Amendment Bill

NCTE Amendment Bill passes, More Courses To Be Recognized

An amendment bill was passed by Lok Sabha for the National Council for Teacher Education Act requesting for approval ex-post-facto to selected institutions which are funded by the Centre or State but are not acknowledged under the 1993 law. Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javedakar, proposed it in quest of benefitting students who appeared for B.Ed and M.Ed and other courses related to the field of education, but their institutes weren’t recognized. He also added that this would rectify a small, but a major error in the recognition of central and state universities offering Bachelors of Education (B.Ed) courses.
“The retrospective recognition was being given as a one- time measure to ensure that the future of the students who had passed out or were currently enrolled was not jeopardised,” it added.
The NCTE Act was passed in 1995 and applies to all parts of India, except for Jammu and Kashmir. It is responsible for regulating the quality of teachers and education dispensed in India. This council functions on both Central and State levels its main Secretariat is located in the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and Department of Teacher Education and. The minister also proposed plans to start four years integrated B.Sc.-B.Ed, B.A.-B.Ed, and B.Com-B.Ed courses to make sure that the students interested in teaching choose it on a priority, rather than as their last prospect. To regulate the quality of B.Ed offering institutes, the HRD minister has asked to submit affidavits that enlist all of the facilities offered. 8,700 of the 18,600 institutes, submitted affidavits concerning this yet, he said.  Adding to it, the minister also put forth the plan of an induction programme for new recruits to improve the quality of teachers. Opposition party Congress has accepted the amendment while debating over it.    

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