Ekashila College of Education

Affiliated to Kakatiya University & Approved by N.C.T.E

Hyderabad Road, Jangaon, Warangal - 506 167

NCTE Information


           The National Council for Teacher Education, in its previous status since 1973, was an advisory body for the Central and State governments on all matters pertaining to education, with its Secretariat in the Department of Teacher Education of the National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).  Despite its commendable work in the academic fields, it could not perform essential regulatory functions, to ensure maintenance of standards in teacher education and preventing proliferation of substandard teacher education institutions.  The National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 and the Programme of Action there under, envisaged a National Council for Teacher Education with statutory status and necessary resources as a first step for overhauling the system of teacher education.  The National Council for Teacher Education as a statutory body came into existence in pursuance of Act, 1993 (No. 73 of 1993) on the 17th August, 1995.


Objectives of NCTE:


           The main objective of the NCTE is to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of norms and standards in the teacher education system and for matters connected therewith.  The mandate given to the NCTE  is very broad and covers the whole gamut of teacher education programmes including research and training of persons for equipping them to become teachers at preprimary, primary, secondary and senior secondary stages in schools, and non-formal education, part-time education, adult educational distance (correspondence) education courses.


Organizational structure:


           NCTE has its headquarters at New Delhi and four Regional Committees at Bangalore, Bhopal, Bhuvaneshwar and Jaipur to look after its statutory responsibilities.  In order to enable the NCTE to perform the assigned functions including planned and co-coordinated development and initiating innovations in teacher education, the NCTE in Delhi as well as its four Regional Committees have administrative and academic wings to deal respectively with finance, establishment and legal matters and with research, policy planning, monitoring, curriculum, innovations, co-ordination, library and documentation, and in service programmers.  The NCTE headquarters is headed by the Chairperson, while each Regional Committee is headed by a Regional Director.


The Council :


          The National Council for Teacher Education, commonly known as General Body of the NCTE, is constituted by the Government of India under Section3 of the NCTE Act. It is the high decision-making body of the NCTE.  It lays down policy, frames regulations and takes final decisions on various aspects of the mandate given to the NCTE under the NCTE Act.




         The NCTE headquarters is located at New Delhi.  It is headed by the Chairperson, NCTE.  He is assisted by the Vice-Chairperson, the Member-Secretary and various other officers to look after academic, regulatory and administrative matters.  The headquarters is mainly responsible for laying down policy guidelines, norms and standards for various teacher education programmes, conducting and promoting research and innovations in teacher education and performing various other academic functions as envisaged in section 12 of the NCTE Act and consideration of appeals under section 18 of the NCTE Act.

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