On this occasion, Hon'ble PM expressed confidence that this Institute will lend a totally new dimension to the art and science of teaching. 'A teacher is not a resource centre for a student to get information from, he is a catalytic agent for sculpting life', he said, expressing a firm belief that the initiation of a child into the profession of teaching right after passing standard 12th will ensure the right kind of teachers for shaping a better tomorrow. This will, eventually, regain the respect of teachers in the society. Minister of State for Higher Education, Pro. Vasuben Trivedi lauded the Prime Minister 's vision for setting up of IITE and said the institute will be instrumental in positively changing the society's viewpoint towards the teacher.