Factsheet: Initiatives for improving teaching quality in Higher Education
The following initiatives have been launched to improve teaching quality in Higher Education:
Diksha Portal has been launched to provide a digital platform for teachers to learn and train themselves and connect with teacher community.
Technical Education Quality Improvement Programme (TEQUIP) is a quality improvement program in technical education. It aims at bridging the regional gaps in technical education. Under TEQUIP, 200 IIT and NIT graduates have opted for 3 years teaching in educationally backward regions.
Under Global Initiative of Academic Networks (GIAN), 700 professors from 58 countries have so far conducted about 1120 courses in specialized topics for students in Indian Higher Educational institutions and more than 40,000 students and associated Indian Faculty has benefited from this international teaching exposure.
Under Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission for Teachers Training (PMMMNMTT), in-service training programs for more than 1,00,000 college and university teachers have been organized. Also, newly appointed teachers are now required to undergo six months pedagogical training, so they can develop a good rapport with students and the quality of the teaching improves.
Inter-University Centres for Teachers Education
Inter-University Centres for Teachers of teachers education and research (IUCTE) function as autonomous institutions for providing services and Programs for a group of universities and institutions.