Bhubaneswar, May 29: All the Bachelor of Education (BEd.) colleges of the state will come under the Higher Education Department.
Department of Higher Education has issued a notification in this connection on Friday.
According to it, all the Secondary Teachers’ Training Institutes imparting Bachelor of Education and Master Degree in Education (MEd.) managed by the School and Mass Education Department and SC&ST Development (Welfare) Department are to be managed by the Higher Education Department.
A blueprint has been prepared to smoothly operate teachers’ training throughout the state from a separate room of the Lokaseva Bhawan. The campus-I building of the Higher Education Department is scheduled to be used as the Directorate for teacher education.
Primarily, Dr. Snigdha Mishra has been posted as the Deputy Director and Dr. Sarada Mishra as Assistant Director of the newly formulated department. The two officers will look into all affairs of the BEd. institutes, said the Principal Secretary to Department of Higher Education Saswata Mishra.