Doing B.Ed. from IGNOU is more desirable for the students of today than any other university. Bachelor of Education or B.Ed. from IGNOU is recognized by the National Council for Teachers’ Education. It is probably the only university that has a flexible class with the degree that is recognized globally. IGNOU does also have got the distinction of being the only university that has the most renowned study materials. The university conducts examination twice in a year for its B.Ed. course, respectively for January and July Session.
Given below are the eligibility criteria, reservation, duration of course, medium of exam, how to apply, entrance test, structure of the entrance exam, admission process, admission, application fees, course fees and admission confirmation in B.Ed. from IGNOU:
i) 50 % marks in graduation or Post-graduation:50% marks is required in graduation or post-graduation in social science/science/commerce/humanity/
ii) Bachelor’s in engineering or technology with specialization in science and mathematics with 55% marks or any other equivalent.
Reservation: There are reservations and relaxations in marks for the candidates belonging to the SC/ST/OBC as per the rules of the Central Givernment/State Government. In addition to these, there is relaxation of 5% marks for the Kashmiri migrants
iii) Two years’ teaching experience as Primary/Graduate/Post Graduate teacher in a primary, secondary/higher/senior secondary school, MCD school on permanent/temporary basis. The teacher should be in service at the time of submitting application form and producing original documents.
The teacher should also be in service of teaching at school level(primary/secondary/sr. secondary) during the period of completion of the programme. It is important to note here that the experience certificate issued other than the Prinicipal/Headmaster/Headmistress will be treated as null and void.
iv) Pass in NCTE recognized teacher education programmes through’Face to Face’ mode.
Maximum Age on the 1st January of an academic year: Age no bar
Duration of Course: 2 years (however, the maximum time period allowed to complete the course is 5 years)
Medium of Exam: English and Hindi(You can pick any of these two languages, you are good at)
How to Apply?
i) Online and Offline mode: There are both online and offline mode available to apply for this exam. Though the students of today are very well aware of the online mode, but you can opt for the offline mode as well if you are not comfortable with the new mode.
ii) Contact to the Regional IGNOU Centre located nearby: The applicants need to submit their application form at the regional centre located nearest to their residence.
The Entrance Test is held on the date mentioned in the advertisement. Hall Tickets are provided to the candidates 10 days before the commencement of the Entrance Test. If any student does not get the Hall Ticket 3 days before the date of Entrance Test, the candidate can download Hall Ticket from the website of IGNOU, i.e., www.ignou.ac.in.
Application Fees: Rs. 1,000-For Appearing in the Entrance Exam
Course Fee: Rs. 50,000/- for the entire two-year duration
Structure of the Entrance Exam
Total Number of Questions- 100(Multiple Choice Questions)
Total Marks- 100
Duration: 2 Hours
Part A-80 Marks (Comprising 4 sections)
Section I: General English Comprehension (10 Marks)
Section II: Logical and Analytical Reasoning (20 Marks)
Section III: Educational and General Awareness (25 Marks)
Section IV: Teaching-Learning &School (25 Marks)
Part-B 20 Marks
Section v: (you can choose any of the following)
Candidates get selected on the basis of their score/merit obtained in the entrance test by IGNOU on All India Level.
Admission is granted at the Regional Centre on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance test. Once offer letter for admission from the Regional Centre is issued after the entrance test, the candidates need to submit their original documents.
Admission Confirmation: The final admission to the course will subject to rank in the All India Entrance Test and production of proof of the eligibility along with the original certificates.
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Undoubtedly, IGNOU BES B.Ed. Course is one of the most sought after courses today. Understandably so, because those who successfully complete the course, become able to get vistas of opportunities in education, right from the job as a primary teacher to suitable teaching job in the most prestigious institute in India and even abroad.
IGNOU B.Ed. Admission January 2018
Indira Gandhi National Open University offers admission to its distance learning Bachelor of Education course every year during the January session. The course is offered under School of Education, popularly known as SOE.
Medium of Instruction: Hindi and English
Programme Duration: Two Years. However, a student can complete the course in maximum duration of 5 years.
