Faculty Of Education

Regulations and Syllabus for Two Years B. Ed. Programme

 

(Through Regular and Distance Mode)

 

With effect from the Academic Session 2015-16

(Subject to Change from time to time)

 

Note: Himachal Pradesh University reserves the right to amend Regulations, Scheme of Examinations, Pass Criteria, Scheme of Studies and courses of study as and when it deems necessary. The Institutions of Education are required to strictly follow the syllabi prescribed by the University. No deviation is permissible.

 

Regulations and Scheme of Examinations

 

(General Objectives, Scheme of Examinations and Courses of Study for B.Ed. Programme)

 

  1. General Objectives:

The curriculum is designed to achieve the following general objectives of the B. Ed. Programme:

  1. The student teacher understands the central concepts, tools of inquiry, and structures of the disciplines and can create learning experiences that make these aspects of subject matter meaningful.
  1. The student teacher understands the process of learning and development among students, different approaches to learning and creates learning opportunities that are adapted to diverse learners and learning contexts
  2. The student teacher plans learning experiences that are based on learner’s existing proficiency, interests, experiences including misconceptions and errors; and an understanding of the process of viewing, developing and making sense of subject matter contained in the learning experiences
  3. The student teacher uses knowledge of effective verbal, nonverbal and media communication techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the classroom.
  4. The student teacher understands and uses formal and informal assessment strategies to evaluate and ensure the continuous intellectual, social and physical development of the learner.
  5. The student teacher develops self identity as a teacher through school based experiences and reflective practices that continually evaluate the effects of his/her choices and actions.
  6. The student teacher acts as an agent of modernization and social change
  7. The student teacher promotes capabilities for inculcating national values and goals as mentioned in the Constitution of India.
  8. The student teacher promotes social cohesion, international understanding and protection of Human Rights and rights of the child.
  9. The student teacher will become adept in the use of ICT in the teaching-learning process.
  1. Eligibility and Procedure of Admission:
    1. For Admission through Regular Mode:
  1. The candidates with at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree (Medical / Non-medical / Commerce / Arts) and/or in the Master’s Degree in the Sciences /Social Sciences / Humanities/ Commerce, Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto, and 45 percent marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped categories in the aforesaid Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree and 50% marks for Bachelor’s in Engineering or technology from a recognized University established by law in India are eligible for admission in the programme.

 

Note: No relaxation, even 0.01 percent in the above prescribed percentage of marks shall be granted under any circumstances. (Para 3.2 of Appendix IV of NCTE Notification No. F-51F1/2007-NCTE (N & S) dated 27-11-2007).

 

  1. Post graduation is considered only to make those candidates eligible who are not eligible on the basis of qualifying examination but the post graduation will not be the merit criteria. The Post graduation must be in one of the school subjects and the subject offered at Post Graduation level should be the same as at graduation level.

(c) The reservation of seats for SC/ST/OBC/Ex-serviceman and Physically handicapped categories will be as per the existing rules of Himachal Pradesh Government.

