Opportunities present

  • There are 17,000-odd Teacher Education Institutes (TEIs) that are responsible for preparing teachers through programmes such as the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), and Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed).
  • Taking their sanctioned intake into account, at full operation, these TEIs could generate over 19 lakh freshly trained teachers every year as against the estimated annual requirement of 3 lakh teachers.
  • To put things in perspective, currently, there are about 94 lakh teachers across all schools in India.
  • Every year, the teacher education system could therefore be producing one-fifth of the total number of school teachers.