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TISS and Human Resource Ministry join efforts to upgrade BEd curriculum

Updated on Tue, 08 May 2012 at 14:02 IST

Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) along with state and central governments is working on upgrading the existing curriculum of B Ed. This will help in improving the quality of teachers in India.

The report will be submitted to the Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) for consideration.

“The need of the hour is a revamped BEd curriculum. A panel with eminent academicians has been constituted to help redesign the syllabus in consultation with various state governments. We are also informally consulting the MHRD,” said TISS director S Parasuraman.

“There is a major problem with our education system and this result in students dropping out. There is a dearth of quality teachers. It is also difficult to get good educators who can train the future teachers. So we thought that can institutes like TISS fundamentally change education and training courses meant for teachers at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Hence, we will start education programmes for teachers and educators at our campuses. Simultaneously, we will work with the respective state governments to improve the state teacher training institutes,” Parasuraman said.

TISS is also starting MPhil and PhD programmes this year. The programme is being initiated at its Mumbai and Hyderabad campuses in 2012 with an intake of 30 students.

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