The Government of India has launched several schemes and initiatives to support and enhance the professional development of teachers across the country. Some of the prominent schemes for teachers are:
- Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT): This mission aims to improve the quality of teaching and faculty in higher education institutions. It focuses on providing opportunities for professional development, capacity building, and promoting innovation in teaching methods.
- National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA): Launched by the Ministry of Education, this initiative aims to train around 42 lakh teachers across the country to improve their skills, competencies, and understanding of innovative teaching methodologies.
- Integrated Scheme on School Education (ISSE): Under this scheme, various sub-schemes are implemented, including the “In-Service Teacher Training” component, which focuses on the professional development of in-service teachers at the elementary and secondary levels.
- National Programme for the Education of Girls at Elementary Level (NPEGEL): This scheme aims to address the educational needs of girls in educationally backward blocks by providing additional support and training to teachers to create a conducive learning environment for girls.
- Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA): This scheme focuses on improving the quality of secondary education. It provides financial assistance to states for teacher training, infrastructure development, and other initiatives to enhance the learning environment.
- National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) Initiatives: NCERT offers various training programs and resources for teachers, including workshops, online courses, and teaching-learning materials.
- Online Teacher Professional Development (OTPDI): Launched by the Ministry of Education, this online platform provides teachers with access to digital resources and training programs to improve their teaching skills.
- Scheme for Providing Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM): This scheme aims to enhance the quality of education in Madrasas by providing financial assistance for teacher training and infrastructure development.
- National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Initiatives: NCTE conducts various programs and initiatives for teacher education, including the recognition of teacher education institutions and setting standards for teacher training.
These schemes and initiatives play a crucial role in empowering teachers, improving their pedagogical practices, and ensuring quality education for students across the country.