STATUTES & SCHEME FOR THE TWO YEAR B.ED COURSE

Course 

The course for the Degree of Bachelor of Education shall extend over a period of two academic years, having four semesters. This course is designed variously under theory  lectures / Methodology  lessons /school internship or field work (different components) / Reflective Journal

Mode of Admission

The admission to B.Ed course(two years) shall be made on Merit basis.

Time of Admission

Admission procedure to the said course shall start on May

Semesters & Vacations   

The terms and vacations for the course shall be as under :-

-First semester – August 01 to December 24 (Including Exam Days)

  • Inter Semester Break -Dec 25 to 5th Jan. (next Year)

-Second Semester – January 06 to June 15(Including Exam Days)

  • Inter Semester Break-June 16 to July 31

-IIIrd Semester– August 01 to Dec 24th of the academic year

  • Winter break – December 25 to January 5 

-IV Semester– Jan 06 to June 16 of the academic year

Theory & Practice Duration 

A total of 200 working hours are to  be academically fulfilled  with 36 hrs class per week.

A total of 20 weeks  internship cum teaching Practice  is to be  achieved  (spread  over two years) having 4 weeks in the First year of the program and 16 weeks in the second year. The 4 weeks internship is to be in two semesters having 2 weeks internship in each semester of the first year whereas the 16 weeks is to be spread over third and Fourth semester of the 2nd Year of the B.Ed program.

The Semester examination for the  two year Degree of Bachelor of Education shall be held in December for Ist,3rd  Semester & in  June for  IInd & IVth semester at Jammu and other places as may be fixed by the Vice-Chancellor.

Eligibility

Admission to B.Ed. course in Colleges of Education, other than the Govt College of Education,   in and off site campuses of the University of Jammu shall be open to such candidates who have passed Bachelor Degree and/or Master Degree Examination with 45% aggregate marks for General Category and 40% marks for the reserved categories of  SC/ST and Others( as per the rules of the state govt.) in the Faculties of Arts, Science, Social Sciences, Commerce or Faculty of Music and Fine Arts, conducted by the University of Jammu or an examination of any other University recognized as equivalent thereto or Bachelor’s Degree examination of 4-year duration in  a recognised University.

The admission can  be granted :-

  1. Provided that a candidate who has been placed under reappear category in one course/paper of an examination, other than the qualifying examination, or was scheduled to appear in the examination (other than the qualifying examination) either as a regular or private candidate before the commencement of class work of B.Ed. course but could not do so on account of delay in the conduct of said examination, for reasons beyond his control, shall be eligible to appear in the examination, even though he/she has been duly admitted to B.Ed. course.
  2. Any person in employment or self-employment or engaged in a business or profession is not eligible for admission to B.Ed. course in Non- Government colleges. Such a person may, however, be considered for admission, provided-

he/she produces a certificate from his/her employer that the employer has no objection to his/her employee pursuing whole time B.Ed course and that the employee is on authorised leave for the purpose;

in the case of self-employed-person or a person engaged in business or a profession, the person concerned gives an undertaking in writing that he/she will devote his/her whole time for studies as a student during the period he/she remains on roll of the College for the course and shall not engage in any business or profession or avocation during this period or engage in any other activity which is likely to interfere with his/her studies in the college.

Eligibility for Examinations

At the end of every semester, Semester/term end examination would be held by the University as per the academic calendar schedule. All the candidates who have fulfilled the  conditions of attendance, internals as well as internship cum Teaching Practice , shall be allowed to take examination. A person, so long as he/she is a student of B.Ed course, shall not be eligible to attend any other course of instruction or appear in any other examination of the University

The concerned Principal of the College/Institution shall issue a certificate in the regard of the fulfilment of the conditions laid out for students and completion of syllabus.

  1. There shall be an examination called the semester examination at the end of each semester in the prescribed courses for students having undergone a regular course of study college of Education or in and the off site campuses . Examinations in the 1st and 3rd semester courses will be held ordinarily in the December and examination in the 2nd and 4th semester courses will be held ordinarily in the June every year or on such dates as may be approved by the Vice-Chancellor.
  2. A semester examination for the B.Ed Degree Programme shall be open to the following categories of persons:

A) A regular student i.e. a person who has undergone a regular course of study in an affiliating college of education or in and the off site campuses  for the period specified for that course of study by having been on the rolls of the College  immediately preceding the examination and has his/her  name submitted to the Controller of Examinations by the Principal  where he has pursued the course for the examination and has fulfilled the following conditions to be certified by the principal  concerned:

i/     he/she  has been a person of good conduct;

ii/ he/she  has attended not less than 80% of the lectures delivered including seminars, tutorials etc., in        each course offered by him in that semester;

iii/ In the case of a internship , he/she  has attended not less than 90% of the internship( attendance )   iv/   he/she  has paid the prescribed fees.

b) Ex-students i.e. persons who after having undergone a regular course of study and having completed all conditions of eligibility for appearance in a course or courses in a semester examination including minimum attendance requirement and having secured D grade in sessional work and having either failed to pass the semester examination in that course(s) or been unable to appear in the examination in that course(s) will be eligible to appear as a private candidate in a examination by submitting   his/ her application on the prescribed form along with prescribed fees to reach the controller of examination within the dates fixed for this purpose.

