COURSE OF STUDY FACILITIES:
The main academic programme of Govt. Banikanta College of Teacher Education is Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) a Two year certificate course under Gauhati University from the session 2015-2016. Again the college may be open M.Ed. Course with an intake of 50 students and also enhance intake of B.Ed. Course from 100 to 150 from the session 2017-2018 and also two years D.El.Ed., if NOC offered by Gauhati University and Recognized by NCERT. Accordingly, the matter is intimated with concerned authority.
This college also provides different in-service training courses time to time for secondary school teachers for their better performance in teaching-learning situation.
STUDY CENTER FOR OPEN UNIVERSITY COURSES :
The college also accommodates a Study Center for B.Ed. under IGNOU, which was opened in January, 2000 for the graduates in-service education & training of North East India besides the regular B.Ed. courses of Gauhati University. The minimum duration of B.Ed. programme is two years while the maximum period allowed for completion of the programme is four years. Besides these, the MA. in education and M.Ed. programmes are also started from the year 2008 and 2009 respectively sponsored by the IGNOU. The center provides counseling sessions and contact programmes like workshop, audio-video programmes etc. and also holds the written examinations under IGNOU.
PROFILE OF THE COLLEGE
The Banikanta College of Teacher Education which was established in 1967, as private college.
The College has been Provincialized by the Government of Assam in the Year 1983.
The College has been upgraded as INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED STUDIES IN EDUCATION (IASE) as declared by Honurable Chief Minister of Assam in the year 2008.
Late Dr. Prafulla Dutta Goswami, Late Dr. Birendra Nath Choudhury were the president and Secretary respectively of the 1st Governing Body of the College.
The College/ Institute has got 6 Bighas 15 Lechas ( 8195 sq. mts.) land under its belt and having its own classroom, library, laboratory, psychological lab, Boy’s Hostel and the Girl’s hostel is under the process of construction.
Right at this moment the Institute has 11 faculty members including the In Charge Principal.
The present students enrolment is 200 consisting 1st & 2nd year as per NCTE norms.
The institution is providing both in-service and pre-service training.
The institute has adequate rooms for performing co-curricular activities.
The College library has got 6203 books including reference and several educational journals are also there.
The main academic programme of Govt. Banikanta College of Teacher Education is Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) a one year certificate course under Gauhati University. Besides this BEd course, different short term in-service training courses for secondary and higher secondary teachers are conducted from time to time, by the college.
Candidates who have passed Bachelor Degree in Arts, Science& Commerce from Gauhati University or of any other recognized university, securing 50% marks or above for general categories and at least 45% marks for S.C. and S.T. candidates.
ADMISSION PROCEDURE :
Total number of seats as limited by the NCTE and Gauhati University is 100, which is filled up by deputed teachers and fresh graduates of different discipline related to secondary school subjects as specified by the Government of Assam. The fresh graduates are selected strictly on merit basis.
(A) There is a provision of reservation of seats as per govt. rules for SC, ST, OBC (including MOBC) and physically handicapped candidates. Caste certificate issued by the competent authority under govt. of Assam, should be submitted along with the application form.
(B) A graduate (BA, B.Sc, B.Com.) of other recognized universities (outside of Assam) may also apply for admission. However, Only 20% seats are reserved for those candidates.
WORKING HOURS: The college starts at 9-45 AM with a prayer session, class stat from 10 AM and continues up to 4.30 PM from Monday to Saturday.
THE COLLEGE PROVIDES DISTANCE EDUCATION COURSES, THROUGH IGNOU :
The college also accommodates a center for B.Ed. under IGNOU, which was opened in January, 2000 for the post graduate in-service training of North East India besides the BEd. course of GU. The minimum duration of B.Ed. programme is two years while the maximum period allowed for completion of the programme is four years. Besides these, the MA in education and MEd. programmes are also started from the year 2008 and 2009 respectively sponsored by the IGNOU including a DPE programme of the Govt of Assam through IGNOU.
The center provides counselling sessions and contact programmes like workshop, audio-video programmes etc. and also holds the written examinations under IGNOU.
CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES :
Various co-curricular and extra curricular activities such as games and sports, music, literary and cultural activities like wall magazine & college, debate, extempore, academic visits, National Science Day, world environment. Day, Banikanta Divas, National Educational Day etc. are celebrated throughout the year. Considering the Trainees of the college as the in-service and pre-service Trainees, they are encouraged to take active part in all types of programmes for being successful as effective teachers.
GENERAL PAPERS (as per new NCERT & Gauhati University syllabus)
(1) Foundation of Education
(2) Educational Psychology and Guidance & Counseling
(3) School Organization & Management
(4) Contemporary Concerns and issues in Education
(5) Foundation of ICT
(6) Teaching Approach and Strategies
(7) Action Research and Project
(8) Assessment Evaluation and Educational Statistics
SELECTION OF METHODOLOGY COURSE:
In addition to the eight compulsory theoretical educational papers, each student will have to select two method subjects (School subjects) one from each of the following two groups of secondary school subjects.
