The University Grants Commission (UGC) has launched a program to train 15 lakh higher education teachers, aligning with the implementation of NEP 2020. The primary objective, according to an official, is to enhance the overall quality of education by fostering excellence in educators and teaching practices across all levels. This initiative will fall under the UGC’s Malaviya Mission-Teacher Training program.
Under this program, a total of 111 institutions throughout India have been selected to serve as Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Centers. The key themes addressed by the program include holistic education, Indian knowledge systems, academic leadership, governance, research, skill development, inclusivity, technology integration, learning outcomes identification, and assessment.
According to a UGC official, teachers will receive training in these institutions, with a mix of both offline and online programs. The program aims to accomplish the training of all 15 lakh teachers in higher education within the next two to three years. The ultimate goal of the training is to improve the quality of education at all levels by fostering excellence in educators and teaching practices.
According to the UGC official, the program aims to ensure the holistic development of teachers and learners. It seeks to instill ethics and human values deeply rooted in Indian culture while nurturing multidisciplinary and critical thinking abilities among educators.
The program brochure can be accessed below: