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Dean, Continuing Education & QIP Coordinator IIT Kharagpur
Continuing Education programs are outreach programs offered by the Institute to working professionals from industry, R&D organizations, faculty members of science, engineering and technical colleges, and entrepreneurs throughout their working/professional career. A range of short term courses, conferences, symposiums and various certificate programs, where certificates are awarded to participants upon successful completion of one or more modules, are conducted as part of such outreach programs.
Professionals engaged in different professions may take advantage of formal coursework, conferences, or seminars offered on different platforms, including online using Information and Communication Tools (ICT) or in the classroom to address their educational needs, to remain updated in their fields, learn new skills, change careers or enhance their marketability.
Similarly executives, business leaders and managers may enroll in executive programs customized based on the requirements of companies. These help them grow or improve their businesses and organizations.
Depending on the program and course attended, participants can also earn academic credits. Courses offered under International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) framework carry credits. Recently this program has been expanded to a nation-wide Global Initiative for Academic Networks (GIAN) format by the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), Government of India.
Award of credits are being planned for the future for modular courses which are offered under the Knowledge Dissemination Program (KDP) through extension centres at Kolkata and Bhubaneswar.
Teaching faculty members already possessing a graduate/post graduate degree may take admission to M.Tech and Ph.D programs to upgrade their academic qualifications and expand their knowledge base. This is primarily done through Quality Improvement Programs (QIP) sponsored by the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Government of India.