NISHTHA Programme for School Heads and Teachers

NISTHA programme

National Initiative for School Heads’ and Teachers’ Holistic Advancement

NISHTHA is a capacity building programme for “Improving Quality of School Education through Integrated Teacher Training”. The aim of the programme is to build competencies among all the school heads and school teachers. NISTHA programme is the initiative of MHRD and NCERT, with the objective of improving the quality of education to the school students. The NISHTHA programme will be training the teachers, school principals, SMCs and state/district/block/cluster level functionaries.

Some of the outcomes expected by the initiatives are for example Improvement in learning outcomes of the students, Creation of a healthy and safe school environment, teaching staffs (Heads & Teachers) become aware of new initiatives in school education, integration of ICT in teaching-learning and assessment, etc.

Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ launched the National Mission to improve Learning Outcomes at Dr. Ambedkar International Centre in New Delhi on 21st August 2019. During the programme, NISHTHA Website, Training Modules, Primer Booklet, and a Mobile App were also launched by the honorable Minister.

In order to ensure a sustainable impact on classroom transactions, this integrated training programme is embedded with post-training interventions including the provision of mentoring. After the completion of KRP training, National Resource Persons will regularly be in touch with KRPs through WhatsApp/Facebook groups, etc and will form Quality Circles that will work to share ideas, challenges, and solutions and best practices. This will help in building pedagogical skills and connecting with peers, thereby leading to improvement in learning outcomes of the student

For any queries, the interested school staff can either call on toll-free no. 1800111265 / 1800112199 or send their queries through e-mail at

To visit the NISHTHA portal click here.

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