Report by India Education bureau, New Delhi: Admission to the B.Ed. programme of IGNOU is, now open. Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) programme. It is an innovative programme utilizing self instructional materials and information technology along with interactive personal contact programmes. The programme is essentially a judicious mix of theoretical and practical courses to develop in practicing teacher’s appropriate knowledge, skills, understanding and attitudes.
The B.Ed Programmes of IGNOU is recognized by the NCTE and is offered in NCTE approved Training Colleges in the country.
The admission to this programme is on the basis of an Entrance Test to be conducted on Sunday the 8th September, 2013 all over the country.
Eligibility for B.Ed. is a Bachelor Degree or a higher degree with fifty (50%) percent marks from a recognized university. However, teachers appointed prior to the commencement of NCTE Regulation, Norms and Procedures, second amendment regulation dated 30.3.2010 the requirement of 50% marks shall not apply.
The programme is available to only serving teachers with two years (2 years) teaching experience in a Government or Government Recognized School. There is no age bar for admission to the B.Ed programme. The duration of the programme is two years and medium of instruction is English & Hindi.
The reservation for SC/ST/OBC and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central/State Government whichever is applicable. There shall be relaxation of 5% marks for them.
Candidates who appeared in the qualifying examination (Bachelor/higher degree) and the result are awaited can also apply.
Student Handbook and Prospectus -2014 can be obtained from the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi-110068 and from all the Regional Centres of IGNOU by sending a sum of Rs. 1050/- through a Demand Draft/IPO in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi/city of concerned Regional Centre or by paying Rs. 1000/- in cash at the respective sale counters. Last date for receipt of request for “ PROSPECTUS’ by post is 31st July 2013.
Application form and Prospectus can also be downloaded from the website www.ignou.ac.in and sent along with a DD/IPO for Rs. 1050/- in favour of IGNOU payable at New Delhi.
Last date for the submission of form is 8th August 2013 for details see IGNOU website.