National Council for Teacher Education

(A Statutory Body of the Government of India)

National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST)

NPST is a public statement of what constitutes teacher quality. It defines the work of teachers and makes explicit elements of high-quality, effective teaching in 21st century schools that will improve educational outcomes for students. It will govern the teaching profession in the country in relation to its professional role. In addition, NPST will aim to improve the teachers’ personal and professional development by providing them an understanding of what is expected in terms of their performance and what needs to be done to enhance the same.