UGC issues guidelines for mentorship of teachers in non-technical stream

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The University Grant Commission (UGC) has formed a committee to develop guidelines and an implementation strategy for the integration and mentoring of teachers in non-technical fields (NIIMT).

The fundamental goal of mentoring teachers is to equip them with a broad repertoire of skills and dispositions to improve student achievement.

The committee has already produced a draft of UGC guidelines for the integration and supervision of teachers in non-technical fields (NIIMT). The Commission asked interested parties for proposals on the draft directives before 6 February 2021.

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At this point, it is worth mentioning that one of the recommendations of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is to develop a mentoring system through experienced, respected and retired faculties.

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Under the proposals, a national mentoring mission will be established with a large number of outstanding graduate / retiree faculties, including those with the ability to teach in Indian languages, willing to provide short and long-term mentoring / professional support terms in college.

That said, the focus will be on the use and integration of technology to improve various aspects of education, which will be supported and adopted, provided that these interventions are rigorously and transparently evaluated in the relevant contexts before being extended.

An autonomous institution, the National Educational Technologies Forum (NETF), is being established to provide a platform for the free exchange of ideas on the use of technology to facilitate learning, assessment, planning, management, etc. for both school and higher schools to improve education.

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