In the past, several people have felt that teachers are born and not made. There is some justifications for such a belief. Any person, who had the gift of fluency and eloquence, could easily read, explain and interpret anything to his audience with certain amount of conviction and persuasion. It was easy in those days to appear knowledgeable and scholarly in quite a number of areas. Change is the unchangeable law of nature. In twenty first century the situation has undergone complete transformation. Mere eloquence and the ability to explain do not make effective teacher. Much more is expected of a teacher today than a few decades ago.
Knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to perform all these tasks may not come to a person spontaneously or easily. Unless he/she has been adequately trained, he or she would not be in a position to carry out effectively all the tasks expected of teacher. There is saying “Trained teacher teach better, untrained teachers keeps traditions may be good or bad.”
P.G.T. College, Jorhat now IASE has been trying tirelessly to produce competency based commitment oriented teacher with moto - "सा विद्धा या विमुक्तये" .
Dr. Arunima Dutta,
Principal i/c PGTC (IASE) Jorhat, Assam