Developing the best teachers

Teachers are the cornerstone of any educational system. Developing the teaching talent and incentivizing best teachers, retaining good teachers are all significant to improving the quality of teaching. Views are elicited so that our higher education institutions can nurture good faculty who in turn can propel higher standards in our students. This theme will focus in on the higher education sector.

• What strategies can be in place to attract the best from the university sector to teaching profession?
• How could support system for research and academic development be provided?
• What incentives could be provided to promote research among teachers of higher education institutions?
• Whether the scheme of National Mission on Teachers & Teaching is adequate or should it be enhanced with some additional features and what are they?
• What percentage of academic leadership training should be online?
• What percentage of Pedagogical training should be online?
• What percentage of Professional course training – should be online?
• What is the role of industry experts as teachers?
• Is not Academic leadership course essential for all VCs and principals?
• How can teachers be given exposure on a timely or constant basis to new knowledge being developed worldwide in their domain?
• Is not counselling an essential role of teachers also?

Name of the Speaker: Dr. Anurag Tripathi, Asst. Prof., Department of Chemical Engineering, IIT Kanpur

Day, Date and Time: Friday, 5th June, 2015 at 4.30 PM

Disclaimer: The views expressed by the speakers / moderators do not, in any way, represent the views of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and Government of India.

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sreetanwi chakraborty 4 years 6 months ago

According to the UGC and central government rule, the minimum qualification criteria is 55% in post-graduation for NET and SLET or state level examination. But is this the right policy for selecting a faculty? India is democratic country and students should have the right to evaluate their teachers. Good score in the examination can not imply that they can teach well. We can see many previous faculty in university level who do not have these scoring cards but they were prodigy.