NCTE amendment Bill passed

Updated - July 23, 2018 10:31 pm IST

Published - July 23, 2018 10:23 pm IST - NEW DELHI

The Lok Sabha on Monday passed the National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill to grant retrospective recognition to Central/State institutions that are conducting teacher education courses without NCTE approval.

This has been done as a one-time measure to ensure that the future of students studying in these institutions is not jeopardised.

All institutions running teacher education courses, such as B.Ed and D.El.Ed have to obtain recognition from the NCTE under section 14 of the NCTE Act.

The NCTE Act, 1993, came into force in 1995 and applies to all parts of India, except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

The one-time measure put in place by the bill will apply to 20 public institutions that are running such courses without the UGC approval, Minister of Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar told the Lok Sabha.

Welcoming the move, Congress leader Deepender Hooda said in his speech that instead of Jio Institute that had not even come into existence, the Centre should give institutes of eminence to public universities in Haryana.

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