The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has come up with some changes for the Bachelor of Education (BEd) programme, so as to deliver quality teachers to schools and colleges. NCTE has extended the duration of B Ed to two years from the next session. Also Read - Inspiring! Meerut Woman Who Left Home To Avoid Forced Marriage Returns As PCS Officer 7 Years Later

Both the B Ed and M Ed courses are going to be of two years duration. The change was decided after a meeting held on September 15, 2014; between human resource development (HRD) minister Smriti Irani and vice-chancellors of more than 250 central and state universities. In the meeting between the HRD ministry, the UGC, the NCERT and the NCTE; training for teachers under Information and Communication Technology (ICT) was also discussed. Also Read - Before Reporting For Duty, This Bengaluru Cop Teaches Children of Migrant Workers Everyday For An Hour

The NCTE signed an MoU with the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) for evaluation of training programmes. As this new change gets implemented, candidates would have to study for five years to become a teacher, as the minimum eligibility to pursue B Ed is a three-year undergraduate programme. Also Read - Ready to Send Children Back to School? 78% Parents Say No, Willing to Let Kids Repeat An Academic Year

Apart from this, there are few more changes which would be incorporated from the academic session 2015-16. Students would require to complete the B Ed within three years from the date of admission, along with an attendance of more than 80% for each year. Teacher training colleges should have one teacher for every 25 students. The syllabus for B Ed is also expected to be going through various changes.

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