NEW DELHI: HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said on February 7 (Thursday), a four-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) course will be started from next year with an intent to enhancement in education along with improving the quality of teaching.
“We are going to initiate a four-year B.Ed integrated course from next year as the standard of teaching is being to disappearance day by day. So, it was last option for those candidates who have interested to join for the course,” Mr. Javadekar said during addressing to principals of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya on the two-day conference.
The B.Ed curriculum, in works for many years, will be conducted in three streams as Bachelor of Art, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Science.
The curriculum has been poised again by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a statutory body responsible for coordinating teacher education.
After its implementation of the course, candidates will save one year and they can join for the course after completion of standard 12th against the current system of first doing graduation and then they can complete the two-year B.Ed curriculum.
The Minister also said 15-20 states will be conducting examination from Standard 5 to 8 after the scrapping of the no-interruption policy, a part of the Right to Education Act in January.
“We lost 10 years of education because of the no- interruption policy. But now, about 15-20 states will start conducting exams from this year,” Javadekar said.
An amendment was consented in both Houses of Parliament last month leading to the culmination of the clause that was prohibited examinations for students from Standard 5 to 8.