The Teaching Learning Centre for Design and Manufacturing Education at IIITDM Kancheepuram is funded since Oct.2015 by the MHRD under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme.
The TLC aims to design, develop and disseminate innovative Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Build-Your-Own (BYO) low-cost laboratory instruction modules for adoption and use in engineering universities, colleges and polytechnics. The modules are mainly built using inexpensive commercial off-the-shelf materials and components, open source hardware, and free open source software.
The IIITDM Teaching Learning Centre for Design and Manufacturing Education will be focused on developing nationwide initiatives to improve teaching and student learning in engineering universities, colleges, as well as polytechnics in the economically vital ﬁelds of innovative engineering design and manufacturing.
To be recognized as a leading centre in research, development and dissemination of innovative elearning materials and aﬀordable hands-on laboratory instructional modules for design and manufacturing education.
The word engineering has its roots in the Latin term for ‘to create’. Engineering education is fundamentally practice-oriented, but in resource-poor academic institutions access to hands-on laboratory instruction is constrained by the high cost of equipment and instruments. Many teachers have limited training with state-of-art equipment, and so resort to purchase and use of commercial black-box type kits which provide students only limited learning outcomes.
The Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) for Design and Manufacturing Education at IIITDM – Kancheepuram is funded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) scheme. The TLC aims to design and develop e-learning materials and common Do-It-Yourself (DIY) and Build-YourOwn (BYO) low-cost laboratory instruction modules for adoption and use in engineering universities, colleges and polytechnics. The modules are mainly built using inexpensive commercial oﬀ-the-shelf (COTS) materials and components, open source hardware, and free open source software, making them extremely aﬀordable. The knowledge and experience gained can facilitate innovative projects by students and teachers.
The PMMMNMTT Mission is envisaged to address comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development. The Mission would address, on the one hand, current and urgent issues such as supply of qualified teachers, attracting talent into teaching profession and raising the quality of teaching in schools and colleges. On the other, it is also envisaged that the Teacher Mission would pursue long term goal of building a strong professional cadre of teachers by setting performance standards and creating top class institutional facilities for innovative teaching and professional development of teachers.
The Mission would focus in a holistic manner dealing with the whole sector of education without fragmenting the programmes based on levels and sectors as school, higher, technical etc. It is considered that programmes dealing with teachers in all sectors and levels of education should grow and function in a mutually supportive manner. It will try to bridge the gap between teachers and teacher educators and provide opportunities for teachers to become teacher educators.
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- Development and dissemination of e-learning materials online (video recordings of course lectures, special topics and talks, workshop proceedings, demos of lab modules, etc.)
- Design and development of low-cost and innovative practical instruction modules
- Hands-on short-term workshops for teachers from universities, colleges and polytechnics
- Development of how-to manuals, induction training programs, and Web-based Virtual Labs
- Collaboration with academic and research institutes in India and abroad
- Internships by college faculty and students
- Serve as model Maker Space facilitating innovations by students, faculty and startups
- Consultancy projects with industry in design and manufacturing areas
- Outreach programs and workshops for school teachers and children
- Video recordings of lab module demos and e-learning materials made available online
- Short-term hands-on workshops for teachers from universities, colleges and polytechnics
- Internships by teachers and students of outside institutions
- Visits to, and from, national and international institutes Collaboration