The Government proposes to launch a new Scheme Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching. The programme envisions to focus holistically on whole sector of education without fragmenting it, base ...
Category: Teacher Education
The country celebrated the National Education Day on 11th November, 2014, which was the birth anniversary of India’s great freedom movement leader Maulana Abul Kalam Azad. On the occasion, President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Minister of Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Minister of Minority Affairs, Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Shri Upendra Kushwaha and Minister of State, Human Resource Development, Prof (Dr.) Ram Shankar Katheria paid floral tributes to the great visionary and first Education Minister of Independent India.
To mark the celebration of National Education Day, the following new initiatives were started by the Ministry of HRD -
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee presented National Awards to teachers from across the country at a function at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi today (September 5, 2014) on Teachers’ Day.
Speaking on the occasion, the President said that Teachers influence the life of students by being their role models. They are the beacons of light who guide and motivate students throughout their academic life and, many a times, even beyond. India today needs many more competent and willing teachers to dedicate themselves to improving the standard and quality of education being currently imparted. Teachers have a vital role to play in the process of upgrading the quality of education which is a direct consequence and outcome of the quality of teachers.
The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 stipulates that all children in the 6-14 years age group be in school. So far 2.77 lakh schools have been constructed under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) programme, of which majority are in rural areas. SSA has supported States with funding for 15.06 lakh additional teachers, which has helped bring the Pupil Teacher Ratio (PTR) to 1:26 in 2013-14.
SSA also provides for in-service teacher training for a period up to 20 days, of which 10 days may be at Block level and 10 days at Cluster level in the form of monthly meeting. In addition, induction training is provided to newly appointed teachers for a period of 30 days. An expenditure of Rs. 6000/- per annum per teacher is being incurred in respect of untrained teachers through Open Distance Learning (ODL).
Teacher availability in elementary education has improved with the additional recruitment of 15.06 lakh teachers funded under the Sarva Siksha Abhiyan programme. The national pupil teacher ratio in government and governm ...
The Ministry of Human Resource Development has taken the initiative to constitute a Council of National Institute of Technical Teachers Training and Research (NITTTR) to facilitate better coordination and synergy between ...