The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme offered by IGNOU aims at developing the understanding and competencies required by practicing teachers for effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage.Posted by Nidhi Bahl on Aug. 8, 2013, 2:06 p.m.
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) is conducting an entrance exam or admission to its Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course commencing in the session January 2014.
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) Programme at IGNOU
The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme offered by IGNOU aims at developing the understanding and competencies required by practicing teachers for effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage. The programme also provides opportunities of sharing experiences gained by practising teachers. It enables in-service teachers to select and organize learning experiences according to the requirement of learners. In addition, it provides knowledge and develops in them an understanding of areas such as educational evaluation, school management, etc.
The minimum duration of the programme is two years. However, the maximum period allowed for completion of the programme will be four years.
i) Graduation or Post-Graduation Degree with fifty per cent marks: Provided that the requirement of fifty per cent marks shall not apply to persons appointed as teachers prior to the commencement of the National Council for Teacher Education (Regulations Norms and Procedure) Second Amendment Regulations, 30th March, 2010 and Gazette Notification date 26th July, 2010.
ii) Two years’ full time teaching experience on temporary/permanent basis as Primary/Graduate/Post Graduate teacher in a primary, secondary/higher/senior secondary school with registration number recognised by the respective Directorate of Education or Central or State Government or Union Territory.
iii) The reservation for SC/ST/OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government. There shall be relaxation of 5% marks for them.
Admission shall be done Regional Centre-wise on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance test conducted by IGNOU all over India.
How to Apply
While the last date to submit application form was July 15, 2013, you can still have a look at the admission procedure by downloading IGNOU Prospectus (available on this page).
The B.Ed Entrance Exam will be held on 18th August, 2013 Hall tickets will be provided to the candidates before 10 days of the Entrance Test. In case of non-receipt of Hall Tickets 3 days before the date of Entrance Test, candidates can download Hall Ticket from IGNOU website: www.ignou.ac.in. and report to the Examination Centre for appearing in the Entrance Test.
Last date to submit filled-in application form to the concerned Regional Centre 15th July, 2013
Date of B.Ed Entrance Test - 18th August, 2013
For further details, click on IGNOU Prospectus B.Ed January 2014.
Source: Official website of IGNOU