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Coverage on Teachers’ Day

5 teachers from Satya Bharti Schools in Uttar Pradesh were awarded for the exemplary work done | India Education Directory | September 6, 2020

These awards were given under four categories — Teachers’ Subject Knowledge Test (TSKT), Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) and Zero Investment Innovation for Education Initiatives (ZIIEI). Read More.

Teachers’ Day Special: Empowering the teaching fraternity | Education Times | September 5, 2020

And thirdly, technology has flattened the globe and you can teach anyone from anywhere. In a recent survey conducted by CENTA, 72% of school leaders and 66% of teachers believe that online teaching is here to stay. Read More.

Teacher’s Day 2020: Preparing Teachers for the New Normal | Brainfeed Higher Education Plus | September 5, 2020

The role of the teacher is finally receiving the attention that it deserves due to NEP 2020 and Covid-19! On one hand, successful implementation of the new National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 heavily depends on competent teachers. On the other, with teaching being live-streamed in living rooms, society has started appreciating the competencies needed to be a good teacher. Read More.

Teachers’ Day 2020: Upskilling Educators For The New Normal | BW Education | September 5, 2020

India has approximately 11 million teachers in the school education space. And with approximately 600,000 job changes every year and an almost equal number joining the teaching workforce every year, there is an urgent need to transform our system to build high-quality teachers. Several attempts, which either “mandate” the teacher to attend x hours of training every year or make an ‘appeal’, have worked in a limited manner. Read More.

Teachers Day: Upskilling teachers is to empower them | Business Line on Campus | September 5, 2020

Organisations such as NBPTS in US and Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) in India have demonstrated how this can be a very successful approach to create a pull for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) from teachers themselves. Read More.


Regional Toppers of CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2019 profiled in the Education Plus supplement of The Hindu

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Ramya Venkataraman, CENTA’s Founder-CEO on Rajya Sabha TV

Post Graduate Certification Programme by MaGE and CENTA in News

Online education has a mountain of problems in India but it can become accessible, inclusive if states are more proactive | First Post | July 8, 2020

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Manipal Global In Association With CENTA Launches Programs In Teacher Training And School Leadership | BW Education | July 7, 2020

The collaboration aims to equip school educators with future skills and provide better career opportunities in India and abroad. Read more.

Manipal Global in association with CENTA launches programs in teacher training and school leadership | Time of India| July 7, 2020

The pandemic has witnessed a significant surge in the demand for trained teachers. This has led to job creation in the teaching field. Read more.

Manipal Global, CENTA launch Teacher Training, School Leadership Programmes | United News India| July 7, 2020

Read more about what the programme is about.


CENTA Founder-CEO Ramya Venkataraman has been selected among the “50 Leaders who can revive Indian education” | Education World | June, 2020 Read her interview here.

Caught between past and future, Chennai schools and pupils struggle to adapt |Citizen Matters| June 26, 2020

A survey conducted by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) revealed that the number of teachers across the country taking to online coaching has tripled over the two months. From 22% of teachers who were using online teaching methods before the country went under a lockdown in response to COVID-19, 76% of teachers now said they had taken to online teaching. Read More.

With online classes in vogue, schools shift focus to feedback and reviews| The Hindu| June 23, 2020

A survey by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (Centa) in April revealed that while the number of teachers taking to online teaching had tripled over the last three months, many teachers had indicated that they would like to focus more on their ability to engage students and gauge their understanding, and orient themselves accordingly. This highlights the importance of having a good feedback or review system in place in schools. Read more.

Are teachers ready to adapt online teaching methods? |Campus Varta| June 27, 2020

A survey conducted by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) revealed that the number of teachers across the country taking to online coaching has tripled over the two months. From 22% of teachers who were using online teaching methods before the country went under a lockdown in response to COVID-19, 76% of teachers now said they had taken to online teaching. Read More.

This month, schools in T.N. to focus on teacher training for online lessons| The Hindu| May 11, 2020

In a survey by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation(CENTA), teachers had indicated that they would like to focus and orient themselves better on the ability to engage students, gauge their understanding and delve into parental support. Read more.

