For the new session 2015 -17, The duration of teacher training courses has been increased by NCTE. The new intake for B.Ed. and M.Ed, for the coming session will be of two academic years all over the country. As NCTE is a national body and it regulates the norms for teacher training courses all over India. Any university whether private or government has to follow the norms of NCTE. That means, if any university is offering a one year B.Ed. course for the new session ie. 2015 -16, It will not be a valid degree.
As per the new norms for B.Ed. the syllabus has been increased. It is expected that two subjects will be added to the core syllabus. Other than that few topics like – health and physical education; fine arts and performing arts (music, drama etc.) will also be added to curriculum.
The duration of teaching practice has also been increased. In the first year it is the same, but for second year the good amount of time will be spent on teaching practice. The marks distribution is expected to be as such that 25 percent of the weightage will be given to practical teaching. The teaching practice will take place at two levels first at upper primary that means for classes VI to VIII and then for secondary level- class IX and X or for senior secondary level.
The size of input unit has also been reduced. Now as per the new norms the intake for B.Ed. admission 2015 will be of smaller unit. The basic unit will be of 50 students. Till last year this was hundred. Any institution is allowed to have amx. Of 2 units. That means, in those B.Ed. colleges, which were already having two units of 100 students the capacity will be reduced to half. have more than 1 unit of intake for B.Ed. admission.
Taking the help of admission guidance agency may help the candidate to go thru the process smoothly.