Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Minister of Education, visited the Delhi Teachers University campus in Bakkarwala village on Saturday. The campus is still under construction and it is expected that 5,000 students will be able to apply this year. A government statement said that this university will help train a new generation of teachers by offering teacher training programs such as BA-BEd and BSc-BEd.
The statement went on to say that Teachers University students would remain attached to Delhi government schools for hands-on experience with a special focus on research.
Future teachers will be trained in global best practices
Manish Sisodia further said that the education department is working to recruit the best teachers with work experience in foreign universities and will also train teachers in Delhi through global best practices.
“The university will meet the professional needs of teachers in training and on the job,” added the Minister.
Manish Sisodia also informed that the university’s curriculum will be designed to include global best practices and further called on officials to speed up the work of setting up the university.
“Students will have the opportunity to interact with teachers from all over the world during lectures and interactive sessions,” added the Minister.
Speaking to Twitter, he wrote: “What a great start to the new year! I visited the campus / site under construction of the future Delhi Teachers’ University in Bakkarwala village.”
The Minister then said: “I hope this university will become a milestone in teacher education and produce the best teachers in the world.
What a great start to the new year! Visit of the campus / site under construction of the future Delhi Teachers’ University in the village of Bakkarwala.
I wish this university to become a milestone in teacher education and produce the best teachers in the world pic.twitter.com/2dzDXMJv0S
– Manish Sisodia (@msisodia) January 1, 2022
The statement further said that Delhi Teachers University will cover more than 12 acres of land and have facilities such as lecture halls, digital labs and a library that can all accommodate 5,000 students.
The main university block is a four-storey building divided into two parts: the administrative floor and the teaching floor.
The administrative office will be facilitated on the ground floor while the first, second and third floors will facilitate the classes.
The release says the main university block is currently ready to open, while the other blocks are nearing completion.
The Deputy CM then added, “The vision of the Kejriwal government is to prepare teachers who are professionally trained, highly educated, motivated and passionate to bring about change in the Indian education system and this is only possible if they have the right skills. ‘world-class infrastructure and facilities. “
(With PTI inputs)
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