|Two-day International Conference on Teacher Education by NCTE held in New Delhi|
Two-day International Conference on Teacher Education by NCTE held in New Delhi
The Union Minister of Human Resource Development Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' inaugurated the International Conference titled 'Journey of Teacher Education: Local to Global' in New Delhi.
The two-day event is being organized by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) as part of the silver jubilee celebration of its establishment in 1995.
The Ministry of Human Resource Development will be launching the world's biggest project for teacher training named NISHTHA (National Initiative on School Teachers Head Holistic Advancement).On August 22, 2019, More than 42 lakh teachers will be trained through this mission.
This initiative is in recognition of the fact that India cannot truly progress until and unless the skills of teachers are periodically upgraded. We have also mapped 15 lakh schools across the country on various platforms. In addition, 19,000 teacher training institutes in India have been mapped and put on Google Earth.
About National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)
NCTE was established on 17th August 1995 and was tasked with achieving planned and coordinated development of teacher education system throughout the country and maintenance of norms and standards therein. NCTE also serves as an advisory body to Central and State Governments to ensure maintenance of standards and quality in Teacher Education.
The mandate of NCTE is very broad and covers the entire gamut of Teacher Education programmes, including research and training of persons to equip them to teach at pre-primary, primary, secondary and senior secondary stages in schools as well as non-formal education, part-time education, adult education and distance education courses.