- APPROVAL OF BED DEGREE AWARDED BY IGNOU( INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY) AS AN ALTERNATE QUALIFICATION PRESCRIBED FOR APPOINTMENT AS TEACHERS IN KERALA STATE:GO(MS)94/2009/GEDN DT:28/03/2009.
- GO(Ms)232/09/GEDN DT:30/11/2009
Indira Gandhi National Open University (I.G.N.O.U) is conducting B.Ed. Degree Course through Distance Education in various subjects. The eligibility for admission to B.Ed. Degree course conducted by I.G.N.O.U. is restricted to inservice teachers with a Bachelor or Higher Degree from recognized University and two years full time regular teaching experience. The B.Ed. Degree awarded by LG.N.O.U. has not yet been approved as an alternate qualification for appointment as teachers. Representations have been received from various corners to approve the B.Ed Degree of I.G.N.O.U. as an alternate qualification prescribed for appointment as teachers.
Government have examined the matter in detail, in consultation with Kerala State Public Service Commission and Universities in Kerala. The University of Kerala have recognized the B.Ed Degree (2 years) of I.G.N.O.U. as equivalent to B.Ed Degree of the University, subject to the condition that the holder of that degree posseses a Bachelor Degree or higher degree acquired under 10+2+3 Scheme from a recognised University with a minimum of two years regular full time teaching experience at the time of admission to the B.Ed. Programme. The other Universities in Kerala have also given conditional recognition to the B.Ed.Degree awarded by I.G.N.O.U. In the light of the conditional recognition given to IG.N.O.U. B.Ed. by the various Universities in Kerala and also in the light of the qualification stipulated for admission to I.G.N.O.U. B.Ed, the Kerala Public Service Commission have advised Government to prescribe the B.Ed. Degree awarded by I.G.N.O.U as an alternate qualification for appointment to the post of teachers.
In the above circumstances, Government are pleased to approve the B.Ed. Degree awarded by I.G.N.O.U. as an alternate qualification prescribed for appointment as teachers in schools, in the State.