Nirmala Institute of Education, situated in Panaji, Goa has now entered its Golden Jubilee year in the field of imparting training and knowledge to meet the educational requirements of the Goan's, announcing a number of projects and programmes to be further improve its holistic education approach.
The Principal of the institute Rita Paes said "Nirmala Institute is the gift that goes on giving. We believe that the institute has been a gift to the people of Goa". On narrating the history of the institute she said "Soon after liberation, the need was felt for an institute to train teachers", while adding that institute took up the challenge of training and nurturing teachers to shape and serve the new educational system that emerged after the liberation.
One of the faculty member named Denzil Martins said that more emphasis was being given on assessing products instead of process skills by the present education system and this need to change. Also an other faculty feels there is a need of resources rooms in educational institutes to cater to the needs of special children.
Further, the institute plans to work on educational excellence for heads of schools, educational assessment for school teachers, science competition for school students, developing responsible behavior among the youth by using choice theory for school teachers and ICT in the classroom for school teachers. It also includes a hope to start a suicide helpline.
What are its achievements?
The institute began operating with just two rooms and today it has five enough buildings to match all needs of Quality Education.
NIE has trained approximately 5200 B.Ed teachers, 367 D.Ed teachers, 314 M.Ed teachers, 64 Special Ed Teachers, 320 pre-school teachers and 120 counsellors.
Among the newer courses started by NIE, aer the B.Ed special education courses, MA in education and B.Ed through IGNOU, postgraduate diploma in guidance and counselling and the cambridge international diploma for teachers and trainers.
'OneindiaEducation' Wishes the best to 'Nirmala Institute of Education' For Its grand entry to 'Golden Jubilee'.