National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training and Research, Bhopal is a unique premier institution, established in 1965 by Ministry of Education, Government of India for teacher training and improving quality of entire gamut of Technical Education System. The Institute holds expertise through continuous R&D in the areas like development of. specific competencies related to new technologies, subject matter development, classroom and laboratory based learning, industry institute internship, management of technical institutions, personality development, entrepreneurship development, examination reforms and student assessment, learning & instructional resources development, video production and multimedia development, educational projects planning & management, community development, evaluation of programmes & projects.
In 2003, the GoI upgraded the Institute and there has been a substantial change in the mandate enabling it to cross the regional boundaries and function as a national level resource institution. It has geared itself with the updated resources and infrastructure to support the overgrowing demand of bringing quality in technical education through strategic support and networking with the other centers of excellence.
NITTTR, Bhopal has an excellent track record of introducing several new innovations in the technical education and has successfully implemented several time-bound and professionally challenging projects for varied clientele. In nineties, the Institute has successfully served the client states in implementing the highly acclaimed and successful World Bank Assisted Projects viz. Tech. Ed. I, II and III on ‘Strengthening the Technician Education System.’ The Institute has also been providing need-based customised support by conducting training programme for TEQIP institutes under phase I, II and III.
NITTTR Bhopal has been in the involved in the implementation of many national initiatives. In recent past NITTTR, Bhopal is involved in offering MOOCs courses through SWAYAM platform. The Institute has been identified under the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching as the Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) in Vocational Education Training & Entrepreneurship Development. NITTTR Bhopal has also been selected as National Resource Centre (NRC) for Assessment & Evaluation in ARPIT Scheme.
The institution has taken a lead in design and implementation of AICTE’s National Initiative for Technical Teacher Training (NITTT) and National Mentoring Mission of National Education Policy-2020 by conducting the initial Orientation Training Programmes for Mentors. Looking to the present need, the institute has also been conducting webinar series and online Programmes. In pursuit of excellence, NITTTR Bhopal has transformed itself over the years. NITTTR enjoys the status of a World Class Institute in the area of Human Resource Development. 'Quality' and ‘Need-based’ has become the key word to its functioning, which gets reflected in its services and resources. NITTTR Bhopal exhibits the ethos of client driven and competency-based approach in all its services.
For the Effective implementation of all the programmes and projects in the client states, NITTTR has established three extension centres in the respective states. These extension centres are located at Ahmedabad, (Gujarat); Pune (Maharastra) and Panaji (Goa).
The NITTTR Extension Centres were established to fulfill the following objectives: