Published: 13th July 2019
NCERT director seeks the Institute of National Importance tag for council
The director also spoke about NCERTs newest model of an intervention programme to impart teacher training
H K Senapathy, Director of NCERT, New Delhi, pitched for the Institute of National Importance (INI) Tag for NCERT, while speaking at the event which saw the foundation stone laying of Dr. S Radhakrishnan Auditorium at RIE Mysuru on Saturday.
"An institute of national importance tag for NCERT will help it to provide regular programme to improve the quality of education and enable it to become professionals in the field of curriculum development, assessment inclusive education, assessment, and preschool education where no professionals are available," he said adding that the tag will give them the autonomy to conduct researches.
Further, citing the challenges faced by NCERT currently, he said that the existing number of Regional Institutes of Education is not enough to cater to the needs of the country and called for an expansion to different parts of the country. Adding on, he said that the upcoming Regional Institute of Education in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh, is a positive step this way since the entire south zone with six states only had one centre in Mysuru and the new centre will help in filling the gap.
He also spoke about NCERTs newest model of an intervention programme to impart teacher training, where on a trial basis 31,000 teachers were given training in just three months and added that a similar scheme will be replicated to provide face to face training for 42 lakh teachers in just one year.
Dr S Radhakrishnan AuditoriumThe Regional Institute of Education will finally get a world-class auditorium with, the foundation stone being laid by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday in the city for the Dr S Radhakrishnan Auditorium at the centre.
The auditorium with a capacity of thousand seats on two levels will be a significant addition to the infrastructure of the centre which hosts national level regularly. According to authorities, the centre is coming up at a cost of 12 crores at the premises.