NCTE introduces Integrated Teacher Education Programme
National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), a statutory body under HRD ministry, has introduced the Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) to enhance the teaching profession in India. In order to pursue this programme, candidates should pass Class 12 with 50% marks.
The ITEP programme is a four-year programme. It includes eight semesters, inclusive of field-based experiences, teaching practice and internship. In a few cases, the maximum time period to complete the programme may be extended up to six years.
According to the Council, ITEP aims in preparing committed, responsible and professional teachers for the nation. Admission to this programme will be done on merit basis. It will be offered in Arts and Science Stream as for now.