Is B.Ed. from IGNOU Valid for Govt. Job?

Is IGNOU B.Ed. valid for Government Job? Is a Distance B.Ed. degree Valid for Central Govt. Job?


Is it worth doing a B.Ed from Ignou? Does a student get the Job after pursuing B.Ed through distance mode?

These are some burning questions in the mind of the students who want to pursue B.Ed. Ignou offers a Bachelor of Arts degree under distance mode. Thus these questions are obvious. In this article, we will discuss about the validity of Ignou B.Ed. Course.

First of all, you should make sure that you do any degree course in India must have UGC recognition and if it is a College it must have an affiliation to a UGC recognized University and must have AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education) approval for all technical courses. For teaching courses like D.El.Ed. or B.Ed. it should be NCTE approved.

Now the main question is B.Ed. through distance education mode, is Valid or not?

So friends, Most of the Private Universities in India and other government Universities in India (Except IGNOU) has stopped offering B.Ed. course through distance mode because this is not being accepted for Central Government jobs in teaching filed. And that is the reason B.Ed. course is not being offered by many Universities under Distance Mode. But yes, you can do it as an Academic Program adding one more qualification in your profile because B.Ed. from distance mode is Valid for many other jobs other than central government teachers, you may do a Job as a private tutor, a professor in private Colleges/ Universities and so on.

So, moral of the story is- doing B.Ed. through Distance Mode is VALID, but not for Central Government job. Now let’s go to the next question.

Is B.Ed. from IGNOU is valid for Government Job or Not?

Earlier as explained that most of the Universities have stopped offering this course under distance mode but IGNOU is one University which is offering B.Ed. degree and IGNOU is completely a Distance University but this is a University under Central Government which has a reputation and Value. So many of the students ask whether doing B.Ed. from IGNOU is Valid for Government Job or not?
To get the Correct and Genuine answer to this question you must have knowledge about IGNOU B.Ed. (ODL) Program which is being offered under distance mode. Because Correct answer is there in its eligibility criteria. Let’s first understand the admission process for B.Ed. in IGNOU.

Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

Minimum Duration: 2 Years

Maximum Duration: 5 Years

Course Fee: Rs. 50,000

Minimum Age: No bar

Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility Criteria for doing B.Ed. from Ignou

1. First Requirement

At least fifty per cent marks either in the Bachelor’s Degree and/or in the Master’s Degree in Sciences/Social Sciences/Commerce/Humanity. Bachelor’s in Engineering or Technology with specialization in Science and Mathematics with 55% marks or any other qualification equivalent thereto,

2. Second Requirement

The following categories are eligible to be students of B.Ed. (ODL):

(i)         Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.

(ii)        Candidates who have completed an NCTE recognized teacher education programme through face-to-face mode.
(यानी की आपने नेशनल कॉउन्सिल फॉर टीचर्स एजुकेशन (NCTE) द्वारा एप्रूव्ड टीचिंग फील्ड का कोई कोर्स पहले से किया हुआ है और Elementary Level के अध्यापक आप पहले से हैं और बाकायदा सर्विस दे रहे हैं)

  • The reservation and relaxation of 5% marks in minimum eligibility will be provided to SC/ST/OBC (Non-creamy layer)/PWD candidates as per the rules of the Central Government.
  • Reservation to Kashmiri Migrants and war widow candidates will be provided as per the University Rules.

3. Third Requirement

Student Must Clear the Ignou B.Ed. Entrance Exam to apply for B.Ed. in IGNOU.

SO, the moral of the story is that doing B.Ed. from the IGNOU is not an easy job, and this is for those who are already trained teacher under elementary education and have done NCTE recognized teacher education course through face to face mode (Regular Mode).

(NCTE Recognized teacher education courses means any Diploma Course which is approved by NCTE. National Council for Teachers Education-NCTE is Regulatory body for all teacher’s training-related courses. B.Ed. is also an NCTE Approved Course)

If you qualify this eligibility criteria and complete the B.Ed. Degree from IGNOU it is 100% Genuine and Valid for all the Government jobs and Private Jobs. In other words, we can say this course is applicable for those who are already a teacher and wants to enhance the skill for promotions and Higher posts.

If someone has not gone through any elementary teachers training programs then IGNOU B.Ed. course is not for him/her, you must choose and Regular B.Ed. course by attending full-time study, you can do Regular B.Ed. Degree programme from any UGC recognized University which is also approved by NCTE.

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4 thoughts on “Is B.Ed. from IGNOU Valid for Govt. Job?”

  1. I am a senior school teacher in a private school. I have not done any other training so will I be counted for the second requirement mentioned under B Ed from IGNOU Distance learning program?

    • We believe YES!.
      You may apply for Ignou B.Ed with proper Experience Certificate. You should also consult with Ignou B.Ed. entrance exam support and appear for the upcoming B.Ed entrance exam.

  2. HI, I am currently working as a SoftwareEngineering and have a MCA degree with 75%.Can you please guide me if ill be eligible for BEd extrance and to join the programme.


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