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Bharathiar University SDE BEd

Bharathiar University SDE BEd

Bharathiar University SDE BEd Syllabus

Bharathiar University - School of Distance Education

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Admission Notification - June 2006

MPhil/PhD not to be offered under distance education in TN by Universities under HED

Bharathiar University School of Distance Education - Bachelor of Education (BEd)

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Course Duration

2 years

Eligibility Criteria / Entry Requirements

(i) The teacher candidates working in Govt. / Govt. Aided / Govt. recognized primary / secondary / H.Sc schools including college situated within the territorial jurisdiction of Bharathiar University viz. Coimbatore, Erode and The Nilgris and who have put in not less than 24 months of service and passing the UG degree examination in the 10+2+3 stream, with the same main subject in Part III, for which he is seeking admission in the B.Ed., course. (ii) Candidates who have taken more than one main subject in part III (Double or Triple major) of the U.G degree have to choose only one of the main subjects and apply for that optional in B.Ed., (iii) Candidates who have done their U.G degree in Applied Chemistry, Bio-Chemistry or Applied Physics can apply for Teaching of Science in B.Ed., those who have done Environmental Science, Bio-technology and Micro-Biology can also apply for the same optional in B.Ed., and similarly candidates with Applied Geography in UG degree can apply for Teaching of Social Science. (iv) a. Candidates passed with 45% of marks in U.G degree or P.G degree with minimum pass is required for admission b. In the case of candidates belonging to SC and ST communities, a pass in the relevant UG degree course is enough. c. In the case of handicapped (both physical and Visual) candidates, a minimum pass in the degree is required. Admissions are done on the basis of the score obtained in the Entrance-Test conducted. The Programme is of 2 years duration but students may take up to 4 years to complete. The instruction and the study materials are supplied / offered through English medium. However the students may be permitted to write the examination in English / Tamil.

Course Pattern

Annual Scheme

Medium of Instruction

English / Tamil Medium

About the course

The Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme of Bharathiar University is similar to that of IGNOU, aims at developing the understandings and competencies required by practicing teachers for the effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage. The programme also provides opportunities of sharing experiences gained by practicing teachers. It enables in-service teachers to select and organise learning experiences according to the requirement of learners. In addition, it develops knowledge and understanding of essential areas required by teachers in the emerging socio-cultural, political and technological context in general, and education system in particular.

Eligibility for Admission to Examination

A candidate shall be admitted to the B.Ed., degree examination only if he / she has undergone the prescribed course of the study satisfactorily being offered by the School of Distance Education, Bharathiar University having put in the prescribed attendance (90%) in the Personal Contact Programmes including practicals.

Personal Contact Programme

There are 24 days of compulsory personal contact programmes spreading 12 days each for first year and the second year of study. In addition to the compulsory PCPs, there are another 12 days of optional PCPs spreading 6 days each in the first and second years of study. Practicals related to teaching competency, micro-teaching, preparation and use of audio-visual aids,Test and measurement related to both the optionals and psychology experiments will be conducted in the first year compulsory PCP while the remaining practical activities will be dealt with during the second year compulsory PCP. The content subjects of the course will be dealt with during the optional PCPs of first and second years.


Practicals are held at designated institutions for which schedule is provided by the SDE, Bharathiar University. Attendance at practicals is compulsory.

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Information about the courses provided here is partial and should not be treated as comprehensive. i.e The institution would be offering other course than those mentioned here. Students are advised to check with the intitution for the latest information in regard to the course.

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