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NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Ho...

  Jul 22, 2020

NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement

What is NISHTHA?

NISHTHA – National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement

It is a National Mission to improve learning outcomes at the elementary level through an Integrated Teacher Training Programme of 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.

It is an integrated programme aims to build the capacities of around 42 lakh teachers and Heads of Schools, faculty members of SCERTs and DIETs and Block Resource Coordinators and Cluster Resource Coordinators.

Basically, NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for all the teachers and school principals at the elementary stage and the functionaries (at the state, district, block, cluster level).

Capacity building will be undertaken for these functionaries and teachers in following areas

  1. Learning outcomes, 
  2. School based assessment, 
  3. Learner – centered pedagogy, 
  4. New initiatives in education, 
  5. Addressing diverse needs of children through multiple pedagogies, etc.

What are the main expected outcomes from NISHTHA?

  1. Improvement in learning outcomes of the students.
  2. Creation of an enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment
  3. Teachers become alert and responsive to the social, emotional and psychological needs of students as first level counselors.
  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. Developing 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.
  10. Teachers and School heads become aware of new initiatives in school education.
  11. Transformation of the Heads of Schools into providing academic and administrative leadership for the schools for fostering new initiatives.

What is method of implementation of NISHTHA?

The 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), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Non-Government Organizations and UNICEF.

120 NRP (National Resource Persons) will train

33120 Key Resource Persons (KRPs) and State Resource Persons (SRP)


Ultimately these KRP and SRP will train teachers in schools