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4 years B.Ed course from next year

NEW DELHI: The government goes to introduce a four-year Bachelor in Education (B.Ed) route from subsequent year with an aim to improve the standard of training, Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar stated here on Thursday.

"We are going to launch a four-year integrated course from next year. The standard of teaching has gone down because it tends to be last option for those who join. This should be first choice. This should be a professional choice, not some leftover," Javadekar stated whilst addressing principals of Kendriya Vidyalayas and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas on the second day of the two-day convention.

The route, when implemented, will save three hundred and sixty five days of aspirants' since they are able to join it right after their Class 12, against the current machine of first doing graduation and then the two-year B.Ed.

The Minister additionally stated 15-20 states shall be conducting exam from Class 5 to eight after the scrapping of the no-detention coverage, a part of the Right to Education Act in January.

The B.Ed route, in works for over a year, shall be performed in 3 streams - BA, BCom and BSc.

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