Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA®) is making teaching an aspirational profession by assessing and certifying the competencies of teachers, connecting them to career opportunities, rewards and recognition, and supporting their professional development. CENTA® equally helps schools and systems attract, develop, grow and retain great teachers. This leads to a virtuous cycle where many more teachers are motivated to improve their competencies and aspiring teachers see this as a valid career option – therefore fundamentally improving the quality of education.
Set up in 2014 and based in India, CENTA® is a Registered Certification Trademark in its home country and is rapidly getting increasing international recognition.
Over last six years, CENTA® has built MyCENTA- an online thriving and rapidly growing community of teachers.
CENTA® has developed a well-defined and globally benchmarked competency framework for teachers- CENTA® Standards.
The CENTA® Standards form the basis of CENTA® Certifications as well as CENTA® trainings. The various learning resources available in MyCENTA are also aligned with CENTA® Standards, to ensure teachers are able to focus on the competencies they want to focus upon in a structured manner.
CENTA Standards are the Intellectual Property of Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA). Any individual or organization interested in teacher professional development can download and use its standards, as-is, for setting learning goals for teachers, self-reflection, and internal assessment, with appropriate referencing as the “CENTA Standards” .
CENTA® has received multiple national and international recognitions over the years for its contributions.
Several Indian States encourage their teachers to participate in CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad…
…and many have rewarded, felicitated and incentivized their winning teachers
Ramya Venkataraman has held a deep interest in the education sector for a long time and is known for several pioneering initiatives in the sector. An alum of IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta from the 1990s, prior to founding CENTA®, Ramya was with consulting firm McKinsey & Company for 15+ years. She built and headed the firm’s education practice in India in the last 5 years and worked in several other industry sectors and geographies – India, North America, Europe, Asia – in the first 10 years, a broader professional experience that she brings to her work in education.
Ramya has been recognized widely including as one of 15 ‘Women Transforming India’ by NITI Aayog and United Nations and as an Ashoka Fellow, the foremost global network of social entrepreneurs.