NCTE 2014 Norms for Teacher Education SystemThe Government and the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) have held extensive consultations with the State Governments, Universities and other stakeholders for initiating reforms in the teacher education system in the country, and have received suggestions for revision in the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on Teacher Education, Duration and Working days of Teacher Education Courses, teacher qualification norms, development of a national framework on teacher education, amendments in the NCTE Regulations on recognition norms and procedures, development of syllabus and curriculum and evaluation procedure for various teacher education courses, etc. Several initiatives have been taken for reforming the teacher education system, laying down minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher in class I-VIII, initiating the process of revision of the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Teacher Education, development of strategies for training of untrained teachers, etc.
So, the NCTE continuously strives to ensure adherence to its Regulations, norms and standards by the various teacher training institutions, so as to maintain the desired quality in such institutions. In this direction, The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has, vide NCTE (Recognition Norms & Procedure) Regulations, 2014 notified on 10 December, 2014, revised the norms for Teacher Education Courses. The Regulation of 2014 has stipulated that institutions running secondary level teacher training programmes like B.Ed. and B.P.Ed., would have to obtain accreditation from the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with a ‘letter grade B’ developed by NAAC before seeking additional intake in these programmes.
Year Calender for Teacher EducationNCTE Norms, Standards, Procedure have already kept in their official website. The central Government has proposed to implement the year calender for teacher education courses.. The central govt has given directions to state governments that, they should announce Notifications for Application of the detailed schedules before 3 months. Those who have completed engineering course, they can study B.Ed courses with maths and sciences. Previously the central govt has issued a Gazette Notification about the Teacher education. In relating to above news the SCERT has formed the guidelines to follow the state modifications or guidelines in Teacher Education
The NCTE is asking No Objection certificate from state government on formation as new Teacher Education colleges. If they don't give their decision before 45 days of issuing this letter,the final decision will be taken by NCTE. The new colleges must start two or three courses along with B.Ed courses. The old colleges start different courses.
- The degree and PG colleges can be started teacher Education courses.
- No permission will be given to rented buildings. The particular land should be registered with name of their college.
- The colleges should be recognized by NAAC once in 5 years.
- The permissions and renewals should be completed from March 1st to 31st May every year.
- The salaries of teaching Staff and Non teaching Staff should be given through their accounts.
- They should implement the EPF to the employees. and kept information of employees in the website.
- After completion of admission process, they should sent the particulars of Students to affiliation department. They should link up their information to NCTE website.
- The NCTE has not recognized the Telugu Urdu , Hindi pandit courses in the state. So, the SCERT wants to write a letter to NCTE on the above issue and also about Distance D.El.Ed.courses.