A surge in online coaching, thanks to lockdown| The Hindu| May 9, 2020

The number of teachers across the country taking to online coaching has tripled over the two months, a survey conducted by Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) on online teaching and learning indicates. Read more.

Rajnath Singh felicitates women achievers| The Outlook| March 15, 2020

…Ramya Venkataraman who laid down a certification framework that allowed for teachers” skills and competency to be assessed as well as improved…were felicitated by the minister for their accomplishments. Read more.

Women Transforming India Awards 2019| Niti Aayog

NITI Aayog organized the Fourth Edition of the Women Transforming India Awards on 8 March 2020 and Hon’ble Raksha Mantri, Shri Rajnath Singh, presided over as the chief guest of the event and conferred the WTI Awards. WTI Awards are NITI Aayog’s initiative to highlight the commendable and ground-breaking endeavours of India’s women leaders and changemakers. Read more.

Successful implementation a challenging task: Minister| The Hindu| February 5, 2020

Ms. Anjali said that lack of motivation for teachers and focus on individuals has been two common challenges in building teacher capabilities.

Ms. Anjali explained CENTA’s standard teacher competency framework and how it helped in motivating and improving skills of teachers. Ms. Rohini said that foundation believes in the importance of English medium education. Read more.

  • Teachers take a skills test | THE HINDU | Dec 15, 2019 Teachers from around 15,000 schools across the country took part in the fifth edition of the annual Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) organised by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) on Saturday. Read more in THE HINDU.

  • सेन्टा मना रहा भारत के शिक्षकों का उत्सव, 14 दिसंबर को भारत की सबसे बड़ी प्रतियोगिता | Edge Express | Nov 21, 2019 सेंटर फॉर टीचर ऑक्रेडिटेशन (सेंटा) टीचिंग प्रोफेशनल्स ऑलिम्पियाड 2019 (टीपीओ) शिक्षकों के लिए भारत की सबसे बड़ी वार्षिक राष्ट्रीय प्रतियोगिता है। सेन्टा टिपीओ 2019 भारत के 75 से अधिक शहरों में 14 दिसंबर, 2019 (www.centa.org/tpo2019) पर पंजीकरण आयोजित किया जाएगा। Read more in Edge Express.

  • सेन्टा मना रहा भारत के शिक्षकों का उत्सव, 14 दिसंबर को भारत की सबसे बड़ी प्रतियोगिता | Samarsaleel | Nov 21, 2019 सेंटर फॉर टीचर ऑक्रेडिटेशन (सेंटा) टीचिंग प्रोफेशनल्स ऑलिम्पियाड 2019 (टीपीओ) शिक्षकों के लिए भारत की सबसे बड़ी वार्षिक राष्ट्रीय प्रतियोगिता है। सेन्टा टिपीओ 2019 भारत के 75 से अधिक शहरों में 14 दिसंबर, 2019 (www.centa.org/tpo2019) पर पंजीकरण आयोजित किया जाएगा। Read more in Samarsaleel.

  • The fifth edition of the national competition for teaching professionals will be held at 75 test centres in the country | The Hindu | Oct 19, 2019 The teaching professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) will select 1,000 teachers for Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards (cash prizes ranging between ₹1 lakh and ₹2,000). The awardees will be recognised nationally by The Hindu, the title sponsor, and will have the opportunity to co-author a book. They will also get sponsorship to train at Oxford University, UK. B.Ed. student winners will get special cash prizes. Read more in The Hindu.

  • Computer Based Test CBT For Selection of Resource Persons for Trainings E Content | APTEACHERS.IN | Aug 29, 2019 State Council of Educational Research and Training - AP, Amaravati. Notification for Selection of Upadhyaya Shikshana Nestham (Teacher Educators) And Sankethika Sikshana Nestham (Digital/E-content Resource Persons). It is proposed to put in place a strong resource pool of about 3500 Teachers under three categories, through systematic selection system from out of interested Teachers with aptitude, subject understanding, appropriate pedagogy skills, commitment, etc. Read more in APTEACHERS.IN.

  • Reliance foundation awards 1000 teachers | The Navhind Times | Jul 29, 2019 Reliance Foundation awarded 1000 teaching professionals for excelling in the Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Select winners were felicitated by leaders from UNESCO, UNICEF, CBSE Board in the presence of leaders from several organizations. Read more in The Navhind Times.

  • Reliance Foundation awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers | India Education Diary | Jul 28, 2019 Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in India Education Diary.

  • Reliance Foundation awards teaching professionals | NewsBarons | Jul 28, 2019 Reliance Foundation has announced the next edition of the Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards in partnership with CENTA. Read more in NewsBarons.

  • RELIANCE FOUNDATION AWARDS | Chennai Vision | Jul 27, 2019 Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals withReliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in Chennai Vision.

  • Reliance awards 1,000 teachers | Greater Kashmir | Jul 27, 2019 Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in Greater Kashmir.

  • Reliance Foundation Awards 1000 Teaching Professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Award | Bangalore News Network | Jul 27, 2019 The CENTA TPO this year is scheduled for December 14, 2019 and registration is open for teachers across the country.Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in Bangalore News Network.

  • Reliance foundation awards 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation teacher award | Northern Herald | Jul 26, 2019 Announces next edition of Reliance Foundation teacher awards to encourage excellence in Teaching. Read more in Northern Herald.

  • రిలయన్స్‌ ఫౌండేషన్‌ టీచర్‌ అవార్డులు | Sakshi | Jul 26, 2019 టీచింగ్‌ ప్రొఫెషనల్‌ ఒలింపియాడ్‌లో ప్రతిభ కనబరిచిన 1000 మంది ఉపాధ్యాయులను రిలయన్స్‌ ఫౌండేషన్‌ టీచర్‌ అవార్డులతో గౌరవించింది. Read more in Sakshi.

  • RELIANCE FOUNDATION AWARDS 1,000 TEACHING PROFESSIONALS WITH TEACHER AWARD | Newz Viewz | Jul 26, 2019 Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read More in Newz Viewz

  • Reliance foundation awards 1000 teaching professionals with reliance foundation teacher award | The Fast Mail | Jul 26, 2019 Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in The Fast Mail

  • रिलायंस फाउंडेशन ने किया एक हजार शिक्षकों को पुरस्कृत | WebDunia (Hindi) | Jul 26, 2019 रिलायंस इंडस्ट्रीज की सामाजिक कार्यों से जुड़ी रिलायंस फाउंडेशन ने सेंटर फॉर टीचर एक्रेडिटेशन (सेंटा) के टीचिंग प्रोफेशनल्स ओलंपियाड (टीपीओ) 2018 में सफलता हासिल करने वाले एक हजार शिक्षकों को फाउंडेशन पुरस्कार से नवाजा है। Read more in WebDunia (Hindi)

  • Reliance Foundation to support teachers to develop and strengthen their skills, says Isha Ambani | India CSR | Jul 26, 2019 Teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s Teaching Professional’s Olympiad 2018 recognized. Read more in India CSR.

  • Reliance Foundation awards 1,000 teaching professionals with Teacher Award | Newsroom Post | Jul 26, 2019 Reliance Foundation (RF), the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, aims to play a catalytic role in addressing the nation’s development challenges through innovative, scalable and sustainable solutions. Read more in Newsroom Post.

  • Reliance Foundation Announces The Next Edition Of Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards To Encourage Excellence In Teaching | DeshGujarat | Jul 26, 2019 Reliance Foundation has awarded 1000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to recognise the teachers who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA) Teaching Professional’s Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in DeshGujarat.

  • రిలయన్స్ ఫౌండేషన్ ఆధ్వర్యంలో వెయ్యి మంది ఉపాధ్యాయులకు టీపీఓ పురస్కారాలు... | NEWS 18 (Telugu) | Jul 26, 2019 సెంటా టీపీవో 2019 ద్వారా ఉపాధ్యాయుల్లో ప్రతిభనుగుర్తించే ప్రయాణాన్ని కొనసాగించేందుకు నిర్ణయించింది. సెంటా టీపీఓ 2019లో సైతం జాతీయ స్థాయిలో మొత్తం వెయ్యి మంది విజేతలకు నగదు బహుమతి మరియు ప్రశంసా పత్రం ఇవ్వనున్నారు. Read more in NEWS 18 (Telugu).

