Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Regulations governing the Programme

1.0 Programme and Duration

Programme of Teacher Education titled ‘Bachelor of Education’ (B.Ed.) degree programme. The programme will be of two year duration organized in the semester pattern with 2 semesters in a year. Each semester will consist of a minimum of 16 weeks of instruction excluding examination.

1.1 Equivalence

The B.Ed. programme of RIE is in accordance with the norms and regulations of the two-year B.Ed Programme prescribed by the NCTE (2014). On successful completion of the programme, students are eligible for admission to Master Degree Programmes in Education in the University of Mysore and other Indian/Foreign Universities.

2.0 Eligibility for admission to B.Ed

Candidates seeking admission to the programme should have passed with at least 50% marks in Bachelor’s Degree and /or in the Master’s Degree in Science/ Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science or Mathematics or in Bachelor’s Degree and /or in the Master’s Degree in Social Science/Humanities of universities of Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana or the UT of Lakshadweep / Pudhucherry are eligible for admission to the programme (relaxation of 5% marks for SC/ ST/ PH candidates). 

i) Candidates opting for the Science/Mathematics stream should have studied two related subjects, i.e., Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Chemistry, and Botany, Zoology and Micro Biology and Bio technology at the degree level.

ii) Candidates opting for English and Humanities should have studied English and any one of the following subjects: History, Geography, Economics, Sociology, Political science at the degree level.

iii) All candidates should have studied English as a subject under language group at the degree level.

2.1 Admission shall be made by selection on the basis of marks in the qualifying examination and performance in a specially designed national level test (Common Entrance Examination) conducted by the NCERT. It shall be governed by the admission policies of NCERT and the guidelines of the University of Mysore.
Admission will be in accordance with administrative policies related to proportionate representation (based on the latest available census report) to different States in the region. It will also be governed by the reservation policies of Govt. of India as prevalent at the time of admission.

3.0 Scheme of Instruction

In accordance with the NCTE regulations – 2014, the programme includes 21 courses of 95 credits which are positioned throughout the 4 semesters. This also includes the pedagogy courses in different school subjects which will be selected by the student teachers according to their area of specialization in their degree/post graduate levels. Two optional courses are also included in the 3rd semester. The requirements of the 20 weeks of Engagement with the field proposed by the NCTE, are met through three rigorous phases of School Attachment Programmes. The first two Phases are of 2 weeks duration each which will be organized in the Demonstration School and other selected schools in Mysore. The longer duration, 15 weeks will be organized in the third phase of School Attachment Programme, is primarily an internship in teaching Programme which will be organized in selected schools of southern region. One week of community living camp will be organized in Mysore or around Mysore during which the student teachers will be participating in the community related activities. 

Courses of Study are organized under the following titles:

a) Perspective courses (PC)
b) Curriculum and Pedagogy Studies (CPS)
c) Enhancing Professional Capacity Courses (EPC)
d) Engagement with field /SAP (EF/SAP)
e) Internship in school subject (ISS)
f) Community Living camp (CLC)
g) Electives (EL)

Each component of the curriculum will have sub component with course titles of study with specific credits and scheme of examination. 

3.1. Details of the courses

i) The Perspective courses include 6 papers which are mandatory and offered from 1st semester to 4th semester. These are the core papers that provide necessary theoretical inputs and perspectives in understanding Education, learner, learning, teaching and the curriculum in the context of school and society. 
ii) The curriculum and pedagogy studies include 2 papers in the respective pedagogy of the school subject which are offered in semester 1 and 2. Each student teacher will select 2 pedagogy papers of school subjects in semester 1 and continue with the same subjects in semester 2 as well as for teaching at secondary level. Besides this, there are other 2 papers which are mandatory under CPS are offered in semester II. The pedagogy subjects that will be offered based on the graduate/ post graduate subjects of the students are as follows. 

Sl.No Discipline Pedagogy of school subject
1 Language Pedagogy of English -1
2 Humanities Pedagogy of Social Science-2
3 Science ( for students with the background of CBZ/Botany/ Zoology/Bio technology/Micro Biology)

Pedagogy of Physical Science -1

Pedagogy of Biological Science -2

4 Science ( for students with the background of PCM/Physics/Chemistry/Maths/Statistics

Pedagogy of Physical Science -1

Pedagogy of Mathematics -2

iii). Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)

This includes 4 courses where in the student teacher is equipped with certain competencies that are essential to enhance the professional capacities of student teachers.

iv). Engagement with Field ( EF)

This includes school attachment programme which will be carried out in 1st and 2nd semesters, where in the student teacher will be exposed to the school environment and its various functions and roles. The two curricular areas of ‘Perspectives in Education’ and ‘Curriculum and pedagogic studies’ shall offer field engagement through different tasks and projects with the school, and child in school and out of school. The student teachers will have the experience of know-how of the theoretical frameworks studied in a teacher education classroom with field based experiences. In the 3rd semester, after the Internship, the community living camp will be organized for one week around Mysore to engage the student teachers in various community related activities.

v). Internship in school subject (ISS)

This course intends to provide school experience in totality to the student teachers where they will give the required number of lessons and perform various tasks in the respective 2 pedagogical subjects in the 3rd semester.

vi). Electives (EL)

This includes 3 Electives among which any one can be chosen by the student teacher. The Electives are provided in order to empower the student teachers with the additional competencies in any one of the chosen subject area related to secondary level.

4.0. Attendance

Each student has to attend a minimum of 75% of the classes conducted in each course. Failure to meet the minimum requirement renders disqualification from terminal examination and makes him/her ineligible for NCERT scholarship/ free ship. Such a student is deemed to have dropped the course and is not allowed to write the semester end examination of that course. The student has to re-register for the course/s as and when they are offered by the institute.

5.0 Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction and examination is English.

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