Duration Of The B.ed Programme

The B.Ed. Programme shall be for duration of two academic consisting of 200 working days (36 hours in a week- 5 or 6 days in a week) each year, excluding the period of examination and admission.

Programme Content

The B.Ed programme will consist of Theory courses in ‘Perspectives in Education’, and ‘Curriculum and Pedagogic Studies’ along with ‘Engagement with the Field’ as practical component.

Courses In Perspectives In Education

Course 1: Childhood and Growing up
Course 2: Contemporary India and Education
Course 3: Learning and Teaching
Course 6: Gender, School and Society (1/2 Course)
Course 8: Knowledge and Curriculum
Course 10: Creating an Inclusive School (1/2 Course)

Courses In Curriculum And Pedagogic Studies

Course 4: Language across the Curriculum (1/2 Course)
Course 5: Understanding Disciplines and Subjects (1/2 Course)
Course 7 (a&b): Pedagogy of a School Subject (1/2 Courses)
Course 9: Assessment for Learning
Course 11: Optional Course (1/2 Course)

Engagement With The Field – The Self, The Child, Community And School

This curricular area would have three components:

  1. Tasks and Assignments that run through all the courses as indicated in the year wise distribution of the syllabus.
  2. School Internship.
  3. Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC):
Course EPC 1: Reading and Reflecting on Texts (1/2 Course)
Course EPC 2: Drama and Art in Education (1/2 Course)
Course EPC 3: Critical Understanding of ICT (1/2 Course)
Course EPC 4: Understanding the Self (1/2 Course)

Annual Distribution Of The Courses And Distribution Of Marks

Theory Courses for First Year


Serial No.


Course Name

Marks for TheoryMarks for T&A



Course 1Childhood and Growing Up7030100
Course 2Contemporary India and Education7030100
Course 3Learning and Teaching7030100
Course 4Language across the Curriculum351550
Course 5Understanding Disciplines and Subjects351550
Course 6Gender, School and Society351550
Course 7(a)

Pedagogy of a School subject – Part – I


Sub – Total350150




Engagement with the Field for First Year [Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)]
Course EPC 1Reading and Reflecting on Texts50 Marks
Course EPC 2Drama and Art in Education50 Marks
Course EPC 3Critical Understanding of ICT50 Marks
Sub – Total150 Marks
Grand Total (500+150)650 Marks
Theory Courses for Second Year


Serial No.


Course Name


for Theory

Marks for T & A





Pedagogy of a School Subject – Part II

(Content Mastery)

Course 8Knowledge and Curriculum7030100
Course 9Assessment for Learning7030100
Course 10Creating an Inclusive School351550
Course 11

Optional Courses: (Any one )

1. Yoga, Health and Physical Education

2.  Environmental Education

3.  Values and Peace Education


Engagement with the Field (EPC) for Second Year

Courses on Enhancing Professional Capacities (EPC)



Understanding the Self50 Marks
School Internship250 Marks
Total Marks650 Marks

Distribution Of Marks For Tasks And Assisgnments For Each Course

S.No.Type of CourseMarks
1.Full course2 x 15 = 30
2.Half a course2 x 7.50 =15

Medium Of Instruction

The candidates admitted into the B.Ed degree course in the Colleges of Education affiliated to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should select the medium of instruction either as English or as Tamil (as per the availability of medium of instruction in the colleges of education). After the last date of admission, Principals of the Colleges of Education should submit the name list along with the medium of instruction chosen by each candidate to Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.

In case, if the admitted candidates prefer to change their medium of instruction at later stage of the course it should be permitted only after obtaining necessary written permission from the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University, prior to the publication of Nominal Roll. Medium of instruction chosen by the candidate to pursue the B.Ed. degree course will be indicated in the B.Ed. degree course transfer certificate alone. Classroom instruction shall be carried out separately for different medium of instruction.


Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should gain 85% (i.e., 170 days) of attendance, failing which they will not be permitted to appear for the B.Ed. degree examination. However, as per the decision of the Syndicate of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University in its meeting held on 10.08.2010 candidates who are able to gain attendance only up to 75% on medical ground, will be permitted to appear for the examination after getting condonation of attendance, adhering to the norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University.


Each candidate whose admission is approved by Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University should apply for the written examination and practical examinations in the first appearance itself. Candidates who have failed to satisfy the minimum attendance norms of Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will not be permitted to appear for the written examination. Such candidates appearance in the practical examination will stand cancelled automatically.

Written Examinations

The first year written examinations will be conducted for six and a half theory courses by the University after the completion of 200 working days in the first year. Each theory course question paper will be designed for 3 hours for full course and 1 ½ hours for half a course. The questions and allotment of marks are as described below:



Type of Course



Type of Questions





Total Marks

Maximum word / page limits for

each question

Full CourseEssay Questions ( 7 out of 10 )7 x 1070600 words/ 5 pages for each Question
Half a CourseEssay Questions ( 5 out of 7 )5 x 735300 words/ 3 pages for each Question

Passing Minimum For Written Examination

Each candidate who appears for the written examination in the first attempt shall be declared to have passed the Written Examination only if he or she secures not less than 50% in aggregate in each course with a minimum of 45% in the external examination in each full course and half a course. All other candidates shall be deemed to have failed in the Written Examination. A candidate who fails in one or more courses in the Written Examination shall be permitted to appear again only for those courses in which he/she failed.

Revaluation / Retotalling / Xerox Copy Of Answer Scripts

Candidates can apply for revaluation / retotalling / Xerox copy of answer scripts to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University within 10 days after the publication of results by paying necessary fees prescribed by the University.

Reappearance for Written Examination

Each unsuccessful candidate shall be permitted to reappear for the written examinations within the next three consecutive academic years.

Practical Examination

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University will conduct practical examination after the successful completion of 16 weeks of school internship in the second year. Practical examination shall be normally conducted three months prior to the commencement of written examination. A panel consisting of two external members (one Convener, one member) appointed by the University will examine the teaching competency of each candidate as

Activity No.Assessment of Teaching CompetencyMarks
1.Teaching Competency Level I50
2.Teaching Competency Level II50


Activity No.Assessment of Teaching CompetencyMarks
1.Observation Record Level I5
2.Demonstration Record Level I5
3.Lesson Plan Record Level I ( 30 lesson Plans)20
4.Instructional Materials Record Level I10
5.Test and Measurement Record Level I10
6.Observation Record Level II5
7.Demonstration Record Level II5
8.Lesson Plan Record Level II (30 lesson Plans)20
9.Instructional Materials Record Level II10
10.Test and Measurement Record Level II10
11.Teaching Skills (Mini-teaching) Practice Record10
12.Visit to Innovative schools and Healthy Practices5
13.Students Portfolios / CCE Record10
14.Reflective Journal – Diary5
15.Environmental Education Record10
16.Community based Engagement/ Skill Development Record10
Grand Total (100 + 150)250

Practical Components In The First Year 4-week Internship

Lesson Plan Writing and Achievement Test Construction - 2 weeks
Teaching Skills Practice (Mini-teaching) - 1 week
Visit to Innovative Schools - 1 week

Practical Component In The Second Year 16-week Internship

Observation of Regular Class Teacher in Regular Classroom - 1 week
Intensive Teaching Practice (Teaching 30 lessons, lesson plan preparation, preparation of teaching-learning materials, conducting test & measurement, knowing the self / psychological tests, conduct of school assembly, organization of PTA meeting, conducting case study). - 14 week

Passing Minimum For Practical Examination

Each candidate should apply for the practical examination in the first appearance. Candidates who have secured not less than 50% in each of the practical activities for which weightage is given shall be deemed to have passed in the practical examination. Others will be treated as unsuccessful candidates in the practical examination.

All the records related to the practical components should be made available to the duly appointed Practical Examination Board at the time of Practical Examination in the second year and their decision on the marks to be awarded shall be final.


Eligibility for Admission to the Course

A candidate shall be eligible for admission to the course leading to the Degree of Master of Education provided he/she has passed a Bachelors Degree Examination in Education of this University or some other University recognized by the Syndicate as equivalent thereto, with a minimum of 50% marks in theory and practical separately.

The basis of selection of candidate for admission shall be based on the existing regulations of the university/Government of Tamil Nadu. Reservation of seats and other concessions for the SC., ST., MBC / DNC, BC, and other special categories of candidates notified by the Government of Tamil Nadu shall be provided in accordance with the statutory provisions of the Government of Tamil Nadu in force from time to time.

No candidate shall be eligible for the Degree of M.Ed. unless he/she has completed the prescribed course of study and has passed the qualifying examination and has satisfied the Examiners in a dissertation.