National Council for Teacher Education

   (A Statutory Body of the Government of India)


NCTE, as a statutory body of Government of India, came into existence in pursuance of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 on 17th August, 1995 with the mandate to achieve planned and coordinated development of teacher education throughout the country and to govern the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards for teacher education. The organization is a pan-India jurisdiction and comprises of various divisions alongwith 4 Regional Committees namely Northern Regional Council, Eastern Regional Council, Southern Regional Council and Western Regional Council which are all stationed in New Delhi. The gamut of functions performed by NCTE is very broad covering all the teacher education programmes e.g. Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed), Bachelor of Education (B.Ed), Master of Education (M.Ed) etc. It includes research and training of students-teachers for equipping them to teach at foundational, preparatory, middle and secondary level of the new school system in alignment with NEP 2020.

NCTE has been given a very significant role and has taken up various national mandates such as Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP), National Professional Standards for Teachers (NPST) and National Mission for Mentoring (NMM). Revision of other teacher education programmes i.e. regulation, curricula and digital architecture are being undertaken by NCTE in line with NEP 2020. With such initiatives NCTE not only strives for the professional development of teachers but also aims to achieve the goal of quality teacher education in our country. The NEP 2020 envisages a paradigm shift in the role of teachers with particular emphasis on pre-service teacher education and in-service teacher capacity building.

Government & NCTE Initiatives