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BRIEF ON PANDIT MADAN MOHAN MALVIYA NATIONAL
MISSION ON TEACHERS AND TEACHING PREPARED BY THE
With the fast pace of expansion of the education
system in the country, both at school and higher
education stages, improving quality has come to
occupy centre stage in educational development.
Needless to say that teachers hold the key for
success of any effort in this direction.
Attention, therefore, has to be focussed
on the preparation of teachers and their working
conditions in classrooms, schools and colleges,
as also their continuous professional
development, ensuring that best talent
in the count ry are made available to shape the
2. Hence, with a bove background, Government of
India launches the Scheme; Pandit Madan Mohan
Malviya National Mission on Teachers & Teaching
with an outlay of Rs. 900 crores
during XII Plan.
3. The Mission envisages to address
comprehensively all issues related to teachers,
teaching, teacher preparation, professional
development, Curriculum Design, Designing and
Developing Assessment & Evaluation methodology,
Research in Pedagogy and developing effective
Pedagogy. This will be one of the major thrust
areas of action of the Government. The Mission
would address, on the one hand, current and
urgent issues such as supply of qualified
teachers, attracting talent into teaching
profession and raising the quality of teaching
in schools and
colleges. On the other, it is also envisaged
that the Mission would pursue long term goals of
building a strong professional cadre of teachers
by setting performance standards and creating
top class institutional facilities for
innovative teaching and professional development
4. The Mission would focus on these goals in a
holistic manner dealing with thewhole sector of
education without fragmenting the programmes
based on levels andsectors as school,
higher, technical etc. This is an umbrella
scheme which will create synergies among the
various ongoing initiatives on Teachers and
Teaching under Ministry of HRD and other
5. The Mission would have following
(i) Schools of Education (in Central
Universities) - 30
(ii) Centres of Excellence for Curriculum and
(iii) Inter-University Centres for Teachers’
(iv) National Resource Centre for Education-1
(v) Centres for Academic Leadership and
(vi) Innovations, Awards, Teaching Resource
Grant, including Workshop & Seminar
(vii) Subject Networks for Curricular Renewal
BHU for permanent CISF deployment on campus
: To prevent a JNU like situation, the authorities of Banaras
Hindu University have requested the Centre for permanent
paramilitary deployment on its campus.
This was confirmed by the Director General of the
Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Mr O.P. Singh
said on March 7.
The request, according to the BHU Vice-chancellor
Girish Chandra Tripathi was routed through Union Home
Minister Rajnath Singh as the campus was huge and hosted
a hospital and temple that draw crowds too big for the
university's security to handle.
No higher education institution in the country had
ever sought permanent paramilitary deployment although
the Central University of Odisha, located in
Maoist-affected Koraput, had requested the Odisha
government last year for a police outpost on its campus.
In 2015, the University Grants Commission had
advised all universities to set up police stations on
their campuses for night patrol but backtracked after
protests by teachers and students.
"We are still considering the request. The final
decision lies with the government," Mr O.P. Singh said.
When asked why he sought help from central forces
when policing was a state subject Tripathi, said :
"Since BHU is a central government institution, I
thought it proper to write to the Centre for central
police. If the Centre wants, it can request the state
government to provide state police."
Explaining the reason for the strange request the
Vice-Chancellor explained that the BHU has a huge campus
which is hard to monitor. Besides, Tripathi said, the
1,400-acre main campus has a museum that attracts
hundreds of visitors. The other campus, called South
Campus, is 2,769 acres in size. Of the 40,000-odd
students enrolled in the university and IIT-BHU, some
24,000 including 9,000 girls stay in 90 hostels on the
"There are nearly one lakh people on the campus at
any time. We have nearly 800 private security guards but
they lack the authority to take strong action against
unruly crowds," he said.
Force to raise a Special Tactics Wing
Over a dozen vital installations, including an ISRO
station in Port Blair and 10 airports, will soon be
brought under armed CISF cover. Last year, the force
provided security to the Bank Note Paper Mill India (P)
Limited in Mysore, engaged in printing new currency
notes, post the demonetisation announcement.
The force, tasked with securing civil airports and
critical installations in the aerospace and nuclear
sector, is also raising a Special Tactics Wing (STW) to
impart enhanced combat training to its commandos.
In the private sector, the force will soon take charge
of security at the Reliance Corporate Park in Navi
Mumbai, which was approved by the government recently.
The force, a senior official said, is considering around
50 requests from the private and public sector units for