The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is set to launch the innovation ambassador programme in collaboration with the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE).
The programme will aim to train CBSE-affiliated school teachers on five modules that include design thinking and innovation, idea generation and ideal hand-holding, intellectual property rights (IPRs), product/prototype development, finance, sales, and HR.
As described by Abhay Jere, the Chief Innovation Officer of AICTE, the programme can help improve the mentoring capacity for the ideas of the students.
He said that the programme will systematically provide sustenance to the culture of innovation in school education across the country.
Manoj Ahuja, who is the chairman of CBSE, informed about the collaboration with AICTE for the training programme under the ATAL academy.
According to him, teachers will be trained in AI, Blockchain, Coding, and Cyber Security. He also insisted on the creation of an environment favorable for the students to undertake innovative tasks and to ideate.
Biswajit Saha, who is the Director of Training and Skills, expressed his happiness over the joint efforts being taken by the two premier institutes. He also insisted on the creation of innovation clubs in schools to nurture future leaders.