HRD Ministry Sets up a new Regional Institute of Education at Nellore The Ministry of Human Resource Development is setting up a new Regional Institute of Education (NIE) at Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. HRD Minister, Shri Prakash Javadekar laid down the foundation stone on December 27 jointly with Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Urban Development Minister. The State Government hasallotted 50 acres of land free of cost on the National Highway at Kanupuru Bit-II, near NH-16 Venkatachalm Mandal, Nellore, Andhra Pradesh for the institute.
Benefits of the Project
The apex body of Government of India on School Education, NCERT, currently has 5 RIEs in the country at Ajmer, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Mysore and Shillong. With the establishment of the new RIE would strengthen the education system within the state as well as neighbouring states of Telegana, Tamil Nadu, Pudduchery etc.
The new institution at Nellore shall offer teacher education programmes like B.Sc/BA B.Ed, M.Ed, Ph.D etc. and would undertake research and development of Resource Materials on school and teacher education.
The institute will help in capacity building of Teachers and Teacher Educators besides strengthen implementation of Government of India Schemes like Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA), ICT in schools.
It would also strengthen linkages among State Education Agencies besides addressing educational needs of the States.