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  Mission NCF - Teachers' Training Programme  

National Curriculum Framework (NCF - 2005) and State Curriculum Framework (SCF – 2010) emphasized on constructive approach of science learning. There are many government organizations like NCERT, many non-governmental organizations and also many individual educationists have developed experiments, activities and kits which will help teachers in executing constructive approach in classroom. Many organizations and even government bodies organized teachers training workshops to demonstrate how these experiments can be used in the classroom.

It is observed that, teachers respond to these workshops well and it was not getting reflected in actual teaching - learning process in the classsrooms. Thus, different module was developed and tested in 15 schools as a pilot project under the guidance of Hemant Lagvankar. (Read the Project Report)

  After successful completion of the pilot project, Department of Education, State Government of Maharashtra asked to execute the training program all over the state under Rashtriya Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA). Hemant Lagvankar was appointed as 'Principal Investigator' for the training program. NYASS Trust was the co-ordinating agency and State Institute of Science and Mathematics, Ravinagar, Nagpur (now the institute is called as Vidya Pradhikaran) was supporting organization.  

The first phase of the training programme was completed in the year 2015-16 in which 1060 secondary school teachers were trained through 44 workshops of two days each. All the teachers received a kit containing raw material for preparing learning aids. During these two days workshops, teachers learned many concepts in the school syllabi through activities and experiments.

Teachers' Manual of Training Programme (Bilingual)


The module of the training programme was well appreciated by participant teachers and government officers from education department. The first phase of the training program generated 30 resource persons from each district for the successive levels of the training.

Read : Project Report of Phase-I Mission NCF Training Programme 2015-16

  After testing effectiveness of Phase - I of the training programme, Government of Maharashtra launched this programme in the second phase in the year 2017-18 and 12,886 secondary science teachers were trained. More than 300 workshops were organized at various places within 4 months duration with the help of District Institute of Education and Continuous Professional Development (DIECPD) at every district. The important thing is that, the teachers who were trained in the first phase took up the responsibility to train other teachers in their district. So these teachers became ‘resource persons’ and they are now the asset of education department. Such type of training module is implemented on such a mammoth scale for the first time in the country and proved to be effective.  
  Read : Report of Mission NCF Training Programme 2017-18  
  Read : Consolidated Note on Mission NCF Training Programme  
  Initiative from Other Organizations



The training programme became popular and many organizations and institutions demanded to conduct these workshops for them.

• "Pashchim Khandesh Bhilla Seva Mandal”, Nandurbar organized this workshop on July 10 - 11, 2015 and 21 teachers who work in tribal schools were trained.

• "Kawish”, Mumbai organized two such workshops on August 29 - 30, 2015 and on October 17 - 18, 2015 through which 52 teachers who work in Urdu medium schools were trained.

• "Pratham”, Mumbai organized a workshop on October 14 - 15, 2015 with the support of Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi in Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education, Mumbai. 44 teachers were trained in this workshop.

Vigyan Prasar, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India gave grant to conduct two workshops for the teachers working in tribal schools. These two workshops were conducted on February 15 - 16, 2016 in Chandrapur and on February 25 - 26, 2016 in Palghar. 39 and 46 teachers were trained through the workshops at Chandrapur and Palghar respectively.


Cognizance in a Textbook


Cognizance of this innovative training programme for the capacity building of Science teachers is taken in a textbook titled, 'Social Marketing in Action'. The book is published by Springer Nature, Switzerland which is a leading academic and educational publisher serving the needs of researchers, students, teachers and professionals around the world.

The textbook, 'Social Marketing in Action' provides students with real-world social marketing case studies from different countries and regions around the world, taking learners from classroom theory to practice. The book includes a case study, 'Use of Social Marketing to Improve Science Teaching in Maharashtra, India: 2014–18' authored by Prof. Sameer Deshpande, from Griffith University, Nathan, Australia.