COMPARISON BETWEEN NCTE REGULATIONS,2009 AND NCTE REGULATIONS,2014 Sl. No. Point of Discussion NCTE Regulation, 2009 NCTE Regulation, 2014 Action need to be taken Responsibility 1.B.Ed Regular mode (2 year) 2. B.Ed Distance mode (2 year) 3.4-year integrated programme leading to B.A. B.Ed /B.Sc. B.Ed degree 4.B.Ed programme (Part time)-3 years 5. M.Ed Regular mode (2 year) 6. B.Ed ,M.Ed (3 years integrated) Infrastructural and academic set up need to develop as prescribed in NCTE regulations, 2014. State Govt. and Affiliating University as well as College concerned. Infrastructure in most of the colleges are not sufficient for conducting two batches in the same year. Necessary steps need to be taken. State Govt. and Affiliating University as well as College concerned. 1. Types of Courses (B.Ed & M.Ed) 1.B.Ed Regular mode (1 year) 2.B.Ed Distance mode (2 year) 3. M.Ed Regular mode (1 year) 4. M.Ed Distance mode (2 year) 2. Intake capacity (B.Ed) Basic unit of 100 students Basic unit of 50 students with a maximum of two units Sl. Point of No. Discussion 3. Eligibility for admission (B.Ed) NCTE Regulation, 2009 NCTE Regulation, 2014 Action need to be Responsibility taken 50% marks in Bachelor 50% marks in Bachelor Necessary matching State Govt. and Degree /Master’s Degree Degree /Master’s Degree G.O from State Affiliating in Science/Social in Science/Social Science Govt.may be required University Science /Humanity. /Humanity. Bachelor’s in for admission of the Engineering or Technology students coming from with specialization in B.E or B.Tech with Science and Mathematics comparatively higher with 55% marks percentage of marks 4. Fee Structure Fee as prescribed by the affiliating body /State Govt. concerned Fee as prescribed by the affiliating body /State Govt. concerned State Govt. already State Govt. issued a G.O regarding uniform fee structure considering basic unit of 100 students. Now a new fee structure will need to develop considering basic unit of 50 students 5. Curriculum NCTE not yet published any specific curriculum mentioning total marks. Only the structure of the proposed curriculum is given thereof. A clarification may be sought from NCTE regarding total marks & curriculum structure for two years . 1400 marks for one year State Govt. A committee may also be constituted for uniform curriculum . Sl. No. Point of Discussion NCTE Regulation, 2009 Practice teaching for around 1 month NCTE Regulation, 2014 6. Internship in Schools 7. Faculty Members 8(1+7) full time faculty 16(1+15) full time faculty 8 full time teaching posts to members for 100 students. members for 100 students (2 be created in each College. basic units of 50 students). Essential arrangement for fulfilling the above mentioned post (including financial liability) is to be done before implication of this regulation. 8. Full time post creation for newly introduced subjects No provision for full time post, only 2 PTT for Art Education and Physical Education Internship in Schools will be for a minimum duration of 20 weeks for a 2 year programme Action need to be taken Responsibility Higher Education Dept., State Govt. and Govt. of W.B. have to take College concerned the matter with School Education Dept., Govt. of W.B for providing necessary arrangement for the internship of the student teachers State Govt. (for Govt. and Govt. aided colleges) and College concerned (for self financed colleges). 3 full time posts of Health Posts to be created and State Govt. (for and Physical Education, fulfilled accordingly. Govt. and Govt. Fine Arts & Performing aided colleges) Arts (Music, Dance and and College Theatre) to be recruited in concerned (for self every college. financed colleges). Sl. No Point of Discussion NCTE Regulation, 2009 NCTE Regulation, 2014 Action need to be taken 9. Administrative and professional Support staff Technical Support Staff Librarian-1 Supporting Staff Office-cum-Accounts Assistant -1 Office Assistant – cum computer operator -1 Store Keeper -1 Technical/computer Assistant -1 Lab Attendant/Helpers/Supp ort Staff -2 Librarian-1 Lab Assistant (BCA with 55% marks) Office-cum-Account Assistant -1 Office Assistant – cum computer operator -1 Store Keeper -1 Technical/computer Assistant -1 Lab Attendant/Helpers/Support Staff -2 Post of Lab Assistant need State Govt. to be created and filled accordingly. Since Librarian is now a teaching post, his status needs change. NCTE may be apprised for amendment. 10. Evaluation/Asses sment No specific marks distribution for each component. Necessary modification for Affiliating following latest evaluation University pattern. Some workshop regarding this matter may be arranged. 