IIT B.Ed Admissions to Begin Next Year Onwards: Education Ministry

26 July 2022, New Delhi, IIT B.Ed Admissions: IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Bhubaneswar will soon start the admission process for the integrated four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) courses from the next academic session (2023-24) onwards, as stated by the education ministry. 

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down a plan to provide B.Ed courses under the Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) in multidisciplinary universities and colleges as discussed in the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020. The admissions to B.Ed courses will be conducted via the National Testing Agency (NTA).

Mr. Subhas Sarkar, who is the minister of state in the ministry of education, also added that several IIT institutions have come together in submitting applications for the Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) in order to begin IIT B.Ed admissions from next year onwards. Upon being asked about the plan regarding the IIT admissions, he said, “A consultative meeting was held amongst the participating Teacher Education Institutions (TEIs) to share the draft of the suggested curriculum framework on ITEP (4-Year Integrated Teacher Education Programme) on December 30th, 2020.”

Earlier, the Union Education Minister, Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan, also said that IITs will start B.Ed courses under the Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) in coming years. He said, “Many B.Ed colleges and universities in our country are not up to the mark. We are unable to find teachers that meet our expectations, and if we do not produce good teachers, we cannot have good-quality education in our country. In regards to this, PM Narendra Modi has advised us to train teachers in an effective manner and produce a new generation of teachers who can carry on their job effectively and efficiently.”

IIT B.Ed Admissions – Overview

Institutions The Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT)
Branches IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Bhubaneswar, IIT Guwahati 
Course Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
Exam Conducting Body National Testing Agency (NTA)
Academic Session 2023-24
Governing Body Union Education Minister
Holistic Programme Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP)
Planning Body The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)
Minister of State in Education Ministry Mr. Subhas Sarkar
Minister of Education Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan

IIT B.Ed Admissions – Details

  • IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Bhubaneswar will start the integrated four-year Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) admissions from the next academic session (2023-24) onwards.
  • The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the curriculum for B.Ed courses under the guidance of the Ministry of Education.
  • The Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) is a dual-major undergraduate degree programme which will integrate B.Ed for IITs.
  • IIT Bhubaneswar, Madras, Kharagpur, Guwahati have already submitted applications to commence B.Ed. admissions in their premises. 
  • Admission for B.Ed. courses will be carried out by the National Testing Agency (NTA) from the next year onwards.

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FAQs

What is the Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP)?

The Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) is a dual-major undergraduate degree offering B.A., B.Ed, B.Sc, and B.Com. As per the official statement by the Union Ministry of Education, ITEP is one of the major directives of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 related to teachers' training and education.

Which IITs are going to start admissions for B.Ed. courses?

IIT Madras, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Guwahati, and IIT Bhubaneswar are going to start the four-year IIT B.Ed admissions from the next academic session (2023-24) onwards, as stated by the education ministry.

Who is the Education Minister of India?

Mr. Dharmendra Pradhan is the Education Minister of India.

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