Thursday, 29 October 2015

Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching

The proposed Mission is envisaged to address comprehensively all issues
related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development.
The Mission would address, on the one hand, current and urgent issues such as
supply of qualified teachers, attracting talent into teaching profession and raising the
quality of teaching in schools and colleges. On the other, it is also envisaged that the
Teacher Mission would pursue long term goal of building a strong professional cadre
of teachers by setting performance standards and creating top class institutional
facilities for innovative teaching and professional development of teachers.
The Mission would focus in a holistic manner dealing with the whole sector of
education without fragmenting the programmes based on levels and sectors as
school, higher, technical etc. It is considered that programmes dealing with teachers
in all sectors and levels of education should grow and function in a mutually
supportive manner. It will try to bridge the gap between teachers and teacher
educators and provide opportunities for teachers to become teacher educators.
The Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and
Teaching (PMMMNMTT) is a Central sector Scheme with All- India coverage. This
scheme will commence in 2014-15 for a period of three years i.e. from 2014-15 to
2016-17 during XII Plan.
The Government of India is mandated to launch a Pandit Madan Mohan
Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching with the following goals:
 To ensure a coordinated approach so as to holistically address the various
shortcomings relating to teachers and teaching across the educational spectrum
ranging from school education to higher education including technical education;
using the best international practices for excellence.
 To create and strengthen the institutional mechanisms (Schools of Education,
Institutes of Academic leadership and Education Management, Subject based
networks, Teaching–learning Centres etc.) at the Centre & in the States, for
augmenting training and discipline–wise capacity building of faculty and their
periodic assessment for excellence.
 To empower teachers and faculty during through training, re-training,
refresher and orientation programmes in generic skills, pedagogic skills, discipline 
specific content upgradation, ICT and technology enabled training and other
appropriate interventions.
1.2 Mission Strategies
The Mission goals are sought to be achieved through a combination of:
 Programmatic and scheme based interventions: pre-service & inservice
training through existing and new institutional structures, new academic
programmes & courses, strengthening post-graduate and doctoral programmes, prescheduling
year long training calendars, online training;
 Project based activities: ICT based training, training of Mathematics,
Science, Language teachers for schools, Core science & engineering courses in
technical education, general courses in social sciences, humanities and vocational
1.3 Outcomes
The proposed Mission will meet the challenges for the teacher education system
arising from the massive expansion of education at all levels ranging from
elementary, secondary, higher, technical and also vocational education and the
consequent corresponding increase in the demand for teachers. New Teacher
education courses will be designed to meet the professional development needs of
teachers and faculty so as to infuse innovation in pedagogy leading to better
learning outcomes. A variety of initiatives will be taken for the professional
development of teacher educators, specifically creating conditions for them to
participate in Refresher Courses and Fellowship Programmes and for curricular
reform in teacher education. A critical component will be to integrate elementary
teacher education with the Higher Education by instituting Schools of Education and
breaking the insularity of elementary teacher development and practices.
1.4 Deliverables
Overall, in terms of numbers, the Mission is intended to achieve the following:
• Over one lakh qualified teachers for schools, general and technical education
colleges and universities across various disciplines;
• Within the one lakh ensure that adequate numbers of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities
and Women are inducted;
• Create a sufficient base of teacher educators and promote excellence in faculty
for academic leadership positions;
• Create around 87 new institutional structures (30 Schools of Education, 50
Centres of Excellence for Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5 institutes of Academic 
Leadership & Education Management, 2 Inter University Centres for Teachers

• Create subject based networks in different disciplines.
1.5 Components
1. Institutional Oriented
 Creation of New Institutional Arrangements
(i) Schools of Education (30 Nos.)
(ii) Centres of Excellence for Curriculum and Pedagogy (50).
(iii) Inter-University Centres for Teacher Education (2)
2. Individual Oriented
(i) Innovations, Awards, Teaching Resource Grant including Workshops and
3. Networks and Alliances
(i) Subject Networks for Curricular Renewal and Reforms
(ii) National Resource Centre for Education /Higher Education Academy
4. Academic Leadership
 Institutes of Academic Leadership and Education Management (5 Nos.) 

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