In line with the National Policy on Education (NPE) 1986, Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) also made a focused reference to the crucial dependence of quality ensured delivery of education to continuous knowledge up-gradation, capacity building and motivation of teachers for accepting challenges arising from exponential growth of new knowledge and fast growing trends of breaking barriers of subject specific teaching and research.
The Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya National Mission on Teachers and Teaching (PMMMNMTT) is a central government sponsered scheme with all-India coverage. This scheme has commenced from 2014-15 for a period of three years i.e. from 2014-15 to 2016-17 during the XII plan. The present scheme came into existence with the aim of ensuring a coordinated approach to holistically address the various shortcomings relating to teachers and teaching across the educational spectrum. The vision of Malaviya ji was so perfect and dynamic that he saw solution to every problem in the field of higher education. The motive of Malaviya ji was to make higher education answerable under any condition and period of time. He realised the importance of education for economic and social development. The intention of making higher education accessible to the masses is noble for which a variety of schemes has been proposed. One among those initiatives is setting up of Teaching Learning Centre (TLC) in different Central Universities.
The TLC promotes the value and practice of excellent teaching that facilitates student learning. The TLC program and resources support evidence based teaching and provides diverse opportunities for teachers. It helps teachers to modernize their teaching style, to scaffold concepts and information in a way that students can meaningfully take in, and to help students learn more deeply and retain what they have learnt. As such, these centres assume roles as agents of educational change. Such centres also attempt to help teachers with other problems that they might have, such as managing learners, designing courses, technical writing, trying novel teaching methods, and designing better assessment techniques. TLC also aims to empower teachers through training, re-training, refresher and orientation programmes in generic skills, pedagogic skills, discipline specific content up-gradation, ICT and technology enabled training and other appropriate interventions.