Parliament approves NCTE amendment bill

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Thursday approved a bill to provide retrospective recognition to central and state Government funded institutions offering B.Ed and related courses that are not recognised under the National Council for Teacher Education Act.

The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill would help over 17,000 students who have obtained B.Ed degrees from those institutions which do not have NCTE approval for the course under the 1993 law, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Rajya Sabha.

The bill would provide post-facto approval to the students from several state and central universities, whose degree have no recognition under the 1993 law, the Minister said replying to the debate in the Upper House where it was passed Thursday.

Lok Sabha has already passed this bill on July 23, 2018. (AGENCIES)


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