Thursday 7 March 2024

MANUU, India’ sole University offering courses from ITIs to PhD; 4-yr ITEP likely at CTE-Bhopal


Bhopal (07 March 2024): Maulana Azad National Urdu University (a central university), as the sole education institution in the country providing courses spanning from ITIs to PhD, is poised to introduce a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) at its College of Teacher Education in Bhopal.

In addition, the University headquartered at Hyderabad in Telangana is also mulling to give local quota in order to enhance enrollment rate of local students.

“I am thoroughly impressed with the infrastructure at the College of Teacher Education in Bhopal. We are committed to launching a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program at this campus very soon,” said Prof. Vanaja M, Dean, School of Education & Training, MANUU.

She was delivering her keynote address at the national symposium on “Fostering Parnership among Educational Institutions, Community and Civil Societies: Role of Off-Campuses of MANUU”, organized by the College of Teacher Education-Bhopal here today.

Currently, very few educational institutions are offering 4-year ITEP across the country. MANUU being one of them has already started 4-year ITEP at its Department of Education & Training, Hyderabad.

"Following the initial success of the 4-year ITEP at our headquarters, we are now preparing to seek approval for commencing the 4-year ITEP at our College of Teacher Education in Bhopal next year," said Prof. Vanaja who is also the Director of Directorate of Admission at MANUU.

In his welcome address, Prof. Noushad Husain, Chairperson of the Bhopal Campus Management Committee, highlighted that MANUU, established in 1998 with the aim of promoting Urdu language, has now expanded its presence across almost every state in the country through its diverse programs offered via Distance Education and Regular Mode.

Prof. Noushad Husain, who also is also the Principal of College of Teacher Education-Bhopal, opined that no institution prospers in isolation.

"As educators, it is our foremost responsibility to address the challenges facing society. The aim of this symposium is to foster connection and explore actionable solutions for the betterment of our communities," stated Prof. Noushad Husain in his address to the multitude of attendees.

Prof. S. Zargham Haider (former Joint Director, NCERT & Head of PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education) also spoke on the occasion. Prof. Zargham Haider was also associated with National Institute of Technical Teachers Training & Research, Bhopal.

Convened by Prof. Syed Hasan Qasim, the symposium was attended by faculties as well as leading personalities, including Prof. Abdul Raheem, Associate Professor Dr. Talmeez Fatma Naqvi, Prof. Asfa M Yasin (former Professor, PSS Central Institute of Vocational Education), Mr. Mohd. Wazir Ansari (former DGP), Prof. Murtaza Rizvi (from National Institute of Technical Teachers' Training & Research), Prof. Nauman Khan (former professor, NCERT), Dr. Usha Khare (Principal, Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Jahangirabad), Mr. Iqbal Masood (former secretary, Urdu Academy), and Mrs. Kumud Singh (Founder, Sarokar NGO).


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