IISER Pune (Indian Institute of Science Education and Research) is joining hands with TATA Technology for Teacher Training Programme. This deal was formalized on Nov. 19, 2018. This training program is focusing to improve quality of science and mathematics education in schools. Beside that the key focus of the whole programme is students coming from lower income family.
Under this partnership, teachers of schools in and around the Pune area will be trained to use activity-based teaching tools. As an extension to Padmashri awardee Mr. Arvind Gupta’s efforts of using low-cost material to convey concepts in science and maths, this collaboration aims to systematically train teachers in applying activity-based tools, as per the school curriculum and also develop video lesson plans for a wider reach.- Words of official release.
On official website these words are also present- “It is expected that by the end of two years, as many as 200 teachers and 1000 students would directly benefit from the training on activity-based STEM learning by the team led by Prof. L.S. Shashidhara, Mr. Ashok Rupner and Mr. Chaitanya Mungi, at IISER Pune. From the same pool, a minimum of 40 teachers will get advanced training to become trainers themselves. Thus, several more students will benefit indirectly through the teachers trained via this initiative.
On this occasion, Mr. Vikrant Gandhe, Company Secretary, Tata Technologies said that he looks forward to this notable collaboration with IISER Pune and wishes to mutually work towards achieving an important social goal. Prof. Sunil Mukhi, head of IISER Pune’s Endowment Cell, reiterated IISER Pune’s commitment to help improve quality of science and mathematics education in schools and colleges across India.”
Let’s hope this initiative take good success and more institutes get inspired with it and make some effort at their level. This will sure help making the education better for Indian Education System.
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