US think tank to help Delhi Teachers’ University to upgrade teaching standards


The Delhi Teachers’ University (DTU) signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a US public policy think tank. The collaboration will provide support on strategic issues, improve teaching and research, and engage in scholarly discourse on public policy matters.

The Directorate of Education, Delhi, tweeted: “An MoU has been signed between Delhi Teachers University and RAND Corporation, the globally acclaimed policy think tank, to initiate a new era of world-class teacher education. We are one step closer to nurturing exceptional educators who’ll contribute to the Delhi Education Revolution.”

RAND Corporation is recognized as one of the top three education think tanks globally. The umbrella MoU marks a first-of-its-kind collaboration that aims to leverage DTU’s infrastructure along with RAND’s expertise in conducting high-quality research to support teacher training and capacity building for teachers and undertake future research activities to understand the state of teachers and the teaching profession in Delhi.

DTU will get support from RAND in teaching and research, such as joint scholarly discussions on significant policy matters. The two will also prepare a collaborative annual report that will encompass details of research activities and discourse conducted throughout the year.

The education minister of the Delhi government, Atishi, who was present at the event called the MoU a “significant development” in strengthening the education landscape. “With the support and expertise of RAND, we aim to empower teachers with the latest research insights and equip them with the necessary skills. This strategic alliance will undoubtedly have a transformative impact on Delhi’s education system,” she added.

“The Arvind Kejriwal government remains steadfast in revolutionizing Delhi’s education ecosystem. Through an MoU between Delhi Teachers University and the globally acclaimed policy think tank, RAND Corporation we have initiated a new era of world-class teacher education. This milestone brings us one step closer to nurturing exceptional educators, who’ll contribute to making Delhi’s 2700 Govt schools the best in the world,” Atishi tweeted.


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