Margdarshak, Margdarshan letters from AICTE go unanswered

All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) which regulates technical education in India in all its sincerity wanted to help management institutes in the country and help develop their faculty members. For this two schemes were made. One was Margdarshan (Guidance) under which a good reputed institute in an area could handhold those desirous of expertise or mentor support. It is a kind to institute to  institute arrangement and purely voluntary.

In the second scheme called Marg Darshak, those experts who are idling after retirement but wanting to provide mentorship for faculty development and other processes in management education colleges and institutes were empanelled by AICTE. After this, emails were sent to all affiliating institutes to take services of these experts for improving faculty etc. And this offer was free of cost. The willing institutes had to pay just nominal travel expense to these experts while the actual fee was to be paid by AICTE directly. Surprisingly none of the colleges replied back. As the joke goes, many suspected AICTE was placing spies in their colleges. That is level of mistrust between regulator and those regulated by it. While the window has closed of now, the scheme will be publicized again in near future according to AICTE sources.