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NISHTHA: Teachers’ Training Programme

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NISHTHA: Teachers’ Training Programme:


Ministry of Tribal Affairs and NCERT come together on a joint mission for NISHTHA Capacity Building Programme for Eklavya Model Residential Schools (EMRSs) Teachers and Principals.

What is NISHTHA?

National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement (NISHTHA) is a national mission to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level. This is done through integrated teacher training.

  • It is the largest teachers’ training programme of its kind in the world.
  • It has been launched under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Samagra Shiksha in 2109-20.


To motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students and also teachers will get awareness and develop their skills on various aspects.


Training will be conducted directly by 33120 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRP) identified by the State and UTs, who will in turn be trained by 120 National Resource Persons identified from National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), National Institute of Educational Planning and Administration (NIEPA).

Expected outcomes:

  1. Improvement in learning outcomes of the students.
  2. Creation of an enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment.
  3. Teachers are trained as first level counselors to be alert and responsive to the social, emotional and psychological need of students.
  4. Teachers are trained to use Art as pedagogy leading to increased creativity and innovation among students.
  5. Teachers are trained to develop and strengthen personal-social qualities of students for their holistic development
  6. Creation of healthy and safe school environment.
  7. Integration of ICT in teaching-learning and assessment.
  8. Develop stress-free School Based Assessment focused on development of learning competencies.
  9. Teachers adopt Activity Based Learning and move away from rote learning to competency based learning.


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Prelims Link:

  1. About Samagra Shiksha Program.
  2. About NISHTHA.
  3. About EMRSs.

Sources: PIB.