INDIACSR News Network
NEW DELHI: Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, has been awarded the Joint National Award by the Quality Council of India (QCI) under the Education category. The Foundation was honored with this prestigious award during the 8th National Quality Conclave- DL Shah Quality Awards recently.
The 8th National Quality Conclave was a two day event consisting of debates and discussions on processes and quality norms related to Manufacturing, Education, Healthcare and Service Industry. The award has been given to Bharti Foundation for quality initiative -Teacher Subject Knowledge Test (TSKT). The module tests the subject knowledge, pedagogical knowledge and process understanding of teachers. This quality model has been adopted by all Satya Bharti Schools in 2009-10 for improving teacher performance and motivating them towards self directed learning.
The teachers are assessed in subjects ranging from English, Mathematics and General Knowledge. This exercise helps in identifying gaps in content knowledge and help teacher’s work on their weak concepts. It also provides a platform to identify gaps in teachers and facilitate in designing suitable trainings for students.
Teacher Subject Knowledge Test: Outcome of TSKT exercise has shown visible improvement in the overall scores of teachers. A significant improvement has been noted specifically in the English language with 92% teachers scoring above 60% marks in the latest TSKT as compared to only 33% teachers in the same score range two years back.
Bharti Foundation was set up in 2000 as the philanthropic arm of the Bharti Group of Companies to help bridge the education divide between urban and rural India. Towards achieving this intent, the Foundation launched its flagship initiative, the Satya Bharti School Program in 2006.