A relief to aspiring teachers. Telangana government has said that engineering and degree holders can now seek admission to Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) courses without qualifying the Telangana Education Common Entrance Test (Edcet).
1. The Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE) has also amended the eligibility criteria for management quota seats this year, a top official said.
2. According to the guidelines issued for the 2018-19 academic year, college managements can admit graduates without Edcet qualification on merit basis. C
3. Candidates must secure 50% marks in the bachelors’ or masters’ degree.
4. Those who have secured 55% aggregate marks in their engineering or technology degrees with specialization in science and mathematics can also seek admissions.
6. Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/BC and others) need to secure 40% marks in the qualifying examination. 7. The candidates should have completed 19 years of age to apply. There is no maximum age limit.
With the ministry of human resource development stressing on the need to have trained teachers across the country by March 2018, college managements see this as a positive move for several aspiring teachers.
There are 182 B.Ed colleges in the state with an intake of over 14,000 seats. While last year 41,485 candidates appeared for the Edcet exam, the number increased to 64,000 this year. The government is in the process of collecting details of untrained teachers in aided and unaided schools. Following this, training will be provided to them.