11. Intake capacity (M.Ed) Basic unit of 25 students which was further raised to 35 students 20% to 30 % marks for continuous internal assessment and 70 % to 80 % marks for external th examination.1/4 of the total marks /weightage for practice teaching. Basic unit of 50 students (only one unit/Institution) Infrastructural will be accordingly Responsibility facilities State Govt. (for enhanced Govt. and Govt. aided colleges) and College concerned (for self financed colleges). Sl. No. Point of Discussion NCTE Regulation, 2009 12. Intake capacity 55% marks in B.Ed (M.Ed) 13. Faculty Members (for M.Ed only) Professor/HOD -1 Associate Professor-1 Assistant Professor-3 14. Internship and attachment No such provision for Internship NCTE Regulation, 2014 50 % marks in B.Ed/B.A.B.Ed.,B.Sc.B.E d/B.El.Ed/D.El.Ed with 50 % in undergraduate degree Professor-2 Associate Professor-2 Assistant Professor-6 Field attachments/ internship / immersions shall be facilitated with organizations and Institutions working in Education. Action need to be taken Responsibility Necessary G.O may be State Govt. and required for admission. Affiliating University Faculty requirement is just double than previous. So new posts to be created in each College. Essential arrangement for fulfilling the above mentioned post (including financial liability) is to be done before implication of this regulation. Essential arrangement and relevant G.O may be issued for this purpose. State Govt. (for Govt. and Govt. aided colleges) and College concerned (for self financed colleges). State Govt. Sl. No. Point of Discussion NCTE Regulation, 2009 15. Composite Institution 16. Qualification for NET/SLET/SET shall the Lecturer/ remain the minimum Assistant Professor eligibility condition for recruitment of the Assistant Professor NCTE Regulation, 2014 Action need to be taken Responsibility No such provision for New Teacher Education Infrastructural facilities State Govt. (for Composite Institution Institution shall be located in will be enhanced Govt. and Govt. composite Institutions and the accordingly aided colleges) existing teacher education and College Institutions shall continue to concerned (for self function as stand –alone financed colleges). Institutions; and gradually move towards becoming Composite Institution. It appears that NET/SLET/SET is not the minimum eligibility condition for recruitment of the Assistant Professor in B. Ed colleges; Ph.D degree in Education with subject specialization is a desirable qualification. Besides three years of teaching experience in a secondary School shall be considered. Necessary G.O of State State Govt. Govt. may be required after necessary clarification from NCTE and UGC. COMPLICATION REGARDING RECRUITMENT RULES NCTE REGULATIONS,2014 ( For B.Ed Course ) 5. Staff 5.1 Academic Faculty For an intake of two basic units of 50 students each, that is total students strength of 200, there shall 16 full-time faculty members. The distribution of faculty across different curricular areas shall be as under : Principal/HodD One Perspectives in Education Four Pedagogy subjects Eight (Maths, Science, Social Science, Language) Health and Physical Education One Fine Arts One Performing Arts(Music/Dnce/Theatre) One Note:(i) The faculty positions listed under different subject categories may teach course(s) in the Teacher Education Programme across curricular areas specified, and can cater to both foundation and pedagogy course(s). If the students strength for two years is one hundred (with one basic unit) only, the number of faculty shall be reduced to 8. (ii) Faculty can be utilised for teaching in flexible manner so as to optimize academic expertise available. 5.2 Qualifications The faculty shall possess the following qualifications: A Principal/HoD Postgraduate degree in Arts/Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities/Commerce with minimum 55% marks; and M.Ed. with minimum 55% marks; and Ph.D. in Education or in any pedagogic subject offered in the institution; and Eight years of teaching experience in a secondary Teacher Education Institution. Desirable : Diploma/Degree in Educational Administration or Educational Leadership. B. Perspective in Education or Foundation Courses (i) Postgraduate degree in Social Sciences with minimum 55% marks; and (ii) M.Ed. degree from a recognised university with minimum 55% marks, OR Postgraduate (MA) degree in Education with minimum 55% marks; and B.Ed./B.EI.Ed. degree with minimum 55% marks. C. Curriculum and Pedagogic Course (i) Postgraduate degree in Sciences/Mathematics/Social Sciences/Languages with minimum 55% marks, and (ii) M.Ed. degree with minimum 55% marks. Desirable: Ph.D. degree in Education with subject specialisations. [Note: In case of B and C put together, for two faculty positions, a postgraduate degree in Sociology/Psychology/ Philosophy with 55% marks, and B.Ed./B.EI.Ed with 55% marks and three years of teaching experience in a secondary school shall be considered]. D. Specialised Course Physical Education (i) Master of Physical Education(M.P.Ed.) with minimum 55% marks. (Training qualification in yoga education shall be desirable) Visual Arts Post graduate degree in Fine Arts(MFA) with minimum 55% marks Performing Arts Post graduate degree in Music/Dance/Theatre Arts with minimum 55%. 