Role of NCTE in regulating B.Ed. and Education in India
Education has been on the top of the minds of the Indian Government like all governments. The National Council of Teachers Education was created in 1973 in response to a recommendation made by the Education Commission which was formed in 1964.
Although education was a state subject the central government seemed it fit to create a national guideline for setting a benchmark for the competency level of teachers in the states. In the year 1978 NCTE developed a “National Framework for Teacher Education Curriculum”. NCTE was not a statutory body so it could not enforce its regulations on the various courses conducted in the country starting from Kindergarten teachers to High School Teachers.
The National Policy on Education (NPE) set up in 1986 recommended the Programme of Action (POA) in 1992 to upgrade the National Council for Teacher Education, as an autonomous statutory body. This gave it powers to regulate institutions of teacher education and to provide guidance to them in the matter of curricula and methods. The, National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) Act was passed in the year 1993 and NCTE came into existence with effect from August 17, 1995. The NCTE has played a big role in implementing the targets and key policies of the Human Resources Ministry. Today as we see a paradigm shift in the way education is delivered using internet and tablet PCs it will be the sole responsibility of NCTE to make the necessary changes to prepare the future teachers to be armed to deal with the new methods and technologies of teaching.
The degree course leading to Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) also falls under the purview of NCTE. B.Ed duration is 2 years. If a school appoints teachers without a B. Ed degree the teacher can take a year off and complete the requirement of a B.Ed Degree and continue teaching. There are courses designed where in the teacher can continue a part time classroom course along with his / her job. The duration of such a course would be two years. If you are interested in taking advantage of the B. Ed course B.Ed admission 2015 is on and it would be the right time to join B.Ed in MDU. Admission in B.Ed. is not tough.