National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), in partnership with Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), today on 12 February 2024 organized the 1-Day National Conference on Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) to discuss and deliberate upon the transformative changes required in the light of National Education Policy 2020 (NEP).
Addressing the inaugural session of the national conference, Ms. Kesang Y. Sherpa IRS, Member Secretary NCTE said that the National Education Policy 2020 has recommended the implementation of TET at various levels, NCTE is working towards proposing and implementing TET at the secondary level (Class 9 to Class 12).
Smt. Nidhi Chhibber IAS, Chairperson CBSE said that the capability of a teacher creates a effective environment in the classroom, hence Teacher Eligibility Test plays a very important role in understanding the capability and efficiency of a teacher. CBSE has been conducting TET examination for a long time and hence has a vast experience, we will share the data of TET with NCTE and implement the future plan together.
Shri Vikram Sahay IRS, Principal Commissioner, Income Tax highlighted various aspects of TET and added that the level of challenges also changes at different levels of education, hence standardization is also necessary for the eligibility of each level.
Prof. Yogesh Singh, Chairperson NCTE emphasized that instead of focusing on marks, the main focus of the education system should also be on developing Indian ethos & values in students as envisaged in NEP 2020. Emphasizing the importance of quality education, Prof. Yogesh Singh said that Education is to develop understanding in person.
Shri. Abhimanyu Yadav, Convener TET from National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), gave a detailed presentation on Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) and highlighted the journey of TET in improving the quality and capability of school teachers across the nation since its inception. While presenting, he discussed numerous points such as examination process, eligibility standards and the importance of ensuring the selection of qualified teaching professionals in schools and extending it to all levels of school education in accordance with the vision of NEP 2020.
Prof. H.C.S. Rathore, Former Vice Chancellor, Central University of South Bihar, and Prof. R.C. Patel Retd. Professor MS University Baroda, Vadodara, Gujarat answered many queries raised by the participants during the panel discussion in the conference. Representatives from States & UTs of India shared their experiences of Teacher Eligibility Test and shared best practices for preparation for the revamping of TET in the light of NEP 2020.
In the concluding session, Convener TET shared the vote of thanks to all the academic dignitaries, education administrators & all participants of the national conference.