The University Grants Commission (UGC) is working on developing a hybrid system of training for training more than 15 lakh teachers via online and offline modes in the higher education sectors. The objective of this training program is to make the teachers ready for the higher education that is changing as per the guidelines implemented after the New Education Policy (NEP 2022), said UGC and AICTE Chairman, M Jagadesh Kumar.
The UGC Chairman mentioned that this program was announced to train teachers partly via the Indian Digital University by the online mode that is to be started in 2023. There are more than 100 centers identified for the 15-day physical training program.
The UGC has created a committee that comprises of representatives from the Ministry of Education, UGC, AICTE and the other stakeholders for preparing the training module and selecting the training centers.
There were experts from the IITs and IIMs who will help and train teachers about the various new courses and programs being inaugurated by the authorities. There were lots of universities that were in competition for research grants from the UGC, CSIR, Department of Science and Technology and other agencies. The UGC has also asked universities to prepare a research and development cell that will aim at taking the level of research and development to new heights.