5.3 Administrative and Professional Staff (a) Librarian (B.Lib with 55% marks) One (b) Lab Assistant (BCA with 55% marks) One (c) Office-cum-Account Assistant One (d) Office Assistant-cum-Computer Operator One (e) Store-Keeper One (f) Technical Assistant One (g) Lab Attendants/Helpers/Support Staff Two Qualifications As prescribed by State Government/UT Administration concerned Note: In a composite institution, the Principal and academic, administrative and technical staff ca be shared. There shall be one Principal, and others may be termed as HoDs NCTE REGULATIONS,2014 ( For M.Ed Course ) Staff Faculty For an intake of 50 students per unit, the faculty-students ratio for a two year programme for 100 students shall be 1:10. The faculty positions shall be distributed as under : Professors Two Associate Professors Two Assistant Professors Six The faculty members shall be appointed to cover all the core and specialised areas given in the curriculum. The Principal of a college offering M.Ed. programme shall be in the rank and scale of a professor. Qualifications A. Principal/HoD (i) Postgraduate degree in a related discipline. (ii) M.Ed. With minimum 55% marks. (iii)Ph.D in Education. (iv)Ten years of professional experience in teacher education. B. Professor and Associate Professor Postgraduate degree with minimum 55% marks in the discipline relevant to the area of specialisation. Postgraduate degree in Education(M.Ed/M.A. Education) with minimum 55% marks. Ph.D. degree in Education or in the discipline relevant to the area of specialisation. Any other qualifications prescribed by UGC like NET qualification or length of professional teaching Experience as per UGC or state government for the positions of Professor and Associate professor. C. Assistant Professor (i) Postgraduate degree with minimum 55% marks in the discipline relevant to the area of specialisation. (ii)Postgraduate degree in Education(M.Ed./M.A Education) with minimum 55% marks (iii)Any other qualifications prescribed by UGC like NET qualification. (Note: Faculty can be utilised for teaching in a flexible manner so as to optimise academic expertise available). 6.3.Administrative and Professional Support Staff (a) The following administrative staff shall be provide : 1.Office Manager One 2.IT Executive/Maintenance Staff One 3.Library Assistant/Resource Centre Coordinator One 4.Office Assistants Two 5.Helper One (b) In the University Education Departments, the administrative staff shall be deployed as per the policy of the university. NCTE REGULATIONS,2009 ( For B.Ed Course ) NCTE REGULATIONS,2009 ( FOR M.Ed Course ) PROBLEM As per NCTE Regulations, 2014 most of the Teacher’s Training Institution of West Bengal will be able to teach only one basic unit of 50 students for the coming academic session 2015-16 (for B.Ed). In that case, the total number of pass out student teachers will be approximately 50 % of the previous academic session. Besides in the academic session 2016-17 no trained teachers will come out as because the regular B.Ed course will be of two years duration. As per RTE Act, 2009 after 31.03.2015 it is not possible to recruit any untrained teachers in the upper primary and secondary schools of West Bengal. So a huge gap will be created between the demand and supply of the human resources in respect to recruitment of teachers in Schools of West Bengal. Proposed Action: So to cope up with the situation, Higher Education Deptt. may intimate to the NCTE Authority that we will like to start the regular B.Ed & M.Ed course for 2 years from the coming academic session i.e. from 2015-16 following NCTE Regulations, 2014 with revised Curriculum and evaluation pattern. Higher Education Deptt. may take initiative to form a uniform curriculum for B.Ed/ M.Ed, B.P.Ed / M.P.Ed courses in the light of NCTE Regulations, 2014 . Two committees (one for B.Ed & M.Ed curriculum and another for B.P.Ed & M.P.Ed curriculum) may be formed for the said purposes. Proposed Action: We may also request the Chairperson, NCTE [vide item No.12 (power to relax) of NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2014 published in The Gazette of India: Extraordinary, Part –III, Sec-4, dated 01.12.2014] to allow B.Ed Colleges to admit 100 students in 1st year with existing teaching faculty (1+7) and existing infrastructure for the coming Academic Session (2015-16). Issue The existing Teacher Education Institutions, wherever necessary as per the revised Norms and Standards, shall provide additional built up area, create additional infrastructure, appoint additional staff and furnish additional Reserve Fund per unit per programme by October 31, 2015. However, if the institution is not willing to fulfill the norms prescribed in the New Regulations as mentioned