Instructional Schools for Teachers (IST)

Guidelines for Instructional Schools for Teachers (IST)
The ISTs were started by NBHM in 2006. It was realised by reading the feedbacks from teacher participants in the AFS and AIS that there is a need to have separate instructional schools for mathematics teachers in colleges and universities since their background and needs are somewhat different from those of research scholars. It is difficult for teachers to get leave for more than two weeks at a time. The duration of each IST is two or three weeks. These will be organised when teachers have vacation. These will cover advanced topics taught at M.Sc. level in the first week and more advanced material will be covered in the second week.
Each IST is devoted to one subject. These schools are for teachers of age at most 35 years.Preference will be given to teachers who are pursuing a doctoral degree. Only NET/SET qualified teachers will be admitted into these schools.

A typical two week long IST is conducted by atmost 4 speakers and two course associates. Each speaker delivers a course of at least 6 lectures of 90 minutes each and conducts at least three tutorials of two hours each.

A Model for Daily Schedule for an IST
9.30-11.00 11.00-11.30 11.30-1.00 1.00-2.30 2.30-3.30 3.30-4.00 4.00-5.00 5.00-5.30
Lecture 1 Tea Lecture 2 Lunch Tutorial Tea Tutorial Snacks