Last Updated On:04/10/2023   
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Department of Education



Towards Promoting Excellence in Engineering Education by offering world class Training Programmes, Post Graduate Programmes, and Doctoral Programmes, Developing Learning Resources, Carrying out Research Studies and Providing Extension Services for Technical Educational Institutions, Industry and Community in the Country and the World.


Short Vision Statement


"Excellence in Engineering Education for better future"



Offering quality, flexible, relevant and cost-effective training programmes


Fostering innovation in Engineering Education through research, development and extension activities.


Establish and foster collaboration with all stakeholders of Engineering Education in the country and the world


Nurturing effective and accountable Educators, students, workforce and the community.

Core Values


Quality Education and Training




Faculty Development


Openness and Transparency


Social Responsibility

Domain of Short Term Programmes




Basic & Advanced Pedagogy


Career Development in Technical Education


Communication Skills


Creativity and Innovation in Classroom Teaching


Emotional Intelligence


English Language Skills & Laboratory


Entrepreneurship Development Programme


Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education


Guidance & Counselling


Induction Training Programme


Instructional Design and Delivery System


IPR for teachers


Leadership & Team Work For Performance Excellence


Neuro Linguistic Programming


Outcome Based Education


Outcome Based Assessment


Personality Development and NLP


Professional Ethics and Values


Question Paper Authoring and Student Evaluation


Science of Well Being and Happiness


Soft Skills


Student Evaluation


Student Psychology


Success Tool Kit for Teachers


Yoga for Mental Health and Success

Graduate Programme

The Department has coordinated the following programmes:
M.Tech in Human Resource Development
M.Tech (Ed)
B.Tech in Education
Dip.T.T Programmes

Research Programme

The institute is conducting Ph.D. programme in the inter-disciplinary area of Engineering Education. This programme is affiliated to the University of Madras. The Department has been guiding research scholars for Ph.D (Engineering Education). Dr. S. Renukadevi, Professor & Head is a recognized guide of University of Madras. Under her guidance four Research Scholars awarded and one research scholar is pursuing and one research scholar has submitted the thesis.

International Training Programme

Women Leadership Development in TVET
Women Empowerment through Technical and Vocational Education
Master Teacher Training Programme for Tamil Plantation School Teachers of Srilanka
Human Resource Development
Special training programme on Communication Skills for Bhutan and Afghan Nationals
Pedagogy and Communication Skills for Bangladesh Teachers & Administrators

Curriculum Development

The Department periodically engaged in revising the content of the training programmes as per the requirement of the clientele system. The Department has revised the Curriculum for M.Tech in Human Resource Development.
The Department has developed Curriculum for M.Tech in Technology Management (Final Draft) consisting of 23 courses.

Instructional Materials Development

Communication Skills
Gender Issues in Technical and Vocational Education
Induction Training Programme
Instructional Design and Delivery System
Personality Development and NLP
Professional Ethics and Values
Student Psychology
Yoga for Mental Health and Success
Professional Ethics and Values
Soft Skills
Guidance & Counselling
Student Evaluation


Language Laboratory

The language laboratory was established in the Department of Engineering Education in the year 2017. The language lab software has a facility to work with LAN network as well as a Standalone PC. The Language lab has two console namely teacher Console and learner Console. The teacher and learner console has lot of future which enable the learner effectively practice Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing (Typing) skills.

Engineering Education Laboratory

The laboratory is used to train teachers on various pedagogical tools, Personality development tools and psychological tests through FDPs.

Courses for Overseas Participants - I

Master Teacher Training Programme for Srilankan Tamil Teachers ( 3 Batches)
Sponsored by Indian High Commission at Kandy, Srilanka
20 Teachers trained in 2007, 2008 & 2009
Revenue Generated
To be Continued

Courses for Overseas Participants - II

Women Empowerment Through Technical and Vocational Education (2 Batches)
11 Participants from Eight countries in First Batch
9 Participants from 7 countries in the Second Batch
8 Weeks ( Jan - Feb every year)
To be continued this year

Overseas Courses Supported for Other Departments

Advanced Certificate Course on Curriculum and Instructional material Development
Advanced Certificate Course on Human Resource Management
Certificate Course on Modern Library Practices

Workshops Conducted by the Department

2 workshops conducted as part of the MHRD TAT Project
January 9-11, 2007March 22-25, 2007

Symposium Conducted By the Department

International Symposium on "Women Empowerment and Technical Education" on March 6th, 2009, 200 Participants(included 22 overseas participants), Proceedings released.
National Symposium on 'Empowering the Differently abled for achieving competencies in Technical and Vocational Education' , on October 14-16 2005, Resource persons from all over India presented the papers, 80 Participants, Symposium proceedings released.

Projects - Ongoing

MHRD TAT Project titled "Development of interactive courseware for faculty training"
April 2003 to March 2005

Projects Completed

Development of Infrastructure ( Hardware, Software, Learning Materials)
Need Analysis for identification of Areas
Interactive package covering 6 Areas of faculty training
MHRD TAT Project titled "Development of awareness and Learning Resources for Skill Development of PWDs"
April 2005 to March 2007
Need Analysis done (Paper Published)
Equipment/Resources procured
2 workshops conducted
Curriculum for 5 non formal courses developed

Resources - H/W & S/W for Training of Trainers of PWD

PWD Project Annual Reports
Symposium Proceedings
Journal of Technical and Vocational Education
20 papers published by Faculty

Resources - Learning Materials Developed By the Department

Instructional Planning
Instructional Objectives
Student Evaluation
Instructional Methods
Curriculum Development
Classroom Communication
Principles of Learning
Student Motivation
Learner Characteristics
Instructional Media
Student Guidance & Counselling
Teaching Skills
Soft Skills
Career Guidance
Communication Skills
Women Empowerment
Video on Classroom Communication


Dragon Naturally Speaking Software
Talking Typing Teacher
Maltron Mouth Stick Keyboard
Jaws for Windows
Foot Pedal Keyboard
Denpa Digital Voice Recorder
Handsfree Speech Recognition Software
Talking Weighing Scale
Talking Spelling Practice Software
Talking Inside/outside Thermometer
Talking Measuring tape
Talking Colour Recogniser

Future Activities

Development of Laboratories
Continuing the existing programmes
Centre for Women Development
Training of Trainers of PWD
Conducting Research Projects
Guiding Research work


Dr.S.Renukadevi, MCA, M.Phil., Ph.D., Professor and Head


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Degree Institution/University Specialization
Ph.D University of Madras Computer Applications – Engineering Education
M.Phil Bharathiar University Computer Science
MCA Bharathiar University Computer Applications
PGDGC Annamalai University Guidance and Counselling


Engineering Pedagogy and Psychology
Training Technology
Instruction Design and Delivery System (IDDS)
Knowledge Management
Educational Psychology
Soft Skills
Gender Studies
Guidance and Counselling
Transactional Analysis
Emotional Intelligence
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (Certified NLP Trainer)
Healing techniques
Offering a course on Student Psychology on MHRD SWAYAM Platform (5535 Learners).


30 years of Teaching and Research, out of which 25 years at NITTTR,Chennai.


Completed 4 doctoral Dissertations in Engineering Education
Currently guiding 2 Scholars
Experience in guiding Research projects at Master’s Level
Guided several Projects undertaken by Overseas Trainees
Doctoral committee Member at IIT, Madras and University of Madras
Conducted Ph.D.Viva Voce


Basic And Advanced Pedagogy
Student Psychology
Online Learner Engagement And Motivation
Knowledge Management
Personal Effectiveness Tools
Neuro Liguistic Programming


Guided 5 doctoral Dissertation in the areas of Knowledge Management, Faculty Motivation, Software Engineering, Employability skills for Textile technology, Language Skills for Engineering Students.
Coordinated around 20 overseas programmes and 150 FDPs.
Completed a Swayam course on “Student Psychology”, conducted it twice with 989 and 5535 learners respectively.
Trained more than 130 overseas teachers on Women Empowerment through Technical and Vocational Education and 100 overseas teachers on Master Teacher Training (Basic and Advanced Pedagogy).
Trained on “Information technology and Distance Education through Satellite” at University of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK.
Visited 4 countries for paper presentation in Conferences.
Conducted an International Conference of ISPA (USA) in India at VIT University, Vellore.
Best paper awards in 2 Occasions, Best Teacher Award by Pondicherry Psychology Association and Psychometric Educational Services Award.


S.No Publications Number of Publications
1. International Journals 5
2. National Journals 10
3. International Conferences 7
4. National Conferences 7
5. Learning Materials/Handouts 25
6. Book Chapters 3
7. Ph.D.Thesis 5
(This part, I will be updating in a week as I am in the process of collating all my publications).


Organized an International Conference of ISPA, US In India.
Co-ordinated an International Symposium on “Women Empowerment”.
Co-ordinated 3 workshops.
Co-ordinated a Seminar On “Human Resource Development in Technical Education”.
Coordinated an International Conference on “Women in Science and Technology”.
Coordinated an International Seminar on Curriculum Development Practices.
Coordinated an International Seminar on ‘E-Society”.
Coordinator, National Education Day Celebrations.
Coordinator, NITTTRc Golden Jubilee Celebrations.


Trained in Information technology and Distance education Through Satellite at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK in 1999 for 8 weeks. Developed the Project proposal for “Virtual TTTI”.


Germany(Georgia Augusta University, Goettingen)
UK (University of Newcastle at Norhumbria)
Ireland (Dublin university, Dublin)
Malta (University of Malta)
Scotland (Edinburgh)


International School Psychology Association (ISPA)
Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (Life Member) (Formerly Newsletter Editor and Joint Secretary, Presently Regional President)
ISTE (Life Member)
Indian School Psychology Association (InSPA) (Life Member) (State President)


Best paper awards in 2 Occasions
Best Teacher Award 2012 by Pondicherry Psychology Association
Psychometric Educational Services Award 2005.


Formerly Asst. Academic Editor of the Journal of Technical and Vocational Education (International Journal published bi-annually from NITTTR, Chennai).
Formerly Newsletter Editor of Indian Academy of Applied Psychology (IAAP).
Formerly Member, Editorial Board of Social Engineer.
Formerly Asst. Editor, JIAAP.
Member, Staff Selection Committees of Govt. Institutions.

Dr.K.S.Giridharan, M.Tech., Ph.D., Professor


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Degree Institution/University Specialization Year
B.E. College of Engineering Guindy Electrical and Electronics Engineering 1999
Masters in HRD University of Madras Human Resource Development 2002
Ph.D. University of Madras Engineering Education 2011


Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) – WIPO certified
Rural Development
Entrepreneurship Development
Pedagogy, Academic Audit
Question Paper Authoring and evaluation


Research Papers
- National Conference – 2
- Journals (both national and International) – 5
Instructional Materials
- For Vocational Education and Training – 21


ISTD (Life member)
Institution of Engineers (Life Member)


MIS Project for CDTP Scheme - National level
Vocational Education and Training – World Bank funded
Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board – RAY –Pilot study
Unnat Bharat Abhiyaan (UBA) - Ongoing


Induction Programme – 80 nos (approx) Engineering colleges
Overseas Training programme – 4


Workshops – 12
Seminars – 7
International Conference – 1

Dr. K.N. Shoba, Associate Professor