Central govt. has launched National Initiative for School Head’s and Teacher’s Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) Scheme. HRD Ministry is inviting online applications for world’s largest NISHTHA teacher training program at nishtha.ncert.gov.in. This integrated programme aims at building capacities of around 42 lakh participants. The new Nishtha Teachers Training Program is a national mission to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level. There are around 120 National Resource Group, 33000 State Resource Groups and 42 lakh Teachers, Principals, BRCs and CRCs.
NISHTHA includes all teachers and heads of school at elementary level in all government schools. Even all faculty members of State Councils of Educational Research and Training (SCERT’s) and District Institutes of Education and Training (DIETs) are covered. Block Resource Coordinators and Cluster Resource Coordinators in all States and UTs would also be covered. Nishtha Online is integrated teacher training for change i.e Samagra Shiksha.
NISHTHA integrated training program will motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students. Students would then be able to handle diverse situations and teachers can act as first level counsellors.
NISHTHA Teachers Training Programme 2020
National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement is largest teachers training program & first of its kind in the world. The main objective is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students. HRD ministry will spread awareness among teachers and will enable them to develop their skills. The expected outcomes from NISHTHA are:-
- Improvement in learning outcomes of the students.
- Creation of an enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment
- Teachers become alert and responsive to the social, emotional and psychological needs of students as first level counselors.
- Teachers are trained to use Art as pedagogy leading to increased creativity and innovation among students.
- Teachers are trained to develop and strengthen personal-social qualities of students for their holistic development.
- Creation of healthy and safe school environment.
- Integration of ICT in teaching learning and assessment.
- Developing stress free School Based Assessment focused on development of learning competencies.
- Teachers adopt Activity Based Learning and move away from rote learning to competency based learning.
- Teachers and School heads become aware of new initiatives in school education.
- Transformation of the Heads of Schools into providing academic and administrative leadership for the schools for fostering new initiatives.
In Indian education system, teachers hold a pivotal position in the society and help building character in students. Through NISHTHA teachers training program, teachers at elementary level will be able to acquire scientific temperament and knowledge of other important educational aspects and transfer it to students. All the students can be linked to Indian knowledge, culture and science through this training program to enable them to contribute in the nation building.
NISHTHA Online Forum
Nishtha online forum contains information about the following things which are necessary for providing quality education to students:-
- Inclusive Education
- School Environment
- Art Integrated Learning
- Initiatives in School Education
- School Based Assessment
- ICT in Education
- Environmental Studies
- Indian Languages
- Social Sciences
- School Leadership
- Pre-School Education
- Pre-Vocational Education
- Health & Physical Education & Sports
- Gender Issues
- Technical Support
Training Report / National Level Data at NISHTHA Platform
People can check the complete National Level Data as well as View Printable Report as a part of the training details sections through NISHTHA Dashboard. The National Level Data at Nishtha Platform will appear as shown below:-
People can even view printable report and can check the complete training details as shown below:-
NISHTHA Teacher Training Schedule
The central govt. will provide training to teachers directly through 33120 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRP) identified by the State and UTs. These KRPs and SRPs will in turn be trained by 120 National Resource Persons identified from National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA).
All the states and UTs will get an option to contextualize the training modules and use their own material and resource persons. This would be done keeping in view the core topics and expected outcomes of NISHTHA teachers training program. The important features of NISHTHA are activity based modules including in-built continuous feedback mechanism, online monitoring and support system, training need and impact analysis (Pre and Post training).
NISHTHA Teacher Training Program will enable participants to learn innovative teaching methods, the use of art and technology in the classroom and basic counselling techniques.
- Prof. H.K. Senapaty (Director) with e-mail ID director.ncert[at]nic.in & phone number +91-11-26519154
- Prof. A.K. Srivastava (Professor) with e-mail ID ashokksrivastava[at]yahoo.com & phone number +91-11-26560544
- Prof. A.D. Tiwari (Professor) with e-mail ID adtewari.ncert[at]nic.in & phone number +91-11-26864875
- Prof. Ranjana Arora (Professor) with e-mail ID segncert[at]gmail.com & phone number +91-11-26527044
- Prof. Amarendra Prasad Behera (Joint Director), CIET-NCERT Campus, Sri Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi – 110016 with e-mail ID nishtha.ncert(at)ciet.nic.in & phone number +91-11-26962580
- Toll Free no: 1800111265, 1800112199
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
The official website of NISHTHA Teacher Training Program is https://itpd.ncert.gov.in/
The Nishtha mega-training programme is different from other training programmes in terms of its objectives, vision as well as the whole format of execution. It aims to equip all the elementary stage teachers on learning outcomes, school based assessment, learner-centred pedagogy, new initiatives in education and addressing diverse needs of children through multiple pedagogies among others. This programme will monitor and provide extensive support to the teachers using multiple modes up to the classroom level, in view of improving learning outcomes of the students. Moreover, NISHTHA online teacher training program aims to orient state functionaries and school principals on learning outcomes, national achievement survey, learner-centred pedagogy and new initiatives in school education so that they are able to monitor schools and extend support to schools for the implementation of new initiatives.
This training programmes will be conducted for teachers, school principals, SMCs and state/district/block/cluster level functionaries and the programme will benefit the elementary school education through following ways. All the teachers, principals, block resource coordinators, cluster resource coordinators working at the elementary stage will be covered for training on learner-centred pedagogy, learning outcomes, improving social personal qualities of children, school based assessment, new initiatives, school safety and security and pedagogies of different subjects among others. Similarly all the faculty members of DIETs, SCERTs, IASEs. CTEs, etc. will be covered for training on learner- centred pedagogy, learning outcomes, improving social personal qualities of children, school based assessment, new initiatives and pedagogies of different subjects, etc.
An integrated monitoring and support mechanisms involving BRCs, CRCs, NGOs, KVs, NVs and CBSE schools will be set up at each stage to see whether the interventions provided during the training programme reach to classroom level.
Educationists, Subject-Experts and Teacher Educators drawn from National level Institutions such as NCERT, NIEPA among others. National Resource Groups (NRGs) will train Key Resource Persons (KRPs) & State Resource Persons- Leadership (SRPL) of the States/Union Territories. One NRG includes 15 national level resource persons.
Faculty members of SCERTs, DIETs, IASEs, CTEs and Teachers from Senior Secondary Schools identified by the states/UTs for building their capacities by the National Resource Persons.
One State Resource Group (SRG) includes 05 KRPs & 01 SRPL from SCERTs, DIETs, CTEs, IASEs. SRGs will train the school teachers and school principals (functionaries at district, block and cluster level).
This programme will be conducted in customized cascade mode, in which National Resource Group of Experts will train Key Resource Persons (identified by the state/ UT for further teacher training) and State Resource Persons (identified by the state/ UT for further training of school principals and other functionaries). These KRPs and SRPs will directly train teachers and school principals. Master trainer’s layer will be not be there in between. This will help in reducing the high percentage of communication loss which existed earlier, due to many layers.
Profile details on NISHTHA portal can be updated by following the steps. Firstly login into the portal using Username: <your email id> & Password: Password@123. Accordingly, you will be promoted to Change password on first time login. After changing password click on your username at top right corner and then click on Edit profile menu. Update the fields in the form and then click Update profile button to save the changes