Recognitions

CENTA® has received multiple national and international recognition over the years for its contributions.

CENTA® features in the list of the top 60 social enterprises in Asia, published by the Development Bank of Singapore and the National University of Singapore – out of 1000+ enterprises from 27 countries. The DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia identifies ventures with the potential to generate positive, scalable and sustainable social impact in Asia.

CENTA® founder-CEO among 15 ‘Women Transforming India’ by NITI Aayog and UN, 2019, among 50 ‘Leaders reviving Indian education’ by Education World, 2020; recipient of Distinguished Alumni Awards from both IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta

Member, Global Alliance on Teachers, 2016-17; alongside Harvard GSE, NIE Singapore, University of Finland and others.

“Chalk and Challenges”, a book co-authored by CENTA® TPO 2015 and TPO 2016 winners, with forewords from MHRD and NCTE leaders, was presented to all National Teacher Awardees, felicitated by Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Only contributor from India to ‘World Class’, published by Routledge Education, 2017

Knowledge Partner to NITI Aayog in India; 2017-18
CENTA® is a registered Certification Trademark
100+ media coverages of CENTA’s work

Centa News | 2022

Education World: CENTA to empower global education economy with 600k teachers

The rapid influx of teachers accessing the MyCENTA platform from over 68 countries is a testament to CENTA’s vision in creating impact beyond territorial boundaries. CENTA is one of the two invitees from India who has also been recognized & invited to be part of UNESCO’s International Teachers’ Task Force.
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Media Infoline: CENTA Set To enable Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

Post-pandemic, the education sector is quickly adopting digital transformation as its core for operations and becoming more global in approach and outlook. Educators have become more adept at using technology and various tools to ensure education is an immersive experience for the students. 
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Online Media Cafe: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

Commenting on their plans on global scalability & impact on the overall education ecosystem, Ms. Ramya Venkataraman, Founder, and CEO of CENTA, said, “We have built a world-class platform for teachers from across nations to identify their potential, access cross-boundary/border career opportunities and improve their own competencies continuously towards these.
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Business News Week: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

Global education is a universe in itself, which is not bound by territorial borders but powered by technology.

As an emerging global player among other competitors, CENTA’s certification has been built to an international benchmark right from the beginning, with inputs from edu-leaders associated with entities like the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards in the US, Harvard Graduate School of Education, NIE Singapore, Cambridge in the UK, etc.
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Content Media Solution: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

We have partnered with various international bodies in an attempt to provide maximum opportunities for the teachers from India and also address the immediate need for high-quality teachers to lead, guide, facilitate and mentor the future of society (i.e., its children/ students) in the international market.”
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Business News This Week: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

Post-pandemic, the education sector is quickly adopting digital transformation as its core for operations and becoming more global in approach and outlook. Educators have become more adept at using technology and various tools to ensure education is an immersive experience for the students. In both offline and online settings, educators have mastered 21st century skills that are pertinent to the education sector.
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Media Bulletins: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

Since the World Education Market needs professional educators, CENTA facilitates certification, promotes training, skilling & upskilling, and enables interesting product partnerships to initiate the use of some tool-kits for best classroom results.
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Higher Education Digest: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

CENTA (Centre for Teacher Accreditation), a global enabler of quality educators & a platform to assess, certify and improve teachers’ competencies, is set to emerge as one of the largest players (globally) contributing to the global education economy with its community of 600k teachers. By expanding its operations internationally, CENTA will deliver twin advantages of catering to the supply side of high-quality professionals/ educators across geographies and creating maximum career & growth opportunities for them. CENTA’s current 40k teacher base outside India, in international markets (like Nigeria, Philippines, UAE, and Bangladesh) is expected to grow 10x in 2022.
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CXO Outlook: CENTA Set To Empower Global Education Economy with 600k Teacher Community

As an emerging global player among other competitors, CENTA’s certification has been built to an international benchmark right from the beginning, with inputs from edu-leaders associated with entities like the National Board For Professional Teaching Standards in the US, Harvard Graduate School of Education, NIE Singapore, Cambridge in the UK, etc. Universities like Buckingham and Oxford have widely accepted CENTA by partnering on programmes and providing opportunities to CENTA-certified teachers. Additionally, the rapid influx of teachers accessing the MyCENTA platform from over 68 countries is a testament to CENTA’s vision in creating impact beyond territorial boundaries. CENTA is one of the two invitees from India who has also been recognized & invited to be part of UNESCO’s International Teachers’ Task Force.
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News from the world of education – February 19, 2022

The Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA) in collaboration with Canva has launched #CreativityinClassroom. Participation in this design challenge is open to all full-time teachers across India who will be required to create and submit a design using posters,…
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Unique design challenge for teachers launched: Details, how to participate

The Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), a leading teacher accreditation platform serving over 6 lakh teachers in India, has joined hands with global visual communications platform Canva to launch a unique design challenge for teachers in India.

Through this collaboration, CENTA aspires to provide a platform to teachers to help them create, collaborate and communicate visually, by deploying innovative tools in online classrooms.
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CENTA Set To Add $2 Bn To Education Economy

Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), a platform to assess and certify teachers’ competencies, connect teachers to opportunities and support their upskilling, today announced that they are now India’s largest teacher community with 6,00,000 active teachers using the platform. EdTech is at the forefront of the current boom in the technology sector, and there is an immediate need for high-quality teachers to lead, guide, facilitate and mentor this growth…
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Budget 2022 anticipates change, a new beginning, opportunities for education sector

The budgetary allocation to Ministry of Education witnessed a jump of 11.86 percent which is 11053.41 cr from FY 2021-22. In the Budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, made several announcments: formation of a digital university to provide access to world-class education to Indian students, digital learning, new e-learning content delivery platforms among others.

Education sector experts shared their views:
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From tech tools to holistic development, teacher training goes online | The Hindu | October 16, 2020

At weekly free webinars that CENTA conducts for teachers, a range of topics are discussed. “There are several ICT tools that lend themselves well to online teaching and assessments which more teachers should be aware of. Managing a classroom of children virtually comes with its own challenges and we need user-friendly teaching aids that make our classes engaging,” said Indra Priyadarshini, who conducted a webinar on how to effectively use Google Forms and Padlet for student evaluation. Read More.

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

CENTA has over 2 lakh teachers getting professional skills |The Hans India | October 31, 2020

CENTA (Center for Teacher Accreditation) program aims to prepare school educators and aspiring teachers, including working professionals from other domains, with future skills and practical skill sets required to be a professional teacher and strengthen their ability to get the best teaching jobs in India and abroad. Read More.

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

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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.

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