The Gazette of India, Notification No. 238 of September, 4, 2001
NCTE (Determination of minimum qualifications for recruitment of teachers in schools) Regulations, 2001.


National Council for Teacher Education

F. No. 9-2/2001/NCTE
I.G.I. Stadium, I,P. Estate
New Delhi - 110 002

New Delhi, 3rd September, 2001

In exercise of the powers conferred under clause (d)(i) of sub-section (2) of Section 32 read with Section 12(d) of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 (73 of 1993), the Council hereby makes the following Regulations:

 

1.  Short title and commencement

These Regulations may be called the NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHER EDUCATION (DETERMINATION OF MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR RECRUITMENT OF TEACHERS IN SCHOOLS) REGULATIONS, 2001.

They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2.   Applicability

These Regulations shall be applicable for recruitment of teachers in all formal schools established, run or aided or recognised by Central or State Government and other authorities for imparting education at elementary (primary and upper primary/middle school), secondary and senior secondary stages.

3.   Qualifications for Recruitment

i)    The qualifications for recruitment of teachers in educational institutions mentioned in Section 2 above shall be as given in the First and Second Schedules to these Regulations. The qualifications prescribed in the First Schedule shall apply for recruitment of teachers for teaching school subjects. The qualifications prescribed in the Second Schedule shall apply for recruitment of teachers for Physical Education.

ii)  For recruitment of teachers for co-curricular activities such as work experience, art education, etc., existing qualifications or such other qualifications as may be prescribed by the concerned government shall apply.

iii)    For promotion of teachers from one level to the next level of teaching, minimum qualification as given in the Schedules for the concerned level would be required.

4.    Amendment of Recruitment Rules

The existing recruitment rules may be modified within a period of three years so as to bring them in conformity with the qualifications prescribed in the Schedules. Meanwhile, teachers appointed as per the existing recruitment qualifications, subsequent to the issue of these Regulations, will be required to acquire qualifications as prescribed in the Schedules.

5.   Power to relax

Where the Council is satisfied, on receipt of reference from the concerned Government, that special circumstances exist warranting relaxation of some of the provisions of the regulations for sometime it may grant relaxation of that provision to such extent and subject to such conditions as it may consider necessary in a just and equitable manner.

6.   Interpretation

If any question arises relating to interpretation of these Regulations or equivalence of various teachers’ training programmes, decision of the Council shall be final.

(S.K.RAY)
Member Secretary

 

 

First Schedule to the National Council for Teacher Education (Determination of Qualifications for Recruitment of Teachers)
Regulations 2001

Recruitment qualifications for recruitment of teachers in educational institutions mentioned in Section 2 of the Regulations

 

LEVEL

MINIMUM ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

   

I Elementary

  1. Primary
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  3. Upper Primary (Middle school section)

 

  1. Senior Secondary School certificate or Intermediate or its equivalent ; and
  2. Diploma or certificate in basic teachers’ training of a duration of not less than two years.

OR
Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

  1. Senior Secondary School certificate or Intermediate or its equivalent ; and
  2. Diploma or certificate in elementary teachers training of a duration of not less than two years.

OR
Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR
       Graduate with Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or its equivalent.                                                             

II Secondary/High School

Graduate with Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or its equivalent.

OR
Four years’ integrated B.Sc., B.Ed. or an equivalent course.

III Senior
    Secondary/PUC/Intermediate

Master’s Degree in the relevant subject with Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) or its equivalent.

OR
Two years’ integrated M.Sc.Ed. course or an equivalent course.

Note :

  1. For appointment of teachers for primary classes, basic teachers’ training programme of 2 years’ duration is required. B.Ed. is not a substitute for basic teachers’ training programme.
  2.  

  3. Some of the States are having basic teachers’ training courses of one year duration only, while in some other States students passing secondary level examination are admitted to primary level teacher training courses. Such States may, by 2005, conduct basic teachers’ training programmes of a duration of not less than two years with admission being open to Senior Secondary / Intermediate pass candidates. In the meantime candidates who have undergone basic teachers’ training courses of one year duration or were admitted to such training programmes after passing secondary level examination only may be given employment in the concerned States only.

 

 

 

 

Second Schedule to the National Council for Teacher Education (Determination of Qualifications for Recruitment of Teachers)
Regulations 2001

 

Qualifications for recruitment of teachers of Physical Education in Educational Institutions mentioned in
Section 2 of the Regulations

 

LEVEL

MINIMUM ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

   

I Elementary

 

(i)     Senior Secondary School certificate or Intermediate or its equivalent ; and
(ii)   Certificate in Physical Education (C.P.Ed.) of a duration of not less than two years or its equivalent.

II Secondary/High School

Graduate with Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.) or its equivalent.

III Senior Secondary
(Physical Education as an elective subject)

M.P.E./M.P.Ed. (2 year duration)

 

Note :

 

1. Some of the States are having certificate in physical education courses of one year duration only, while in some other States students passing secondary level examination are admitted to certificate in physical education courses. Such States may, by 2005, conduct certificate in physical education programmes of a duration of not less than two years with admission being open to Senior Secondary / Intermediate pass candidates. In the meantime candidates who have undergone certificate courses in physical education of one year duration or were admitted to such programmes after passing secondary level examination only may be given employment in the concerned States only.