Sanskrit Education and Research Network
Scheme of Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT)
Department of Higher Education
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
May, 2015



The proposed Mission is envisaged to address comprehensively all issues related to teachers, teaching, teacher preparation and professional development. The Mission would address, on the one hand, current and urgent issues such as supply of qualified teachers, attracting talent into teaching profession and raising the quality of teaching in schools and colleges. On the other, it is also envisaged that the Teacher Mission would pursue long term goal of building a strong professional cadre of teachers by setting performance standards and creating top class institutional facilities for innovative teaching and professional development of teachers. The Mission would focus in a holistic manner dealing with the whole sector of education without fragmenting the programmes based on levels and sectors as school, higher, technical etc. It is considered that programmes dealing with teachers in all sectors and levels of education should grow and function in a mutually supportive manner. It will try to bridge the gap between teachers and teacher educators and provide opportunities for teachers to become teacher educators. The Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) is a Central sector Scheme with All- India coverage. This scheme will commence in 2014-15 for a period of three years i.e. from 2014-15 to 2016-17 during XII Plan.


The Government of India is mandated to launch a Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching with the following goals:

1. To ensure a coordinated approach so as to holistically address the various shortcomings relating to teachers and teaching across the educational spectrum ranging from school education to higher education including technical education; using the best international practices for excellence.

2. To create and strengthen the institutional mechanisms (Schools of Education, Institutes of Academic leadership and Education Management, Subject based networks, Teaching–learning Centres etc.) at the Centre & in the States, for augmenting training and discipline–wise capacity building of faculty and their periodic assessment for excellence.

3. To empower teachers and faculty during through training, re-training, refresher and orientation programmes in generic skills, pedagogic skills, discipline specific content upgradation, ICT and technology enabled training and other appropriate interventions.

Mission Strategies

The Mission goals are sought to be achieved through a combination of:

1. Programmatic and scheme based interventions: pre-service & in-service training through existing and new institutional structures, new academic programmes & courses, strengthening post-graduate and doctoral programmes, pre-scheduling year long training calendars, online training;

2. Project based activities: ICT based training, training of Mathematics, Science, Language teachers for schools, Core science & engineering courses in technical education, general courses in social sciences, humanities and vocational courses.


The proposed Mission will meet the challenges for the teacher education system arising from the massive expansion of education at all levels ranging from elementary, secondary, higher, technical and also vocational education and the consequent corresponding increase in the demand for teachers. New Teacher education courses will be designed to meet the professional development needs of teachers and faculty so as to infuse innovation in pedagogy leading to better learning outcomes. A variety of initiatives will be taken for the professional development of teacher educators, specifically creating conditions for them to participate in Refresher Courses and Fellowship Programmes and for curricular reform in teacher education. A critical component will be to integrate elementary teacher education with the Higher Education by instituting Schools of Education and breaking the insularity of elementary teacher development and practices.


Overall, in terms of numbers, the Mission is intended to achieve the following:

1. Over one lakh qualified teachers for schools, general and technical education colleges and universities across various disciplines;

2. Within the one lakh ensure that adequate numbers of SC, ST, OBC, Minorities and Women are inducted;

3. Create a sufficient base of teacher educators and promote excellence in faculty for academic leadership positions;

4. Create around 87 new institutional structures (30 Schools of Education, 50 Centres of Excellence for Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5 institutes of Academic Leadership & Education Management, 2 Inter University Centres for Teachers Education;

5. Create subject based networks in different disciplines.