Soon, IITs will offer BEd courses, says Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan


The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) may soon offer an integrated four-year teacher training program or Bachelor of Education (BEd) courses on their campuses, said Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.

Pradhan said the standards of many BEd colleges across the country are not up to par and this initiative will help increase teacher effectiveness.

While attending the groundbreaking ceremony for a new Kendriya Vidyalaya at IIT Bhubaneswar, the Minister of Education also said that PM Shri schools would be established across India to prepare students for the ‘coming.

Pradhan said 15,000 Shri PM schools will be established in the country while more than 500-600 Shri PM schools will be established in Odisha.

The new KV campus is expected to be completed in two years at a cost of 25 crore, which will provide quality education to children of teaching and non-teaching faculties of IIT and local students in the Jatni assembly constituency. The new KV campus will train students in classes 1 to 12.

Recently, the Minister of Education said that higher education institutions should aim for exponential growth to build a future-ready workforce and leverage technology to further decolonize education.

Pradhan mentioned the growing number of Indian start-ups in the unicorn club as an indicator of a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and called for preparing students to be job givers and not just job seekers.

The Union Education Minister also called for further strengthening alumni networks and efforts in the area of ​​internationalization of education in India, including the India curriculum.

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