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
What are the main expected outcomes from NISHTHA?
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