B. Ed Programme

Objectives of B. Ed Programme

The B. Ed. (Distance mode) programme of SASTRA aims at making the in-service school teachers acquire relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes in pedagogical methods and preparing teachers to become role models in classrooms and to be an instrument for building productive human capital in our country to face the challenges of globalization.


  1. A Bachelor’s degree in Tamil ( B.A / B.Lit ) / English / Mathematics / Physics /Applied Physics / Chemistry / Applied Chemistry / Bio Chemistry / Botany /Zoology / Micro Biology / Environmental Science / History / Geography /Applied Geography / Computer Science / Computer Applications / Information Technology.
    A Post graduate degree (with a UG degree in the same subject) in Economics / Commerce / Home science from a recognized University.

  2. In-Service teachers with two years full time teaching experience in a Nursery /Primary / Secondary / Higher secondary school in Tamilnadu recognized by the state or central government.

  3. Should be currently working

  4. Candidates having a direct U.G degree without +2 qualification or candidate shaving a direct Post graduate degree without a U.G degree are not eligible.

Duration of the programme

  • B. Ed. Programme is of two years duration. In any case the course will have to be completed within a maximum period of four years after enrolment.

Medium of instruction

  • The medium of instruction for B. Ed. Programme will be in English/Tamil.

Programme structure

The programme consists of the following four groups of courses:

  • Group - A Core Courses

  • Group - B Content - Based Methodology / Optional Courses

  • Group - C Elective Courses

  • Group - D Practical Courses

The programme comprises 48 credits.


Course materials

In collaboration with IGNOU, the self - instructional materials (SIM) of IGNOU will be used and the SIMs will be the course materials for distance learning.

Credit System

Credit system will be followed for the distance education courses of SASTRA. Each credit is equivalent to 30 study hours comprising all learning activities like learning, comprehending the study materials, contact sessions etc. Thus a four credit course involves 120 hours of study. Completion of an academic programme requires successful clearing of both the home assignments (wherever required) and term end examination.

Teaching Methodology

The methodology of instruction is different from the conventional system. In distance learning, specific emphasis is laid upon self-study and the learning process takes place with the help of SIM or printed materials adopted from IGNOU rather than face-to-face communication. However, mode of instruction is through the following:

  • Self - Instructional Materials (SIM): Printed materials for both theory and practical components.

  • Contact programmes: They are arranged by the University at the study centres.


Assignments are compulsory component. There will be one theory assignment for each theory course. Thus, there will be in total 8 theory assignments for theory courses along with one compulsory practical- oriented assignment for each course. Therefore, in total there will be 16 assignments. These assignments are to be submitted to the study centre within the date prescribed by the University. Each theory assignment carries 10 marks. Each practical oriented assignment carries 15 marks. All assignments should be submitted only to the study centres with which you are attached. Always retain a copy of the assignment responses with you.


Six days Counselling session, which is optional, will be held at the study centres during week ends and during holidays. The Coordinator of the study centre will decide the conduct of the session and intimate the counselling schedule. The counselling session will mainly focus on giving clarification through active interaction with the students. If the number of students attending in a particular course is less than 25, the counseling sessions/ schedule will be cancelled.


Practical will be held both in practice teaching schools and in the schools where the student- teacher is working. The practice teaching schools will be normally high school/higher secondary school. Two practical workshops of 12 days duration each will be held during the 2 years, in which an intensive face-to-face interaction to develop skills and competencies will also be organized. Normally the workshop will be held at the study centres.

a) School based practical work

Each student has to select school based activities worth of 4 credits and submit a report for each activity.

The following activities are suggested for school based activity

  • Maintenance of school Registers and Records (1 Credit)

  • Addressing the school assembly (1 Credit)

  • Conducting socio-metric test in the class ( ½ Credit)

  • Content analysis of a teaching unit ( ½ Credit)

  • Administration of psychological test and analysis of results
    (1 Credit)

  • Preparation of cumulative record (½ Credit)

  • Preparation of school - time table ( ½ Credit)

  • Organizing a career talk/ a PTA meeting /a Debate/ a Panel discussion /a Quiz programme ( ½ Credit)

  • Action research on a school related problem (1 Credit)

  • Field trip to community resource (1 Credit)

  • Organizing a social Awareness Campaign ( 1 Credit)

b) Workshop based Practical

Each student has to participate in two 12 day workshop activities, one in the first year and another in the second year. The purpose of the workshop is to help the student to acquire skills for planning teaching and managing class room. Workshop activities carry 4 credits and it is compulsory.

c) Practice Teaching

Each student has to prepare and teach 20 lessons in each of the two optional subjects selected and teach them in a high/higher secondary school under the supervision of teacher educators. Teaching practice is a compulsory component and it carries 8 credits.

Evaluation system

The scheme of evaluation system in B. Ed. programme will consist of the following two components.

  • Continuous assessment

  • Term-end examination

a) For theory courses

Scheme of evaluation for theory courses is as follows:

For each theory Course

Maximum Marks

Minimum Marks
for Pass

Continuous assessment through Assignments

25 (10 for TMA &
15 for POA)


Term and Examination






Note: The student has to secure a minimum of 50% in aggregate (Continuous assessment + TEE) to pass a single course.

b) For practical courses

Each student will be evaluated by mentors/academic counsellors/teacher educators for200 marks in three practical courses as specified below:

Practical Course

To be completed by

Minimum Marks

ES - 381



ES - 382



ES - 383





Note: The Minimum percentage of pass in each practical course is 50 percent

Each student-teacher will be evaluated for a maximum of 1000 marks


Continuous Assessment



For theory courses 8 X 25 = 200 8 X 75 = 600 800
For Practical Courses ***** ***** 200
Total 1000


Study Centres for B. Ed. Programme

The following Colleges of Education are identified as study centres for B. Ed. Programme

  • SASTRA Deemed University Main Campus, Thanjavur.

  • Srinivasa Ramanujam Centre, SASTRA Deemed University, Kumbakonam.

  • A.R.R College of Education, Kumbakonam.

  • Ruby college of preceptors, Madurai.

  • Dr. N.G.P. College of Education, Coimbatore.

The University offers computer Training Programme for the B.Ed Distance mode students free of cost apart from the regular curriculum.

Contact us

Thanjavur - 613401.
Tamilnadu, India.