National Council for Teacher Education has begun the process of removing substandard
teacher training colleges. This comes in the backdrop of the recommendations
made by the Draft National Education Policy, 2019.
Draft National education Policy had recommended removal of corrupt or
substandard ones through mandatory accreditation of all TEIs (Teacher Education
Institutions) as multidisciplinary HEIs (Higher Education Institutions). It
recommended that teacher education should gradually be moved into
multidisciplinary colleges and universities.
draft had recommended that the existing B.Ed. programme should be replaced by a
four-year integrated B.Ed. programme that combines high-quality content,
pedagogy, and practical training.
Council for Teacher Education is a statutory body formed under the National
Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993. It acts as an advisory body for the
Central and State Governments on all matters pertaining to teacher education.
It is under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.