Online Courses To Reskill Professors and Stay Up-to-date

Online Courses To Reskill Professors and Stay Up-to-date

There’s no end to learning that’s what we heard at school. Guess what, it’s true and our teachers are learning it the hard way. Just mere degrees and training aren’t helpful anymore. Teachers and Professors are learning to acquire new skills and for these online courses are a win-win situation. Online Courses Reskill Chemistry, e-business, human rights, social inclusion and climate change — both online and offline refresher courses in subjects like these are helping…

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HRD Minister Launches ‘Prashikshak’- A Teacher Education Portal

HRD Minister Launches ‘Prashikshak’- A Teacher Education Portal

Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday launched “Prashikshak” teacher education portal with a vision to strengthen District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) and bring quality teachers into the school education system. Prashikshak is an IT initiative which will contain a comprehensive database of all DIETs in the country with all relevant performance indicators. It will help benchmark DIETs to enable aspiring teachers to make informed choices about their future. At the same time,…

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HRD Ministry Mulls University for Teachers’ Education

HRD Ministry Mulls University for Teachers’ Education

The HRD Ministry is considering setting up a university for teachers’ education in a bid to improve teaching standards, especially at the school level. The NCERT is preparing a “concept note” on the establishment of such a university, senior officials said. They would also examine if a new institution is required or one of the existing ones can be converted into the university, officials added. Source: Inshorts

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Amend Rules Regarding Teachers’ Workload

Amend Rules Regarding Teachers’ Workload

The Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) has directed the University Grants Commission (UGC) to amend its new regulation regarding the workload of teachers. Earlier, the UGC had issued a notification to increase teachers’ lecture-taking hours from 16 to 24 per week. However, this will now not come into effect as a consequence of the direction from the MHRD. Source: Inshorts

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Teachers Being Reduced to Bonded Labourers

Teachers Being Reduced to Bonded Labourers

SA Jafri, the President of AAP’s teachers’ wing, on Wednesday said that a new notification issued by the University Grants Commission (UGC) will reduce teachers to “bonded labourers”. The notification increases teachers’ lecture-taking hours from 16 to 24 per week. AAP’s Delhi unit Convener Dilip Pandey said that the new rule is likely to affect 3,500 ad hoc DU teachers. Source: Inshorts

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Students can Evaluate their Teachers

Students can Evaluate their Teachers

For the first time, college and university students will have a say in evaluation of teachers as the Smriti Irani-led HRD ministry has decided to bring fundamental changes in the way the performance of those in the teaching profession is assessed. The process of changing the present criteria of Academic Performance Indicators (API) scores, which relied heavily on co-curricular activities and research in the evaluation of teachers has been initiated and a notification will be…

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