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Indian Institute of Teacher's Education (IITE), set up by the government of Gujarat, has launched its first degree programme today. Chief Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, while launching the course said the state government has founded IITE with a view to cater for the need of great teachers. He exuded faith that IITE will prove as model for best teachers producing institute.

Speaking to the principals and faculty members of various universities, Chief Minister said that he envisages a great demand for the pass-out of IITE as it is the case with IITs and IIMs. IITE will prove as a live laboratory, experimenting in human resource development, he said.

Chief Minister said that in 21st century, a teacher will not remain as a ‘resource centre' but will act as a catalyst for the making of the student's life. Future teacher will need to be equipped with the latest knowledge to keep the pace with the global happenings.

Minister of State for Higher Education, Pro. Vasuben Trivedi lauded the Chief Minister's vision for setting up of IITE and said the institute will be instrumental in positively changing the society's viewpoint towards the teacher.

Higher Education Commissioner Mrs. Jyanti Ravi, Principal Secretary for Education Mr. Hasmukh Adhiya along with many educationalists was present on the occasion.

Chief Minister also launched the book ‘Child, Teachers and Teacher's Education' , penned by Dr. Kirit Joshi.

The first batch of the degree course consisting of 100 students will commence from August 1.

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