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The Department of School Education and Literacy has launched a National Mission to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level through an Integrated Teacher Training Programme called NISHTHA under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha in 2109-20.

NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for "Improving Quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training". It aims to build competencies among all the teachers and school principals at the elementary stage. NISHTHA is the world's largest teachers' training programme of its kind.The basic objective of this massive training programme is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students. The initiative is first of its kind wherein standardized training modules are developed at national level for all States and UTs.

Highlights of NISHTHA

Highlights of NISHTHA

  • Capacity building of 4.2 million teachers
  • Integrated training of principals/heads as key academic support
  • Focus on competency and higher order thinking skills based teaching learning
  • Training of all heads and teachers as first level counselors
  • Promoting experiential and joyful learning
  • Awareness of centrally sponsored schemes/initiatives
  • Online monitoring and support system
  • Convergence of multi-departmental efforts
  • Activity based training modules




Expected Outcomes

Expected Outcomes

  • Improvement in learning outcomes of the students
  • Creation of an enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment
  • Teachers are trained as first level counselors to be alert and responsive to the social, emotional and psychological need of students
  • Teachers are trained to use Art as pedagogy leading to increased creativity and innovation among students
  • Teachers are trained to develop and strengthen personal-social qualities of students for their holistic development
  • Creation of healthy and safe school environment
  • Integration of ICT in teaching-learning and assessment
  • Develop stress-free School Based Assessment focused on development of learning competencies
  • Teachers adopt Activity Based Learning and move away from rote learning to competency based learning
  • Teachers and School Heads become aware of new initiatives in school education
  • Transformation of the heads of schools for providing academic and administrative leadership in the schools for fostering new initiatives


Offline Course Modules - Generic

  • Curriculum, Learner-centered Pedagogy, Learning Outcomes and Inclusive Education
  • Improving Social-personal Qualities and Creating Safe and Healthy School Environment
  • Art Integrated Learning
  • School Based Assessment
  • Health and Well Being
  • Integration of ICT in Teacher-Learning and Assessment


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