Education Executives strengthen ties with Germany
The visit of the high ranking representatives of the National Council of Educational Research & Training (NCERT) to Germany in September gave the delegation a first-hand impression of the German school system.
The trip was also intended to connect them with the major stakeholders responsible for education in Germany and with partners in the German school system. Future academic collaboration in the field of school education, promotion of learning of language and teacher’s training programme are major areas of interest for both the countries.
On the invitation of German Federal Foreign Office, Prof. Hrushikesh Senapaty, Director of NCERT headed the delegation. He was accompanied by three senior officials of NCERT.
Prof. Senapaty was strongly impressed with his visit to Germany: “It was interesting to evaluate possible cooperation in school education with our German partner organizations”. He is looking forward to a prospective collaboration with the Pedagogical Exchange Service (PAD), Central Agency for Schools Abroad (ZfA) and Georg-Eckert-Institut for International Textbook Research.
The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) is responsible for providing assistance and advice to the Central and State Governments on policies and programmes for qualitative school education in India.
The organization undertakes, promotes and coordinates research in areas related to school education, prepares and publishes text books, develops educational kits, multimedia digital materials etc. and organizes pre-service and in-service training of teachers. NCERT also acts as an implementing agency for bilateral Cultural Exchange programmes in the area of school education and carries out activities supported by UNESCO, UNICEF, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) among others.