UPSC Courses

DNA banner


  • 27 July, 2021

  • 12 Min Read

NISHTHA programme for continuous professional development of the teachers during Covid

NISHTHA programme for continuous professional development of the teachers during Covid

  • Due to COVID-19 challenges and in order to provide continuous professional development opportunities to the teachers at the elementary level, this Department has launched NISHTHA online using DIKSHA platform in October 2020.
  • Around 24 lakh teachers have completed NISHTHA online training at the elementary level by June 2021.
  • Under NISHTHA, a module on integrating ICT in teaching, learning and assessment has been introduced.
  • Further, NCERT initiated a webinar series in April 2020 focussing on the orientation of teachers, students and other stakeholders on use of various ICT tools, digital initiatives and emerging trends in educational technology, cyber safety and security.
  • Assessment is in-built in every Module and Online Certificates are automatically generated for participants after completion of the course.
  • Module 1 of NISHTHA is specifically on ‘Curriculum, Learner Centred Pedagogy, Learning Outcomes and Inclusive Education, wherein the pedagogies for achieving the learning outcomes for all children have been specified, namely, the role of teachers in creating inclusive classrooms and Teacher’s skills- accept and address diversity, gender-sensitive education, inclusion in the teaching of different subjects and assessment for an inclusive environment.
  • Further, it also includes content on assistive technologies, digital resources for DIVYANG children etc. NCERT has developed guidelines on specific goal of developing teaching-learning e-content for Children with Special Needs.
  • At Present the following contents in English and Hindi Medium in the form of Text, Video and Sign Language are available on the DIKSHA Platform for the benefit of the Learners:

NCERT and NIOS have also developed e-content for visually impaired children and uploaded it on DIKSHA.

  • 21 subjects of Secondary level comprising 763 content pieces
  • 32 subjects of Senior Secondary level comprising 1333 content pieces
  • 191 videos in ISL medium for 7 subjects of Secondary and Senior Secondary level.

Following initiatives have also been undertaken by NIOS for the creation of content for DIVYANG children:

  • NIOS is delivering a one-hour live programme in Indian Sign Language twice a week on PM e-Vidya 10 TV Channel since September 2020.
  • NIOS delivers 3 hours of live video programmes every day on PM e-vidya 10 and 12 channels for providing continuous learning support for learners at the Secondary and Senior Secondary levels including Vocational Courses and Indian Sign Language-based content.
  • Sign Language Dictionary comprises 36 videos of about 2000 words and sentences.

Source: PIB

World bank logistic performance index 2023

World bank logistic performance index 2023 India is now ranked 38th out of 139 nations in the Logistic Performance Index (LPI) 2023 of the World Bank. From its previous rankings of 44th in 2018 and 54th in 2014, this is a notable improvement. Earlier, the Logistics Ease Across Different States (LEADS) Report 2022 was published by the Mini

Smuggling of Gold

Smuggling of Gold Airports discovered more than 63% of this illegal gold. The Department of Revenue Intelligence recently conducted the Golden Dawn Operation across India, seizing 101.7 kg of illegal gold valued at Rs 51 crore. Despite the fact that India receives a legal import of about 800-1,000 tonnes of gold each year, the illicit mar

India-Thailand Relations

India-Thailand Relations Both parties expressed satisfaction with the ongoing bilateral defence cooperation at the 8th India-Thailand Defence Dialogue, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand. Cultural ties and mutual cooperation that have been shaped by thousands of years of lasting historical and cultural ties characterise India and Thailand

Translocation of Elephants

Translocation of Elephants The Kerala government's appeal of the order of the Kerala High Court is rejected by the Supreme Court. The Kerala government's appeal against the Kerala High Court's directive to move Arikomban (Wild Elephant), the "rice tusker" of Munnar, to the Parambikulam tiger reserve was recently dismis

Global Buddhist Summit

Global Buddhist Summit In order to improve diplomatic and cultural ties with other nations, the Ministry of Culture recently organised the First Global Buddhist Summit 2023 in collaboration with the International Buddhist Confederation (IBC). About the summit "Responses to Contemporary Challenges: Philosophy to Praxis" is


Search By Date

Post Feed

Newsletter Subscription
SMS Alerts