Inter University Centre for Teacher Education (IUCTE) Press Release 10-03-2018.
Inter University Centre for Teacher Education (IUCTE)
Inter University Centre for Teacher Education (IUCTE), BHU came into existence with its launching by the Honourable Prime Minister of India on 25th December 2014 at Swatantrata Bhawan, BHU, Varanasi. The IUCTE is an autonomous body Registered under society Registration Act 1860 and Established by the University Grants Commission U/S 12 (ccc) of its Act (No. 3 of 1956).
The Inter University Centre for Teacher Education IUCTE, BHU has been established primarily for the faculty development of Teacher Educators, besides, continual reflection and analysis of Teacher Education programs, their norms and standards, and development of varied reading material to benefit the stakeholders.
Prof. B.K. Tripathi, the 1st Director of the Inter University Centre for Teacher Education, BHU initiated the functioning of IUCTE from the month of March 2016 in the office space provided by BHU. During the last one year, the formal Committees like Governing Board, Finance Committee and Research Advisory Committees has been constituted and Academic programs of the Centre started on the advice of the Committees.
The Governing Board meeting held on 12th October 2017, Finance Committee held on 22nd January 2018 and Research Advisory Committee held on 16th February 2018. Besides, the meeting of the Academic Experts and Practitioners were also held during the year. The IUCTE has prepared its plan of Academic Program for 2018-19 in view of the Suggestions and Advice of the Experts and also keeping in view of the need of the people and the Nation both in School
Education and Higher Education. The major programs are:
- Institutionalization of the In-Service Teacher Education
The IUCTE has already initiated a Research based Training Program specially designed for the In-Service Teacher and Teacher Educators. The project is aims to enhance learning outcome of Classes 6th, 7th and 8th in Science and Mathematics. The project covers 7 Districts of Varanasi and Mirzapur division (Varanasi, Jaunpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Mirzapur, Bhadohi, Sonbhadra). One school from each blocks of the 7 Districts and Adarsh Gram were selected for the study. Thus, about Thirty Six Thousand (36000) students from 100 schools were included.
The positive outcome of the training program is visible through the Social Media (Whatsapp group of the trainees). There is enough encouragement among the teachers, learners and the Community of the Districts. It has been planned to take up the study in 2018-19 in about 1000 schools covering Three Lakh Five Thousand (3,05,000) students. We are in agreement with this positive outcome and like to propose it as a model program at National Level after its completion.
- National Framework for Teacher Educators
The IUCTE, within its mandate and the delegated functions, is continuously thinking and studying the factors related to the program for Teachers, Teacher Educators and Educational Administrators that need Reforms in order to achieve the Learning Outcome at the Gross root Level.
The analysis of National Policy on Education, Reports of the Educational Commission it is evident that there is a big gap in the implementation of the recommendations in the Education of Teacher Educators that has percolated to bottom level and as a result, the status of our Teachers and Teacher Educators in taking forward the learning outcome, is highly unsatisfactory. The Research Advisory Committee of the IUCTE has taken this point very seriously and approved the proposal of the Centre to take up the Study on the Education system of Teacher Educator and formulation of National Framework for Teacher Educators. The IUCTE is committed to take up the above task seriously and have sincerely initiated working on the project.
The IUCTE has been allocated 3.05 acre land by the BHU in Sundar Bagiya, Naria, Varanasi, the development work has already been started.
On the recommendations of the various Committees of the IUCTE, the centre has initiated the process for the recruitment of the Academic and Non Academic positions. The IUCTE is Networking with the Educational Institutions and the Universities to create a better Academic relationship in the field of Teacher Education.
We are highly thankful to you for your participation and good wishes to this Organization.