  • ১০০০ শিক্ষকদের সম্মানিত করল রিলায়েন্স ফাউন্ডেশন | NEWS 18 (Bengali) | Jul 26, 2019 CENTA TPO 2018 নির্বাচিত জয়ীদের UNESCO, UNICEF, CBFC বোর্ডের শীর্ষ আধিকারিকরা সম্মানিত করেছেন ৷ Read more in NEWS 18 (Bengali).

  • CENTA's goal is to make teaching aspirational, says CEO Ramya Venkataraman, thanks Reliance Foundation for felicitating 1,000 educators | Firstpost. | Jul 26, 2019 Reliance Foundation today awarded 1,000 teaching professionals with the Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards recognising educators who have excelled in Centre for Teacher Accreditation’s (CENTA's) Teaching Professional's Olympiad (TPO) 2018. Read more in Firstpost.

  • Reliance Foundation awards 1,000 teaching professionals with Reliance Foundation Teacher Award | Moneycontrol | Jul 26, 2019 The Foundation also aims to leverage digital platforms to provide opportunities for the professional development of teachers who look to make teaching an aspirational profession. Read more in the Moneycontrol.

  • Why teachers' olympiad's Bhubneshwar topper Ramakanta Biswal will always be an educator first | Edex Live, The New India Express | March 9, 2019 We've heard this many a time that teachers are central to the education system in more ways than one. Understanding the importance of this statement, Ramakanta Biswal decided to become a teacher...he attempted CENTA's Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO), a national exam for teachers, and was declared the City Topper from Bhubaneswar. Read more in The New Indian Express.

  • State’s teachers shine in CENTA Olympiad | The Hindu (Chennai) | February 1, 2019 The State’s teachers have won honours at the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) teaching professionals’ Olympiad 2018, held in December. Of the 123 winners from the State, 12 are from government schools. Read more in The Hindu.

  • Honour for Guwahati Teacher (CENTA TPO 2018 winner) | The Telegraph| January 31, 2019 Manisha Khetrapal from Knsdriya Vidyalaya in Guwahati emerged the regional topper for the Northeast in the fourth edition of CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO), India's national competition for teachers. Read more in The Telegraph
  • Olympiad for teaching professionals held | The Hindu | December 8, 2018 The Olympiad, which aims to recognise, reward and celebrate teachers as well as give them constructive feedback leading to professional development, saw nearly 15,000 teachers across the country take it up.Read more in The Hindu.

  • Certification programme that promises better job prospects for teachers | Business Standard | December 2, 2018 It is no secret that Indian school education suffers from a lack of motivated and quality teachers. Yet there are always those hidden gems, the ones who do not get the opportunities to grow and reach their fullest potential. It is in order to address this problem that Ramya Venkatraman and Anjali Jain have set up the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) — a market-based teacher certification programme that acts as a bridge between outstanding teachers and better opportunities. Read more in Business Standard.

  • Mukesh, Nita Ambani-Led Reliance Foundation, CENTA Partner For 'Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards' | Beyond Teaching | November 26, 2018 Reliance Foundation has signed a multiyear collaboration agreement with Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), an India-based private teacher certification enterprise that is taking rapid strides within and beyond India, in its work towards creating career opportunities, rewards and recognition for teaching.Read more in Beyond Teaching.

  • રીલાયન્સ ફાઉન્ડેશન અને સેન્ટાના સંયુક્ત ટીચર એવોર્ડની હજારો શિક્ષકોમાં આતુરતા | Chitralekha | November 26, 2018 રીલાયન્સ ફાઉન્ડેશને ભારતમાં શિક્ષકોનું સર્ટિફિકેશન કરતી ખાનગી કંપની સેન્ટર ફોર ટીચર એક્રેડિટેશન (સેન્ટા) સાથે અનેક વર્ષોના સહયોગ માટે કરાર કર્યો છે. આ રાષ્ટ્રીય સ્પર્ધાના 1000 વિજેતાઓ હવે રીલાયન્સ ફાઉન્ડેશન ટીચર એવોર્ડ માટે આતુર છે – જેમાં રોકડ ઇનામ અને પ્રમાણપત્રનો સમાવેશ થાય છે. અમદાવાદની રેડબ્રિક્સ સ્કૂલના શૈક્ષણિક સંકલનકર્તા પર્લ લોબોનો વિજેતાઓમાં સમાવેશ થાય છે. તેઓ 2015માં ગુજરાતમાં પ્રથમ ક્રમે આવ્યા હતા Read more in Chitralekha.

