Soon, B.Ed to become 1-year course again

NCTE panel seeks feedback from public, stakeholders.

Written by Priyanka Sahoo | Mumbai | Published:October 24, 2016 3:14 am

THE NATIONAL Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) may decide to reduce the course duration of the Bachelor of Education (B Ed) course to one year, only two years after the apex body regulated the teacher training courses across the country.

In a circular issued earlier this month, the NCTE said that a committee has been formed to look into the ‘infirmities and anomalies’ in the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2014. The committee has sought feedback from the public and stakeholders regarding the duration of B Ed course following a country-wide demand to restrict the course to a year. Citizens, teachers and students can send in their suggestions till October 30.

Ever since the NCTE turned the B Ed course into a two-year one in 2014, academicians have said that the demand for the course has reduced. A committee had been formed in 2015 to review the course duration and regulations.

In Maharashtra, too, the demand for teacher training courses has dipped in the past two years with over 70 per cent seats remaining vacant.

Apart from the demand to scrap the common entrance test for admissions, principals of teacher training institutes have said that the NCTE’s decision to increase the course duration has deterred many from taking up the course.

“B Ed requires a graduation degree before enrolment. By the time students join a B Ed course, they are around 23 years old,” said Ramesh Khanvilkar, president of Siddhivinayak Shikshan Prasarak Mandal that runs several educational institutes in Mumbai. He said that the students are already in a hurry to find jobs and don’t want to wait for two years.

Khanvilkar said that extending the course to two years has not been very helpful as the curriculum has remained the same. “While the course duration was extended, the curriculum has not changed much. Students are taught a year’s curriculum in two years,” he said. The students take two exams each semester and the course constitutes four semesters, he said, adding that the course was more practical-oriented.

“Had the curriculum been stretched and books been added to complete the course in two years, the extension would have benefitted students,” said Khanvilkar.

“If the course is started on time, all this can be completed in a year,” added Khanvilkar.

A former in-charge of an institute offering B Ed courses said if the NCTE reduced the course duration, it would benefit the college administrations apart from encouraging students to take up the course.

“It will benefit the college from an administrative perspective as colleges can appoint teachers, regularise staff and manage infrastructure better,” she said.

 

 

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    Sandeep Chandra
    Apr 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm
    I think it should be reduced to one year as it would be better for a person like me who is planing to do this course. I would be thankful to NCTE if they do so.☺☺☺☺☺
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      ankush
      Apr 12, 2017 at 8:37 am
      yes b.ed will be become again 1 year so as soon as possible it will be only 1 year many frends are waiting.
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        Tony
        Feb 21, 2017 at 3:07 am
        Kindly do it for one year it ll be helpful for us we 10 frinzz are waiting for this course
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          simran kaur
          Jan 13, 2017 at 6:15 pm
          Yes it should be of one year....it will save money and our time too....
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            Aseem
            Jan 17, 2017 at 7:29 am
            B ed course duration of one year is enough
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              KARISHMA
              Feb 26, 2017 at 7:11 am
              PELASE MAKE IT ONE YEAR BED COURSE ...BECAUSE INDIAN SOCIETY NOT GIVE PERMISSION FOR A WOMEN IN STUDY ..MANY PROBLEMS COMES IN FAMILY AND MARRIAGE LIFE ..ETC ... SO MANY GRIL DREAMS ARE SCARIFICE "TO STUDY ... NOT POSSIBLE IN 2 YEAR .... "
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                Krunal M
                Mar 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm
                This only time wasting process. This course is enough to 1 year.2 year course gives only losses for education system.
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                  Kuladeep sahu
                  Jan 14, 2017 at 3:49 pm
                  B.ed should be one year
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                    Naushad banu
                    Feb 2, 2017 at 4:30 pm
                    Yes it should be for one year course.b.ed two year course is very lenghty
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                      Priyanka Basu
                      Jan 24, 2017 at 9:35 am
                      Better if B.ed duration is converted to one year ....Two years is a waste of time rather one year would be suffient for students who are interested doing B.ed.
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                        Radhey shyam
                        Feb 17, 2017 at 3:39 pm
                        Can be BBA student also do a bed course
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                          Shalini
                          Mar 15, 2017 at 9:39 am
                          I am doing bsc final this year...i also promote the idea to do b.ed for 1 year.. As after bsc i would also be doing b.ed ...plsss do it for 1 year...and more happy if the pecentage barrier get less than 50
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                            Zayan
                            Mar 23, 2017 at 7:30 am
                            Pls make it one year from this year.....Many students can't join to this course because of 2 years...So pls consider our request....
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                              Laxmi swetha
                              Feb 3, 2017 at 5:16 am
                              bed should be made 1 year course which is suffiecient for teaching staff.it is waste of time to make it for 2 years. kindly we request the govt to make it 1 year course
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                                Amlendra Singh
                                Feb 1, 2017 at 10:05 am
                                thanks khanvilkar sir ji
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                                  Amlendra Singh
                                  Feb 1, 2017 at 10:01 am
                                  yes, we all want one year course instead of two year, because most probably students was completed their gradutation 4 years degree. lt;br/gt;so, we all wants new year session 2017 with one time course in B Ed.
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                                    ashok pratihar
                                    Mar 12, 2017 at 5:58 am
                                    one year B. Ed course is ideal for job hunting unemplo youths. so it should be one year instantly without any further loss of time.
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                                      BhargaviReddy
                                      Jan 19, 2017 at 4:51 pm
                                      b.ed should be 1year it saves our time and it sufficant to do b.ed
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                                        Bhaskar S
                                        Jan 24, 2017 at 4:38 am
                                        Yes, definitely course should be one year instead of two years.It is useful to the govt. Employees who join this course in service.please reduce to one year. Frame optional subjects useful to commerce postgraduates. Consider this from next academic year.
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                                          Bhimabai P
                                          Jan 24, 2017 at 12:50 pm
                                          Actually in degree, the students haven given many of seminars and projects so they are able to teach without any extra course also so it is better to make Bed 1 year only .Thanku you.
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                                            Bipul Barman
                                            Jan 13, 2017 at 5:58 am
                                            two year course summons many problems for meritorious bt poor student in the economic field and time spanning
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