Students will now be one of the prime deciding factors to access the performance of the engineering college teachers. This parameter will contribute to as many as 25 marks for assessment criteria that will decide the promotion of the teachers.
According to a report by the Indian Express, the All India Council for Technical Education, which regulates engineering colleges and polytechnics across India, has chalked out a detailed mechanism to assess the performance of a teacher.
Has the teacher covered the entire syllabus? How where his communication skills and teaching abilities? How effective was the content and speedy was delivery? are some of the factors that are instrumental in deciding the fate of the teacher.
Apart from student feedback, other factors to be used to grade a teacher are departmental activities, institute activities, annual confidential report as well as a contribution to society.
"Earlier, there was a lot of focus on the number of publications etc. However, there is now a concerted effort to make the evaluation of teachers in technical institutions more broad-based,” said AICTE vice-chairman MP Poonia.
The new evaluation system will start from the academic session 2022-23. On a scale of 100, teachers can a maximum of 10 marks each for institute activity, ACR and contribution to society and 20 marks for departmental activity.
The notification has been sent to all the AICTE-affiliated engineering and polytechnic colleges and over 10,500 institutes are expected to implement the same from the upcoming promotion cycle.