Vikash Sharma

The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has invited online application for the four-year Integrated Teacher Education Programmes (ITEP) for Academic Session 2023-24.

ITEP is a dual-major holistic bachelor’s degree offering B.A. B.Ed./ B. Sc. B. Ed. and B.Com. B.Ed. Official sources said it is one of the major mandates of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 related to teacher education.

It will be offered in pilot mode initially in multidisciplinary Central/ State Government Universities/ Institutions across the country. The multidisciplinary Central/ State Government Universities/ Institutions may submit the online application for being recognized for the 4-Year ITEP shall apply from May 1 to May 31, 2022 (till 11:59 p.m.).

As per PIB release, ITEP will not only impart cutting-edge pedagogy but will also establish a foundation in early childhood care and education (ECCE), foundational literacy and numeracy (FLN), inclusive education, and an understanding of India and its values/ethos/art/traditions, among others.

The 4-Year ITEP will be available for all students who choose teaching as a profession after secondary, by choice. This integrated course will benefit students since they will save one year by finishing it in four years rather than the customary five years required by the present B.Ed. plan.