The Delhi cabinet on Tuesday approved the proposal to set up the first Teachers’ University in the national capital.
Addressing a press conference, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the ‘Delhi Teachers’ University’ Bill will be tabled in Delhi Vidhan Sabha in the upcoming session.
What is Teachers’ University?
The Delhi CM said that this university aims to prepare well-trained and highly qualified teachers.
“It will be a public university dedicated to preparing excellent quality teachers for the city across various school stages,” Arvind Kejriwal said.
What courses will Teachers’ University offer?
In a bid to develop a new generation of teachers, the University will offer a four-year integrated teacher education programme after Class 12. Various courses such as BA and BEd, BSc, B.Ed, BCom and BEd will be incorporated into this programme.
Those enrolled in the University will be attached to Delhi government schools for training purposes so that they can get hands-on experience with a strong emphasis on action research.
Admission to begin in 2022
The Delhi CM announced that admission to the new university will start in the academic year 2022-23. The university will be set up at Bakkarwala.
Emphasising that the university will help the students gain excellent practical knowledge apart from theoretical knowledge, Kejriwal said, “It will be a centre for excellence in teacher preparation at both pre-service and in-service in the areas of education studies, leadership and policy.”
“The Delhi Teachers’ University will also help to reduce the gap between research, practice and policy in teacher preparation. It will also constantly engage with the dynamic concept and realities of quality education in Delhi,” he added.
As per the reports, the Kejriwal government is also gearing up to appoint globally reputed scholars as Vice-Chancellor and Professors of the University.
The university will work as a multidisciplinary academic centre where stakeholders, teacher educators, parents, administrators, policy planners and content developers can come together and talk about a wide range of programmes and activities.
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