Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday inaugurated the Delhi Teachers University, which will offer programs like BA-BEd and BSc-BEd and focus on fundamental and applied research in education. The university is located in the Mukherjee Nagar area of the national capital.
Sisodia tweeted, “It gives me immense pleasure to inaugurate ‘Delhi Teachers University’. It is the first university of its kind in Delhi which aims at producing well trained and highly qualified teachers. The government aims to inspire the students of today to become the teachers of tomorrow.
He said, “The university will offer a new era, integrated teacher education program after class 12th. It will also lay emphasis on fundamental and applied research in education by collaborating with national and international organizations.
Education Minister Sisodia said, “A teacher is familiar with all aspects of our life. So it is easy to set up IITs, IIMs, AIIMS but we have not been able to establish a top class teacher university till date.
The Delhi Assembly passed a bill in January to set up a world-class teacher training university. The university will introduce programs like B.Sc.-B.Ed. for teachers with an aim to create a new generation of teachers.
University students will collaborate with Delhi government schools during the duration of their courses and gain hands-on experience with a focus on research.