Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “Today, the Delhi Cabinet approved the establishment of the Delhi Teachers’ University. The University will prepare highly qualified and well-trained teachers in Delhi itself. As per the commitment of the Delhi Government, ‘Delhi Teachers University’ Bill 2021 will be placed before the Delhi Vidhan Sabha in the coming session. ‘Delhi Teachers University’ will be a public university dedicated to preparing excellent quality Teachers for the city across different school stages. This University will offer among others, 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programmes like BA-BEd, BSc-Bed, to help develop a new generation of teachers.”
Students will be attached with Delhi Government Schools for the entire duration of their course to get hands-on experience: CM Arvind Kejriwal
He added, “The students of this University will be attached with Delhi Government schools for the entire duration of their course to get hands-on experience with strong emphasis on action-research. This will help students gain excellent practical knowledge in addition to theoretical knowledge.”
Admissions will start in the academic session of 2022-23: CM Arvind Kejriwal
Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal further stated, “The admission to the new University will start for the academic session 2022-23. ‘Delhi Teachers University’ will be a centre for excellence in teacher preparation at both pre-service and in-service in the areas of education studies, leadership and policy. It will engage in world class teaching and research in emerging areas of teacher education to achieve excellence in school education through national and international collaborations. It will work towards bridging the gap between practice, research and policy in teacher preparation while constantly engaging with the dynamic concept and realities of quality education in the city of Delhi.”
Vice Chancellor, Professors of the university to be of global repute; campus to be set up at Bakkarwala village
The Vice Chancellor and Professors of this university will be eminent scholars of global repute. The University will be set up at Bakkarwala. The Delhi Government is envisioning to institute the ‘Delhi Teachers University’ to be a public university dedicated to preparing excellent quality teachers for the city across school stages. The University will evolve as a centre for excellence in teacher preparation at both pre-service and in-service stages across the school levels, and in the areas of education studies, leadership and policy.
Will operate as a multidisciplinary academic centre that brings together varied stakeholders
It will operate as a multidisciplinary academic centre that brings together varied stakeholders (practising and aspiring teachers, teacher educators, parents, administrators, policy planners, and content developers) in a dialogue through a range of programmes and activities.
The University will consolidate a range of efforts while aiming at provisioning excellent quality of public education
The University will consolidate a range of efforts while aiming at provisioning excellent quality of public education for the people of the city. The University is envisaged to align with and also bring together the reforms that have been initiated in the public school education in Delhi. These reforms range across the various aspects of public school education including infrastructure renewal, curriculum and learning outcomes related reforms, and mentor teacher programme for on-site teacher support, among several others.