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UGC training 15 lakh teachers through Malaviya Mission Program”: Chairman Jagadesh Kumar

June 29, 2024 5:09 PM IST

UGC Chairman | Malviya Mission Teacher Training Program

The chairman of the University Grants Commission (UGC), Mamidala Jagadesh Kumar said that the UGC is training approximately 15 lakh teachers in the higher education system through a program called ‘Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Program’.

While addressing a press conference in Guwahati on Friday, Kumar also said that they are discussing various ways to integrate skill education as part of the degree programs to increase employment opportunities for the students.

“So we are discussing how to provide our students with multidisciplinary and holistic education. How to integrate skill education as part of the degree programs so that the employment opportunities for our students will increase,” he said.

“How to reach out to the students who come from rural backgrounds, socially and economically weaker sections using digital technology, using online programs,” Kumar added.

The UGC Chairman said that under the national education policy, they are also requesting the universities to open more off-campus centers to increase the intake of students.

“Teachers form the backbone of our education system and UGC is now training nearly 15 lakh teachers in the higher education system through a program called ‘Malaviya Mission Teacher Training Program’. This is a completely online two-week training for the teachers and at the same time we are also working on strengthening the research ecosystem in our universities,” Kumar added.

(ANI)

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