Delhi Teachers University aims to be world-class institution like IIT, IIM: Manish Sisodia

Delhi Teachers University will collaborate with national and international organizations to provide world-class training. List of courses offered here.

Delhi Teachers University aims to be world-class institution like IIT, IIM: Manish Sisodia Delhi Teachers University
Anu Parthiban | Mar 15, 2022 - 7:34 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The first meeting of the board of management of Delhi Teachers University was held on Tuesday regarding the Delhi government’s aim to develop Delhi as a center of world-class teacher education.

In his message to the board, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said that the aim of this University established by the Delhi Government is to create a world-class institution in the field of teacher education as good as premium institutes like the Indian Institutes of Technology and Indian Institutes of Management (IIT-IIM). He said that the Delhi Teachers University would emerge as a brand for teacher education all over the world.

Manish Sisodia said that the education sector is dominated by Finland, Singapore, Japan, America and European countries today. “Delhi Teachers University would be the answer. This would allow India to be considered among the top countries of the world in the field of teachers’ education.”

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He said that the teaching profession has become the last career resort for everyone today. The Delhi Teachers University will change this perspective, encourage the youth towards the teaching profession and produce hundreds of excellent teachers in every session. “Such excellent teachers will further prepare the future of the country for the coming tomorrow by delivering quality education to their students,” he said.

Trainees to get international exposure

The Delhi Teachers University will collaborate with national and international organizations 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 programs and visits.

Sharing the vision of Delhi Teachers University, it was agreed in the board meeting that unlike most of the teacher training courses currently offered in the country, the courses offered at Delhi Teachers University will not focus solely on subject knowledge. 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 in the meeting that the Teachers University would not only emphasize on teacher-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.

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Delhi Teachers University: Courses offered

After getting approval from various statutory bodies, seven courses will be offered to the students at Delhi Teachers University. These courses include:

  • 4-Year Integrated BEd programme
  • 2 Year BEd programme
  • 2 Year B.Ed Program for Special Education
  • 3-Year Integrated B.Ed-M.Ed Program
  • 2 Year MA Education Program
  • 1 Year Certificate Program (School Education)
  • 1 Year Certificate Program (Higher Education)

On this occasion, the Vice Chancellor of Delhi Teachers University, Dhananjay Joshi said that “Delhi Teachers University will work to fulfill the vision of Delhi Government for education and will emerge as the best institution of teacher education not only in Delhi but in the whole country and in the world”.

Tamil Nadu Teachers University Vice-Chancellor N Panchanatham said that Delhi Teachers University will offer new-age courses by creating a multidisciplinary eco-system as per the recommendations of NEP 2020.

It is noteworthy that in the first meeting of the Board of Management, Delhi Teachers University Vice Chancellor Dhananjay Joshi, Tamil Nadu Teachers University Vice Chancellor N Panchanatham, Education Secretary H Rajesh Prasad, Higher Education Director Ranjana Deshwal, Director SCERT Rajnish Kumar Singh, Principal Education Advisor Shailendra Sharma, Rukmini Banerjee, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation, Amita Mulla Wattal, Chairperson and Executive Director of Education (Innovation and Training), DLF Foundation Schools were present.

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