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Faculty quota for SC, ST, OBC candidates in BEd varsities and colleges

A notification to reserve the seats has been issued by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE)

education Updated: Jun 24, 2017 15:59 IST
Faculty positions are to be reserved for SC, ST and OBC candidates in BEd universities and colleges across India(Hindustan Times/For representation only)

The government will reserve faculty positions for SC, ST and OBC candidates in BEd colleges, universities and teaching institutes across the country.

A notification to this effect has been issued by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), the apex regulator for pre-service and in-service teachers in the country, a copy of which is with HT. There are over 12,000 teacher training institutes in the country offering programmes, including BEd and MEd.

According to sources, although NCTE regulations, 2009, had a section on reservation, the 2014 regulations did not clearly define these.

The regulator, through the notification issued on June 12, amended its 2014 regulations. “A clause has been inserted in the norms related to appointment of teachers in teacher education institutions to specify the existing reservation policy for Scheduled caste and Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward classes,” a senior official said.

In addition to this, a National Eligibility Test (NET) qualification issued by the UGC is now mandatory for a job in BEd colleges. A teacher education qualification such as bachelor of education is required for teaching in a school in the country. Faculty appointments in teacher education colleges will henceforth be left with no option but to implement the government’s policy on reservation.

First Published: Jun 24, 2017 15:59 IST