National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is planning to change the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course time duration from 1 year to 2 years and changing its curriculum from the next academic year.
From next academic year, B.Ed candidate have to study 5 years to become a teacher. The minimum eligibility to pursue B.Ed is 3 year undergraduate programme.
According to the academic experts, by changing the B.Ed curriculum it will lend the dignity maintained by the other professional courses.
Then the candidates have to complete B.Ed within 3 years from the date of admission. They should maintain 80% attendance every year. Teacher training colleges must have one teacher for every 25 students.
The Director of NCTE, P Revathi Reddy said that the syllabus for B.Ed will also be changed. A framework to change the syllabus will be sent to all the universities. The main aim is to produce quality teachers.
The Karnataka state government had conducted its first Karnataka Teacher Eligibility Test in June 2014. Around 22,899 candidates out of 3.86 lakh cracked the exam.
A total of 400 colleges in Karnataka offers B.Ed course. Around 65 colleges are in Bangaluru.
The Vice-chancellor of Bangalore University, B Thimme Gowda said a meeting will be held with varsity officials to form the new syllabus of B.Ed course.