New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has proposed regional centres of education management in prestigious IIMs to strengthen and improve teachers’ education and develop specialised cadre of academy of teaching and teacher educators. It has suggested the regional centres of education management in IIMs at Ahmedabad, Kolkata and Bangalore and National University of Educational Planning and Administration, the Consultative Committee of Parliament on HRD was informed on Tuesday.
To develop specialised cadre of academy of teachers, the panel was also informed that UGC has proposed a centre of excellence in science and mathematics in centres such as Indian Institute of Science and Tata Institute of Fundamental Research. The meeting took stock of the proposed National Mission on Teachers and Teaching with HRD Minister Kapil Sibal stating the final contour of the proposed national mission and its operational features was under discussion.
MPs underlined that the mission was necessary as the shortage of teachers is “very marked in the country”, said a HRD Ministry statement on Wednesday. Towards this end, the Ministry has set up a committee of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) on national mission on teachers and teaching under the chairmanship of Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari. The committee would recommend to CABE about formulation of a suitable framework with reference to enhancing availability of teachers to meet the demands of the education systems and ensuring that all existing set of teachers are provided with continuing professional development opportunities.