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Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) B.Ed. Admission 2017

Updated On: MAY 22ND, 2017

Department of Distance Education, Tamil Nadu Open University (TNOU) is offering admission to deserving students in B. Ed. General & special education Course for the 2017-19 sessions. While studying B. Ed programme in TNOU, students can also pursue any Diploma or PG Diploma course offered by the university. It will help them to enhance their professional skills.

  • Mode of Application

    Offline

  • START DATE - END DATE

    14th Oct, 2017 - 28th Dec, 2017

  • RESULT DATE

    16th Jan, 2018


Important Dates

B.Ed
STATUSEVENTDATE
Registration 14th Oct - 28th Dec , 2017
Date of Entrance Examination 10th Jan, 2018
Announcement of Results 16th Jan, 2018
Counselling Session 27th - 28th Jan, 2018

Eligibility Criteria for B.Ed Course

B.Ed

  • Bachelor of Education (B. Ed)

Available Seats: Total available seats are 1000. 100 seats per study centre.

  • B. Ed. (Special Education) in English & Tamil Medium

Specializations:

  1. Visual Impairment
  2. Hearing Impairment
  3. Intellectual Disability or Mental Retardation

Available Seats: Total 600 (250 for Tamil & 250 for English). 40 seats will be allotted to each study centre.

Educational Qualification:

  • Aspiring students must have passed the UG degree according to 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 pattern in following areas are eligible to apply:

Tamil, Tamil literature, English, Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, Geo-Physics, Bio-Physics, Electronics, Chemistry, Bio Chemistry, Applied Chemistry, Botany, Environmental Science, Bio-Technology, Plant - Biology, Zoology, Micro-Biology, History, Geography, Applied Geography, Computer Science, Computer Application and Information Technology. And Post Graduates in Economics, Commerce and Home Science can also apply.

  • Those students who have obtained the UG degree without 10+2 qualification will not be eligible to apply.
  • Students who have obtained the PG degree i.e. integrated degree in 11+1+3 or 10+2+3 pattern are also eligible to apply. For PG degree holder marks of starting 3 years of education will be considered only for admission.
  • Those students who have secured 50% marks in PG degree & also have completed the UG degree in same major subjects as that in PG but not satisfying the percentage criteria of UG are eligible to apply.
  • Students who have completed the teacher education program approved by NCTE through face to face mode are eligible to apply.
  • Two years of teaching experience in different schools will be considered for admission. There may be a break in teaching but at the time of application student should be working in the school.
  • Students with degree in Sociology/Psychology/Philosophy/ Political Science/ Corporate Secretary ship or Business Administration are not eligible to apply.
  • Students with unmatched specializations in UG & PG degree are not eligible to apply. For example if any student has obtained UG in Economics & PG in History will not be considered for admission.

Minimum marks requirement for students in UG degree:

CategoryMarks (%)
Open Competition (OC)50
BC/BCM*45
MBC/DNC43
SC/ST/SCA (Arunthathiyars)40

*Including Muslims only.

Note: 1. In service teachers associated with D. T. Ed. From any recognized Government school located in Tamil Nadu state are eligible to apply.

2. For physically disabled students a minimum pass in the Bachelor’s degree is sufficient. For other candidates it is 50%.


How to Apply for B.Ed Course

MA , M.Com & M.Sc

Students can download the application form from TNOU’s official website.

  • Fill the downloaded application form & send it along with Demand Draft of INR 500 drawn in favor of “Tamil Nadu Open University” Payable at Chennai” to

Member Secretary, School of Special Education, (Distance Mode)  Tamil Nadu Open University,

No.577, Anna Salai, Saidapet, Chennai-600015

  • Students can obtain the application form through post by sending the Demand Draft of INR 550 drawn in favor of “Tamil Nadu Open University” Payable at Chennai.

Note: Students applying through post should mention their complete postal address clearly on Acknowledgement card attached with the application form.

  • Students can also obtain the application form by visiting the University campus or through zonal centres (study centres) by paying INR 500 as cost of application form. The mode of payment should be via Demand Draft drawn in favor of “Tamil Nadu Open University” payable at Chennai or cash.


Admission Process for B.Ed Course

B.Ed

  • Selection of students in respective study centres will be performed on the basis of marks in UG degree & decisions made during counselling proceedings.
  • An entrance examination of 2 hours duration will be conducted for B. Ed. (Special Education). Test will be conducted at Madurai, Chennai, Coimbatore, Trichy & Tirunelveli.
  • Priority will be given to the students with highest qualification in same subjects as given below:

Particulars

Marks Weightage

Students with PG

4

Students with M. Phil.

5

Students with Ph. D

6

Students with Disability certificate possess RCI certificate

5

Documents required at the time of Admission:

  1. Counselling call letter
  2. Community & Medical Certificate
  3. Marks sheet of class 10th & 12th
  4. UG & PG certificates along with marks statements
  5. M. Phil & Ph. D marks statements (if applicable)
  6. NCC/NSS or sports certificates as applicable.

Bifurcation of Category wise cutoff marks for Counselling:

Specializations

Category

Visual Impairment

Hearing Impairment

Intellectual Disability

Tamil

English

Tamil

English

Tamil

English

OC

55

56

62

50

45

57

PH

62

55

54

59

Ex-Service

43

43

BC-O

47

40

51

34

34

38

BC-M

49

53

MBC

47

39

50

35

34

45

SC-A

48

45

51

25

50

SC-O

43

44

ST


Reservation Criteria for B.Ed Course

Students must go through the reservation offered by TNOU before applying for B. Ed. Course.

CategoryReservation (%)
OC31*
Except Muslims (BC-O)26.5
BC-M3.5
MBC/DNC20
SC15
SC (Arunthathiyars)3
ST1

Including 1% for Ex-servicemen of Tamil Nadu state & 3% for physically handicapped students.

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1 Comment
Manjula

Course duration please

18 Jun, 2017 17:52

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