IGNOU B.Ed 2017-2018 Admission, Fee, Eligibility, Syllabus

IGNOU B.Ed 2017-2018 Admission, Fee, Eligibility, Syllabus

IGNOU provides B.Ed programme under its School of Education (SOE); However, IGNOU takes admission into its Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) course every year usually in the month of August through an entrance exam/test. Thousands of Applicants appear in IGNOU B.Ed Entrance Exam/Test that is held in different Regional study centre of university. Only those candidates can participate in the entrance exam/test that fulfils the eligibility criteria as per IGNOU norms. Generally Admit cards for the B.Ed Entrance Exam are made available 10 days before the Entrance Exam Date and admissions are made on merit obtained by the candidates in the B.Ed Entrance Exam.

IGNOU B.Ed 2017 : About the Course

Under its School of Education (SOE) Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) offers 2 years B.Ed course as a distance mode.

IGNOU Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) Programme focuses on building up a healthy understanding and skills needed for this profession especially for maintaining effective teaching-learning process at the secondary stage. IGNOU B.Ed programme also helpful for those practicing teachers who want to gain effective learning methods, experiences and provide an understanding of different areas like: educational evaluation, school management etc. IGNOU offer B.Ed programme under distance learning mode and medium of instruction are both in English and Hindi. Today we are going to cover a detailed post on IGNOU B.Ed admission procedure, fee structure, course duration, eligibility criteria & B.Ed syllabus.

IGNOU B.Ed Admission Procedure

Admission Procedure for the IGNOU B.Ed Programme is very easy However, admissions conduct Regional Centre-wise on the basis of the score obtained by the candidates in the entrance test. There is no minimum or maximum limit for the age to take admission in the IGNOU B.Ed Programme. Applicants/Candidates are only required to submit the duly filled application form with attested copies of required documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form. After entrance test & getting selected candidates will receive an offer letter for admission from the Regional Centre, then original documents will be required to submit.

IGNOU B.Ed Eligibility Criteria

Candidates should have possessed following eligibility criteria defined by IGNOU for B.Ed Programme:

  1. A Graduate Degree or Post Graduate Degree from a Recognize University in any discipline with 50% of marks.



  1. Years full time teaching experience on temporary/permanent basis as Primary/Graduate/Post Graduate teacher in a primary, secondary/higher/senior secondary school and candidate should be in service at the time of submitting application form & producing the original documents at the Regional Centre. The certificate of experience should be issued by the Principal or Headmaster/ Headmistress only.

In Case of reservation, for SC/ST/O.B.C (Non-Creamy Layer) candidates and other categories shall be done as per Central Government rules.

5% percent marks relaxation in favour of SC/ST/Kashmiri Migrant and other categories candidates, if any, as per Govt. of India Rules.

IGNOU B.Ed Fee Structure

As far as B.Ed programme fee structure is concern, a candidate has to pay Lump sum Rs. 20,000/- for the entire programme in the first year and fee should be paid only through a Demand Draft (D.D) drawn in favour of IGNOU payable at the city where your Regional Centre is situated. For example: IGNOU, Regional Centre, Agra 0123456.

Note: Please write your name and programme name in capital letters on the back of the (D.D) Demand Draft.

IGNOU B.Ed:  Course Duration

Minimum duration of the B.Ed programme is 2 years. On the other hand, Maximum period is 4 years for completing the course.

IGNOU B.Ed  Entrance Exam          

Every year Entrance Test for B.Ed programme is being held usually, in the month of August and Hall tickets are made available to the candidates before 10 days of the Entrance Test. Candidates can download Hall Ticket from IGNOU website, In case of non-receipt of Hall Ticket and further, report to Regional Examination Centre for appearing in the Entrance exam.

IGNOU B.Ed Syllabus

Group A: Core Courses (Total: 20 Credits)

In this highly competitive world and innovation in teaching methods and practice, the job requirement of a school teachers have been broaden, following five core courses of 4 credits each are identified for the B.Ed programme are as follows:

Code Title of Course Credits
ES 331 Curriculum and Instruction   4 Credits
ES 332 Psychology of Learning & Development 4 Credits
ES 333 Educational Evaluation 4 Credits
ES 334 Education and Society 4 Credits
ES 335 Teacher and School 4 Credits

* Group B: Content-Based Methodology Course (Total: 8 Credits)

Out of the Following list of school subjects any two courses should be selected by the candidate:

Code Title of Course Credits
ES 341 Teaching of Science 4 Credits
ES 342 Teaching of Mathematics 4 Credits
ES 343 Teaching of Social Studies 4 Credits
ES 344 Teaching of English 4 Credits
ES 345 Teaching of Hindi 4 Credits
BESE 46 Teaching of Tamil 4 Credits

Group C: Special Course (Total: 4 Credits)

Out of the following list, one course is required by the candidate to be opted for:

Code Title of Course Credits
ES 361 Educational Technology 4 Credits
ES 362 Computer in Education  4 Credits
ES 363 Guidance and Counseling 4 Credits
ES 364 Distance Education 4 Credits
ES 85 Integral Education 4 Credits

Compulsory Courses (Total: 8 Credits)

In the IGNOU B.Ed programme following two courses on HIV/AIDS Education are compulsory and to be offered in B.Ed II year i.e Jan, 2011 in addition to one optional course from Sl. No. 1 to 4 above.

Code Title of Course Credits
BESE 65 HIV and AIDS Education             4 Credits
BESE 66 Adolescence and Family Education             4 Credits

Group D: Practical Courses (Total: 16 Credits)

In this group of practical courses; focus on skill development & practical knowledge of the subject-content is being provided. The practical experiences are shown under the following three practical courses:

Code Title of Course Credits
ES 381 School-based Practicals 4 Credits
ES 382 Workshop-based Practicals 4 Credits
ES 383 Practice Teaching 8 Credits

you can download IGNOU B.Ed syllabus in Pdf format from its official website.

IGNOU B.Ed:  Contact Details

For more information on B.Ed programme students may contact on following details:

Regional Director,

Student Service Centre, IGNOU,

Maidan Garhi, New Delhi -110068

E-mail: ssc@ignou.ac.in Telephone: 011-29535714

Website: www.ignou.ac.in

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