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National Council for Teacher Education- 29-Jan-2019

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Established by the central government, NCTE , which known as National Council for Teacher Education,  with the main objective to accomplish planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of Norms and Standards in the teacher education system and for matters connected therewith.

The National Council for Teacher Education as a statutory body came into existence in 1995 in pursuance of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993.

Being recognised by the central Ministries of Higher Education and Human Resource Development, with its head quarters in New Delhi, this council functions in several states across the country.

The National Council for Teacher Education, in its previous status was an advisory body for the Central and State Governments on all matters pertaining to teacher education, with its Secretariat in the Department of Teacher Education of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT).     

Despite its commendable work in the academic fields, it could not perform essential regulatory functions, to ensure maintenance of standards in teacher education and preventing proliferation of substandard teacher education institutions. The National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 and the Programme of Action there under, envisaged a National Council for Teacher Education with statutory status and necessary resources as a first step for overhauling the system of teacher education.

Functions of Council:

  • undertake surveys and studies relating to various aspects of teacher education and publish the result thereof;
  • make recommendations to the Central and State Government, Universities, University Grants Commission and recognised institutions in the matter of preparation of suitable plans and programmes in the field of teacher education;
  • co-ordinate and monitor teacher education and its development in the country;
  • lay down guidelines in respect of minimum qualifications for a person to be employed as a teacher in schools or in recognised institutions;
  • lay down norms for any specified category of courses or trainings in teacher education, including the minimum eligibility criteria for admission thereof, and the method of selection of candidates, duration of the course, course contents and mode of curriculum;
  • lay down guidelines for compliance by recognised institutions, for starting new courses or training, and for providing physical and instructional facilities, staffing pattern and staff qualification;
  • lay down standards in respect of examinations leading to teacher education qualifications, criteria for admission to such examinations and schemes of courses or training;
  • lay down guidelines regarding tuition fees and other fees chargeable by recognised institutions;
  • promote and conduct innovation and research in various areas of teacher education and disseminate the results thereof;
  • formulate schemes for various levels of teacher education and identify recognised institutions and set up new institutions for teacher development programmes;

 Programmes Recognised by NCTE:

Diploma in Preschool Education (DPSE)

Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.)

Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Master of Education (M.Ed.)

Diploma in Physical Education (D.P.Ed.)

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.)

Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed.)

Diploma in Elementary Education (D.El.Ed.).

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) (Distance & Open education mode)

Diploma in Arts Education (Visual Arts)

Diploma in Arts Education (Performing Arts)

4-year Integrated B.A.B.Ed./B.Sc.B.Ed.

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree ( 3 year part time)

B.Ed., M.Ed (Integrated 3 year prg )

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