In today's Knowledge Age, teachers are change-agents who are expected to lead reforms in curriculums, in students and in communities. The rapid rate of knowledge obsolescence requires teachers to become lifelong learners. ITARI understands that the quality of teachers is very critical for all educational institutions and helps bridge the gap between teaching and research. ITARI was inaugurated on 1st Dec 2009, by Mr. Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
For every school which makes it a priority to drive forward standards in teaching and learning, raising attainment levels, and tackling underachievement, the importance of capacity-building in teachers cannot be over-stressed. Teachers, whether they are laterally or upwardly mobile in their vocation, owe it to their students and to themselves to become innovative practitioners. Whether the curriculum is national or international, teachers must become change agents, who will bring about practical reforms in this all important life-work.
With an understanding of current needs and concomitant advantages, the Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) has been set up by the Indus Trust, as a faculty training institute. ITARI's mission encompasses higher education in areas of pedagogic training, research and the professional development of teachers. We have highly competent, experienced and qualified faculty. We employ best teaching practices, state-of-the-art classrooms, emerging technology in curriculum delivery and personalized learning as well as assessment strategies.