The Delhi Teachers University campus is emerging in Bakkarwala, East Delhi, and the government has announced that it will enroll 5,000 students from this year
Delhi Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodia presented the Delhi Teachers University’s bill to the assembly on Monday aimed at establishing an institution that will offer four-year integrated teacher training programs.
The Delhi Teachers University campus is emerging in Bakkarwala, East Delhi, and the government has announced that it will enroll 5,000 students from this year. The university will offer four-year integrated teacher training courses such as BA-BEd, BSc-BEd, among others.
Sisodia, who also holds the education portfolio, said the university will focus on preparing high quality teachers through world class presence and setting new standards for teacher education in India.
“Delhi Teachers University will focus on preparing teachers with such a standard. It won’t just be a B.Ed. or another teacher training institution. It will set new standards in teacher education as IIMs have set standards for management education, IITs for engineering education and AIIMS for medical education, “Sisodia said.
He said there was a shortage of teacher training institutions and added that the upcoming university would fill that gap. Sisodia said the design of the new university was done in accordance with the national education policy.
He added that the government plans to increase the number of seats at the university every year. “Here, excellent framework conditions are created for the preliminary and advanced training of teachers. In addition to the regular teacher training courses, a one-year diploma course will also be introduced for professionals who have a passion for teaching, but cannot pursue it professionally due to study restrictions, ”he said.