NISHTHA Programme – UPSC Prelims

Ministry/Department : Ministry of Education
NISHTHA :  It stands for National Initiative for School Heads and Teachers Holistic Advancement
Aim: It aims to build competencies among all the teachers and school principals at the elementary stage.

NISHTHA Programme

  • It is the largest teachers’ training programme of its kind in the world.
  • The basic objective of this massive training programme ‘NISHTHA’ is to motivate and equip teachers to encourage and foster critical thinking in students.
  • The initiative is first of its kind wherein standardized training modules are developed at national level for all States and UTs.
  • The States and UTs can also contextualize the training modules and use their own material and resource persons also, keeping in view the core topics and expected outcomes of NISHTHA.