  • Reliance Foundation and CENTA partnering to promote excellence in teaching | Connect Gujarat | November 26, 2018 Topper of CENTA's TPO test from Gujarat, Pearl Lobo has shared her experience. Read more in Connect Gujarat. Read more in Connect Gujarat.

  • Reliance Foundation, CENTA partner for “Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards” | World News | November 23, 2018 Reliance Foundation has signed a multiyear collaboration agreement with Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), an India-based private teacher certification enterprise that is taking rapid strides within and beyond India, in its work towards creating career opportunities, rewards, and recognition for teaching.Read more in World News.

  • Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards are Being Given to 1000 winners of CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad | News 18 | November 22, 2018 "Teaching is a very noble profession that shapes the character, caliber, and future of an individual. If the people remember me as a good teacher, that will be the biggest honour for me," former President APJ Abdul Kalam had once said. Like many things, Kalam was right. Teaching is indeed a 'noble' profession and too often, the teachers don't get enough recognition.Read more in News 18.

  • Reliance Foundation, CENTA partner for "Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards" | ANI News | November 22, 2018 As part of the collaboration, Reliance Foundation has become the Principal Sponsor for CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad, an annual national competition for teachers.Read more in ANI News.

  • Reliance Foundation, CENTA partner for "Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards" | Business Standard | November 22, 2018 As part of the collaboration, Reliance Foundation has become the Principal Sponsor for CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad, an annual national competition for teachers.Read more in Business Standard.

  • शिक्षा को बढ़ावा देने के लिए साथ आए Reliance Foundation और CENTA | Firstpost Hindi | November 17, 2018 इस सहयोग समझौते के तहत रिलायंस फाउंडेशन सीईएनटीए टीचिंग प्रोफेशनल ओलंपियाड (टीपीओ) का प्रमुख स्पॉन्सर बन गया है. टीपीओ शिक्षकों की वार्षिक राष्ट्रीय प्रतियोगिता है. टीपीओ का चौथा संस्करण 8 दिसंबर को भारत, दुबई और अबु धावी के 46 शहरों में आयोजित किया जाएगा. इस प्रतियोगिता के 1000 विजेताओं के नाम रिलायंस फाउंडेशन टीचर्स अवॉर्ड्स के लिए भेजे जाएंगे.Read more in Firstpost Hindi.

  • Reliance Foundation partners with Centa to promote teaching, announces Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards | Zee News | November 13, 2018 Reliance Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Reliance Industries Limited, has said that it has signed a multiyear collaboration agreement with Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), an India-based private teacher certification enterprise, to promote teaching.Read more in Zee News.

  • సెంటాతో రిలయన్స్‌ ఫౌండేషన్‌ భాగస్వామ్యం | Sakshi | November 13, 2018 రిలయన్స్‌ ఇండస్ట్రీస్‌కు చెందిన దాతృత్వ సంస్థ రిలయన్స్‌ ఫౌండేషన్‌ బోధనా పద్ధతులు, ఉపాధ్యాయుల నైపుణ్యాలూ మెరుగు పర్చేందుకుగాను సెంటర్‌ ఫర్‌ టీచర్‌ అక్రిడిటేషన్‌(సెంటా)తో మల్టీ ఇయర్‌ కొలాబరేషన్‌ ఒప్పందంపై సంతకం చేసింది. దేశంలో విద్యాబోధనకు ప్రోత్సాహమిచ్చే లక్ష్యంతో బెంగళూరు కేంద్రంగా పనిచేసే సెంటాతో ఈ భాగస్వామ్యాన్ని కుదుర్చుంది.Read more in Sakshi.

