Duration of the program is 2 years and the program is available in English and Hindi mediums in the distance mode.
Government of India has relaxed the eligibility conditions for various categories of candidates for admission into B.Ed. program from 2011. At present, General Category Candidates should have 50 percent of marks in Bachelors or a Higher Degree course and Reserved candidates need 45 percent marks only.
All other eligibility and qualification conditions remain unchanged. IGNOU will conduct an all India level entrance exam for short listing the candidates.
Following are the details of eligibility and application procedure:
Eligibility: Apart from educational qualifications, candidates should have at least two years teaching experience in a government recognized school or government school. Candidates those pursuing their final year course of qualifying examinations also can apply. There is no age limit for admission to the program.
Candidates can obtain application forms from all regional centers of IGNOU and also from selected study centers across the country. In the state of Andhra Pradesh, applications are available at Regional Centers in Hyderabad and Vijayawada. Application fee is Rs. 500. Last date for receipt of filled in applications is 15th July 2011. B.Ed. Entrance test will be conducted by the IGNOU and the dates for the same will be announced later. Working teachers sponsored by the state governments are exempted from the entrance test.
Addresses of IGNOU Regional Centers in AP: Plot No;207, Kavuri Hills, Phase II, Jubilee Hills PO, Hyderabad.
IGNOU, Vijayawada Address: 9-76-18, 1st floor, SKPVV Hindu High School Premises, Kothapet, Vijayawada -520001.
Details of regional centers in other states and application procedure will be available on www.ignou.ac.in.