NISHTHA : National Initiative for School Heads' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement

New Delhi : NISHTHA : National Initiative for School Heads' and Teachers' Holistic Advancement.


"Launched on 21st August'19, NISHTHA is working towards building capacities of around 42 lakh teachers/principals & other resources related to teaching. Rs. 550 crore has been incurred on the training programme till date"- Says HRD Minister, Govt. Of India Shri (Dr) Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank.



NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for "Improving Quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training". It aims to build competencies among all the teachers and school principals at the elementary stage. The functionaries (at the state, district, block, cluster level) shall be trained in an integrated manner on learning outcomes, school based assessment, learner – centred pedagogy, new initiatives in education, addressing diverse needs of children through multiple pedagogies, etc. This will be organized by constituting National Resource Groups (NRGs) and State Resource Groups (SRGs) at the National and the State level who will be training 42 lakhs teachers subsequently. A robust portal/Management Information System (MIS) for delivery of the training, monitoring and support mechanism will also be infused with this capacity building initiative.

The main expected outcomes from NISHTHA are:

  1. Improvement in learning outcomes of the students.

  2. Creation of an enabling and enriching inclusive classroom environment

  3. Teachers become alert and responsive to the social, emotional and psychological needs of students as first level counselors.

  4. Teachers are trained to use Art as pedagogy leading to increased creativity and innovation among students.

  5. Teachers are trained to develop and strengthen personal-social qualities of students for their holistic development.

  6. Creation of healthy and safe school environment.

  7. Integration of ICT in teaching learning and assessment.

  8. Developing stress free School Based Assessment focused on development of learning competencies.

  9. Teachers adopt Activity Based Learning and move away from rote learning to competency based learning.

  10. Teachers and School heads become aware of new initiatives in school education.

  11. Transformation of the Heads of Schools into providing academic and administrative leadership for the schools for fostering new initiatives.



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