New Delhi, Dec 19: In an attempt to produce quality teachers, the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) is planning to introduce two year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course instead of the prevalent one year course.
Beside this, the NCTE is also mulling to make certain changes in the curriculum too.
According to a Times of India report, the change will lend the programme the gravity enjoyed by other professional courses like BE and MBBS. From next academic year, an aspirant would have to devote five years to become teacher as minimum qualification needed to pursue BEd is graduation.
As per the changes, the students would have to complete BEd within three years from date of admission. The teacher training colleges must have one teacher for every 25 students.
The report said the syllabus for the programme will also be changed and a framework to formulate new syllabus will be sent to all colleges and universities.