Sweeping changes in BEd course

Published: 30th July 2013 07:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th July 2013 07:46 AM   |  A+A-

From the coming academic year, BEd students will have to pay equal attention to their practical and theory components if they are to secure an overall first class.

This requirement is among some of the sweeping changes that were discussed at the academic council meet of the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University (TNTEU) on Monday. This change will come into effect from the coming academic year.

Speaking to Express, vice-chancellor of TNTEU Dr G Vishwanathan said that the introduction of changes was routine and is done periodically.

He however added,“Until now, the need for a first class in practical and theory components was not compulsory, which we felt was imperative.” Also, the practical components for the course have been modified. The practical components, which were earlier of two 150-mark and a 100-mark components, have now been condensed to two components of 200 marks each. BEd aspirants will also encounter two new subjects from this year -- education innovation and curriculum development, and professional course for teaching proficiency, which encapsulates the syllabus of the Teacher Eligibility Test (TET).

Another significant change would be an increase in the number of working days from 180 to 200.

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