All about B.Ed. in Distance Learning Mode
All about B Ed Distance Learning Courses, Colleges and Universities offering Distance Learning Course, Course Fees and Salary of Teachers after B.Ed
Teaching is a popular choice of career for those who are seeking a safe and secure profession. A number of positive developments have impacted the sector. The government has been spending more and has increased the number of teaching jobs and the successive pay commission recommendations have improved remuneration of teachers. Job opportunities with better salaries have also appeared in the private sector.
BEd is the most sought after degree that makes one eligible to apply for a teacher’s post. This one-year degree can be obtained after graduation. Besides regular degrees, many colleges and universities award BEd degree in the distance learning mode as well. Universities like Annamalai, and MD Rohtak started correspondence BEd much before a regulatory system was formally put in place for such programmes.
B.Ed through distance mode is still a good option for in-service teachers who want to get the degree at 3-4 times less cost than a regular programme. But before selecting such programmes ensure that it fulfils all the criteria laid down by the NCTE. So select your option wisely.
Also See: IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam
NCTE-recognised institutes offering B.Ed By distance learning
Name of institution
Sri Padmavathi Mahila Distance Viswavidyalayam
Sri Venkateshwara University
Sri Krishnadevaraya University
Dr.B.R.Ambedkar Open University
Maulana Azad National Urdu University
Nalanda Open University
L.N Mithila University
Jamia Millia Islamia (Centre for distance & open learning)
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Open University
M.D. University, Dept. of Distance Education
Himachal Pradesh University, Dept. of Education
Karnataka State Open University
Madhya Pradesh Bhoj (Open) University
Yashwant Rao Chavan Maharashtra Open University
Punjabi Univ. Dept. of Correspondence Courses
Vardhman Mahavir Open University
Tamil Nadu Open University
Centre for Distance Education
Shanmugha Arts, Science Tech & Research Academy
Course Fees for B.ED Distance Programs:
Most B.Ed Distance Learning Programs programmes cost between Rs 25000-Rs 50000 for the full programme but the Course fees can vary from university to university and also change depending on whether the programme is one year or two year long.
Salary after graduation:
There is no fixed difference in salary between salaries of graduates who have done a full time B.ED and those who have taken it in distance learning. While salaries in the private sector can start at Rs 10000- Rs 15000, the Government Schools sector can go upto Rs 15000-Rs 20000 as a starting level salary for a school teacher in the good schools. These salaries grow with time and experience and can become quite lucrative over time.
Also See: List of Entrance Exams for Teaching Jobs
Is it worth it?
If you are already a teacher or working somewhere, taking a B.Ed Distance program is certainly worth it. You gain the worthy qualification of becoming a teacher while you are at it and can secure yourself a better job by the end of it. There might be some differentiation between full-time and distance programmes but not to the extent of discrimination in recruitment or the distance programme being less comprehensive academically. It remains the best option if you are already working or studying another programme.