University: The West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training
Address: 25/2 and 25/3, Ballygunge Circular Road, Kolkata, West Bengal 700019
Phone: 033 2475 0033
Chancellor: Keshari Nath Tripathi
University Type: Public
Founded Year: 2015
Vice-chancellor: Professor Mita Banerjee
Affiliated Colleges: SISHU BIKASH COLLEGE OF EDUCATION
The West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training, Education Planning and Administration has come into existence by virtue of the Act of the West Bengal Legislature, having been assented by the Governor. The Act has been known as the West Bengal Act XXI of 2014; The West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training, Education Planning and Administration Act, 2014 (published in the Kolkata Gazette, Extraordinary, January 16, 2015). The university started its venture with Professor Dr. Mita Banerjee as the first Vice Chancellor who joined the University on the 26th March2015.
The world has now become a global village .Every human being on earth is influenced directly or indirectly by the global changes. Thus, the teachers are also expected to offer the leadership to younger generation to make them aware about the global phenomena and making them able for building their own nations with the help of local and global knowledge base without hampering local and global peace and harmony. The university hopes to achieve this goal by presenting itself as an umbrella institute for all the training colleges and centres of study, organizing research and exchange of ideas in Teachers’ Training, Education Planning and Administration in West Bengal. It also aspires to be responsive to global changes and Indian heritage in all these directions and to be one of the pathfinders in the field of Teacher Education in the Indian scenario.
Mission is To find out ways and means to identify and monitor the implementation of innovative courses in Teacher Education at Undergraduate and Post Graduate level ; to initiate and materialise quality research in Teacher Education at International standard; to offer degrees and other academic distinction ; to confer honorary degrees in Teacher Education in the prescribed manner and under conditions prescribed; to conduct and organize seminars, workshops ,symposia and exchange programmes for promoting Teacher Education; to develop extension activities and out-reach programmes.
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