IGNOU B.Ed Fee, Syllabus and Programme Details


The B.Ed. Programme offered by IGNOU is an innovative programme utilizing self instructional materials and information technology along with interactive personal contact programmes. The programme is essentially a judicious mix of theoritical and practical courses to develop in a practising teacher appropriate knowledge, skills, understanding and attitude.

The B.Ed. Programme of IGNOU is recognized by the NCTE vide their Letters No. F3/DL-83/99/7807-7812 dated 31/05/1999 and NRC/NCTE/OL-83/dated 23/10/2015 is offered in NCTE approved B.Ed. Training Colleges of Education in the country.

The admission to this programme is on the basis of an Entrance Test to be conducted by IGNOU.

Eligibility For IGNOU B.Ed

Candidates with:

a) at least fifty percent 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,

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

  1. Trained in-service teachers in elementary education.
  2. Candidates who have completed a NCTE recognized teacher education programme through Face-to-Face mode.

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.

Masters’ Degree awarded without a first degree is not accepted for purpose of Academic Studies in IGNOU.

IGNOU B.Ed Programme Details

Programme NameBachelor of Education
Programme Short CodeBED
Programme School NameSchool of Education
School Short CodeSOE
MediumEnglish and Hindi
DurationMinimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years
FeeRs. 55,000/- for the entire programme
Entrance Exam FeeRs.1000
Programme GuideDownload

IGNOU B.Ed Syllabus

First Year Syllabus

 BES-121 Childhood and Growing Up 4
 BES-122 Contemporary India and Education 4
 BES-123 Learning and Teaching 4
 BES-124 Language Across the Curriculum 2
 BES-125 Understanding Disciplines and Subjects 2
 BES-141 Pedagogy of Science 4
 BES-142 Pedagogy of Social Science 4
 BES-143 Pedagogy of Mathematics 4
 BES-144 Pedagogy of English 4
 BES-145 Pedagogy of Hindi 4
 BESL-131 Workshop Based Activities 4
 BESL-121 Reading and Reflecting on the Texts 2
 BESL-122 Application of ICT 2
 BESL-133 Internship I (B.Ed) 4

Second Year Syllabus

CourseCode    Course NameCredits 
 BESE 133 Adolescence and Family Education 4
 BES-126 Knowledge and Curriculum 4
 BES-127 Assessment for Learning 4
 BES-128 Creating an Inclusive School 2
 BES-129 Gender, School and Society 2
 BESE-131 Open and Distance Education 4
 BESE-132 Guidance and Counseling 4
 BESE-135 Information and Communication Technology 4
 BESL-132 Workshop Based Activities 4
 BESL-123 Drama and Art in Education 2
 BESL-124 Understanding the Self and Yoga 2
 BESL-134 Internship II (B.Ed) 12

IGNOU B.Ed Admission

Admission shall be done on the basis of the score obtained in the entrance test conducted by IGNOU all over India.
The candidate will be required to submit the filled-in application form with self-attested copies of documents as specified in Entrance-cum-Admission Form. The original documents are to be submitted later for verification, after receiving offer letter for admission.

IGNOU B.Ed Entrance

The Entrance Test will be held on the date mentioned in the advertisement. Hall tickets will be uploaded on IGNOU website; www.ignou.ac.in for appearing in the Entrance Test.
Mere allowing candidates to take Entrance Test would not amount to acceptance of their eligibility for admission to B.Ed. The final admission to the programme shall be subject to their rank in the merit list in the Entrance Test and production of proof of their eligibility at the time of last date of submission of application for admission to B.Ed. programme along with original certificates and programme fee.

The number of seats of each PSC is limited to 50 only. The university reserves the right to conduct the examination at different centers/change the examination centre of the candidates without assigning any reason thereof.

Exam Details and Passing Marks

The learner will have to obtain at least D grade in each course in both continuous and terminal evaluation separately. However, the overall average should be at least C grade for the successful completion of a course.
If a learner has missed any term-end examination of a course for any reason, he/she may appear in the subsequent term-end examination. This facility will be available until a student secures the minimum pass grade, but only up to a period of five years from the date of registration.
The letter grade system is used for grading continuous and terminal examination components. These letter grades are:

Letter gradeQualitative levelPoint gradePercent(%)
AExcellent 580% & above
BVery Good460-79.9%
EUnsatisfactory1Below 40%

The rounding off decimal point in Grade card/Mark Sheet to the next mark in case decimal point is between 0.5 and 0.9 and no change in case it is between 0.1 to 0.4.
The student will be declared successful if he/she scores at least C grade in theory courses and practical courses separately.

Programme Coordination Details

School of Education, IGNOU
Contact No.011-29572945
Email id: [email protected]

Dr. Gaurav Singh
Contact No.011-29572939
Email id: [email protected]