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Bachelor of Education
Indira Gandhi National Open University
Duration :
Two Years
Medium of Instruction : English or Hindi
Eligibility : In-service full time teachers with 1) A bachelor degree or a higher degree from any recognized University 2) Two years full time experience in a recognized Primary/Secondary/Higher/Senior Secondary/recognised School
On the basis of the score obtained in the entrance test.
Entrance Test would not amount to acceptance of their eligibility for admission to B.Ed. The final admission shall be subject to
their merit in the entrance test and also production of proof of their eligibility along with original certificates and programme fee in time . The University reserves the right to conduct the examination at different centres/change the examination centre of the learner without assigning any reason therefore.
Selected candidate will be admitted for entrance test .Attendance at Contact Programme is compulsory
: Group A
1 . Curriculum & Instruction
2. Psychology of learning and Development
3. Education Evaluation
4. Education and Society
5. Teacher and School
Group B Any two from following
1 .Teaching in Science
2. Teaching in Mathematics
3. Teaching in Social Studies
4. Teaching in English
5. Teaching in Hindi
Group C Any one
1 .Education Technology
2. Computer in Education
3. Guidance & Counseling
4. Distance Education Practical Courses 1 .School based practicals 2. Workshop based practicals 3. Practice Teaching
5  HIV and AIDS Education
6  Adolescence and Family Education
After passing the entrance test and confirmation of admission the following details are applicable
Programme Structure
The programme is essentially a judicious mix of theory and practical courses to develop knowledge, skills and attitude in practising teachers. Illustrations and cases of relevant situations and activities comprise the core of each course. These are suitably supported by theoretical aspects to the extent needed. Keeping this in view, the programme consists of
the following four groups of courses:
Group A : Core Courses
Group B : Content-based Methodology Courses
Group C : Special Courses
Group D : Practical Courses
The programme comprises 48 credits.
Course Description
Group A: Core Courses (20 Credits)
Considering the job requirement of school teachers and the broad programme objectives,
the following five core courses of 4 credits each are identified:
Course No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. ES-331 Curriculum and Instruction 4 Credits
2. ES-332 Psychology of Learning & Development 4 Credits
3. ES-333 Educational Evaluation 4 Credits
4. ES-334 Education and Society 4 Credits
5. ES-335 Teacher and School 4 Credits
* Group B: Content-Based Methodology Course (8 Credits)
Considering qualification and teaching experience gained in school subjects, out of the following list of school subjects any two courses (each of 4 Credits) are to be chosen :
Course No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. ES-341 Teaching of Science 4 Credits
2. ES-342 Teaching of Mathematics 4 Credits
3. ES-343 Teaching of Social Studies 4 Credits
4. ES-344 Teaching of English 4 Credits
5. ES-345 Teaching of Hindi 4 Credits
* Teaching of Tamil is likely to be offered for students from the state of Tamil Nadu.
* Group C : Special Course (4 Credits)
Out of the following list, one course has to be opted for :
Course No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. ES-361 Educational Technology 4 Credits
2. ES-362 Computer in Education 4 Credits
3. ES-363 Guidance and Counselling 4 Credits
4. ES-364 Distance Education 4 Credits
5. BESE-065 HIV and AIDS Education 4 Credits
6. BESE-066 Adolescence and Family Education 4 Credits
Group D: Practical Courses (16 Credits)
In this set of courses emphasis is laid on skill development. The practical work is based on
the subject-content presented in the various theory courses.
The practical experiences are suitably categorised and organised under the following three practical courses:


Course No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1. ES-381 School-based Practicals 4 Credits
2. ES-382 Workshop-based Practicals 4 Credits
3. ES-383 Practice Teaching 8 Credits
In addition the above mentioned three practical courses, the programme includes 8 credits
of practical assignments of Group A, B, and C courses.
Instructional System
The B.Ed. programme delivery system includes the multi-media approach, i.e., selfinstructional print material, audio/video components, assignments, counselling sessions and practical work in school and workshops.

Printed Material
The print materials are the self-instructional materials for both theory and practical components of the programme. It is supplied to the students in the form of blocks. Each block contains 3-5 units. The university sends study material and assignments to the students by registered post and if a student does not receive
 the same for any reason whatsoever, the university shall not be held responsible for that.
Audio and Video Programmes
The audio and video programmes are supplementary, meant for clarification and enhancement of understanding. These are used during counselling and workshop sessions at the programme centre. Besides, the video programmes are telecast on the national network of Gyan Darshan.
Assignments Assignments are an integral and compulsory component of the instructional system. There are only one assignment for each theory course. These assignments are to be submitted to * Two courses on HIV/AIDS Education is under development and likely to be made compulsory and to be offered in B.Ed. (II year/i.e. Jan 2010 onwards.
Counselling Sessions
Generally the counselling sessions will be held at the programmes centres during weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and long holidays. Within the general schedule of the programme, the coordinators at the programme centres will decide on the conduct of these sessions. The programme centre coordinators will also provide the counselling schedule. The counselling sessions will include clarifications required in the print material and audio/video programmes through active interaction with students.
Teleconferencing To provide more clarity and understanding, two-way audio and one-way video facility will be used during teleconferencing at regional centres.
Interactive radio counselling and interactive programmes through Gyan Vani and Gyan Darshan will also be made available.
Conduct of Practicals Practicals will be held in the schools and teacher training colleges/institutions indentified as Programme Centres. As mentioned earlier, the practical courses consist of school-based,workshop-based practicals, practical oriented assignments and practice teaching. These activities will be conducted in the schools. Besides, two practical workshops of 24 days duration, i.e., 12 days each spreading over 2 years, with intensive face-to-face interaction to develop skills and competencies will also be organised at the Programme Centre or at any other suitable place. The student teachers will have to do practical work and various activities required for the development of teaching skills and competencies in the school under the guidance of the supervisor and principal/headmaster after taking due permission from the school concerned. Overall a student is expected to go through approximately 300 hours of contact time.
The system of evaluation, both for theory and practical work, is as follows:
Theory: For theory courses, evaluation comprises three aspects:
a) Self-evaluation exercises within each unit of study (non-credit).
b) Continuous evaluation in the form of periodic compulsory assignments. This carries a weightage of 30% for each course. The scores of the two best/
qualified assignments out of the three along with one compulsory Practical
assignment for each course will be considered for declaring the students
successful in that course.
c) The term-end examination has a weightage of 70% of the total for each course.
Term-end examinations will be held in June/December every year. But for the candidates of academic year (Jan.-2009), the first term-end examination will be held in December 2009 only for first year courses. The students will be permitted to appear in the term-end examination for the courses of 2nd year only in December 2009. The students are specifically instructed to send
Examination Forms to Registrar (SRE)..
Practical : For Practical courses, evaluation comprises three aspects:
a) Continuous evaluation of school-based activities and practice teaching.
b) Evaluation of performance in practical workshops.
c) Evaluation of practice teaching.
The student will have to obtain at least D grade in each course in both continuous and terminal evaluation separately. However, the overall average should be at least C grade for the successful completion of a course.
If a student has missed any term-end examination of a course for any reason, he/she may appear in the subsequent term-end examination. This facility will be available until a student secures the minimum pass grade, but only upto a period of four years from the date of registration.
The letter grade system is used for grading continuous and terminal examination components.
These letter grades are:
Letter grade Qualitative level Point grade Percent (%)
A Excellent 5 80% & above
B Very Good 4 60-79.9%
C Good 3 50-59.9%
D Satisfactory 2 40-49.9%
E Unsatisfactory 1 Below 40%
The student will be declared successful if he/she scores at least C grade in theory courses and practical courses separately.
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