NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION (NCTE)

  • Union Education Minister launches “MyNEP2020” platform of NCTE Portal.
  • The platform seeks to invite suggestions/inputs/membership from the stakeholders for preparing draft for the development of National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) and National Mission for Mentoring Program membership (NMM).
  • The NCTE in its previous form was established in 1973 as an advisory body for the Central and State Governments on all matters pertaining to teacher education. It was not a separate institution but a department under the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).
  • It was established as a statutory body in 1995 in accordance with the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993.
  • It was given statutory authority as envisaged under the National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 since it could not perform essential regulatory functions effectively in its earlier form.

Objectives:

  1. Coordinate the academic activities on teacher education
  2. Develop Curriculum Frameworks and Model Syllabi
  3. Prepare guidelines for conducting academic activities in TEIs
  4. Conduct research in the field of Teacher Education
  5. Provide resource support in the field of Teacher Education
  6. Develop database on various aspects of Teacher Education

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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