National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

  • 01 Jul 2024

On June 29th, 2024, the chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said that the UGC is training approximately 15 lakh teachers in the higher education system through a program called ‘Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Program.

Key Points

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme launched in 2014 by Prime Minister.
  • The scheme aimed to comprehensively address all issues related to teacher training/ capacity building and the professional development of faculty in CUs, IITs, State Universities, NITTTR, IISERs, NITs, Deemed Universities and Centrally Funded HEI and provided funds for carrying out Capacity Building training of faculties of HEIs, by utilizing and leveraging existing resources.
  • As a part of the Mission, 111 institutions have been identified. These centers will be called Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Centres (MMTTC).
  • The Mission aims to build competencies in the faculty for better teaching, learning and research by exposing them to Indian values, updating knowledge and skills, and aligning teaching, learning and research with the needs of society and NEP 2020.