Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: The Tamilnadu Teachers Education University is considering offering an integrated B.Ed programme for aspiring teachers. The University will soon submit its proposal to offer B.A.B.Ed and B.Sc.B.Ed programmes to the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), said its Vice-Chancellor T.Padmanaban here on Wednesday. Addressing a press conference, he said that the four-year integrated programmes sought to enhance the scope for detailed understanding and reflection. The programmes would lay more emphasis on teaching methodology and assessment, he added. Over 600 affiliated colleges are currently offering B.Ed programmes.

On the other initiatives of the University, Prof. Padmanaban said following a decision taken at its syndicate meeting in November, the University had started conducting surprise checks at B.Ed colleges about which it received complaints of irregularity and poor functioning.

Recently, a surprise check at Annai Fathima Teacher Training College for Women, Dharapuram, brought to light irregularities and the institution was issued a show cause notice. The University will also organise an inter-University sports meet for its students early next year. “Yoga will also be introduced in the curriculum,” he said.