New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has recently introduced a capacity-building initiative aimed at fostering the comprehensive development of 15 lakh higher education instructors. This program also aims to instill ethics and human values in line with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, according to an official statement.
As part of the UGC’s Malaviya Mission-Teacher Training initiative, a total of 111 institutions have been identified throughout India. These institutions will be referred to as Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Centres (MMTTC).
According to a representative from UGC, these institutions will provide training for teachers. Some of the training programs are conducted offline, while others are offered online. The goal is to complete the training of all 15 lakh teachers in higher education within the next two to three years. The UGC official mentioned that the aim is to enhance the quality of education at all levels by incorporating excellence and ensuring the competence of teachers and their teaching methods.
‘The UGC official mentioned that this approach will not only ensure the overall development of teachers and learners, but also instill ethical values rooted in Indian culture. Additionally, it aims to foster critical thinking skills and a multidisciplinary approach among them.’
The UGC official mentioned that this approach will facilitate the comprehensive growth of both educators and students by instilling ethical values deeply rooted in Indian culture. Furthermore, it will foster the development of multidisciplinary skills and critical thinking abilities among them.
A meticulously designed two-week online capacity-building program for faculty members has been created to align with the key features of NEP 2020, according to an official. The Malaviya Mission- Teacher Training program covers various important themes such as holistic education, Indian knowledge systems, academic leadership, governance, research, skill development, inclusivity, technology integration, learning outcomes identification, and assessment.
The continuous development of faculty is the primary focus, promoting a forward-thinking approach across various topics, as stated by UGC Chief M Jagadesh. Alongside faculty development, the program emphasizes the crucial role of faculty in institutional development, which contributes significantly to enhancing the quality of higher education.