HRD Ministry to Introduced four year Integrated B.Ed Course

New four year Integrated B.Ed. Course to start from this session – Union Human Resource Development Minister Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’ has announced that his ministry had approved a four year integrated new course for the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree. The ministry has also issued a notification regarding the same and the course is slated to start from this academic year itself. 


The Minister made this revelation while replying to the supplementary queries during the question hour duration in the Indian Parliament’s upper body which is the Rajya Sabha.


See: B.Ed Admission 2019


The Minister stated that those students who will enroll in this integrated course save their one year. They have finalised the syllabus for the same and would soon issue regulations to the institutes who are interested in introducing the course can do so soon.


The minister said that they have finalised all the preparations for this course. It would be starting from this session itself.  The courses have been divided into three categories as of now. The interested students will be allowed to choose from courses such as BCom – BEd, BSc – BEd or BA – BEd. The ministry would soon introduce more courses in this category.


Mr Pokhriyal stated that the Education Institutes that are interested in starting this course can do so from now itself. Soon it’s admission process would start as well.


While speaking on the amendments regarding Right to Education, the Minister said that now that amendments are done, his ministry would ensure the training of teachers. Those teachers who were left out can avail the benefit of training till October 31, 2019. Until 2015, over 7 lakh teachers were trained. However, many are still untrained. As per RTE Act, these trainings are necessary and all the teachers are qualified to do that. 


Currently there are 19,452 teachers training institutes registered under the Indian govt and they provide 25,876 courses regarding the same. As per current data, over 15 lakh students are getting trained for the same. 


The Minister in his written reply has stated that Under Sec 23(1) of Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 his ministry has already notified the National Council for Teachers Education (NCTE) the minimum qualification required to appoint the teachers. 


Working on the guidelines, the NCTE has issued new regulations for conducting Teachers Eligibility Test (TET). the govt guidelines state that TET should be conducted at least once in a year. Further, the govt would decide if it could set the validity period for TET qualifying certificate for a maximum of seven years for each category.