Centralised Admission Cell is conducting the counselling for B.Ed courses admissions for the academic year 2014-15.
Bangalore University, called the B.Ed counselling to fill the vacant seats. New candidates and in-service candidates appeared for the counselling on 20th January 2014.
The candidates who have completed master degree without a B.Ed qualification, have been allowed to study B.Ed for the academic year 2014-15. Around 1,300 PU lecturers were allowed to B.Ed admission.
A total of 18,500 seats are available for admission under Government Quota.
A B.Ed degree in compulsory for the candidates to teach in High Schools, and B.Ed with Master degree is compulsory for the candidates to teach in PUC colleges.
Some of the aspirants raised a complaint against the officials of the admission cell, they were giving preferences to the in-service lecturers and not for the fresh candidates.
"We were not informed about this. When we got here, we came to know that the first round of counselling was for in-service candidates and we opposed it," said Manoj Kumar, a fresh candidate who has applied for the course.
"The number of government-quota seats is limited. What should we do if they give preference to in-service candidates?" asked Sandhyashree, another BEd seat aspirant.
Special officer Rajashekhar said, "We received communication from the government to conduct counselling for 1,385 lecturers, of whom around 800 have already joined BEd colleges. We have assured the fresh candidates that a separate merit list would be made for them. We will complete the counselling process by 30th January 2014."