NEW DELHI: A high level committee has decided some changes in the (NCTE) National Council of Teacher Education. According to the changes, there will be at least two teacher education universities in each state
The high level committee has recommended the National level entrance examination for teacher education (NEETE), to be conducted by NCTE for admission to teacher education programs. And it is also suggested that candidates who have scored more than 50% should only be eligible.
According to the reports, the top 2000 candidates will be given a stipend of Rs 5000 per month by the central government. The (TET) Teacher eligibility test, conducted by CBSE, should be enlarged to include the (STET) Secondary teacher eligibility test. "None of the regulatory bodies in the countries in a such a pathetic condition," the report said.
The committee headed by Moht Akhtar Siddiqui, has also recommended that the regional committees be disbanded and converted to (TERCs) Teacher education resources centers.
According to the statistic's data of 2014, it is neither pragmatic nor operationally feasible; the committee said considering the pauses of people while pursuing PhD in education, it will not be wise to insist on having professors in the faculty.
The panel has also said that nomenclatures of teacher education programs be reduced to three, namely Diploma in Education (D Ed), Bachelor of Education (B Ed) and Master of Education (M.Ed.).
And also that several branches opted out by students can be given parenthesis. And the two year M Ed course is being restricted.
Therefore the option available now is two year B Ed and one year elongated academic year of 230 working days.