  1. The admission will be made strictly on the basis of the merit of entrance test conducted by Himachal Pradesh University. The minimum eligibility condition will be the attainment of 35% marks in the entrance test (Govt. of Himachal Pradesh Letter No. EDN-A-F(7)5/2013 Dated 18th March 2013). However, in case of SC/ST, 30% marks in the entrance test would be the minimum qualifying criteria (Hon’ble High Court of Himachal Pradesh CWP 4533 of 2013). The Entrance Test will consist of 150 items of one mark each on General awareness of the candidate about India, Himachal Pradesh, Freedom movement, Knowledge about various Commissions and Committees on Education, general mental ability and proficiency in the languages of Hindi and English.
    1. Division of Seats
  1. 85% seats will be reserved for the candidates from within the state and 15% will be open to candidates of other states/UTs on All India Basis. The eligibility criteria for 85% seats will be that the candidate must be a bonafide/domicile resident of Himachal Pradesh. Each candidate would be required to submit a certificate to this effect from the SDM/Tehsildar of the area concerned.
  2. 10% out of 85% state quota seats in un-aided self-financing institutions shall be treated as management quota seats and shall be brought out of the purview of centralized counseling to be conducted by the university. The management of the institute shall fill up management quota seats on the basis of the merit of entrance test through its own counseling in a transparent manner. There shall be no reservation, whatsoever, in respect of the prescribed management quota seats. The basic eligibility criteria shall remain the same as in case of other students.
  3. 85% seats reserved for the bonafide/domicile candidates of Himachal Pradesh will be filled by applying 100 point Reservation Roster of Himachal Pradesh Government (Deptt. of Higher Education, Govt. of Himachal Pradesh Letter No. EDN-A-Ga (18)-7/06-L Dated 13th July 2009.
  4. One supernumerary seat for a ‘Single Girl Child’ is reserved to the meritorious candidate of the entrance test in the Department of Education, H.P. University, Shimla only.
    1. For admission through Distance Education Mode:
  1. The candidates with at least 50% marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree (Medical/Non-medical/Commerce/Arts) and/or in the Master’s Degree in the Sciences/Social Sciences/Humanities/Commerce, Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto, and 45 percent marks in case of SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped categories in the aforesaid Bachelor’s/Master’s Degree and 50% marks for Bachelor’s in Engineering or technology from a recognized University established by law in India are eligible for admission to the programme.
  2. In addition to above eligibility conditions, the candidate should fall under any of the following two criteria:

(i) Trained in-service teachers in elementary education;

(ii) Candidates who have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to face mode.

  1. The reservation and relaxation in marks for SC/ST/OBC/Physically handicapped categories will be as per the existing rules of Himachal Pradesh Government.
  2. The admissions to the B. Ed. Programme through ICDEOL will be made solely on the basis of academic merit in qualifying examination in concerned stream of study of the candidate.

 

2.4 Admission to the B. Ed. Course is subject based:

At the time of admission, each candidate shall opt for two teaching subjects. A candidate can opt only those teaching subjects, which he/she has studied at graduation/ post graduation level. The candidate must have studied the subjects of the subject combination for at least three years at Bachelor’s level and two years at Master’s level.

Honour’s students shall opt for teaching subjects (one major subject in which they have obtained honour, and the other subsidiary subject which should have been studied at least for one year/one semester).

The candidates who have passed additional subjects at graduation level can opt for only those teaching subjects, marks of which are taken into account for the purpose of calculating percentage of marks at graduation level.

The following will be the teaching subject for the students of different streams as under:

  1. B.Com/M.Com students shall opt following teaching subjects:
  1. Teaching of one of the languages i.e. English/Hindi/Sanskrit.
  2. Teaching of Commerce.
    1. B.Sc. (Medical) graduates shall opt the following two teaching subjects:
  1. Teaching of Life Sciences
  2. Teaching of Physical Sciences
    1. B. Sc. (Non-medical) graduates shall opt the following two teaching subjects:
  1. Teaching of Mathematics
  2. Teaching of Physical Sciences
    1. Arts graduates shall opt following teaching subjects:
  1. Teaching of Social Sciences: Teaching of Social Sciences shall be opted by the graduates who have taken any one of the following subjects at B.A./M.A. level:

i. History ii. Geography iii. Political Science

iv. Sociology v. Economics vi. Public Administration

OR

Teaching of Mathematics: It shall be opted by the graduates who have taken mathematics as one of the subjects at their graduation level.

  1. Teaching of any one of the languages i.e. English, Hindi and Sanskrit provided the candidate has studied the subject at the graduation level.
  1. Duration (Time Frame):

3.1 The B.Ed. programme through regular mode shall be of a minimum period of two academic years (spread across four semesters) and a maximum of three academic years from the date of admission of the candidate. There shall be at least 100 working days in each semester exclusive of the period of examinations and admissions with 600 teaching clock hours (each working day having 6 teaching clock hours). The minimum attendance of students shall be 80% for Theory Courses and Practicum and 90% for Field Attachments / School Internship / Practice Teaching.

3.2 The B. Ed. programme through Distance Education (ICDEOL) mode shall follow annual mode and be of a minimum period of two years and a maximum of five years from the date of admission of the candidate. The personal contact programme will be compulsory for all the candidates and it shall be of 120 contact hours per year. The personal contact programme shall comprise of academic counseling sessions (72 hours per year), workshops (36 hours per year) and school-based activities (12 hours per year).

  1. Evaluation:

The performance of a student in each course will be evaluated in terms of percentage of marks with a provision for conversion to grade points. Evaluation for each course shall be done by continuous comprehensive assessment by the concerned course teacher and ESE and will be consolidated at the end of the course. The evaluation system of the students has the following two components:-

  1. Continuous Comprehensive Assessment (CCA) accounting for 20% of the total marks assigned to a particular course; and
  2. End-Semester Examination (ESE) accounting for the remaining 80% of the total marks assigned to a particular course.

In case of ICDEOL, ESE refers to End Session Examinations which will be held in the month of June each year.

4. 1 Continuous Comprehensive Assessment (CCA):

4.1 a For the students through Regular Mode

This would include the following components:

  • Classroom Attendance – Each student will have to attend a minimum of 80% Lectures / Tutorials / Practicals. A student having less than 80% attendance will not be allowed to appear in the End Semester Examination (ESE).
  • However, the exemption from 80% attendance will be given to those participating in prescribed co-curricular activities (e.g. NCC, NSS, Youth Festivals, Sports etc.) to the extent of 20% (making the necessary attendance as 60% in these cases). The claim for this exemption should be supported by authenticated certificate from the concerned University/college authorities.
  • The students having attendance between 79% and 70% attendance will apply for exemption on a prescribed form accompanied by clear reason(s) for absence to the competent authority.
  • Those students getting the exemptions, except for those getting exemptions for co-curricular activities will not be entitled for getting the CCA marks for classroom attendance as given below.
  • Classroom Attendance Incentive: Those having greater than 80% attendance (for those participating in Co-curricular activities, 20% will be added to percent attendance) will be awarded CCA marks (in case of courses with a total of 100 marks) as follows:-

• 80% but ≤ 83% 1 marks

• 84% but ≤87% 2 marks

• 88% but ≤91% 3 marks

• 92% but ≤95% 4 marks

• 96% 5 marks

The marks on the basis of attendance (in case of courses with a total of 50 marks) will be awarded as follows:

• 80% but ≤ 86% 1 marks

• 87% but ≤93% 2 marks

• 94% 3 marks

  • The continuous comprehensive assessment (CCA) will have the following components:

Sr. No.

Component

Courses with 100 Marks

Courses with 50 Marks

A.

Classroom Attendance

05

03

B.

Mid-term Test / Theory Assignments

15

07

Total Marks (CCA)

20

10

b. For the Students through Distance Mode:

  • Attendance Reward: Attendance in Personal Contact Programme (PCP) of B. Ed. Programme is compulsory for all the candidates and it shall be precondition for being permitted to appear in the University Examination. Provided that relaxation in attendance not exceeding 20% may be granted by the Director, ICDEOL H.P.University in exceptional circumstances (like election, census duty etc.) to be recorded in writing in each case and not as a general rule.
  • Theory Assignments: A total of 50% weightage is earmarked for four theory assignments per course. The assignments will be evaluated by concerned course teacher/s and the feedback on it will be provided to the learners in order to improve their performance. The assignments are to be submitted to the concerned teacher/coordinator of PCP.
  • Workshop Activities: About 30% weightage will be given to one activity in each course to be performed by the students during workshop sessions. The activities may include presentation in seminars, project work, preparation of TLM etc. The student teachers will prepare a report of the activity and submit the same to the concerned teacher/coordinator of PCP.
  • School-Based Activities: About 20% weightage will be given to one activity in each course to be performed by the students in the schools. The activities may include preparing and maintaining Stock Registers, Students’ Cumulative Records, Time Table, CCE Records, Attendance Records, School Development Plans, Annual Work Budget Plans etc. The student teachers will prepare a report of the activity and submit the same to the concerned teacher/coordinator of PCP.
  • The continuous comprehensive assessment (CCA) / Internal Assessment will have the following components:

 

Sr. No.

Component

When

Weightage

Marks in case of Subjects with 100 Marks

Marks in case of Subjects with 50 Marks

A.

Theory assignments

Four theory assignments to be submitted during or within one month after PCP

50%

10

05

B.

Workshop Activity

One activity in each course

30%

06

03

C.

School Based Activity

One Activity in each course

20%

04

02

GRAND TOTAL (A+B+C)

100%

20

10

 

4. 2 End-Semester Examinations (End-Session Examinations in case of ICDEOL):

  • The remaining 80% of the final marks assigned to a student in a course will be on the basis of ESE that will be for three hours and one and half hour duration depending upon the marks assigned to the course. The end-semester examinations for odd and even semesters in case of regular students will be held in the months of November / December and June each year respectively. In case of ICDEOL, the end-session examinations will be held in the month of June each year. The ESE will be covering the whole syllabus of the course.
  • Question Papers for the ESE will be got set by the Controller of Examinations, H. P. University, Shimla.
  • The question paper for the ESE (having 80 marks) will have following pattern:

Section A

Compulsory of 16 marks consisting of 8 short answer type questions of 2 marks each covering whole of the syllabus.

Section B (UNIT I)

The paper setter will set two questions out of which the candidate will attempt one question. Each question will carry 16 marks. Each of these questions may contain sub parts and will be long answer type.

Section C (UNIT II)

The paper setter will set two questions out of which the candidate will attempt one question. Each question will carry 16 marks. Each of these questions may contain sub parts and will be long answer type.

Section D (UNIT III)

The paper setter will set two questions out of which the candidate will attempt one question. Each question will carry 16 marks. Each of these questions may contain sub parts and will be long answer type.

Section E (UNIT 1V)

The paper setter will set two questions out of which the candidate will attempt one question. Each question will carry 16 marks. Each of these questions may contain sub parts and will be long answer type.

Total marks (A + B + C + D+E) 16 + 16 + 16 +16+16 = 80 marks

 

  • The question paper for the ESE (having 40 marks) will have following pattern:

 

Section A

Compulsory of 8 marks consisting of 4 short answer type questions of 2 marks each covering whole of the syllabus.

Section B (UNIT I)

The paper setter will set two questions out of which the candidate will attempt one question. Each question will carry 16 marks. Each of these questions may contain sub parts and will be long answer type.

Section C (UNIT II)

The paper setter will set two questions out of which the candidate will attempt one question. Each question will carry 16 marks. Each of these questions may contain sub parts and will be long answer type.

 

Total marks (A + B + C) = 8 + 16 + 16 = 40 marks.

