Human Resources Development Minister Smriti Irani Thursday launched teacher education portal Prashikshak, for District Institutes of Education and Training in New Delhi.
The objective of Prashikshak portal is to help DIETs make informed decisions about their institutes, compare the performance of their institute against other DIETs in the state and country as well as help aspiring teachers make informed decisions about which institute to join.
The major users of Prashikshak will be Pre-service teacher educators, DIET principals and faculty, Policy makers at District, State Government and National Level, and the General public.
Prashikshak is a unique IT Initiative taken up by the HRD Ministry which would entail the establishment of a strong monitoring mechanism with a database of teacher education institutes with all relevant performance indicators.
HRD Minister Irani also interacted with teachers through video conferencing on this occassion.