in the field of engineering and management of tech. education, the institute also offers master’s degree programmes in manufacturing technology, construction technology and management, computer science and engineering, electronics and communication engineering, instrumentation and control and engineering education. These master's degree programmes are offered in dual work. i.e. rwgular and modular for flexibility and convenience of the teachers.
Established with the broad objective of imparting professional training to polytechnic and engineering college teachers, the institute is mandated to work actively in the areas of
1) Staff development
2) Curriculum development
3) Instructional material development
4) Research and development and
5) Extension services and consultancy.
Presently, the institute has a number of academic departments and centers/cells viz. civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, electronics and communication engineering, computer science and engineering, curriculum development, education and educational management, educational television centre, applied science, entrepreneurship development and industrial coordination, information management and coordination, media centre, rural development, continuing education, electronics service centre, library, academic cell and instructional resource marketing unit (IRMU).
Over the years, this institute has developed many print and non-print instructional materials on various topics which are of use to the teachers of polytechnics and engineering colleges of the country. We have compiled information about all these instructional resources in form of a booklet in a systematic manner so that the beneficiaries can decide upon procuring the needed ones by even giving a cursory glance at the booklet. It goes without saying that the materials prepared are of much relevance to the teaching needs of polytechnics and engineering colleges and I hereby exhort the teachers of these institutions to make the most use of them.
I congratulate the Instructional Resource Marketing Unit (IRMU) of the institute for taking the pain to compile and sequence the information and present them in the form of this booklet which, I am sure, will go a long way in helping anybody who is somebody in the field of technical education system of the country in general and the northern region in particular.
Dr. KM Rastogi