The Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) aims to infuse innovation in pedagogy (teaching) leading to better learning outcomes. Given the massive growth of education at all levels including elementary, secondary, higher, technical & vocational, there is a corresponding increase in demand for teachers. The PMMMNMTT focuses on Integrated Teacher education programmes to cater to the professional development needs for both pre-service and in-service teachers & faculty.
The Mission also aims to build effective leadership & management in schools and higher education institutes. Leadership for Academic Programme (LEAP) covering 15 top NIRF ranking institutions/universities with foreign component has additionally been launched on 14th November 2018, whereby, senior professors having a minimum of 8 years of teaching experience, 3 years of administrative experience and 30 scopus publications will undergo training in India, as well as, collaborating institutions abroad, so as to address the leadership shortage in higher education and fill the gap of academic leadership.
To ensure that newly appointed Assistant Professors in Colleges, and Universities are oriented properly, the PMMMNMTT focuses on induction training to faculty. Additionally, the mission recognizes that the evaluation process needs to be made more scientific to encourage the development of multiple skills of students. This is one of the priority actions aimed at improving the professional capability and performance of teachers to deliver effective and quality learning.
The main objective of the mandatory induction programmes is to sensitise and motivate the faculty to adopt
- learner-centred approaches
- ICT integrated learning
- new pedagogic approaches to teaching- learning
- assessment tools in higher education.
The induction programme includes:
- teaching and research methodologies (flip classrooms, collaborative learning, case approach)
- use of ICT
- curriculum structure and design
- sensitisation to gender and social diversity
- professional ethics
- sharing of best practices
- updation of developments in their field of study, etc.
An illustration of the activities & outcomes till date under the scheme is shared herewith: