B.Ed Course: NCTE is now going to start four level B.Ed (ITEP) under the new education policy. It will start from the academic session 2025-29. But other B.Ed colleges in Bihar including Muzaffarpur do not have the resources to run this course. Colleges in Bihar lag behind in standards prepared by NCTE. MDDM College B.Ed Department Head Dr. Mousumi Chaudhary said that NCTE has released a list of accreditation for running four-tier B.Ed courses, with colleges having A+ ranking in NAAC, NIRF ranking and excellence in Kendra College. NCTE has also released a list of standards.
Dr. separate studies for different classes. Mausumi Chaudhary said that the four-tier B.Ed. will have separate studies for different classes. Till now there was only one course for all classes in B.Ed. In a four level B.Ed, there will be courses in four levels: Foundation, Primary, Intermediate and Higher. With this the two year B.Ed course will be closed. With a two-year B.Ed replacing the current four-year B.Ed., a four-level B.Ed. The four level B.Ed will also be of four years only.
At present, the four-level B.Ed course is being run under a pilot project in several central universities and other central educational institutions. In April this year, NCTE had invited applications to run this course, but due to paucity of resources, no college in Bihar applied to start the course. NCTE issued a notification on April 27 inviting applications for the course from all colleges.
There may be flexibility in the norms in the new session
NCTE may introduce flexibility regarding four-tier B.Ed in the new session. Dr. Mausumi said many states, including Bihar, do not have A+ ranking colleges in NAAC. Only LS college of BRABU got A grade, other than that all colleges got only B grade. Therefore, it is expected that from next year, colleges with B grade in NAAC will also be given an opportunity to run the course. Dr. Choudhary said, this course will increase the quality and professionalism of B.Ed education.