In order to improve the quality of education at the school level, the HRD Ministry is toying with the idea of coming up with Teacher’s Education University. On the establishment of such a university, the National Council for Education Research and Training (NCERT) is making a concept note and will report to the HRD Ministry soon.
Such a university will be a new phenomenon in India, but this has been presented abroad, which is providing education to the teachers so that they could holistically develop their knowledge and provide quality education to the students. According to sources, “A panel of experts in the NCERT is already working on the concept note which would examine the requirement of such a University and how it could be established.”
The sources further mentioned that they are looking at various factors including the place for such a university to set up. They are meddling with the fact that whether one of regional institutes of NCERT could be converted into a Teachers’ University. In another recent development from the HRD ministry, the lecture and classes of the secondary and higher educational institutes would be streamed through the 32 new planned DTH channels, which would run free. The channels would beam content from the NCERT curriculum, the preparation of which is underway. They are also planning to include a scheme named ‘Vidyanjali’, under which retired defence personnel, people from Indian diaspora and women homemakers can volunteer and help take participate in the co-scholastic activities.