Rework the work culture of teacher training institutions with a goal to prepare committed & performing teachers

Adequate Progress

The BJP government launchedPrashikshak-a teacher education portal” to strengthen teacher education institutions-DIETs. The portal provides the government data to help assess the quality of DIETs. The portal publishes reports at national, state and institute level which are available to the public.

12 states in the country have restructured their SCERTs till April 2016, under a centrally funded scheme.

The BJP government constituted “All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Review Committee” to restructure and strengthen the AICTE. The report was accepted by the government and some of the recommendations were implemented. This included setting up of an e-Governance portal to enhance transparency in approval of technical institutions.

The Hari Gautam committee was set up by the BJP government in 2014 to review the functioning of University Grants Commission (UGC). The committee submitted its report in July 2015, however, no action has been taken by the government to implement the recommendations of the committee. The committee had recommended scrapping of UGC and setting up of a National Higher Education Authority.

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