Indian Institute of Teacher's Education (IITE), set up by the government of Gujarat, has launched the curriculum for Integrated B.Ed and M.Ed course today. Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, while launching the curriculum said the state government has founded IITE with a view to cater for the need of great teachers. He exuded faith that IITE will prove as model for best teachers producing institute.

Speaking to the curriculum experts committee, principals and faculty members of various universities, Chief Minister said that he envisages a great demand for the pass-out of IITE as it is the case with IITs and IIMs. IITE will prove as a live laboratory, experimenting in preparing the teachers of tomorrow, he said.

IITE, a pioneering initiative to redefine the field of education, offers 4 years Integrated BSC/BA & B.Ed and 6 years MSc/MA & M.Ed programmes for the first time in India. The IITE aims to create and nurture transformational teachers.

The uniqueness of this university is its ground-breaking Curriculum, with a wide variety of subjects, life oriented skills and a great deal of flexibility and freedom. It has been developed by national and international experts, around a choice-based credit system, with a focus on synthesizing holistic and active learning.

On this occasion, Hon'ble CM expressed confidence that this Institute will lend a totally new dimension to the art and science of teaching. 'A teacher is not a resource centre for a student to get information from, he is a catalytic agent for sculpting life', he said, expressing a firm belief that the initiation of a child into the profession of teaching right after passing standard 12th will ensure the right kind of teachers for shaping a better tomorrow. This will, eventually, regain the respect of teachers in the society. Minister of State for Higher Education, Pro. Vasuben Trivedi lauded the Chief Minister's vision for setting up of IITE and said the institute will be instrumental in positively changing the society's viewpoint towards the teacher.

Higher Education Commissioner Mrs. Jyanti Ravi, Principal Secretary for Education Mr. Hasmukh Adhiya along with many educationalists were present on the occasion.

Chief Minister also launched the book 'Child, Teachers and Teacher's Education' , penned by Dr. Kirit Joshi.

The first batch of the degree course consisting of 100 students will commence from August 1.

For further details on this unique initiative please call toll free number 1-800- 233-5500 or log on or

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June 12, 2021

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.