A beneficial move

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has announced a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) to improve the quality of education

December 01, 2018 01:03 pm | Updated December 02, 2018 04:35 pm IST

Chetna Vasudevan, I, Jindal School of Journalism and Communication, O.P. Jindal Global University, Dehradun

With the introduction of ITEP, the NCTE has undoubtedly provided an avenue for students looking to foray into teaching. This is promising as the programme will give teachers an understanding of the subjects predominantly taught in high-schools, i.e. math, science, and social studies. This is a positive move towards familiarising teachers with enhanced teaching methods that will ultimately benefit high-school students.


Vrinda, II, IHM, Indian Institute of Hotel Management, Chandigarh

This move will be beneficial in improving the quality of education being imparted in our country, especially because anybody and everybody can get into the teaching profession without much heed given to the eligibility and the qualification of a person.

This step will also strengthen the building blocks of our nation by helping impart quality education with the help of quality teachers.


Sarthak Goel, Graduate, Computer Science Engineering, GGSIPU, Dwarka

There are many students who want to get into the teaching profession and have such plans early in life. For them, it is going to be perfect as they can enrol directly into the programme without having to pursue any other course in order to be eligible.

Being a long course of four years, it have a rigorous curriculum and it won’t seem like any other degree.


Raghav Kothiwal, Graduate, B.Com (H), SRCC, Delhi University

This programme will add specialisation to people who want to take up teaching as their career. Moreover, it will hold value as a professional degree, and also help create a skilled and compatible workforce.

The programme should take into account the changing dynamics of the classroom and culture today, also work on the various aspects of academic training.

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