The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India constituted a Joint Review Mission (JRM) to assess the progress made by various states towards implementation
of the revised Centrally Sponsored Scheme for Teacher Education (CSSTE) and recommend measures for strengthening. The JRM was in Madhya Pradesh (MP) from January 25 to March 1, 2013. As part of review process, the JRM visited and interacted with a cross section of institutions involved with teacher education: the SCERT, 3 IASEs, 3 CTE, 8 DIETS, the State Institute of Science Education (SISE) and the Pre-Primary Teacher Training Institute, University Departments of Education and also held discussions with the Cluster Resource Persons, school teachers and Principals, faculty of a private B.Ed college, 7 NGOs working in the area of teacher education, the Regional Institute of Education (RIE) at Bhopal, and representatives of Rajya Shisksha Kendra (RSK). The Regional Chapter of the NCTE and the PU Board MP was also visited. Discussions were held with the Secretary and additional secretary in charge of the RSK, and Secretary, Department of Elementary Education, Government of MP.