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Deputy CM Sisodia inaugurates Delhi Teachers University



Delhi’s Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday inaugurated the Delhi Teachers University which will have BEd, MEd, Phd and certificate programmes. It will also have partnerships with schools to provide hands-on-experience. The campus is located in Outram Lane in Mukherjee Nagar area of the national capital.

 “It gives me great pleasure to inaugurate the ‘Delhi Teachers University.’ This is Delhi’s first of its kind university that aims to prepare well-trained and highly qualified teachers. [The] Govt aims to inspire today’s students to become tomorrow’s teachers,” Sisodia said in a series of tweets.

“The university will offer a new age, integrated teacher education programme after Class 12. It will also emphasise on fundamental and applied research in education by collaborating with national and international organisations,” he added.

Sisodia, who is also the Education Minister of Delhi, further said, “A teacher touches all 360 degree aspects of our life. That’s why it was easier to establish IITs, IIMs, AIIMS but we couldn’t establish a top level teachers’ university till date.”

“Teachers play an important role in the overall building of any nation. According to the National Policy of Education 1986, the teachers have been defined as nation builders and that is what the teachers university aims to produce,” Sisodia said at the inauguration.