Collaboration with AICTE for FDP on Indian Knowledge Systems in Contemporary Education & Practices from 5-19 November 2020




“Atmanirbhara Bhaarata: India in the 21st Century, Faculty Development Program 2020 on Indian Knowledge Systems in Contemporary Education & Practices”, Dates: 5-19 November, 2020 Time : 09:30 – 17:30 hours (IST) being organized by Sri University, Cuttack, by Dr. Richa Chopra who has founded the Department of Contemplative and Behavioural Sciences. Since this programme has evolved in the context of NEP2020collaboration of AICTE to help involve as many Faculty members across Engineering Institutes as possible as a significant step in creating awareness in them regarding the contributions of the Indian Civilization in the domains of Science and Technology amongst others.

The (Online) Inaugural Ceremony is scheduled on 4th November 2020, 1800 Hours in the Presence of Hon’ble Minister of Education, Dr. Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ ji.

Bringing Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS) in the centre stage of Education and making it a part of the Faculty Development Programme is the need of the hour. The online FDP 2020, that aspires to bring insights from various Indian thought traditions to strengthen the knowledge base and create comparative perspectives for teachers & stakeholders in Higher  Educational Institutions (from India and abroad) that shall enable them to empower the students to become compassionate fulfilled individuals, good citizens and contributing members of the world order. The New National Education Policy 2020 also speaks of this imperative.

Delineating the legacy of IKS, FDP 2020 shall historically examine the colonial narrative that underpins the Indian Education Systems and shall seek to unweave it. FDP 2020 shall reclaim IKS – cutting across various disciplines in scope, challenges and solutions in a critical and constructive engagement.

This FDP 2020 is Open for all teachers and stakeholders (including parents/students/policy makers etc.) in Education – both from India and Abroad.

Register at (Closes on 4 Nov 2020, 12 am IST – midnight)

A short and a beautiful video clip (in two parts) for the FDP 2020 IKS – below: (Part 1) (*Part 2*/ *New Release*)

In view of the above, AICTE requests you to disseminate this information among all faculty members to avail the benefit by  participating in the Faculty Development Program2020 on Indian Knowledge Systems in Contemporary Education & Practices.

Please refer to the attachments :

  1. Latest programmatic brochure for domains & themes, facilitators and other details. 
  2. The Fourteen Day Schedule – Faculty wise and Session wise.


With Regards,