above, its recognition will automatically become invalid as the old Regulations have already been superceded. EXPLANATION Additional built up area: For an additional intake of 50 students, it shall possess additional land of 500 sqm. (five hundred square metre). For the Institution established prior to this regulation, for an additional intake of 100 students, built up area to be increased by 500 sqm. (five hundred square metre) and the requirement of additional land may not apply to them. Additional infrastructure: Along with the previous infrastructure (As prescribed in NCTE Regulations, 2009) one Curriculum Laboratory and one additional male common room need to be constructed along with female common room. Appoint Additional staff: 8 more full time faculty members need to be appointed [16(1+15) for 100 students (2 basic units of 50 students)]. Regarding Administrative and professional Support staff, post of Lab Assistant need to be created and filled accordingly. EXPLANATION Additional Reserve Fund: If an existing recognized institution has not maintained the Endowment Fund and Reserve Fund for all the courses it is running; it shall be required to do so at the new rates (Endowment Fund Rs.5.00 lakh Rupees / programme /unit & Reserve Fund Rs. 7.00 Lakh Rupees / programme /unit) in respect of the programme for which it has not maintained the two funds. In respect of the existing programme(s), if Endowment Fund and Reserve Fund have already been maintained, the Institutions shall not be required to deposit the balance with the Bank in the form of a FDR. If an Institution is running two programmes and it has FDRs for Rs.8.00 lakhs, it shall be required to obtain FDRs for Rs.12.00 lakhs for the second programme. PROPOSED ACTION The Self-financing Institutions may be requested to take the necessary initiative to meet up the above criterion regarding additional built up area, additional infrastructure, additional staff and additional Reserve Fund per unit per programme. In case of the Government and Government –aided Institutions, State Government may take initiative for additional built up area and additional infrastructure. But to appoint additional staff in Govt. and Govt.-aided college there are several steps need to be followed subject to approval from the Higher Authority: Collection of necessary information regarding existing staff pattern, vacancy list and new posts to be created for satisfying the NCTE regulations, 2014 from different Teachers’ Training Colleges of West Bengal. Determination of financial liability of the State Government for creation of these new posts. Necessary ratification for change of the nomenclature of the existing posts. Creation of the new teaching and non-teaching posts on the basis of approval from the Higher Authority. Framing of the recruitment rules as per new regulations after necessary clarification from NCTE and UGC. Necessary advertisement by different Service Commissions like Public Service Commission, College Service Commission etc. for undertaking Selection process & Filling up of the posts. We need at least 12 to 18 months time to complete the process. Besides both for the Government and Govt.-aided Colleges, State Government already formulated the recruitment rules following the then NCTE & UGC regulations and the process is ongoing for recruitment of teaching faculties including the Principals. So Higher Education Department may seek permission from the NCTE Authority to recruit the academic faculties following the already published recruitment rules till January 2016, so that in between we can take necessary steps for recruitment of the staff following NCTE Regulations, 2014 after necessary clarification. EXEMPTION OF ENDOWMENT FUND In the NCTE Regulations, 2014 there is no mention of exemptions regarding deposition of Endowment Fund and Reserve Fund for Govt. and Govt.-aided Institution as enjoyed by them at present. Under the existing system similar provision for exemption of Endowment Fund and Reserve Fund may be made for Govt. and Govt.-aided Institution by NCTE with the intervention of Higher Education Department, Govt. of West Bengal. Important Issue Each Teachers’ Training Institution is instructed by the NCTE Authority to take the necessary action to comply with the NCTE (Recognition Norms and Procedure) Regulations, 2014 [vide Gazette Notification ,Gazette of India: Extraordinary, Part –III, Sec-4 New Delhi, dated 01.12.2014] and to submit the affidavit in the prescribed format within 21 days from the date of receipt of the letter from the NCTE Authority. NCTE will issue order of recognition w.e.f. 2015-16 after submission of the affidavit. All the bodies are requested to extend their co-operation to the State Govt. to complete this gigantic task of Teacher Training following NCTE Regulations,2014 in West Bengal within the stipulated time. Let us plan for the Success and act accordingly….