IGNOU B.Ed. Admission Fee
The students taking admission in this course will need to pay the amount of Rs. 50,000. However, before depositing the admission fee, you need to check the exact amount of fees with the current year’s prospectus so as to avoid any kind of discrepancy.
It is important to note here that you need not pay the programme fee at the time of submitting admission-cum-entrance application form. You will be required to pay the fee only when you pass out the entrance examination of IGNOU BES B.Ed.
IGNOU B.Ed. Course & Syllabus
The students of IGNOU B.Ed. will need to complete 72 credits altogether in order to pass out the program. The syllabus of B.Ed. course of IGNOU is divided yearly. And as the course span is of 2 years, the course is divided into two years.
Both these years contain theory along with practical courses to inculcate the teachers-to-be the required competency that is important to acquire for the future teachers at secondary or senior secondary level.
|IGNOU B.Ed. First year Courses|
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|Core Courses (16 Credits)|
|BES-121||Childhood and Growing Up||4|
|BES-122||Contemporary India and Education||4|
|BES-123||Learning and Teaching||4|
|BES-124||Language Across the Curriculum||2|
|BES-125||Understanding Disciplines and Subjects||2|
|Content-Based Methodology Courses (8 Credits) (Choose any two)|
|BES-141||Pedagogy of Science||4|
|BES-142||Pedagogy of Social Science||4|
|BES-143||Pedagogy of Mathematics||4|
|BES-144||Pedagogy of Mathematics||4|
|BES-145||Pedagogy of Hindi||4|
|Practical Courses (12 Credits)|
|BESL-131||Workshop Based Activities||4|
|BESL-121||Reading and Reflecting on the Texts||2|
|BESL-122||Application of ICT||2|
|IGNOU B.Ed. Second year Courses|
|Course Code||Course Name||Credits|
|Core Courses (12 Credits)|
|BES-126||Knowledge and Curriculum||4|
|BES-127||Assessment for Learning||4|
|BES-128||Creating an Inclusive School||2|
|BES-129||Gender, School and Society||2|
|Optional Courses (04 Credits) Choose any one|
|BESE-131||Open and Distance Education||4|
|BESE-132||Guidance and Counseling||4|
|BESE-133||Adolescence and Family Education*||4|
|BESE-135||Information and Communication Technology||2|
|*Course BESE-133 & BESE-134 are not on offer for January, 2018 Batch|
|Practical Courses (20 Credits)|
|BESL-132||Workshop Based Activities||4|
|BESL-123||Drama and Art in Education||2|
|BESL-124||Understanding the Self and Yoga||2|
|Durations of Internship during Year I & II|
|Year I||Internship I||4||4|
|Year II||Internship II||12||16|
IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test Eligibility Criteria
- 55 per cent or above marks in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Science/Commerce/Humanity, Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks
- Trained in-service teachers in elementary education
- Who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education in face-to-face mode(where students attend campus classes on day-to-day basis and have lectures at the time and date specified)
IGNOU B.Ed. Reservation and Relaxation
- 5% reservation and relaxation in the minimum eligibility to the students belonging to SC/ST/OBC(creamy layer excluded)/PWD(Persons with Disabilities)
- Reservation to war widows and Kashmiri Migrants as per the rules formulated by IGNOU.
IGNOU B.Ed. Entrance Test Admission Procedure
Admission will be awarded to only the students who become successful in the entrance test conducted by the university all over India. The top scorers will get admission. The successful students will be required to submit their original documents after they receive the letter of the admission by IGNOU.
It is however important to note here that the admission of the students to the program shall be subject to their rank in the merit list of the IGNOU B.Ed. entrance test and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of date of submission of application, in addition to the programme fee and original certificate.
Price of Prospectus
The Price of the Prospectus (Registration Fee Included) is Rs. 1000 at counter. It will cost 50 Rs. more (i.e., at Rs. 1050) if you want it to get by post. For the information related to prospectus and other important details, you can log on to www.ignou.ac.in
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