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.
India falls short in the field of education from the standards for a very long time. It is unbelievable that the standards haven’t been restored after so many years of independence. We are not top ranking nations when it comes to education or innovation in education. The British did set up a few Universities in India before quitting but the number of facilities served only the elite. A much larger infrastructure was needed in India to cover every one.
Over the period of 30 years since independence there has been a huge change in the number of educational institutions that have come up to provide one of the basic necessities for humans after food, water and shelter. If we are short of the target it is not because of a lack of finance or infrastructure. It is mainly because of the shortage of trained teachers. Getting human resources as trained teachers is difficult and going to get even more difficult as the supply never seems to meet the demand.
People who do not opt for professional courses generally end up with a graduate degree in arts or sciences. These degrees intrinsically do not prepare them for a vocation. Since these persons have spent years digging deep into the subject of their choice they do qualify to teach students at a lower level than themselves, say in schools. Assuming that we give these persons a job to teach children, the main problem that comes in front of every one concerned is that these may know their subject very well, they may no be in a position or capability to impart knowledge to someone like school students. That is why the bodies who oversee the business of education in India have come up with a two year course in Education leading to a B.Ed Degree. One can go for doing a B.Ed. course in delhi. India will need millions of teachers trained in imparting education. In case you are an aspiring teacher you can get your B.Ed from MDU Rohtak. MDU B.Ed’s have a long way to go.