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Parliament approves recognition for teachers institutions through NCTE Bill

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Parliament has given its approval institutions offering B.Ed through a bill which provides retrospective recognition to central and state government funded institutions under the National Council for Teacher Education Act.

The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill would help over 17,000 students who have obtained B.Ed degrees from those institutions which do not have NCTE approval for the course under the 1993 law. The bill would rovide post-facto approval to the students from several state and central universities, whose degree have no recognition under the 1993 law, the Minister said replying to the debate in the Upper House where it was passed. Lok Sabha has already passed this bill on July 23, 2018.

This amendment would help several central and state universities that were running Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) and related courses without having any recognisition. The government would ensure that the quality of institutes offering B.Ed courses is maintained. The ministry has asked them to submit affidavits and video recording of the facilities they offer. Moreover, the minister said that from 2020, the government proposes to start integrated course in B.ED as in Law and other courses.

It should be noted that in the last three years, the government has not given any permission for new B.ED colleges.

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