Malaviya Mission: Teacher Training Programme

Context: The Ministry for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship has launched the Malaviya Mission for the training of teachers in higher educational institutes. 

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About Malaviya Mission

  • It is a teacher training programme that aims to provide tailored training programmes for teachers. This programme will work for the capacity building of faculty members in higher educational institutions.
  • Organised by University Grants Commission, in association with the Ministry of Education.
  • Aims to improve the quality of teachers’ training, build leadership skills in teachers and help realise the goals of the National Education Policy (NEP).
  • The capacity building under this Mission will be mapped to the credit framework to ensure career progression pathways for educators.
  • There are the theme-wise training sessions. 

The 8 themes include 

  1. Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education
  2. Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS), 
  3. Academic Leadership, Governance and Management, 
  4. Higher Education and Society, 
  5. Research and Development, 
  6. Skill Development, 
  7. Student Diversity and Inclusive Education and 
  8. Information and Communication Technology. 
  • Human Resource Development Centres to be revamped and known as Madan Mohan Malaviya Teachers Training Centres.
  • Monitoring and quality assurance of the Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Programme would be undertaken by the UGC Committee after conducting one round of training programme.

Objectives of the Scheme: 

Salient objectives of the scheme in alignment with NEP 2020 are:

  1. Improving the quality of Education at all levels by infusing quality and excellence in our teachers and teaching.
  2. To develop innovative teaching method and high-level institutional facilities in all the constituent areas of higher education. 
  3. To impart pedagogy-related training and improve faculties’ soft and practical skills.
  4. To ensure holistic development of the teachers and learners with inculcation of ethics and human values as enshrined in Indian culture.
  5. To develop multidisciplinary and critical thinking ability.
  6. To familiarize the faculty with the Indian Knowledge Systems.
  7. To build respect for the eco-balance and biodiversity existing in the nature. University Grants Commission 7
  8. To undertake quality research in line with the local, national, and global needs.
  9. To make it known that higher education is for social upliftment and inclusiveness.
  10. To develop the know-how to prepare transformative pedagogy with ICT intervention.
  11. To build life skills and global citizenship values.
  12. To ensure the role of faculty as active participants in institution building.
  13. Improve the quality of teaching and empower Faculty members through training, induction, refresher and short term programs and ensure their continuous professional development.

Significance of Malaviya Mission

  • Improve the quality of education at all levels by infusing quality and excellence in teachers and teaching methods. 
  • Ensure continuous professional development and help in building capacities of 15 lakh teachers of the Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) through 111 Malaviya Mission centres across India in a time-bound manner.
  • Theme-wise training sessions will help enthuse “Samagrata” in the participants. 
Source: PIB

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