On Monday December 20, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that soon the government will be opening a Teachers' University to train good teachers who will further build the upcoming generation. In the announcement, Kejriwal shared that the Delhi Cabinet has approved the bill designed for the Teachers university and now the bill will be further presented in the forthcoming legislative assembly session.
In the press conference on Monday, CM Kejriwal shared that, “The purpose is to bring in an excellent quality of teachers for our schools.”
He further shares that “This integrated course will prepare new generation teachers. The students of this university will be attached to government schools during the course of their education.”
आज कैबिनेट मीटिंग में फैसला हुआ कि दिल्ली सरकार एक ‘टीचर्स यूनिवर्सिटी’ बनाने जा रही है, जिसके ज़रिए नई जेनरेशन के टीचर तैयार होंगे। 2022-23 सत्र में इसके एडमिशन शुरू होंगे। इसे अंतर्राष्ट्रीय संस्थाओं के साथ मिलकर चलाया जाएगा।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) December 20, 2021
According to the proposed bill for the Teacher’s University, the university will be offering a four-year integrated teacher education programme for the students after completing Class 12. These courses will be available for students from Humanities, Science and Commerce streams – BA-BEd, BSc-BEd and BCom-BEd.
CM Kejriwal further shared that, “Students will receive on-the-job training side by side and they will be directly linked to Delhi's government schools throughout their four-year course. Students will also be offered practical and theoretical training in the university.”
The process for the admission into Teachers’ University will start from the upcoming 2022-2023 academic session.
CM called the Teachers' University a ‘Center for Excellence’ and added, ““We will bring national and international level collaborations for the teachers. We will try to collaborate with the best institutes across the world. The university will conduct research on the best teaching techniques.”
“I hope it will be a revolutionary step in preparing the best teachers for our schools,” He concluded.