Pune: The second edition of National Teachers’ Congress (NTC) to be organised by MIT School of Government will be hosted at MIT World Peace University (MIT WPU), Kothrud campus from January 10 to 12.
The Congress will be inaugurated by spiritual leader Dalai Lama.
Several institutions of importance like the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Association of Indian Universities (AIU), Maharashtra State Principals Federation, Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (BCS) Foundation and UNESCO Chair for Democracy, Peace, Human Rights and Tolerance, Pune have also rendered their support and association in the event.
There will be six different sessions held in the congress on the topics of globalisation of Indian higher education drawing the roadmap, value-based universal education: foundation for world peace, quality in higher education: truth and reconciliation, use of technology in education: impact vs impediment, educating the educators and economics of education.
Speaking about the second edition of the NTC, Rahul Karad, Founder and Convener, said, “Over 5,000 higher education teachers from across the country have confirmed their participation. We are expecting participation of about 1,000 university teachers of Indian origin living abroad. A number of thought leaders, policymakers, academic leaders, business leaders and spiritual leaders will interact with the teachers over a period of three days.”
The efforts of NTC are focused on bringing dynamism, creativity and visionary outlook among the teachers by facilitating the exchange and dissemination of ideas and best practices through interaction with peers and thought leaders from all walks of life.
Last year, around 5,000 college teachers had participated in the programme to understand various national issues, the challenges faced and solutions to those challenges.