Regional Consultative Meet on Feasibility of NCTE Regulations in the Union Territory of JK
Feb 28, 2020

School of Education under Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya
National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT), Central University of Jammu attempts to take lead by conducting Regional Consultative Meet on Feasibility of NCTERegulations in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir due to abrogation of Article 370.With this outlook, the School of Education organized a conclave of representatives of all theinstitutions offering teacher education programmes in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir to have dialogue on the following broad themes: Issues and challenges involved in implementation of NCTE, Time demand to meet all the requirement of NCTE for getting different Teacher Education Programme recognized, Devising contextual mechanisms for resolution of the challenges and possibility to have separate rules and regulations for governing
Teacher Education Programme running through University Departments and through Teacher Education Colleges in J&K. The inaugural session of the meet was graced by honorable Vice Chancellor Prof. Ashok Aima, Central University of Jammu and Prof. K. Ramachandran, Advisor, AIPEA, New Delhi, who was the key note speaker of all the four sessions of the meet. In his inaugural address, Prof. Ashok Aima, VC, Central University of Jammu, elaborated
that quality of human resource of a nation depends upon the quality of education system and which further enhance quality of teacher education programme in that nation. He too emphasized that learning has got outside the classroom, classroom should become the theater of learning and teacher must retained his/her relevance in the classroom. There is great need in this presence scenario, he exclaimed to make knowledge which would increase the employment rather than unemployment so that degrees do not loss their essence. He also congratulated the organizer of the workshop for taking this initiative to discuss the feasibility of NCTE regulations in UT of JK, which is the need of an hour. The welcome address was given by Dr. Kiran, Coordinator, Centre for Pedagogic Studies, School of Education (PMMMNMTT) whereas Dr. J.N. Baliya, Programme Coordinator, School of Education (PMMMNMTT) and HOD, Department of Educational Studies, CUJ, gave brief introduction about the consultative meeting and the purpose
of having it.
On the other hand, the key note speaker, Prof. K. Ramachandran in his highly interactive and inspirational address talked about the changing role of NCTE in future to maintain professional standards of teacher education so that the future teacher will be able to design and develop the curricula and learning experiences as per the needs and requirements of the learners. He also explained that the curriculum of teacher education should be multidisciplinary in nature so that multi-capacities should be developed among the children. In order to attain quality in education, he said there should be balance between demand and supply of the teachers. So, for this purpose J&K should find out the need of number of teachers at particular level in order to avoid the unemployment of teachers. He too elucidated that there must be public disclosure and transparency in the accreditation and affiliation of teacher education institutions. Thus, the functions of regulatory bodies should be revamped which must be “Light But Tight”. This meet was attended by various eminent delegates from different higher level institution of teacher education programme including Heads and Deans from various colleges and universities namely Prof. G.M.Malik, Prof. Rajeev Rattan, Prof. Iqbal Matto, Dr. Zubir Kales, Dr. Raj Singh, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Bhat, Prof. Renu Nanda, Prof. Mubarak Singh, Prof. Yasmeen Kawoos, Dr. Syed Zahoor Gilani and Dr. Nasreen Kusar, who shared their viewpoints and thoughts related to implications of NCTE norms and regulation in UT of J&K. In the concluding remarks, Dr. Aman, Assistant Professor, CUJ, shared the key points and suggestion which has been emerged in the meet in four different themes. The vote of thanks was proposed by Dr. Ritu Bakshi, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies. The faculty members of the Department of Educational Studies who attended the programme including Dr. Asit and Dr. Ravi.