New 4-year Integrated Teacher Education Programme Launched by Dr Harisingh Gour Central University

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According to reports, Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University of Madhya Pradesh stands out as an excellent choice. In alignment with the National Education Policy 2020, the university has launched a four-year Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) course. Admission to this program will be based on the National Common Entrance Test (NCET), and the application process for ITEP is currently open until April 30.

In a recent media interaction, Prof. Neelima Gupta, from Dr. Harisingh Gour Central University, highlighted that the Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) is a four-year dual degree program. It offers combinations such as BA-B.Ed., B.Sc.-B.Ed., and B.Com.-B.Ed. Previously, these programs were one or two years in duration, but they have now been extended to a comprehensive four-year curriculum. Furthermore, while permission for secondary education was granted last year, this time, authorization for middle-level education has also been obtained.

To enroll in the ITEP course, a minimum of a 12th pass certificate is required. This program offers students the opportunity to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a teaching certification within four years, saving a year for those aspiring to become teachers after completing their B.Ed. Previously, students spent five years pursuing graduation and B.Ed. However, this revised course spans a total of eight semesters.

Moreover, the ITEP program has been initiated as a pilot project in 41 universities nationwide. Sources indicate preparations are underway to mandate a four-year B.Ed. program or ITEP degree by 2030, aligning with the recommendations outlined in the National Education Policy 2020.

Prof. Anil Kumar Jain, the Head of the Education Department, revealed that the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has sanctioned the ITEP program.

In the academic session 2024-25, a total of 150 seats are available, with 50 seats allocated for each of the BA-B.Ed., B.Sc.-B.Ed., and B.Com.-B.Ed. programs. Candidates applying for admission must have a minimum educational qualification of passing the 12th grade.

Meanwhile, Prof. Diwakar Shukla, the admission cell coordinator, announced the commencement of the online application process for the NCET-2024 examination through the National Testing Agency (NTA). The deadline for submitting applications is April 30. Interested candidates can access the university’s website for further details and apply by visiting the NTA website at

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