The said candidate has to complete the Course with the all components( theory papers as well as the Internship) in maximum  of the 3 years of the enrolment  in the course.  However , university guidelines for PG Semester System shall be applicable to the  B.Ed candidates as well for the awarding of the internals in proportionate  to the mark obtained in the theory examination for the reappear or private candidates.

  1. The exact date for the external examination as well as the evaluation of theory as well as for the Internship shall be notified by the Controller of Examinations in consultation with the Principals of the Colleges.

The examination shall be open to any person who –

i/      has been on the rolls of an affiliated (permanent /temporary) college for every semester;

ii/ has passed the Bachelor’s Degree Examination In any Faculty of this University as recognized  or an examination of any other University recognised as equivalent there to.

iii/     produces the following certificate signed by the Principal of the College he/ she  a/      has a good conduct and character;  b/      of having completed 80 % of attendance in each subject in theory and 90% for school internship in          each semester .

c/       having completed  school internship as  per the norms laid down for  the same ;

Admission in the next Semester 

Admission in the II, III and IV Semester courses in B.Ed Two year semester program in operation shall be made on the prescribed forms to be filled up   by every student seeking continuation of admission to the next semester.

  1. Admission for the II & IV semesters shall be completed by the Principal  concerned within 15 days from the date of termination of the I/III semester examination.  However, admission in the 3rd Semester of B.Ed shall be subject to having passed at least 50% of the courses of the Ist Semester, appearance in at least in the two courses of the IInd Semester and having secured minimum of D grade in the Internals and must have completed the Internship of the Ist & IInd Semesters.
  2. Provided that a late fee as per the notification issued from time to time shall be paid by each student seeking admission after the last prescribed date, up to 3 days maximum delay and thereafter no admission for continued enrolment shall be made.

Notwithstanding anything contained above the Vice-Chancellor shall be competent to alter the above schedule of continued enrolment.

Cancellation /Shortage of Attendance & Condoning the shortage

  1. The Principal , shall be competent to cancel the admission of a student enrolled in B.Ed program in the college affiliated with the University of Jammu, if ;

i) The student teacher / trainee/ intern remains absent without the permission of the Principal for a  period of 1month continuously ; or

ii) The student teacher fails to attend the 50% or more of the total lectures delivered in the Ist semester after an opportunity has been given to him/her to explain as to why such an action be not taken against him/her

iii) All these actions if taken , need to be vetted by the Competent Body of the University.

In case if the student teacher/ trainee/ intern  has a some shortage than the required needed lectures for the eligibility, the Principal in consultation of Managing  Committee, may condone shortages of a student in attendance in a semester for special reasons, to be recorded in writing, up to 6 % of the lectures delivered. But the internship part is to be done by the student , for which no condoning is effective . The internship is compulsory.

A student, whose deficiency in lectures in a course is not condoned by the principal in consultation of Managing Committee or is not condonable, shall not be eligible to appear in the semester examination in the B.Ed course.

EXAMINATIONS :

The Examination is a continuous process and the formative and summative  techniques  would be used to complete the process of examinations. The Semester End or the term end examination would be held in the following components

a) Theory Papers

b) Teaching Practice cum Internship.

a) Theory examination.

The Theory comprises of the Core subjects and the Content cum Methodology papers irrespective of the weight age of the credits for it. The theory examination will be held as per the University Date-sheet at  the designated centers and students need to write the examination as per rules and regulations of the University.  The Unit-IV in all the theory subjects deal with the sessional work which is to be a part of  internship. The Sessional  work shall constitute the  content for  theory examination as well as for the internship. But for the theory  examination. the entire sessional work is also to figure for the written theoretical examination.  Candidates will require a minimal of 40% marks for passing the theory examination.

b) Internship cum Teaching Practice Examination

It is continuous assessment of the student teacher performance in the classroom and outside the classrooms. In the school internship, 4 weeks are to be devoted to school based related  activities and 16 weeks are to be devoted to practice teaching and the other activities of the school like all the routine work of the full teacher . The trainees are expected to work as full time teachers during this period.  The internship taken up in schools would be fully recorded in the form of Reflective Journal (RJ).  The Reflective Journal is to be a compendium of all the activities of the student teacher which he/she would perform/enact in the classroom in the practicing school/on a field trip/performing any community service etc.

In case of the non sufficient time in completing the internship , the internship activities including the teaching practice may be taken up in the Inter semester break. RJ is to be properly recorded and preserved by the student teacher.

All the activities performed need to be authenticated  by the Principal and the Teacher In charge of the Group/ individual student. All the activities performed during the Internship program from Semester 1 to Semester IV would be documented in the Reflective Journal. The Activities which can’t be documented in writing  must be photographed   through timed videography (CD/DVD evidence to be appended).On the proper  completion and its authentication by the concerned College Faculty, the External Examiners cum Observers would undertake the external evaluation of the students submitted by the University for the award of the Grades. All the activities performed under internship need to evaluated and awarded with marks which would be converted into Grades as per the formula charted out at 16. Besides, other activities of the internship, the following activities are must & can’t be excluded from the schedule of the activities to be performed for Internship by the concerned Academic Coordination Committee (ACC) of the College.

The following activities besides to other activities are must in the  component of the Internship.

i) Differential Function of the school system.

ii)  System of Managing the classrooms by another teacher( if the teacher is on leave ).

iii) System of Managing Internal & External Evaluation.

iv) System of maintain School records and Registers ( in physical form or in the computer).

v) System of Managing curriculum activities.