Newly elected Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb emphasized the need to improve the quality of education by emulating the Nalanda university, the CM said after inaugurating a 30-day faculty induction training programme organized by the Faculty Development Centre of Tripura University.
“The educational pattern of ancient Nalanda University must be followed to improve the quality of education. Quality of education is the need of the hour.”
He said, “Israel is a small nation. But due to its technical and non-technical knowledge this tiny country is well acknowledged by the entire world. Tripura might be a small state, but if we become a model in education and knowledge the other parts of the world would give us due importance.”
The training programme came under the scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching scheme.
The Department of Higher Education had launched the ambitious scheme in March 2015 with a budget of Rs 900 crore for the 12th Plan period. Tripura University is the first in the entire northeast to implement the mission.
“To make the Tripura University one of the best educational institutions, the state government is ready to do whatever is needed. It is keen to see the university produce best students for the welfare of the society and the country,” the Chief Minister added.
The scheme’s goals included setting up, 30 schools, five centre’s of excellence for curriculum and pedagogy, two Inter-University Centres for Teacher Education, 25 teaching learning centres and five centres of excellence in science and mathematics.