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IIT Kharagpur starts admission counselling for Integrated B.Sc-B.Ed programme

Kharagpur, Sep 13 : IIT Kharagpur has started admission counselling for a four-year Integrated B.Sc-B.Ed (Secondary Stage) course under Integrated Teacher Education Program (ITEP) for the
academic session 2023-24, the premier institute said on Wednesday.
It is a 4-year integrated Dual Major programme, with one major in Education and the other in any of the following four disciplines:Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics and Economics. A student will be
allotted any one of these Disciplinary Majors based on his/her score in the National Common Entrance Test (NCET).
The programme has been introduced as per the advice of the Ministry of Education along the lines of NEP 2020. ITEP intends to develop among student-teachers ethics of social engagement, and capacities such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, communication skills,
ethical and moral reasoning, the institute said in a media release.
Prof. V K Tewari, Director, IIT Kharagpur remarked, “With time, IIT Kharagpur has expanded its ambit from offering Engineering to Sciences, Management, Law, Medical Science, Economics,
Entrepreneurship, Financial Engineering and Humanities and Social Sciences.
“The School of Education has been established at IIT Kharagpur with the objective to offer the Integrated Teacher Education Programme (ITEP) which is first of its kind in the IIT system. In this 4 year integrated programme, the students will have a Dual Major undergraduate degree in a specific discipline along with B.Ed,” he said.
The students joining this programme shall be specialized in the Secondary Stage of School Education, which will qualify them to become teachers at that stage. The total number of seats available at IIT Kharagpur is 50, distributed across the four disciplinary majors.

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