NISHTHA – “National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement”

  • NISHTHA – “National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement” is an integrated teacher training programme, launched in August 2019, to build the capacities of around 42 lakh elementary teachers and Heads of Schools, faculty members of SCERTs and DIETs and Block Resource Coordinators and Cluster Resource Coordinators.
  •  In view of the COVID pandemic, ‘NISHTHA-Online’ was launched in 2020 and the remaining training of NISHTHA at elementary level was conducted online on the DIKSHA platform using high quality professionally made e-content. The NISHTHA (Elementary) had coverage of 42 lakh teachers in face –to- face and distance mode.
  •  In 2021-22, NISHTHA has been extended to Foundational Literacy and Numeracy and secondary level, for pre-primary, primary and secondary level teachers with a focus on improvement in quality of teachers and learning outcomes of students
  • NISHTHA (Secondary) – online on DIKSHA for secondary/senior secondary level teachers was launched on 29th July, 2021. The training programme aims to cover around 10 Lakh Teachers and School Heads at Secondary Level across all the States and UTs. About 7.2 lakh teachers have been covered under NISHTHA (Secondary).
  • NISHTHA (Foundational Literacy and Numeracy) in online mode on the DIKSHA platform for teachers and school heads of pre-primary to Class V was launched on 7th September, 2021.
  • The NISHTHA FLN envisions covering nearly 25 Lakh Teachers and School Heads at Pre- Primary and Primary Level across all the States and UTs.
  •  A special package consisting of 12 online modules has been developed by NCERT for this purpose, as per the objectives of NIPUN Bharat Mission. Around 12.5 Lakh teachers have completed NISHTHA (FLN) courses.
  • Development of Online Training Modules on Vocational Education for NISHTHA Kaushal: The Institute has developed some NISHTHA online training Modules
  • Development of Modules for Orientation of School Administrators through NISHTHA 6.0: Six Draft Modules for orientation of School Administrators have been developed and are in process of converting them to DIKSHA format. 

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