(9) GROUP-A or Method-I: consists School Subjects:
(10) GROUP –B or Method-II: consists School Subjects:
i) General Science
ii) Social studies
(11) Internal Assessment for one hundred marks
(12) Practical Paper in Teaching for one hundred marks
• Each of the papers shall have 10 marks as sessional test. There shall be two
unit tests of 5 marks in each paper for these 10 marks. The pass marks is a minimum 40% of the total.
• There shall be two practical papers of 50 marks in each of Paper-05 and Paper-07 as being given in the detailed syllabus. The pass mark is a minimum 40% of the total.
• 100 marks (Paper-11: Assignments) shall be allotted as Assignment marks to be distributed as follows ( The marks will be given by Internal examiners):
(i) Preparation of Annual scheme of work in one subject for a particular class.- 10 marks
(ii) Preparation of 100 test items including all types of test items required to set a question paper on a method subject. – 10 marks
(iii) Construction of a question paper on a method subject using the items as set in (ii) and according to the blue print. (Before this the blue print of the concerned paper shall have to be constructed by the candidates on group basis.)- 10 marks
(iv) Analysis and improvement upon school examination question papers/papers as set in (iii) above. -10 marks
(v) Critical study of the syllabus and text book(s) of one subject for a particular class.-10 marks
(vi) Writing of a Unit Plan for a particular unit of any school subject for a particular class -10 marks
(vii) Preparation of an innovative/improvised teaching aid with a note how to use it. -10 marks.
(viii) Writing of an article on life and works of a great educator (within 1000 words).- 10 marks.
(ix) Investigative writings (in lieu of laboratory practical in General science/ Geography/Home Science) on any two of the following: (Each around 1000 words only) 10 + 10 = 20 marks.
(A) Comparison of learning experiences of two students of two generations having a gap of at least fifty years. (For example matriculate of 1960 and HSLC passed candidate of 2010).
(B) An interview with a reputed teacher of a high school of the locality on secondary syllabus/classroom teaching/evaluation etc. along with his profile.
(C) Comparative study of the results of HSLC examinations of two secondary schools for last three years; like govt. vs. private, English vs. vernacular medium, rural vs. urban etc.
(D) A case study of an excellent performer/a low achiever at secondary level.
• Each student-teacher shall perform practice teaching in a neighbouring school of his chosen medium under the supervision of a Lecturer-in-charge of practice teaching for that particular school. The number of lessons being taught can in no case be less than 30. After completion of the practice teaching he/she will submit two lesson-plan books in the prescribed format.
• There shall also be Practical Examination of 100 marks to assess the teaching skill of the candidates. 20 marks will be allotted for the two lesson plan books (for two school subjects) being already submitted by the candidates after completion of their practice teaching. The final assessment of one teaching class shall be done jointly by the external examiner and the internal examiner appointed by the university. The marks shall be distributed as follows:
(i) Teaching of a lesson-50 marks
(ii) Final lesson plan-10 marks
(iii) Viva-voce-20 marks
(iv) Two Lesson Plan books (For two school subjects)– 20 ( 10 each). The 20 marks will be given by Internal examiner.
• There will be a practical examination for computer application ( Paper-5) of
50 marks in the presence of an External examiner and Internal examiner
after completion of theory paper of 50 marks.
• The student teacher will have to submit the Action Research project which
will be evaluated by external examiners to be appointed by the university.
• Results will be declared by Gauhati University based on following Rules & Regulations:
(a) A candidate, in order to pass, must obtain at least 40% marks in aggregate i.e. a total of 480 marks out of 1200 marks.
(b) Candidates securing at least 720 or 60% marks shall be declared to have obtained a First Class.
(c) Candidates securing marks between 480 and 719 (both inclusive) shall be declared to have obtained a Second Class.
(d) A candidate who fails to pass or present himself for the B. Ed. Examination shall not be entitled to claim a refund of the examination fee nor will such fee be carried over for subsequent examination.
(e) If a student after completion of a regular B. Ed. course and after having obtained his/her admit card does not appear in the B. Ed. Final examination for some unavoidable reason, he/she may appear in the next subsequent examination as a non-collegiate candidate and will be required to pay the prescribed fees.
(f) If a candidate
(i) fails in theory part only
(ii) fails in Practical part only
(iii) fails in one or two paper(s) only
(iv) fails to submit the Action research report in time
(v) fails to secure pass marks in assignment paper(s)
but otherwise eligible to pass the B. Ed. Examination, will be given a chance to re appear or submit the report within two years to clear his/her paper(s)/ Practical/ report/assignment. But the candidate must take casual admission(s) for the year(s) and pay all the prescribed fees for the subsequent examination(s). If a candidate fails in only one theory paper in the third year from the year of his/her admission he/she shall have a chance to re-appear in that paper only in the immediate next year. Results of all such candidates will be declared by Gauhati University as per clause (b) & (c).