Union Government launched Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching on 25 December 2014. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the mission at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.
The mission was launched the mission with an outlay of 900 crores rupees during 12th five year plan. It envisages to addressing comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation, professional development, Curriculum Design, Designing and Developing Assessment & Evaluation methodology, Research in Pedagogy and developing effective Pedagogy.
On One hand, the mission will address current and urgent issues such as supply of qualified teachers, attracting talent intoteaching profession and raising the quality of teaching in schools and colleges.
On another hand, the mission will pursue 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.
The Mission will focus on both urgent issues and long term goals in a holistic manner dealing with the whole sector of education without fragmenting the programmes based on levels and sectors as school, higher, technical etc.
The mission is an umbrella scheme will create synergies among the various ongoing initiatives on Teachers and Teaching under Union Ministry of Human Resources Development and other autonomous institutions.
The Mission will have the components such as Schools of Education (in Central Universities), Centres of Excellence for Curriculum and Pedagogy,) Inter-University Centres for Teachers’ Education, National Resource Centre for Education, Centres for Academic Leadership and Education Management, Innovations, Awards, Teaching Resource Grant, including Workshop & Seminar and Subject Networks for Curricular Renewal and Reforms.
Besides, Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Campus Connect wi-fi of Banaras Hindu University by remote control. He unveiled the plaque of the Inter-University Centre and also launched the Varanasi Mahotsav.
When: 25 December 2014