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Paragon Charitable Trust, Mumbai, India Registered Charity

Who we are
Who we are

  • Education Resource Center

  • Working in Partnership with Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM)

What we do

  • Teacher Education: Educate women from marginalized communities to be teachers

  • Whole School Adoption: Run English medium schools in partnership with MCGM. Our strengths – constructivist approach, inclusion and medium of instruction - English

How we do it the two pronged approach
How we do it: the two pronged approach

  • Only those who have been through the Muktangan Pre-Service TE course absorbed as teachers

  • USP of TE  Free, medium of instruction English and based on constructivist approach

  • A network of 7 schools adding one standard every year  job opportunity

  • Strong ties with Government and parent community outreach

Some facts
Some facts

  • Monday to Saturday work week

  • 9 a.m to 4.15 p.m work day (Saturday till 1.30 p.m)

  • 35 extra days of TPD (vacation time)

  • Salary bracket Rs 5,000 – 15,000/-

  • Tremendous opportunity for career progression

  • 1% attrition

  • A strong model of Pre-Service and In-Service Teacher Education

Outreach: Creating Awareness

Distributed to:

  • each child in the 7 schools who in turn distribute it in their buildings

  • local political leaders

  • current teacher trainees

  • Announced in parent-teacher meetings

Recruitment: Mapping Our needs

Basic Fluency in English

English Assessment (reading/writing)

Open to New Methods

Personal Interview

Personal Interview

Ensure 3 year Horizon

Group Task

Ability to Work in a Team

Create Awareness

English Assessment


Invite Applications


Muktangan Orientation



Personal Interview


Shortlisting of Candidates

[3 bands]

Group Task

Completion of Formalities

Induction of Selected Candidates

Applications Received & called for Eng Ass: 600 to 650  WHY?


Percentage eliminated after English Assessment: 40% to 50%

No selected:100

Percentage eliminated after PI and Group Task 60% to 70%

No of Interviewers: 4

Teacher professional development

Need based


Synergy between organizational needs and personal growth needs



Teacher professional development

Varied profile: Mostly Post graduates with some teaching experience

Diwali, Christmas and May

Music, art, Dance and General Awareness

Teachers & Teacher Trainers asked

Growth Trajectory of a teacher experience

When she joined, 2006

Today, 2012

  • Education: std X pass, Muktangan teacher training

  • Post: Pantry staff

  • Responsibility: Serving fruit and meals

  • Education: Appearing for TYB.Sc.

  • Post: Trainee Faculty, Science

  • Responsibility: leads Science curriculum meetings in schools

Theory internship

Pre Service Training experience



The 5 pillars
THE 5 PILLARS experience

Muktangan educates teachers and children in the following curricular approaches:

Children (trainees & teachers)learn through active exploration

Active Learning

Children (trainees & teachers)learn 21st century skills of team work and collaboration


Children (trainees & teachers)learn to read, write and compute in personally meaningful ways

Emergent Literacy and


Offer learning experiences appropriate for the learning level of each child(trainees & teachers)

Developmentally Appropriate Curriculum


To reveal the developmental level of each child(trainees & teachers) in each curricular area

Formative Assessment