  • OUP India partners with CENTA | Financial Express | November 5, 2018 CENTA’s founder and CEO Ramya Venkataraman added, “We are excited to continue this partnership with OUP India this year. The core idea of CENTA TPO is to recognise and reward outstanding teachers in the country and, more importantly, motivate individual ownership of teachers’ professional. This partnership and the prizes sponsored by OUP helps TPO achieve this objective, bringing highly-relevant and sought-after training opportunities for the winning teachers.”Read more in Financial Express.

  • Oxford University Press, CENTA join hands for Teaching Professionals' Olympiad | Business Standard | November 3, 2018 Teaching Professionals' Olympiad, a national competition for teachers, will be held in December in 46 cities in India and also in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In a statement, OUP India said it will sponsor the top two winners of TPO 2018 English tracks (Middle School and Secondary/Senior Secondary) to attend the two-week Oxford English Language Teachers' Academy Masterclass at the University of Oxford.Read more in Business Standard.

  • Oxford University Press partners with CENTA | United News of India (UNI) | November 2, 2018 World’s largest university press Oxford University Press (OUP) has partnered with Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) for the 4th edition of CENTA’s flagship initiative, Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2018.Read more in UNI.

  • Oxford University Press partners with CENTA for Teaching Professionals Olympiad | Education World | November 1, 2018 Oxford University Press (OUP) India will sponsor the top two winners of TPO 2018 English tracks (Middle School and Secondary/Senior Secondary) to attend the two-week Oxford English Language Teachers’ Academy Masterclass at the University of Oxford, UK.Read more in Education World.

  • Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad 2018 on Dec 8 | Education Times | October 31, 2018 OUP India will financially help top two winners of TPO 2018 English tracks (middle school and secondary/senior secondary) to attend the two-week Oxford English Language Teachers’ Academy Masterclass at the University of Oxford, UK.Read more in Education Times.

  • Oxford University Press India partners with CENTA for Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad 2018 | India Education Diary | October 31, 2018 Speaking about OUP’s association with CENTA, Sivaramakrishnan Venkateswaran, Managing Director, Oxford University Press India said, “OUP firmly believes that the teacher is the principle pivot in the teaching-learning eco-system. OUP’s continued support to the CENTA organized Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO), is testimony to its long-term commitment to the professional development of teachers.Read more in India Education Diary.

  • Oxford University Press India partners with CENTA for Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad 2018 | The Statesman | October 31, 2018 This year, TPO is available in 21 subject tracks (up from 14 last year) across Primary, Middle, Secondary, and Senior Secondary school levels.Read more in The Statesman.

  • Reliance Foundation Teacher Awards to be given to 1000 winners of CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad 2018 (TPO) including five of Rs 1 lakh each | The Hindu | October 30, 2018 Each award to include a cash prize, a Jio phone and a citation. Registration for the 4th edition of the national competition for teachers is open on www.centa.org.Read more in The Hindu.

  • Olympiad shows government school teachers as equally competent | New Indian Express | October 6, 2018 Government school teachers in Tamil Nadu are largely on a par with national averages Read more in New Indian Express.

  • School heads discuss certification for teachers | The Hindu | October 6, 2018 Representatives of 15 schools took part in a discussion regarding certification for teachers and steps to achieve competency in training and recruitment, at a meeting hosted by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), Bengaluru, here in Madurai on Thursday. Read more in The Hindu.

  • Meet discusses ways to find the right teachers | Times of India | October 5, 2018 Conceptual understanding of subject topics and their application in real life, bringing to practice the theories taught in B.Ed course, as well as communication skills are the basic qualities expected of aspiring teachers by top city schools. But only a few satisfy these requirements, says Ramya Venkataraman of CENTA. Read more in Times of India.

  • CENTA'S Certification test for teachers | The New Indian Express | October 5, 2018 Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), bringing together the principals of leading schools in the city, launched its teacher certification test, Teaching Quotient in Madurai on Thursday. Ramya Venkataraman, founder and CEO of CENTA, said that the 100-mark teacher certification test is best suited for fresh B.Ed graduates.Read more in The New Indian Express.

