Bachelor of Education or B. Ed. is an undergraduate program of 2-year duration.The course specifically caters to the students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching and related fields. It is a skill based training program which imparts knowledge to students regarding all aspects of classroom teaching. The minimum eligibility criterion for the same is the completion of an undergraduate degree course in any discipline.
The course can be pursued through full time, correspondence or distance learning by various universities throughout the country.The duration through distance learning is minimum two years and maximum five years.Career options for B.Ed degree holders include not only teaching but also working as educational writers for various newspapers, magazines, journals and websites.
National Council for Teacher Education is the sole authority which is responsible for monitoring the study programs on education. Some of the top B.Ed colleges include University of Delhi, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Jamia Milia Islamia University to name a few.
The 2-year program is generally divided into four semesters by the institutes and structured in a way that not only involves classroom based teaching, but also practical training and internships. Candidates must be aware of B.Ed syllabus for a better understanding of the course. Various subjects of study in the same are as follows:
Any student, who wishes to make a career in the field of teaching, has to undergo the process of learning all the necessary aspects of education. One must pursue the course in order to be eligibile for teaching at high school level.
This course demands students to be vocal and fluent in their speech. They must also be good at problem-solving since teaching at high school level is a very challenging job.
B. Ed. is a widely popular course and over 100 universities and institutes offer this course. Here is a list of a few top institutes which offer the course.
|Name of the College||City, State|
|Kasturi Ram College of Higher Education||New Delhi|
|Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University||New Delhi|
|University of Delhi||New Delhi|
|Jamia Milia Islamia University||New Delhi|
|Mahatma Gandhi University||Kottayam, Kerala|
|Lovely Professional University||Jalandhar, Punjab|
|Amity University||Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh|
|Banaras Hindu University||Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh|
The course is divided into semesters in most of the institutes and is structured in a way that not only involves classroom learning but also seminars, practical training and internships.
The minimum eligibility criteria for admission to B. Ed. are listed below:
Admission to B. Ed. is done through entrance exam conducted by various states and institutions. Generally, the exam is conducted in the month of May or June and forms for the same are available online at the websites of respective institutes. Admission of candidates is subject to Cut Off released by the respective university subsequent to the entrance exam.
Distance Mode Admission
The minimum duration for B. Ed. through distance mode is two years, however, the maximum duration is five years. Admission to the distance mode program is merit-based. Candidates should have scored a minimum of 50% aggregate in the undergraduate program in any discipline and 55% in postgraduate program. Along with this, candidates should have trained in-service teachers in elementary education or they must have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode.
Candidates are selected on the basis of their performance in the entrance exam. The selection process is usually conducted in the month of September every year. In order to take admission in the course, candidates must appear for the entrance exam. A merit list is then issued by the university which allocates ranks to the aspirants according to their performance. Separate lists are issued for each category and stream followed by counselling process during which students are granted admission.