Distance Learning BEd
Distance Education BEd Admission 2014-2015
Indira Gandhi National Open University Distance Education B.Ed.
The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) established
in 1985 is a highly reputed name in the world of higher
education through distance learning in India. What began as a
humble centre for offering a learning experience to students
across the country has today acquired gigantic proportions with
338 programmes, over 3,500 courses and a cumulative student
strength of over 30 lakh with many off-shore centers as well. A
dedicated faculty with a proven track record of excellence in
distance education practices designs, develops and implements
its rich course material.
This 'People's University' operates on a learner-centric
approach and disseminates higher education through the Open and
Distance Learning (ODL) mode. Students all over appreciate its
policy of openness and flexibility as regards to entry
qualifications, time taken for completion of a program, and
place of study.
A huge demand for trained and well-qualified teachers exists in
the country today. To meet this ever-rising requirement, the
IGNOU also offers the eligible candidates an option of studying
to become a teacher through its innovative Bachelor of Education
(B.Ed.) course recognized by NCTE. The program is a unique
combination of theoretical and practical approaches to the
teaching profession. The course duration is 2 years and the
medium of instruction is Hindi and English.
Applicants to the course should have first passed graduation
from any stream under the 10+2+3 pattern of any recognized
Indian university. Teachers in-service whether temporary or
permanent with a minimum of 2 years of full-time teaching
experience in a school of a recognized board can apply for the
course. There is no bar on age limit.
Admission to the course is strictly based on an Entrance test
conducted in the month of August all over the country. The test
consists of multiple choice questions in English or Hindi
according to the candidate’s preference.
The application form contained in the Prospectus can be obtained
from the Registrar (SRD), IGNOU, Maidan Garhi, New Delhi - 110
068 and from all the Regional Centers of IGNOU after paying a
sum of Rs 550/- through a Demand Draft / IPO in favor of IGNOU
payable at New Delhi. Application form and prospectus can also
be downloaded from the website: www.ignou.ac.in and sent along
with a DD/IPO for Rs.550/- in favor of IGNOU payable at the city
of Regional centers by Registered / Speed Post to Concerned