The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved setting up of Delhi Teachers’ University, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced. He said the university will offer, among others, four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programmes like BA-BEd, BSc-BEd to help develop a new generation of teachers.
“Today, the Delhi Cabinet approved the establishment of the Delhi Teachers’ University. The varsity will prepare highly qualified and well-trained teachers in Delhi itself. ‘Delhi Teachers University’ Bill 2021 will be placed before the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in the coming session,” Kejriwal said at a press conference.
“The Delhi Teachers University will be a public university dedicated to preparing excellent quality teachers for the city across different school stages.”
He said the students of the university will be attached with Delhi government schools for the entire duration of their course to get hands-on experience.
“This will help students gain excellent practical knowledge in addition to theoretical knowledge,” Kejriwal said.
“It will operate as a multidisciplinary academic centre that brings together varied stakeholders (practising and aspiring teachers, teacher educators, parents, administrators, policy planners, and content developers) in a dialogue through a range of programmes and activities,” he said.