Supreme Court Decision Sparks Shift in Teacher Education: Introduction of ITEP Program

Khushbu Kumari Jha
Supreme Court Decision Sparks Shift in Teacher Education Introduction of ITEP Program
Supreme Court Decision Sparks Shift in Teacher Education Introduction of ITEP Program

The Integrated Teachers Education Program (ITEP), a four-year course reshaping teacher training in India. Get insights into admission details, exam dates, and the program’s significance.

In a significant move following a Supreme Court ruling, individuals pursuing B.Ed. degrees are no longer eligible to become primary school teachers. Instead, aligning with the National Education Policy 2020, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has rolled out the Integrated Teachers Education Program (ITEP), aimed at grooming primary educators.

ITEP Overview:

The ITEP spans a four-year curriculum, admitting students directly after completing their 12th grade. It comprises two key components: the School Specific Stage and Individual Discipline.

Important Dates and Exam Details:

To enroll in the four-year ITEP course, candidates must undertake the National Common Entrance Test (NCET) 2024. The National Testing Agency (NTA) is overseeing the application process, with registration open until April 30th. Applicants can make corrections to their forms from May 2nd to May 5th. Exam city allocations will be released in the second week of May, with the entrance exam scheduled for June 12, 2024.

The NCET 2024 will be conducted in computer-based mode across 178 cities nationwide. The exam will be available in multiple languages, including English, Hindi, and various regional languages.

What Does ITEP Offer?

Unlike the traditional route of pursuing a three-year graduation followed by a two-year B.Ed., ITEP streamlines the process into a four-year program. Upon completion, graduates will obtain a qualification equivalent to a B.Ed., paving the way for a career as a primary school teacher.