Institute of Advanced Studies in Education Jabalpur is one of the oldest teacher training institutes of India. In fact, it is as old as the schooling system in India. The schooling system in India emerged in the nineteenth century and this institution was established in the year 1889 which means it is a pioneer institute in the field of teacher education.
The origin of teacher education in India goes back to early nineteenth century. State initiatives for teacher education were ensured in 1815 which is, perhaps, the earliest recorded evidence in support of training of school teachers. Thomas Munro, the then Governor of Madras, submitted a detailed proposal for establishment of training schools in each collectorate in 1826. The Wood’s Despatch of 1854 also stressed the need of teacher training and stated that there was great deficiencies in the facilities of teacher training, and desired to see the establishment of teacher training institutes. As a result there was official acceptance of teacher training as an integral part of the education system and Normal schools were established for the purpose. In 1882 the Hunter Commission recommended necessary training for secondary teachers. It recommended that training should be a necessary precondition for employment in government and aided schools. As a result, by the end of the nineteenth century, six training colleges were established in Madras, Lahore and Kurseong (1886), Nagpur and Allahabad (1889/90) and Rajamundary(1894). The college established in Nagpur in 1889 was shifted to Jabalpur in 1902.
The college was called the Spence training college in those days because the institute was headed by Mr. Spence, an eminent official and educationist in British India. The institute has till now educated 15313 persons as teachers to work in and for education.
The New Education policy of 1986 recommended up-gradation of teacher training colleges to complement the work of the SCERT. Thus the institution was given the status of Institute of Advanced Studies in Education in 1998.The institute has seen ups and downs of teacher education for more than hundred years and is now reforming itself for new responsibilities and tasks as IASE.
The Rajya Shiksha Kendra vide its order no.470 date 06/02/2013 has entrusted with the following responsibilities and tasks to the Institute.
- To coordinate with the following CTEs and DIETs for implementation of the Teacher-Education Programme.
- To monitor the assessment of teachers’ need for training by the DIETs and its implementation through the CTEs.
- To arrange seminars, workshops, projects and meetings with the CTE and DIET faculty for capacity building.
- To establish a strong monitoring mechanism to get feedback on programmes running in the field.
- To establish a strong MIS to ensure easy and fast communication between IASE, CTEs, DIETs and other establishments engaged in education.
- Coordinate with the Universities for restructuring the B.Ed. M.Ed. syllabus as per NCFTE 2009 guidelines.
- Organize useful and meaningful research to ascertain the needs, problems and remedial measures to ensure quality education.
- Hold monthly meetings of the CTE and DIET principals to gather feedback.
|CTE Jabalpur||1. Jabalpur 2.Balagaht 3.Chhindwara 4. Dindori 5. Katni 6. Mandla 7.Narsinghpur 8. Seoni 9. Betul|
|CTE Rewa||1. Rewa 2. Shahdol 3.Satna 4. Umaria 5. Sidhi 6. Anuppur 7. Singrauli|
|CTE Chhatapur||1. Chhatarpur 2.Damoh 3. Panna 4. Sagar 5. Tikamgarh|
|CTE Gwalior||1. Gwalior 2.Muraina 3.Bhind 4.Shivpuri 5. Datia 6. Guna 7. Ashoknagar 8. Sheopur|
The first task of the IASE Jabalpur now is to establish and make the DIETs function as per the expected desires of the Teacher-Education Programme.