Teacher Education Institutes

March 17, 2016, 11:04 am

The Central Government is working on a pilot programme to involve retired government teachers and
others to conduct co-scholastic activities in schools.
The Central Government is in the process of developing guidelines in collaboration with State
Governments. In a meeting of State Education Ministers on ĄTeacher Education‟ held in New Delhi on
th February 2016, representatives of 19 States, namely, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Gujarat,
Karnataka, Odisha, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Telangana, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Andhra
Pradesh, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have expressed their
willingness to participate in the first phase.
In the same meeting of Education Ministers on Teacher Education, several steps for improvement of
the quality of education were discussed. These include: internship for Teacher Education Programmes
in Government Schools; conduct of Regional workshop for Education Administrators by UGC with
modules developed by IIMs; and to constitute a committee to develop an accreditation framework for
Teacher Education Institutions.
This information was given by the Union Human Resource Development Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin
Irani today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.