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The Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) aims to bring innovation in pedagogy (teaching) through the use of modern technologies so that better learning outcomes can be achieved. Education is witnessing massive growth at all levels including elementary, secondary, higher, technical & vocational. Due to this, there has been a corresponding increase in demand for the improvement of teachers as well. The PMMMNMTT emphasizes Integrated Teacher education programs to facilitate and fulfill the professional development needs of both pre-service and in-service teachers & faculty.
Objectives of the Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission
The main objectives of the Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) are as follows:
- The newly appointed Assistant Professors in Colleges and Universities must ensure that the PMMMNMTT focuses on induction training for faculty.
- The mission states that the evaluation process should be scientific to encourage the development of multiple skills of students.
- It aims to improve the professional capability and performance of teachers so that they can deliver effective and quality learning.
- It encourages the faculty to implement learner-centered approaches, ICT integrated learning, new pedagogical approaches to teaching-learning, and assessment tools in higher education.
- The mission also aims to develop an effective management and leadership system in schools and higher education institutes.
The training program of the Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) includes the following components:
- Teaching and research methodologies (flip classrooms, collaborative learning, case approach)
- Implementation of ICT
- Curriculum structure and design
- Sensitization of gender and social diversity
- Professional ethics
- Sharing of best practices
- Updating developments in their field of study, etc.
There has been an additional launch of the Leadership for Academic Programme (LEAP) including 15 top NIRF ranking institutions/universities with foreign components on 14th November 2018. In this program, the senior professors who have a minimum of 8 years of teaching experience, 3 years of administrative experience, and 30 ScopusScopus publications will undergo training in India. They will also collaborate with institutions abroad. This is done to address the leadership shortage in higher education and fill the lacuna in academic leadership.