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Focus is on filling up Teacher Vacancies with Quality candidates : VC

Vice Chancellor of the Tamil Nadu Teacher Education University ( TNTEU ) G. Visvanathan has said that the university would focus on filling up teacher vacancies in government as well as private schools with quality candidates.

Speaking to The Hindu after taking part in a programme organised by PGP Education Institutions, Paramathi, Mr. Visvanathan said that this year a subject titled ‘Course on Teacher Proficiency’ had been introduced to help budding teachers to realise the importance of Teacher Eligibility Test ( TET ) for this purpose.

According to him about 70 per cent to 80 percent of these graduates take up job as a teacher. Statistics released by the Ministry of Human Resources Development in November 2012 shows that there are about seven lakh vacancies for teachers to handle classes 6 to 8 under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan ( SSA).

There are about 20,000 vacancies in the government schools in Tamil Nadu while vacancies in private schools are manifold higher,” the VC observed.

Mr. Visvanathan also said that the varsity and the government are taking steps to keep existing teachers updated on the latest teaching trends and methodologies.

On action initiated against colleges lacking infrastructure and teaching facilities, the Vice-Chancellor said that 15 such colleges were closed down in 2011-12 for failing to meet the requirements of NCTE, University Grants Commission ( UGC ) and TNTEU.

This year we have identified 10 such colleges that will soon face the same fate”, he said.

“We will be receiving applications to start new college of education for the academic year 2013-14 till December 31, 2012. Institutions that follow all the 43 norms that are required to begin a college of education will be recognised by the National Council for Teacher Education ( NCTE ) and affiliated to the TNTEU”, he concluded.

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Tamilnadu Teachers Education University B.Ed / M.Ed Degree Courses Admission

It is hereby informed that students who intend to join B.Ed / M.Ed Degree Courses in the affiliated colleges of the Tamilnadu Teachers Education University for the year 2012 – 2013, before applying to the college ( s ) are now instructed to satisfy themselves that the college ( s ) concerned in which they are seeking admission has necessary infrastructural and instructional facilities and other basic amenities are well maintained, valid affiliation and no court cases pending before the Court at present.

The District – wise details of colleges of education affiliated to this University are published in the University website www.tnteu.in

Students and Parents are requested to be alert and exercise caution before joining the college. The University will not be held responsible for such of those students who join the college ( s ) for any such negligence on their part.

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Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University B.Ed, M.Ed Results

The results pertaining to B.Ed. and M.Ed. Degree supplementary examinations of the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University held in December 2011 will be published in the website of the TNTEU University ( www.tnteu.in ) on 6th January, 2012.

According to a university release, candidates may collect the statement of marks / provisional certificates from 7th January, 2012 from the Principal of the colleges whey they had undergone the course of study.

Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University is an exclusive University for Teachers Education established by the Government of Tamil Nadu to promote excellence in Teacher Education.

Tamil Nadu is the seat of Higher Education in India, which offers a number of general as well as professional courses. It also pays attention to the spreading of elementary, secondary and higher education and training of the teachers involved in these programs.

There is naturally a demand for teacher educators in this state who can hold the reign of the teacher training institutes located across the region