Bachelor of Education (B. Ed.) programme is a professional programme meant for preparing teachers for upper primary or middle level (classes VI- VIII), secondary level (classes IX-X) and senior secondary level (classes XI-XII).
The program follows the general rules prescribed for the B.Ed course by the University of Calicut with respect to academic standards for admission, course of study, scheme of examination, instructional hours, practice teaching requirements, attendance of students, etc.
The course structure offers a comprehensive coverage of themes and rigorous field engagement with the child, school and community. The programme is comprised of three broad inter-related curricular areas – I) Perspectives in Education, II) Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies, and III) Engagement with the Field. All the courses include in-built field-based units of study and projects along with theoretical inputs from an interdisciplinary perspective. Engagement with the Field is the curricular component that is meant to holistically link all the courses across the programme, while it also includes special courses for Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC) of the student teachers. Transaction of the courses is to be done using a variety of approaches, such as, case studies, group presentations, projects, discussions on reflective journals, observations of children, and interactions with the community in multiple socio-cultural environments.
The B.Ed. Programme is of four semesters spread over two years duration. However, the students shall be permitted to complete the programme requirements within a maximum of four years from the date of admission to the programme. Classes of First semester shall be started latest by July in all affiliated colleges of University of Calicut. The minimum number of working days in each semester shall be 100 and, in each year, shall be 200 excluding days of admission and examinations.
Candidates seeking admission to the B.Ed. programme shall be required to have
(i) at least 50% marks or an equivalent grade either in the Bachelor’s degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Science/ Social Science/Humanity.
(ii) at least 55% marks or an equivalent grade in the Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics (In case of B.Tech / B.E degree aggregate marks/grade in Science and Mathematics papers alone will be considered)
(iii) Any other qualification equivalent thereto OR the eligibility requirements, rules and regulations for B.Ed. admissions fixed by the University of Calicut from time to time
Relaxation in the marks will be allowed in the case of Candidates belonging to scheduled castes / Scheduled tribes/ socially and Educationally Backward classes/PWD and other applicable categories as per the rules of state government.
The seats are classified into merit and management - 50% seats each.
The allotment to merit seats will be done by the college from the rank list.
Management seats in of the institution is filled with qualified eligible candidates by the management concerned as per the norms issued by the Government of Kerala.