  • It will be necessary for a candidate to pass separately in Internal and External Examinations. A candidate must obtain not less than 40% of the total number of marks in each course and 45% marks in aggregate of all the prescribed courses.
  • Candidates reappearing in a subsequent examination shall be examined in accordance with the Scheme and syllabus in force.
  • If a candidate fails in not more than 50% of the courses shall be declared as reappear and shall be required to appear in only those courses to clear his/her reappear. The candidate who fails in more than 50% courses shall be declared fail and shall be required to appear in all the courses.
  • Candidates who fails in practical examination or absents from the practical examination (practice of teaching) may present for re-examination as an ex-student. He/she, after getting his/her case recommended by the Chairperson Department of Education, HPU Shimla / Director, ICDEOL, as the case may be shall deposit Rs 5000/- (Rs. Five Thousands Only) fee for the same in the account of Finance Officer, H. P. University / Director, ICDEOL, HPU, Shimla as the case may be.
  1. Internship in Teaching / Practice Teaching (For Regular Candidates):
  • The students are required to go through a school internship for five months (20 weeks) during two years in the schools under the supervision of a teacher educator of the institution concerned in which a particular student is studying.
  • The school internship of one month duration will be held in second semester. The school internship (practice teaching) of four months duration will be held in the third semester. Final examination of teaching practice / internship in teaching will take place in third semester after the completion of mandatory lessons i.e. 50 macro lessons in each of the teaching subject.
  • The school internship shall be of one month (4 weeks) duration during second semester of the course. These four weeks shall include an initial phase of one week meant for orientation of student-teachers about the school, its management structure, functioning and organization of co-curricular activities. The second week of practice teaching will include study of maintenance of various school records (eg. CCE records, admission-withdrawal registers, attendance records, stock registers etc.). The student-teachers will prepare separate reports on school management, its functioning and maintenance of different records by both the school authorities. The third and fourth weeks will include observation of senior teachers of the school by the student teachers. The candidates will prepare twenty observation lessons (10 in each teaching subject) and get them verified from the concerned senior teacher. Feedback will be provided to the candidates on his/her performance by the school teachers and teacher educator of the institution concerned in which the student is studying.
  • During the third semester of the course, the practice teaching shall be of four months (16 weeks) duration. During these sixteen weeks, the candidates are required to deliver 100 lessons (50 in each teaching subject) under the supervision of the teacher educator of the institution concerned in which the student is studying. In addition, the student-teachers are required to observe 60 observation lessons (30 in each teaching subject) of their peer student-teachers in the concerned teaching subjects. If a candidate, who does not deliver mandatory number of lessons and any other activities related to teaching practice and practical work, he/she will not be allowed to appear in external assessment of practice teaching (i.e. final teaching practice examination). The macro / practice lessons will be supervised / assessed by the concerned teacher educator and feedback will be provided to the candidates on his/her performance by the school teacher and teacher educator of the institution concerned in which the student is studying.
  • For Final Teaching Practice, the candidate must prepare two lessons- one related to each of the teaching subject.
  • The Board of Examiners will consist of three external examiners. For this, the panel of examiners will be drawn by the Chairperson, Deptt. of Education and duly approved by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of the University. The Board of Examiners will comprise of the experts in science and arts teaching subjects.

Micro Teaching Lessons and Simulated Teaching Lessons (for Regular Students):

The students are required to deliver following number of lessons in their respective

Teacher Education Colleges:

 

Sr. No.

Type of Lessons

Number of Lessons

Remark

1

Micro Teaching Lessons (During 2nd Semester Only)

20 (Four per Teaching Skill)

Two Micro Lessons in each Teaching Subject per Teaching Skill

2

Simulated Teaching Lessons (In the Beginning of 3rd Semester)

20

10 Lessons per Teaching Subject

 

Note: The teaching skills for delivering micro lessons will be skill of chalkboard writing, stimulus variation, reinforcement, questioning and explaining.

  1. Internship in Teaching / Practice Teaching (For ICDEOL Students):
  • In case of ICDEOL, the students are required to go through a teaching practice for three months (12 weeks) in the schools where he/she works or in the schools of his/her choice in case of unemployed candidates) under the supervision of senior trained teachers of the concerned school.
  • The practice teaching shall be of one month (4 weeks) duration during first year of the course. These four weeks shall include an initial phase of two weeks for observing regular classroom transaction process by senior trained teachers (of upper primary or secondary stage of education) of the school. The candidates will prepare twelve observation lessons (6 in each teaching subject) and get them verified from the concerned senior teacher. During the remaining two weeks of practice teaching in first year, the candidates are required to deliver 12 macro/practice lessons (6 in each teaching subject). The macro / practice lessons will be supervised/assessed by the senior trained school teachers (of upper primary or secondary stage of education) and feedback will be provided to the candidates on his/her performance.
  • During the second year of the course, the practice teaching shall be of two months (8 weeks) duration. These eight weeks shall include an initial phase of two weeks for observing regular classroom transaction process by senior trained teachers (of upper primary or secondary stage of education) of the school. The candidates will prepare twelve observation lessons (6 in each teaching subject) and get them verified from the concerned senior school teacher. During the remaining six weeks of practice teaching in second year, the candidates are required to deliver 36 macro / practice lessons (18 in each teaching subject). The macro / practice lessons will be supervised/assessed by the senior trained school teachers (of upper primary or secondary stage of education) and feedback will be provided to the candidates on his/her performance.
  • The candidates are required to undergo practice teaching only after attending PCP i.e. academic counseling sessions and workshop activities.
  • If a candidate, who does not deliver the required number of micro / simulated / observation / macro / practice lessons and/or any other assigned activities in the PCP / practice teaching, he/she will not be allowed to appear in final assessment of practice teaching (i.e. final teaching practice examination). At the time of practice teaching examination, the external examiners shall give due weightage to different records of micro / simulated / observation / macro / practice lessons and other activities assigned to the students.
  • The final practice teaching examination will be held in the second year in the month of May / June after completion of PCP and mandatory number of lessons. For Final Teaching Practice, the candidate must prepare two lessons- one related to each method of teaching.
  • The Board of Examiners will consist of three external examiners to be appointed by the university. The panel of examiners will be drawn by the Director, ICDEOL and duly approved by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor of H. P. University. The Board of Examiners will comprise of the experts in science and arts teaching subjects.

