Application invited for B.Ed Program at IGNOU

About  B.Ed Program 
The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) has been designed with the aim to develop an understanding of the teaching-learning process at upper primary/ secondary and senior-secondary level among student teachers. It focuses on enabling student-teachers to reflect critically on perspectives of education and integrate

Candidates with: · 
a) at least fifty percent marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/ Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity. Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto, 

b) The following categories are eligible to be students of B.Ed. (ODL): (i) Trained in-service teachers in elementary education. (ii) Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education program through face-to-face mode

The reservation and relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility will be provided to SC/ST/OBC (Noncreamy layer)/PWD candidates as per the rules of the Central Government. · Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will be provided as per the University Rules. · Masters’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for the purpose of Academic Studies in IGNOU

Important information.

1. Only those candidates whose results are declared and qualified at the time of submitting the entry form are eligible. The applications would not be considered even though they appear and qualify in the entrance test if they are not fulfilling minimum eligibility at the time of submitting the application form for the entrance test.

 2. The candidates are also advised to carefully read the instructions given under 2.1 and 2.2 in particular about the Educational Qualifications awarded by the Private and other Universities on the matters related to territorial jurisdiction, duration of the degree, etc. and other rules before submitting the application form.

 3. Trained Teacher: As per NCTE, (Recognised Norms & Procedure) Regulations, 2014. Frequently Asked Questions on ODL Programmes (available at, ‘The trained teacher means a person who has completed NCTE recognized teacher education program through face to face mode’. 

4. In-service Teacher: As per NCTE, (Recognised Norms & Procedure) Regulations, 2014. Frequently Asked Questions on ODL Programmes (available at, 23 ‘An in-service teacher means who is employed as a teacher in an elementary school or elementary stage of education’. 

5. Diploma in Elementary Education (DEIEd) Programme, Diploma in Education (DPE) through Open and Distance Learning (ODL) or any other teacher education program completed through ODL will not be considered as a teacher education program for admission to B.Ed. (ODL). NCTE has mandated the completion of a teacher education program through face-to-face mode only for admission to B.Ed. (ODL).
 6. Along with other requisite certificates, a candidate should also submit Marksheet and Certificate of completion of a teacher education program through face-to-face mode duly recognized by NCTE.
 7. OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Central List will be considered.

Program Fee
Program Fee is Rs. 50,000/- for the entire program. Candidates seeking admission to the B.Ed. programme are advised not to pay the program fee along with the online entry form. They will get a separate communication about their admission and payment of a fee. 

The program fee should be paid only by way of Demand Draft drawn in favor of IGNOU payable at the city where your Regional Centre is situated. Please write in capital letters your name and the programme to which admission is sought, i.e., B.Ed., on the back of the Demand Draft to ensure proper credit of your fee to the relevant account.

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