B.Ed. in Biological Sciences is a 2-year full-time graduate certificate-level course in education.
This professional course is best suited for candidates wishing to pursue teaching jobs in schools, etc.
B.Ed. is now a mandatory qualification for teaching at Secondary (class IX and X) and Higher Secondary (classes XI and XII) levels of education.
Some of the top entrance tests conducted in India for admission to the course are:
Successful completion of graduation in a relevant discipline is the minimum criterion of eligibility for admission to the course.
Admission to the course is based on the round of counselling conducted after the candidate’s qualification of a relevant entrance test, such as that conducted by the University of Delhi.
The average tuition fee charged for the course in India ranges between INR 30,000 and 5,00,000 for a span of 3 years.
Successful graduates of the course can expect anything between INR 3 to 10,00,000 as annual salary in the industry, increasing with experience and skillset.
The course is offered at leading Indian institutes such as:
Tabulated below are some of the major highlights of the course.
|Examination Type||Semester System|
|Eligibility||Graduation from a recognized university|
|Admission Process||Merit-based/ Based on counselling after qualification of entrance test.|
|Course Fee||INR 30,000 - 60,000|
|Average Starting Salary||INR 3 - 4 lacs|
|Top Recruiting Areas||Coaching Centers, Education Consultants, Education, Departments, Home Tuitions, Private Tuitions, Publishing Houses, Research and Development Agencies, Schools & Colleges.|
|Top Job Profiles||Teacher, Administrator, Assistant Dean, Content Writer, Counsellor, Academic Researcher, and such.|
Biology is the discipline of science concerning the human body and its relationship with the environment in general. Interested aspirants hail from areas such as research, academia, conservation centers, laboratories, consulting firms, non-for-profit, and private companies.
Biology is subdivided into Zoology & Botany. Zoology concerns the study of the animal kingdom and Botany studies the plant kingdom. Enrolled students are imparted lessons in nuances of the discipline, particularly how the body functions and is affected by external factors, its mechanisms and disorders.
Ideal candidates for the course would possess the following skills:
Listed below are some of the top institutes offering the course in the country with the corresponding locations and fees charged by each.
|Name of Institute||City||Average Fees per annum in INR|
|Periyar Maniammai University||Thanjavur||65,000|
|Thanthai Hans Roever College of Education||Perambalur||20,000|
|Loyola College of Education||Jamshedpur||45,000|
|Meston College of Education||Chennai||46,500|
|Lady Willingdon Institute of Advanced Study in Education||Chennai||10,000|
|Vinayaga College of Education||Chennai||45,000|
|Dr. NGP College of Education||Coimbatore||46,500|
|PGP College of Education||Namakkal||20,800|
|Aurora Group of Institutions||Hyderabad||42,300|
|Madha College of Education||Chennai||20,000|
|Kongunadu College of Education||Namakkal||41,500|
|Jaya College of Education||Thiruvallur||46,500|
Listed below are the minimum criteria which candidates interested in pursuing the course are required to fulfil, in order to be eligible to apply for the course.
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Most institutes offering the course admit students based on performance in a relevant entrance test, often followed by a round of personal interview, wherein their general aptitude for the course is tested. Admission process generally varies across colleges.
A few institutes also provide direct admission based on the candidate’s performance at the level of graduation.
Listed below are some of the top entrance exams conducted in the country for admission to the course.
A semester-wise breakup of the course’s syllabus is tabulated below.
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Group A: Core Course||Group B: Core Course|
|CC1: Childhood and Growing up||CC1: Learning and Teaching|
|CC2: Education in India -Status, Problems and Issues||Pedagogy of school subject Part 1 (Biology/Math/Social Sciences/Language (Hindi/English/Urdu/Sanskrit/regional)|
|CC3: Language across the curriculum Part 1||Pedagogy of school subject Part 2: Subject knowledge and the related pedagogic dimensions|
|CC4 Curriculum Development and school||Language across the curriculum Part 2|
|EPC1: Reading and reflecting on Texts||EPC 2: Drama and Act in Education|
|Semester 3||Semester 4|
|Group A: Core Course||Group B: Core Course|
|CC1: Pedagogy of a school subject Part1||CC1: Gender, School and Society|
|School Internship||Educational Technology|
|Educational Psychology Practical||Creating an Inclusive school|
Apart from teaching, the other career options that such graduates can explore include:
Some of the popular professional avenues open to such graduates are listed below with the corresponding salaries offered for the respective positions.
|Job Position||Job Description||Average Annual Salary in INR|
|Teacher||Teachers prepare and impart lessons and instruction to the class, track and assess students’ progress, and take tests and evaluate performance.||3,01,462|
|Professors||Professors teach students in a wide range of disciplines at the post-secondary level. They deliver scholarly articles, perform research, and instruct.||9,13,657|
|Article Writer||Article Writers create written work such as, articles, reports, books, and different forms of verbal compositions.||2,43,264|
|Home Tutor||Home Tutors provide non-classroom, scholarly instruction to students on individual or group-basis.||2,91,632|