The Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) has launched ARPIT scheme for professional development of teachers of the country. The aim of the ARPIT scheme is to ensure the professional development of the teachers in the higher education institutes. In 2018, only 0.5% of the teachers register themselves for the scheme. The first ever exam was conducted on 30 March 2019.
The Annual Refresher Programme in Teaching (ARPIT) scheme was launched by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD) in 2018. The scheme aims at the development of the faculties of the higher education institutes so that the standard of the professional knowledge of these teachers can be uplifted. In 2018, only 5000 teachers register for the exam.
As per the statement of one of the officials of MHRD, “In some disciplines, there were more teachers in the exam, while in some, there were as many as 10 teachers. This is because of the lack of awareness of the faculty members.” He further said that soon things will change for better.
There has been some challenge in the teaching sector due to the change in technology. It is therefore necessary for the teachers to get themselves updated so that they can be technically ready. The standard of teaching needs to be lifted to a certain extent. To meet the task of professional development, there has been setting up of National Resource Centres (NRC) which will prepare the course material and other related stuffs.