B.Ed Colleges in Chennai
Bachelors of Education are the course which enables a graduate to be able to teach. The course enables practicing teachers to achieve certain objectives. These objectives include strengthening the professional competencies of in-service teachers and systemizing experiences. It helps to understand the nature of the learning process. It also helps to develop skills to deal with the personal and academic problems of learners. It enables the teacher to develop skills involved in developing, selecting and using evaluation tools. It greatly helps to acquire knowledge about school management, student support activities and lastly helps develop an appreciation for the teacher in the prevailing political and socio-cultural system.
The pursuer has the choice of joining either a one year classroom course or a two year distance learning course. It can be done from either a government institute or a private one and the mode of teaching can be both in Hindi or English. The admissions in some colleges are through a competitive entrance test while some colleges take in students on the merit basis based on their graduation marks.
Chennai has always been well known for its high quality education and infrastructure, as a result the number of B.Ed colleges is high. These colleges offer comprehensive courses which assist a potential student in developing their cognitive abilities. Starting with Madras University which has a large number of colleges affiliated to it; these colleges include St. Christophers College of Education which offers both graduate and post graduate courses and has 210 seats. A government aided college is Institute of Advanced Study in Education, which is a Co-ed college with a course fee of Rs 40,000. Stella Matutina College of Education is another good college located in Kamaraj Salai with an intake of 165.
Other than these colleges there are a lot of privately run colleges. These include the famous Loyola College of Education estd. In 2007 and affiliated to the Tamil Nadu Teachers Education University. Then comes Thiagarajar College of Preceptors which is affiliated to the Madurai Kamaraj University having 100 seats with a course fee of Rs 40,000. Situated in Kanyakumari N.V.K.S.D College of Education has a large 10 acre campus and is affiliated to the Manomaniam Sundaranar University. It offers both graduate and postgraduate courses with an intake of 100.
Other self financing institutions include Christ College of Education situated in Kancheepuram District and having an intake of 100 students, Apollo College of Education in Sriperumbudur Taluk, Vidhya Sagar Women College of Education in Chengalpattu Taluk, Cholan College of Education in Karai Post, Alwin College of Education with a intake of 100 students and located in Valasarvakkam, ACT College of Education located in Thiruvallur District and Amritham College of Education located in Walajabad. All these colleges are offering quality education and are affiliated to the Madras University. Apart from these there is The National Institute for the Visually Handicapped in Poonamalle which offers B.Ed special education in visually impairment. This college has an intake of 20 students and is a great initiative in itself.