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Courses in Teaching:

  1. Pre-primary:

Most polytechnics and vocational training centers conduct training for pre-school teachers. The preferred eligibility is Class XII with 50% aggregate. Personal attributes are, however, more important. There are montessori teacher training schools which are privately owned in some large cities.

  1. Primary teacher training:

Teachers with diplomas in education / Bachelors in education teach the primary classes. Graduates of Home Science also serve as primary teachers

  1. Secondary and senior secondary teachers:

Teachers having B Ed Degrees after graduation are called Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), after postgraduation they are called postgraduate trained teachers (PGTs). This training is imparted in teacher's training colleges.

  1. Some universities offer these courses through correspondence:

For inservice teachers to get trained. There are contact programmes for giving practical orientation. In 1996, the National council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has regulated the training of teachers. Correspondence/distance education courses are meant for teachers who are currently working.

  1. Lecturers:

College lecturers require a good academic record with at least 55% or an equivalent grade at master's degree level in the relevant subject from an Indian University or a foreign University. The eligibility test for lecturers, National Eligibility Test (NET), is conducted by UGC, CSIR or similar tests accredited by the UGC. The State level test SLET is for appointments within the state. The promotion is based on performance, duration of service, and research publications.

  1. Nursery teachers:

Training of 1-2 years at Polytechnics/ Vocational Training Institutes.

  1. After Graduation:

(Any school subject), a Bachelors in Education (B Ed) for TGT Grade Jobs

  1. After Postgraduation:

(Any school subject), B Ed for PGT grade jobs.

  1. After Postgraduation / M.Phil:

Take the NET/ SLET Exam for College Teaching

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