  • Study shows teachers score 35% in subject expertise | Times of India | October 3, 2018 Teachers need to work on their subject expertise, according to findings of a study by the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) based on rge Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) held every year. Read more in Times of India.

  • Teaching Professionals Olympiad 2018 on December 8 | Vijay Karnataka | September 28, 2018 Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) to conduct Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2018 on December 8.Read more in Vijay Karnataka.

  • On December 8, Teaching Professionals Olympiad 2018 | Vartha Bharati | September 27, 2018 For the first time, Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2018 to be held in Kannada medium for Kannada teachers, in Bangalore, Mysore and Belgaum. Read more in Vartha Bharati.

  • Teaching Professionals Olympiad 2018 | Education World | September 27, 2018 The Bangalore-based Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) launched its Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad (TPO) 2018 — a computer-based national test to be voluntarily taken by teachers, educationists and aspiring teachers — in Karnataka with 16 subjects in English and primary subjects in Kannada. Read more in Education World.

  • Teachers Olympiad to be in Kannada now | Bangalore Mirror | September 26, 2018 Karnataka Department of primary and secondary education wants more school teachers to volunteer for CENTA-administered test.Read more in Bangalore Mirror.

  • In celebration of teachers | The Hindu In School | September 25, 2018 TPO has made me more enthusiastic about developing my teaching skills,” says Elavarasi Raja, teacher at Panchayat Union Primary School Chengalpattu, Kanchipuram.Read more in The Hindu In School.

  • Olympiad for teachers on December | The Hindu | September 21, 2018 The fourth edition of the CENTA Teaching Professionals Olympiad (TPO) 2018, a national competition to recognise and reward teachers, will be held on December 8 in 45 cities across the country. Read more in The Hindu.

  • Teachers, are you CENTA certified? Give the Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad to find out | The New Indian Express | September 19, 2018 Dear teachers, sign up for CENTA's TPO 2018 exam to update yourself with the latest skills and knowledge. Read more in The New Indian Express.

  • Contest for teachers in December | The Telegraph | June 29, 2018 Teachers, who are traditionally bestowed with the role of motivators, can sometimes do with some motivation themselves. This is what the CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad, a national-level competition for teachers in the country, has been aiming to achieve since 2015. Read more in The Telegraph.

  • Rewarding teaching careers is crucial for quality education | The Progressive School | April-June 2018 issue Where few in India have entered before, CENTA has not only made a foray but quickly established itself – with its market-driven model of teacher accreditation. CENTA’s approach which is rooted in the conviction that the most important determinant for improving education is positive recognition, rewards and opportunities for teachers, is set to change the face of teacher certification. Read more in The Progressive

  • Teacher from Kochi wins teaching Olympiad, to undergo crash course at Oxford Uty | Matrubhumi | April 11, 2018 Manoj Pillai, a teacher in Kochi, won a two-week classroom course at the University of Oxford by topping a teaching professionals' Olympiad.Read more in Matrubhumi.

  • Oxford University Press India to send Teaching Professionals Olympiad winners to the University of Oxford, UK | MENAFN | April 10, 2018 "We are delighted to sponsor the top rankers of the English Challenger track to world-class professional development programmes for teachers, including one at the University of Oxford, UK," said Mr. Sivaramakrishnan V, Managing Director, Oxford University Press India. Read more in MENAFN.

  • Two teachers bag two-week masterclass at Oxford | Business Standard | April 9, 2018 The winners of the English Challenger track are Nandini Shah, a teacher at the Oberoi International School, Mumbai and Manoj Pillai, another teacher from Kochi. Both will have a chance to undergo real life Oxford experience by living in student accommodation at the Worcester College.Read more in Business Standard.

  • Meet the principal from Hyderabad who has topped an exam for teachers | The New Indian Express | February 14, 2018 The principal of Focus High School, Minhaj Arastu, topped CENTA's TPO exam. So we talk to him about education and more. Read article Read more in The New Indian Express.

  • Assam teachers shine at national-level meet | Times of India | February 5, 2018 Schools from the state have shone in the National Top 500 at the third edition of the Centre for Teacher Accreditation's (CENTA) Teaching Professionals' Olympiad (TPO) 2017. Read more in Times of India.

