Calcutta: West Bengal University of Teachers’ Training, Education Planning & Administration (WBUTTEP & A), popularly known as B.Ed University, has taken a significant step in favor of its Hindi-speaking students attending their affiliated colleges in. complete a teacher training program in the state. From this academic session onwards, B.Ed students
Receive questionnaires in Hindi and be able to write their answer scripts in Hindi.
“A large number of middle-class Hindi students used to have problems because they were not allowed to write their answer scripts in Hindi. We received an appeal from the Paschimbanga Hindi Academy, pointing out the inconvenience this group of students was experiencing. We passed the proposal on to the state higher education department and soon received the necessary nod to ask questions in Hindi and allow students to write their scripts in Hindi, ”said Soma Bandyopadhyay, Vice Chancellor of WBUTTEP & A.
About 30 to 35 percent of the 85,000 Hindi-speaking students will benefit from this move. The university has already held a meeting and created a pool of teachers who will do questionnaires in Hindi and review Hindi answer scripts.
“A good number of students, especially boys, traveled to other states to attend teacher training programs because of this problem, and the girls were the most uncomfortable. But now more students in our own B.Ed middle schools will benefit from the brain drain, “said a senior university official.
B.Ed or Bachelor of Education is a 2-year professional course. According to the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), a B.Ed degree is mandatory for all teachers. There are 611 colleges across the state affiliated with WBUTTEP & A.