#RajyaSabha Question #1253


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT

RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 1253

ANSWERED ON 21.07.2014

Amendments in guidelines for private colleges in teacher education

Will the Minister of Human Resource Development be pleased to satate :-

  • (a) whether the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is considering to amend the guidelines for approval of private colleges in teacher education;
  • (b) whether a Committee was set up to suggest amendments in the guidelines; and
  • (c) if so, what suggestions have come and what action the Ministry has taken to implement the suggestions for amending the guidelines?

Answer by Minister of Human Resources Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani

(a) to (c): A High Powered Commission on Teacher Education under the Chairmanship of Justice Late J.S.Verma, former Chief Justice of India, was constituted by the Hon’ble Supreme Court to examine various aspects relating to the teacher education system in the country. One of the recommendations of the said Commission is to review the existing norms and standards for the various teacher education programmes.

In the light of the said recommendation, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has reviewed the existing regulatory functions of the NCTE regarding grant of recognition and related functions, and has hosted the proposals on the website of the NCTE for public views and feedback from all stakeholders.