Bachelor of Education duration increased from one to two years (India)

In 2014, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) in India increased the length of the Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) from one to two years, with the change effective beginning with the 2015-16 school year. The Master of Education (M.Ed.) was also increased from one year to two years. 

Admission to the B.Ed. remains based on a minimum of a three-year undergraduate degree, making the new structure 3+2 (five years total) instead of the previous structure of 3+1 (four years total). The first graduates under the new regulations completed the B.Ed. in 2017.

There has been some recent discussion about dropping the new 3+2 model for the B.Ed. in favor of a four-year integrated program; however, it remains to be seen whether this additional change will taken place.



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