Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Mr Manish Sisodia stated at the first meeting of the board of management of the university that ‘Delhi Teacher’s University’ will join hands with international and national organizations to exchange ideas and practices and provide state of the art training to its trainees.
“The Delhi Teachers University will collaborate with national and international organisations to provide world-class training to trainees as well as to exchange new ideas and practices. Along with this, they will also be educated about the international education system through exchange programmes and visits,” the education minister of Delhi, Mr Manish Sisodia stated.
According to an insider, it was decided at the board of meeting that the facilities and the training provided at Delhi Teacher’s University will not just be restricted to subject based knowledge unlike in most of the colleges that offer teacher training courses in the country.
“Instead, capacity building of trainees will be in focus. They will be equipped with practical skills so that they can be better prepared for classroom teaching. It was also discussed at the meeting that the university would not only emphasise on teachers’ training but also focus on fundamental and applied research in the field of education. The trainees in the university will be exposed to excellent pedagogical practices by expert faculty,” an insider stated.
After attaining the approval of several statutory bodies, the students will get to choose from seven courses that the university is offering in the beginning. The courses are as following: A one year certificate programme (Higher Education), a one year certificate programme (school education), a two year M.A education programme, a three year integrated B.Ed-M.Ed programme, a two year B.Ed programme, A two year B.Ed programme for special education and a four year B.Ed programme.
“The Delhi Teachers University will work to fulfil the vision of the city government for education and emerge as the best institution of teacher education not only in Delhi but in the whole country and in the world,” stated the vice-chancellor of the university, Mr Dhananjay Joshi.
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