Micro Teaching Lessons and Simulated Teaching Lessons (for ICDEOL Students):

In case of ICDEOL, the students are required to deliver following number of lessons during PCP in workshop sessions in addition to other prescribed workshop activities:

 

Sr. No.

Type of Lessons during Workshops

Number of Lessons during 1st Year

Number of Lessons during 2nd Year

1

Micro Teaching Lessons

10

10

2

Simulated Teaching Lessons

05

05

 

  1. Medium of Instruction and Examination:
  • Medium of Instruction: The medium of instruction for the B. Ed. programme will be English or Hindi. The colleges can make arrangements and are permitted to do so by the university.
  • Medium of Examination: The medium of the examination shall be English or Hindi.

SCHEME OF STUDIES:

 

A candidate is required to take following courses in B. Ed. Programme (through

regular mode):

 

Sr. No.

Course

Code

Name of the Course

Theory Marks

Internal Assessment

Total Marks

B. Ed. First Semester

1

Paper I

Childhood and Development Years

80

20

100

2

Paper II

Contemporary India and Education

80

20

100

3

Paper III

Language Across the Curriculum

40

10

50

4

Paper IV

Understanding Disciplines and Subjects

40

10

50

5

Paper V

Text Reading and Reflections

40

10

50

Total Marks in First Semester

280

70

350

B. Ed. Second Semester

1

Paper VI

Learning and Teaching

80

20

100

2

Paper VII

Assessment for Learning

80

20

100

3

Paper VIII

Drama and Art in Education

40

10

50

Candidates are required to choose any two of the following subjects in Second Semester in accordance with the subjects studied at graduation level.

4

Paper IX - A

Pedagogy of School Subjects (Part – 1)

 

(i)

Teaching of Physical Sciences

40

10

50

 

(ii)

Teaching of Life Sciences

40

10

50

 

(iii)

Teaching of Mathematics

40

10

50

 

(iv)

Teaching of Social Sciences

40

10

50

 

(v)

Teaching of Commerce

40

10

50

 

(vi)

Teaching of English

40

10

50

 

(vii)

Teaching of Hindi

40

10

50

 

(viii)

Teaching of Sanskrit

40

10

50

5

Paper X

Practice Teaching (4 Weeks Duration)

Grading (on Four Points Letter Grades) will be done on the basis of reports submitted by the students.

Total Marks in Second Semester

280

70

350

B. Ed. Third Semester

Candidates will continue with same two Teaching subjects in Third Semester which they have opted in the Second Semester

1

Paper IX - B

Pedagogy of School Subjects (Part – 2)

 

(i)

Teaching of Physical Sciences

40

10

50

 

(ii)

Teaching of Life Sciences

40

10

50

 

(iii)

Teaching of Mathematics

40

10

50

 

(iv)

Teaching of Social Sciences

40

10

50

 

(v)

Teaching of Commerce

40

10

50

 

(vi)

Teaching of English

40

10

50

 

(vii)

Teaching of Hindi

40

10

50

 

(viii)

Teaching of Sanskrit

40

10

50