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IGNOU develop a professional development program

IGNOU and the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti: On March 30, 2021, IGNOU and the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS) signed a Memorandum of Collaboration (MoC) for the launch of a six-month certificate program for the professional development of 10,000 teachers from Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas across the country, so that teachers can work more effectively to improve social-emotional learning and promote their students' career choices. The School of Education (SOE), IGNOU, will start the program shortly. IGNOU Vice-Chancellor Prof. Nageshwar Rao told NVS that the university will provide high-quality teacher training by incorporating technology into curriculum delivery.

Prof. Amitav Mishra, the Programme Coordinator, highlighted the need for training and the plan of action, while D. Venkateshwarlu, Director, SOE, welcomed the members present at the MoC ceremony. Dr. V.B. Negi, Registrar (Admin) of IGNOU, and Shri G Arumugam, Joint Commissioner of NVS, signed the MoC.

"The training of teachers should lead to a visible qualitative shift in our unique residential schooling system," said Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Commissioner Shri Vinayak Garg, IAS, while praising IGNOU's position. Dr. V.B. Negi, Registrar (Admin) of IGNOU, and Shri G. Arumugam, Joint Commissioner of NVS, signed the MOC.

Prof. Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU, assured NVS that the University will provide high-quality teacher training by implementing digital into content delivery. Prof. R.P. Das, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, emphasized the importance of whole-school involvement with the active participation of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya principals, while Prof Uma Kanjilal, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, advocated for a blended approach.

The event was attended by members of the SOE faculty as well as the NVS Deputy Commissioners, Shri Gyanendra Kumar and Shri Chandramouli. “Teacher training should result in a noticeable qualitative shift in our special residential schooling system,” said Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Commissioner Shri Vinayak Garg, IAS.

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