NEW DELHI: While addressing principals of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) during the conference, Prakash Javadekar, Human Resource Development Minister informed that the government is introducing a four-year integrated BEd programme from next academic year onward. This step is taken with the aim to improve the quality of teachers and teaching. In 2018, the government had announced that the 2-year Bachelor of Education might soon be dropped in favour of a 4-year integrated teacher training programme.
This is what the Minister tweeted:
Benefit of new model
To pursue B.Ed course, early students had to study for five years (3 years of graduation + 2 years for BEd) in order to become a teacher. But with his new model which government is going to introduce from next year, aspirants will have to pursue 4-year integrated course after class 12 to become a teacher. Howbeit, the number of course takers for the 2-year course after graduation were always much higher than the number opting for the integrated course.
What new four-year B.Ed will carry
- The 4-year integrated BEd course will be started off from next academic session, that is 2019-2020.
- The new course, 4-year B.Ed programme will be held in three streams BCom, BA, and BSc
- Candidates can join the course right after their Class 12, saving their one year.
- The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) will be responsible for coordinating teacher education, reworked the BEd curriculum
- The programme will be offered in 2 levels: Pre-Primary to Primary and Upper Primary to Secondary
- Authority responsible has has invited applications from Institutions who are interested to include this programme from next year onwards in their curriculum.