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NISHTHA– National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement

Topics Covered: Issues related to education.

NISHTHA– National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement

Context: Union HRD Minister launched the first on-line NISHTHA programme for 1,200 Key Resources Persons of Andhra Pradesh.

  • These resource persons will help in the mentoring of teachers of Andhra Pradesh, who will take online NISHTHA training on DIKSHA later on.


The initiative is an Integrated Teacher Training Programme of the Department of School Education and Literacy, Ministry of HRD as part of its National Mission to improve learning outcomes at the Elementary level under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha.

  • In 2019, NISHTHA was launched in face-to-face mode. Thereafter, 33 states/UTs have launched this programme in their states/UTs.
  • Around 23,000 Key Resource Persons and 17.5 lakh teachers and school heads have been covered under this NISHTHA face to face mode till date.


It has activity based modules including educational games and quizzes, Social-emotional learning, motivational interactions, team building, preparation for school based assessment, in-built continuous feedback mechanism, online monitoring and support system, training need and impact analysis (Pre and Post training).


Prelims Link:

  1. NISHTHA- implemented by?
  2. NISHTHA is related to?
  3. What is Samagra Shiksha?
  4. About DIKSHA platform.

Mains Link:

Discuss the key features and significance of NISHTHA programme.

Sources: pib.