The Bangalore University (BU) has completed its admission to the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course for the academic year 2013-14.
According to the University, 89% of B.Ed seats were filled.
A total of 19,223 seats were available for admission to B.Ed courses in 2013-14. Out of this, around 17,200 seats have been filled.
This year, B.Ed courses are in high demand after the state government made it mandatory for the pre-university lecturers to have the B.Ed degree.
Rathnaiah, Deputy Director, CAC, said, "In the last five years, we have seen more students getting admitted to B.Ed course. For the next academic year, we will start the admission process from September."
This year, the state government has made it mandatory for all PU college lecturers recruited by the government to possess a B.Ed degree. The government also gave them leave with pay to complete the course. Officials from CAC said this is the main reason for the increase in admissions.
"As the first and second round of counselling are over and most of the colleges have started classes, we have decided not to sign an agreement with the private colleges on handing over government quota seats," said a source in the Higher Education Department.
Centralised Admission Cell (CAC) is all set to start the admission process for the academic year 2014-15 from September 2014.