Deputy Prime Minister Manish Sisodia visited the Delhi government’s Delhi Teachers University campus under construction in Bakkarwala village on Saturday and said 5,000 students will be able to apply for admission from this year.
According to a government statement, the college will offer teacher training programs such as BA-BEd and BSc-BEd to support the development of a new generation of teachers. Students will be attached to state schools in Delhi for the entire duration of their courses and will be able to gain hands-on experience with a strong research focus, it said.
The education department is also working to attract the best teachers who have worked with overseas universities and will train teachers in Delhi using global best practices, said Sisodia, who holds the education portfolio.
“The university will meet the professional needs of both student teachers and student teachers,” he said. The minister announced that the university’s curriculum for future teachers will be designed to incorporate best global practices.
“Students will have the opportunity to connect with teachers from around the world during conferences and interactive sessions,” he said. Sisodia directed officials to expedite work on building the university in Bakkarwala village as meetings begin this year.
He also tweeted, “What a great start to the new year! Visited the under construction campus / location of the upcoming Delhi Teachers’ University in Bakkarwala village. ” “I hope that this university will become a landmark in teacher education and produce the best teachers in the world,” said Sisodia
The statement said that the Delhi Teachers University will be spread over 12 acres and will have lecture halls, digital laboratories and a library with world-class facilities. It offers space for 5000 students. The four-story main university building was divided into two parts – the administration floor and the education floor.
The ground floor will have an administration office, while classes will take place on the first, second and third floors, the statement said. As of now, the main block of the university is ready to open and other blocks are about to be completed, it said.