4-year B.Ed course from next year: Javadekar
IANS, New Delhi | Published : 7th February 2019
The government is going to introduce a four-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed)
course from next year with an aim to improve the quality of teaching.
"We are going to launch a four-year integrated course from next year. The
standard of teaching has gone down because it tends to be last option for those
who join. This should be first choice. This should be a professional choice, not
some leftover," Javadekar said while addressing principals of Kendriya
Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas on the second day of the two-day
The B.Ed course, in works for over a year, will be conducted
in three streams -- BA, B.Com and B.Sc. The curriculum has been reworked by the
National Council for Teacher Education, a statutory body responsible for
coordinating teacher education.
The course, when implemented, will save
one year of aspirants' since they can join it right after their Class 12,
against the current system of first doing graduation and then the two-year B.Ed.
The Minister also said 15-20 states will be conducting examination from
Class 5 to 8 after the scrapping of the no-detention policy, a part of the Right
to Education Act in January.
"We lost 10 years of education because of
the no-detention policy. It was a mistake. But now, about 15-20 states will
start conducting exams from this year," Javadekar said.
states supported the scrapping of the clause. An amendment was passed in both
Houses of Parliament last month leading to the abolition of the clause that
proscribed examinations for students from Class 5 to Class 8.