  • 18 NE teachers win Olympiad | The Telegraph | February 2, 2018 As a principal, I feel that this recognition is going to provide me with a powerful tool for assessing the professional competence of the teachers," Regional Topper, Mitra Som Saha said. Read more in The Telegraph.

  • BEd students take up MOOCs, new programmes and workshops to stay updated | Hindustan Times | January 27, 2018 ...a CENTA certificate already ensures that a teacher’s application will be granted priority in institutions run by education companies such as Podar and GEMS." Click to read the article in Hindustan Times.

  • Market forces can be powerful in driving social change | India Development Review | January 17,2018 While top-down initiatives, supported by funds and policies, have traditionally helped drive social change, social entrepreneurs are increasingly trying to use market forces as an effective way to bring about change. CENTA Founder & CEO, Ramya Venkataraman on how CENTA is working to catalyse improvement in teacher competencies and therefore student learning outcomes, in a market-driven manner, in India Development Review. Click to read the article.

  • Tutors shine at Olympiad 2017 | The Telegraph | December 29,2017 The well thought out and researched questionnaire of Centa TPO provides a litmus test for in-service teachers. The performance at TPO can be used as a tool for qualitative assessment of the individual's skills," said Ms. Mitra S. Saha, principal of St Vivekananda English Academy in Guwahati, who participated in TPO 2017 along with her teachers.Click to read the article.

  • 8000 take the CENTA Olympiad 2017 | The Hindu | December 11,2017 Constructive feedback as motivation was necessary for overall professional development, said teachers who took up the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) Teachers’ Professional Olympiad (TPO) on Saturday. Click to read the article

  • ‘Dell Aarambh’ partners CENTA to empower teachers | The Hills Times | November 9, 2017 Dell in India on Wednesday announced its partnership with Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), expanding the reach of Dell Aarambh – a pan India, PC for education initiative – to CENTA’s growing community of 15,000 teachers in over 500+schools. Click to read the article

  • Oxford University Press partners with CENTA for the Teaching Professionals Olympiad | MENAFN | October 6, 2017 Oxford University Press India has partnered with the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) for the Teaching Professionals Olympiad (TPO), a first-of-its-kind national competition to reward, recognize and celebrate teachers. Click to read the article

  • CENTA TPO gives key insights for teacher professional development | The Hindu | October 4, 2017 CENTA Teaching Professionals' Olympiad provides key insights for teacher professional development, The Hindu reports. Click to read the article. The Hindu quotes CENTA Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad teacher performance analysis that suggests the need to focus on common technology tools for teacher professional development. Click to read the article.

  • 'Motivating the Motivator' | Deccan Herald | September 20,2017 CENTA founder and CEO, Ramya Venkataraman talks about ‘motivating the motivator’ in Deccan Herald. Click to read the article

  • 'Why market-driven teacher certification is the need of the hour' | Entrepreneur India | September 20,2017 Ramya Venkataraman, CENTA founder and CEO, talks to Entrepreneur India about why market-driven teacher certification is the need of the hour. Click to read the article.

  • Calling teachers countrywide | The Hindu In School | September 1, 2017 CENTA’s Teaching Professionals’ Olympiad TPO 2017 will be held on December 9, 2017, with test centres in 28 cities across India as well as a centre in Dubai. Click to read the article.
    • CENTA to conduct 2nd Teaching Professional’s Olympiad on December 3 | The Indian Express | September 22, 2016 The Olympiad will be held in 22 cities across the country to enable maximum participation by teachers and schools. Click to read the article.
     
    • India education: Gap in quality between government and public schools is troubling | The National | September 17, 2016 Government schools suffer from poor facilities while private schools enjoy expansive benefits. In between, India's education sector has great potential to grow through various forms of investment. Click to read the article.
    • Ashish Dhawan & Namita Dalmia: Empowering teachers| Business Standard | September 5, 2015 Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) offers assessment and certification services for teachers based on competencies expected from them. Their vision is to motivate teachers to take full ownership of their own professional development and therefore also catalyse demand for high-quality teacher development. Click to read the article.