Why is it in the news?
- Launched by the Union Minister for Education and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.
- Organized by the University Grants Commission (UGC) in collaboration with the Ministry of Education.
- A two-week online teacher training program.
- Aims to enhance the capacity of faculty members in higher educational institutions.
- Focuses on eight thematic areas:
- Holistic and Multidisciplinary Education
- Indian Knowledge Systems (IKS)
- Academic Leadership
- Governance and Management
- Higher Education and Society
- Research and Development
- Skill Development
- Student Diversity and Inclusive Education
- Information and Communication Technology
- UGC has established a dedicated portal for faculty members to register for capacity-building programs.
- The program also includes renaming Human Resource Development Centres (HRDCs) as Madan Mohan Malaviya Teachers Training Centre.
- Aims to foster innovative teaching methods and enhance institutional facilities in higher education.
- Focuses on improving the quality of teacher training and developing leadership skills among educators.
- Aligns with the goals of the National Education Policy (NEP) to enhance the quality of education in India.