NCTE to change the B.Ed course duration and curriculum
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is planning to change the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course time duration from 1 year to 2 years and changing its curriculum from the next academic year.
- From next academic year, B.Ed candidate have to study 5 years to become a teacher. The minimum eligibility to pursue B.Ed is 3 year undergraduate programme.
- According to the academic experts, by changing the B.Ed curriculum it will lend the dignity maintained by the other professional courses.
- Then the candidates have to complete B.Ed within 3 years from the date of admission. They should maintain 80% attendance every year. Teacher training colleges must have one teacher for every 25 students.
- The Director of NCTE, P Revathi Reddy said that the syllabus for B.Ed will also be changed. A framework to change the syllabus will be sent to all the universities. The main aim is to produce quality teachers.
- The Karnataka state government had conducted its first Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test in June 2014. Around 22,899 candidates out of 3.86 lakh cracked the exam.
- A total of 400 colleges in Karnataka offers B.Ed course. Around 65 colleges are in Bangaluru.
The Vice-chancellor of Bangalore University, B Thimme Gowda said a meeting will be held with varsity officials to form the new syllabus of B.Ed course.