‘Delhi Teachers University’ would bring India into consideration among the top countries of the world in the field of teacher education like Finland, Singapore, Japan, America: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
‘Delhi Teachers University’ will emerge as the best institution for teachers’ education not only in Delhi, but across country and worldwide: Vice Chancellor Dhananjay Joshi
First meeting of the Board of Management of Delhi Teachers University organised: Professor N. Panchanatham, Vice Chancellor of Tamil Nadu Teachers University, Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO of Pratham Education Foundation and Chairperson and Executive Director of DLF Foundation Schools Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal join as a nominated members.
The Kejriwal Government will develop Delhi as a center of world-class teacher education. The first meeting of the Board of Management of Delhi Teachers University was held on Tuesday regarding this vision. In his message to the Board Deputy Chief Minister Shri 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 IIT-IIM. He said that the Delhi Teachers University would emerge as a brand for teacher education all over the world.
Shri 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. 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.
Trainees to get international exposure, learn the art of teaching from expert faculty
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.
The courses that will be started:
After getting the approval from various statutory bodies, 7 courses will be offered to the students in Delhi Teachers University. This courses include:
- 4-Year Integrated B.Ed Program
- 2 Year B.Ed Program
- 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, Shri 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 Professor Shri 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.
Dr. Rukmini Banerji, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation said that we are studying the models of reputed global universities including Stanford University, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania etc. and will incorporate the best practices here in Delhi Teachers University. At Delhi Teachers University, we will lay emphasis on both research and academia along with teaching-practices.
Dr. Ameeta Mulla Wattal, Chairperson and Executive Director of Education (Innovation and Training), DLF Foundation Schools said that the University would adopt a multidisciplinary approach where trainees would get world-class training through innovative curriculum and expert faculty.
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 Professor N. Panchanatham, Education Secretary H. Rajesh Prasad, Higher Education Director Ranjana Deshwal, Director SCERT Rajnish Kumar Singh, Principal Education Advisor Shailendra Sharma, Dr. Rukmini Banerjee, CEO, Pratham Education Foundation, Dr. Amita Mulla Wattal, Chairperson and Executive Director of Education (Innovation and Training), DLF Foundation Schools were present.