REMOTE CENTER (IIT BOMBAY)
Jahangirabad Institute of Technology is a Remote centre of IIT Bombay. Various hybrid MOOCs are being conducted for the benefit of staff and students under the scheme of National Mission on Education through ICT (NMEICT) thereby opening a gateway for extensive learning.
In June-July 2012, IIT Bombay created history by conducting a mega-workshop on Introduction to Research Methodologies, planned to train 10,000 teachers at hundreds of Remote centers spread across the country. The workshop was conducted in the distance mode, using A-VIEW software and Internet, as part of the National Mission on Education through ICT (MHRD, Govt. of India). More than 8500 teachers participated from over 165 RCs.
IIT Bombay is planning to scale up the project by conducting more such mega workshops in the near future. The number of existing IIT Bombay Remote Centers is inadequate at the moment, to accommodate the large number of potential participants.
A Remote Center acts as the intermediary between IIT Bombay and the participating teachers during the workshop. It is usually a reputed engineering college, with high academic standards, excellent infrastructure and good faculty with expertise and experience of handling workshop subjects, to guide the participants in Lab work.