Certificate Program in CS Education Launching 11 October

October 6, 2021

Computer Science education needs to undergo significant changes to keep up with the rapid development of newer technologies and areas like machine learning, cloud computing, etc. It has become a challenge for teachers in many engineering colleges, universities, and institutions to upgrade their knowledge and effectively teach different CS subjects using a contemporary syllabus. The Certificate Program in CS Education (CSEDU) is being launched to help teachers in colleges/universities improve their teaching.

The program has modules on "Effective Teaching of X," where X is an important CS subject (e.g. Data structures, Algorithms, Databases, Machine Learning, Operating Systems, etc.). The aim is to help teachers effectively teach subject X using All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE)'s syllabus by providing them with resources, knowledge, examples, assignments, projects, etc., and guidance on approaches to teaching. Top experts in the country (faculty from IITs, IIITs, etc.; see listing here) will be instructing these modules. The first set of modules is scheduled to commence in January 2022.

The modules will be taught online over a regular semester, so faculty will not have to take any leave. There will be one online session per week, with some practice work for the week, with total effort of about 5-6 hours per week. Upon successful completion of a module an attendee will receive a Certificate in Teaching of <X>.

Colleges and universities are urged to sponsor their teachers for this program. As the program covers all key subjects, by sponsoring teachers to different modules, a college can improve its CS education significantly. ACM India has kindly agreed to partially sponsor the registration fees of participating teachers; the quantum of support and the application procedure will soon be made available on the CSEDU website.

More information about the program, instructors, fee structure, governance, etc., is available on the official website; the site also provides a short form to express your interest.

The program is being formally launched (online) on 11 October at 1:00 pm-1:30 pm IST:

  • Welcome: Prof. Ranjan Bose, Director, IIIT-Delhi
  • About the program: Prof. Pankaj Jalote, Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Program
  • Comments by Special Invitees: Prof. Anil Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, AICTE; Prof. Jayant Haritsa, President, ACM India; Ms. Debjani Ghosh, President, Nasscom
  • Introduction to the instructor teams by steering committee members

You are invited to join the launch. The link for joining the event is: https://iiitd-ac-in.zoom.us/j/96076561316?pwd=TWErbWlUeCtESnJ1V2ZzeGwrNmN3UT09.