According to official figures, there are as many as 253 and 300 D Ed and B Ed colleges respectively currently operating in the 10 districts of the state.
In line with its proposal to overhaul the education system, the government is contemplating denying permissions to most of these colleges from the next academic year. This comes even after the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), the apex body in the country which formulate and regulate the teacher education, had approved some new colleges and courses in the state.
Speaking on the issue, State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) Director S. Jagannath Reddy said, “Efforts are being made to curtail those D Ed colleges that had over the years flouted rules leading to deterioration of the teacher education in the state.”If the government had its way, more than 50 per cent of the D Ed colleges had to face the axe, beginning next academic year (2016-17), he added.
Source: The New Indian Express