The Bachelor of Education Programme, general known as B.Ed. is a professional course that prepares teachers for upper primary or middle level (Classes VI to VIII), secondary level (Classes IX – X) and senior secondary level Classes (XI – XII). The programme will be offered through the affiliated B.Ed., colleges which are recognized by the NCTE.
In exercise of the powers conferred Under Sections 44 of Karnataka State Universities Act 2000, the Academic Council of Kuvempu University frames the following regulations.
1. These Regulations shall be called as Kuvempu University Regulations 2014-15 governing two years B.Ed., Degree Programme. (Semester Scheme).
2. B.Ed., programme shall be offered under the Faculty of Education.
The programme will be of duration of two academic years (4Semesters) which can be completed in a maximum period of 3 years from the date of admission to the course.
3.2.1 There will be at least two hundred working days in each academic year, exclusive of the period of examinations and admissions.
3.2.2 The institution will work for a minimum of 36 hours in a week (five or six days), during which physical presence in the institution of all the teachers and student teachers is necessary to ensure there availability for interaction, advise, guidance, dialogue and consultation as and when needed.
3.2.3 The minimum attendance of student teachers will have to be 80% for all course work and practicum and 90% for school internship. 5.1. Candidates must be citizens of India and should be candidates from Karnataka for claiming seats under Government quota.
“Karnataka candidates” means,
1. Students who has studied for at least 7 (seven) full academic years in any of the Government or Government recognized institutions in Karnataka from first Grade up to II P.U.C. 12th Grade or qualifying examination, and
2. Passed either S.S.L.C/10th standard or P.U.C./12th standard examination in Karnataka.
III. Candidates who have passed either S.S.L.C. or student in open schools the period of seven years study shall not be insisted. However such candidates shall produce domicile certificate for 7 years from the Tahasildar or concerned Taluk.
Candidates who have passed either S.S.L.C. or P.U.C. either in open school or as private candidates shall produce the relevant Marks Card or a certificate from the Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board/Directorate of Pre-University Education which certifies that he/she is a “Private Candidate”. In respect of candidates who have taken more than one year to pass a class/Grade, the years of academic study is counted as one year only for the purpose.
5.2 Candidates must be graduated with 50% marks either in Bachelor’s Degree and/or Masters’ Degree in sciences/social sciences/humanities. Bachelors’ Degree in Engineering or technology with specialization in science and mathematics with 55% of marks or any other qualifications equivalent there to are eligible for admission to the course.
5.3 Candidates shall have a minimum of 50% of marks in aggregate of all the three years of Degree including electives and languages, including 10% internal assessment marks or shall have 50% of marks in aggregate of all the two years of post-graduate degree. Students of Bachelor of Engineering or technology should have at least 55% of marks in. Science and mathematics in aggregate in all the years of the above two subjects studied. But SC, ST, C1 and Physically handicapped candidates shall have a minimum of 45% of Marks in aggregate of all the three years of Degree including electives and languages, including 10% in internal assessment marks. Or 50% of marks in aggregate of all the two years of Post graduate degree. Students of Bachelor of Engineering or technology should have at least 50% of marks in science and mathematics in aggregate in all the years of the above two subjects studied.
For Admission to B.Ed. programme the aggregate marks obtained in all the three years examination including languages and including 10% of internal marks shall be taken into consideration while preparing merit list. Students who do not possess essential marks required for eligibility for admission to B.Ed. Course the aggregate marks obtained in the two year post graduate degree will be considered for merit. Further the aggregate marks obtained in the Science and Mathematics subjects of the students of Bachelor of Engineering will be considered for merit.
5.5 The reservation of seats will be as per the rules and regulations of the State Government.
(1) In-service Candidates seeking admission for the Bachelor of Education shall conform to the eligibility conditions prescribed by the state Government from time to time provided that they satisfy the subject requirements stipulated in regulation.
(2) Eligibility criteria will be followed as per Government rules mentioned in the Centralized Admission Cell prospectus.
5.6 In case a candidate or his/her parents or guardian furnishes false or incorrect information regarding marks card or statement of marks or a certificate or an affidavit along with the application, such application shall be liable to be rejected and the seat, if any, allotted to such candidates shall be liable to be forfeited. Such candidates, his/her parents or guardian as the case may be, shall also render themselves shall be liable to be punished legally. However, the University may consider that action should be taken under appropriate rules for rejection of an application cancellation of a seat and that it shall pass an appropriate order after holding such an enquiry as it deems necessary
7. Colleges shall admit all the candidates allotted by the Government of Karnataka through Centralized Admission Cell (CET) or by any appropriate agency of the Government of Karnataka.
8. For filling the management seats the respective college shall select the candidates following eligibility criteria as envisaged in regulation 4.
9. The college shall admit the selected candidates, both under Government quota and Management quota, within the last date fixed for admission by the government and Kuvempu University.
10. The total intake of all B.Ed., colleges shall be 50 per unit or as fixed by NCTE/Government of Karnataka from time to time.
11. Management Seats: The respective institutions shall invite applications from the eligible candidates for admissions in respect of Management seats and fill up such seats in accordance with the eligibility criteria and merit as per regulations. The list of admitted candidates shall be got approved by the University.
12. The total number of admission of Candidates in the colleges from outside Karnataka State should not exceed more than twenty percent of the total prescribed intake under any circumstances
A course is the basic component of an academic programme. It is identified by a course name (i.e., Instructional processes).
The duration of one semester is 100 days for teaching-learning process and four hundred days including all the four semesters exclusive of the period of admission and semester-end-examinations.
7.1 The B.Ed. Programme mainly consists of the following courses:
(a) Perspective in Education
Perspectives in Education should include courses in the study of childhood, child development and adolescence, contemporary India and education, philosophical and sociological perspectives in education, theoretical foundations of knowledge and curriculum, teaching and learning, gender in the context of school and society, and inclusive education. The course in childhood studies shall enable student teachers to engage with studies on Indian society and education, acquire conceptual tools of sociological analysis and hands-on experience of engaging with diverse communities, children and schools. The course on ‘Contemporary India and Education’ shall develop a conceptual understanding about issues of diversity, inequality and marginalization in Indian society and the implications for education, with analyses of significant policy debates in Indian, education. The course on knowledge and curriculum will address the theoretical foundations of school knowledge from historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives, with critical of curricular aims and context, and the relationship between curriculum, policy and learning. The course on ‘teaching and learning’ will focus on aspects of social and emotional development; cell and identity, and cognition and learning.
(b) Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies
Courses in Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies shall include aspects of Language across the curriculum and communication, understanding of a discipline, social history of a school subject, and its pedagogical foundations, with a focus on the learner, and a course on the theoretical perspectives on assessment for learning. Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies courses shall offer a study of the nature of a particular discipline, critical understanding of the school curriculum, pedagogy as the integration of knowledge about the learner, the discipline and the societal context of learning, and research relating to different aspects of young children’s learning. The design of the programme would enable students to specialize in one disciplinary area, viz., Social Science, Science, Mathematics, Languages and a subject area from the same discipline, at one/two two levels of school. The courses shall aim to develop in students an understanding of the curriculum, linking school knowledge with community life. A variety of investigative projects shall be included to reconstruct concepts from subject knowledge through appropriate pedagogic processes and to communicate meaningfully with children.
7.2 Engagement with the Field/Practicum
The B.Ed, programme shall provide for sustained engagement with the Self, the Child, Community ad School, at different levels and through establishing close connections between different curricular areas. The curricular area would serve as an important link between the above two broad curricular areas through its three components.
1. a) Tasks and Assignments that run through all the courses.
2. b) School intership
3. c) Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities.