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National Mission for Mentoring (NMM)

Why is it in the news?

  • The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) conducted a 2-day seminar, engaging stakeholders to share best practices and conduct a comprehensive review of the National Mission for Mentoring (NMM).

 More about the news

  • The NMM is a program established in accordance with the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020.
  • It facilitates mentorship relationships between experienced teachers (mentors) and newer educators (mentees) to enhance teaching effectiveness and professional growth.

 About National Mission for Mentoring

  • The primary objective of the NMM is to establish a robust mentorship system that empowers teachers to improve their teaching practices.
  • By providing opportunities for mentorship and professional development, the NMM aims to enhance the overall quality of education delivery.
  • Launched on July 29, 2022, by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) as a pilot program in 30 selected Central Schools across the country.
  • The NCTE has appointed 60 professionals as NMM mentors, covering various areas such as leadership, digital education, socio-emotional learning, and inclusive education.
  • Mentors provide targeted support and guidance to mentees based on their individual needs and areas for professional growth.
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)

·       The NCTE is a statutory governmental body established under the National Council for Teacher Education Act of 1993 in India.

·       It serves as the apex regulatory authority for teacher education and advises both central and state governments on matters related to teacher education.

·       The NCTE aims to achieve coordinated development of teacher education nationwide, ensuring quality and consistency across different educational institutions.

·       It is responsible for setting and upholding norms and standards in teacher education to maintain quality and integrity in the profession.

·       The NCTE provides training for individuals to become teachers at various levels, including pre-primary, primary, secondary, and senior secondary education, as well as non-formal and adult education.

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