Jamshedpur, Dec. 20: MEd students in the city now have a reason to cheer.
Loyola College of Education will be the second institution of Kolhan University, after Jamshedpur Women’s College to offer a MEd curriculum. The college will start its regular MEd course in 2012 — after the required infrastructure is developed — keeping in mind the rising demand of trained teachers.
It is the only college in the Kolhan region, which has 100 seats in BEd course at present. The Telco-based college has placed an application for 100 more seats in BEd with the National Council for Teacher’s Education (NCTE), New Delhi.
“Since the demand of teachers is ever increasing, we wanted to increase BEd seats, for which we have already applied to NCTE. Before applying for MEd we need some preparations such as more built up area and better infrastructure. After we are equipped, we would apply for the same next year,” said principal Father Kuruvilla.
The college has also applied to Ignou, New Delhi, for new postgraduate diploma courses in education technology and school leadership and management, which will enhance the skills of teachers in the field of education.
The college has decided to start MEd as the National Assessment and Accreditation Council team, which visited the college in February, had recommended the course .