There are 1623 Government and 17216 private recognized Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) in the country as on 31st May, 2015.
The Central Government has launched the Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers & Teaching (PMMMNMTT) in December, 2014. The PMMMNMTT envisages to address comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation, professional development, curriculum design, research in pedagogy and developing effective pedagogy. The Mission has long term goals of building a strong professional cadre of teachers by setting performance standards and creating top class institutional facilities for innovative teaching and professional development of teachers. Schools of Educations, Centres for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education, Teaching Learning Centres and Faculty Development Centres under PMMMNMTT will focus and meet the professional needs of teacher education in the School Education sector. Besides centrally sponsored scheme of Teacher Education as a sub-mission of PMMMNMTT provides financial assistance to States/UTs for development of Government TEIs (for preparation and training of school teachers) such as District Institutes for Education and Training (DIETs), Block Institutes of Teacher Education (BITEs) and Colleges Teacher Education (CTEs) etc.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Irani in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha question.