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The Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) programme* is a four-year integrated professional degree programme of Elementary Teacher Education offered after the senior secondary (class XII) stage of school. This programme is a bilingual programme. Conceptualized by the Maulana Azad Centre for Elementary and Social Education (MACESE) of the Department of Education, University of Delhi. Launched in the academic year 1994-95, the programme is an attempt towards fulfilling the need for professionally qualified elementary school teachers. B.El.Ed. is designed to integrate the study of subject knowledge, human development, pedagogical knowledge and communication skills. Both professional and academic options are available to the students who graduate with a B.El.Ed. degree.

The introduction of the B.El.Ed. programme in undergraduate colleges of the University of Delhi marks a move towards the creation of a cadre of Elementary Education professionals – a long awaited promise, beginning with the conception of the Central Institute of Education in 1947. Through the B.El.Ed. programme, concerns of elementary education have been integrated into the University system with Delhi University taking the lead. It has also upgraded the professional status of the elementary school teacher by providing for a University degree for elementary education. At present, the programme is being offered in eight women colleges of the University of Delhi.

B.El.Ed. Written Entrance Test – 2010 Saturday, June 19, 2010

Applying for Admission to the B.El.Ed. Programme

(i)    Before filling in the application form, candidates are advised to read the Prospectus carefully
and ensure their eligibility for admission, as per the conditions laid down in the Prospectus.

(ii)   Duly completed ICR (Intelligent Computer Recogniser) application form, along with the
Acknowledgement Receipt (enclosed in the prospectus) should be submitted at the
Department of Education (CIE), University of Delhi, latest by Wednesday, June 09, 2010 by
4:00 p.m.
No public dealing will be done on Sundays and gazetted holidays. No plea for
postal delay will be entertained.

(iii)  Candidates sending application by post may use an envelope of appropriate size to contain
the envelope with ICR Form and Acknowledgement Slip. The duly filled application should
be sent by registered post and to reach the Dean, Faculty of Education, Department of
Education (CIE) University of Delhi, 33, Chhatra Marg, Delhi – 110 007, on or before Monday,
June 07, 2010.

•   Eligibility/Qualifications Required

(A) Candidates seeking admission to the Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.) programme must have passed the Class XII examination of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or any other Board recognised as equivalent to the CBSE with at least 55% marks in the aggregate and 50% marks in each of the following four subjects :

(i)  one from List A and three from List B


(ii) one from List A, two from List B and one from List C.

List A[1] List B[2] List C
1. English Core 1. English / Hindi 6. Mathematics Any other subject
2. English Elective 2. Any one language 7. Economics (other than that
3. Hindi Core (other than Hindi or 8. History mentioned) in List A
4. Hindi Elective English) offered by 9. Political Science and B) in class XII
CBSE, or its 10. Geography offered by CBSE or
equivalent board 11. Sociology its equivalent Board
at + 2 12. Philosophy
3. Biology 13. Psychology
4. Physics 14. Business Studies or
5. Chemisty Accountancy

2.2 Admission Procedure

•   Common Entrance Examination

All admissions to the B.El.Ed. programme 2010 will be made through a Common Entrance Examination (CEE – B.El.Ed.) comprising of a Written Test and an Interview as detailed:

Scheme of the Common Entrance Examination (CEE – B.El.Ed.) – 2010

A. Written Entrance Test

Section Content Type Duration Medium Marks
I  (i) Bilingual Language Comprehension Multiple Choice 40 min. English and Hindi 30
(ii) Mathematical Thinking & Reasoning Multiple Choice 40 min. English or Hindi 30
(iii) Subject Knowledge (Science & Social Sciences upto Class X) Multiple Choice 50 min. English or Hindi 40
II Written Expression Paragraph Writing 20 min. English or Hindi 10
(A) 110
B. Interview (B) 30
C. Class XII marks weightage (C) 10
Total (A + B + C) 150

A. Written Entrance Test

The Written Entrance Test will consist of two sections. All sections and their parts are compulsory.

Section I

Part (a): Questions will be based on comprehension of the given context and the language aspects. This can be at the level of words, sentences or the whole text. Candidates should attempt both English and Hindi questions.

Part (b): Questions will be application based and those that entail thinking, reasoning and problem solving in mathematics. Candidates can choose to answer in Hindi or in English.

Part (c): Questions will be based on reasoning, interpretation and application of concepts. Candidates can choose to answer in Hindi or in English.

Section II

Paragraph writing on one of the given topics. The candidate is expected to write either in Hindi or in English.

B. Interview

Only a limited number of candidates short-listed on the basis of the Written Entrance Test will be called for Interview. Parameters for the Interview: Subject knowledge, oral communication ability, understanding of children and social issues, potential for critical thinking, general awareness and reading interests.


  • Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
  • Miranda House
  • Mata Sundri College for Women
  • Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Jesus and Mary College
  • Institute of Home Economics
  • Gargi College
  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya

C. Class XII marks weightage

Weightage will be given to the marks obtained in Class XII examinations.

•      Merit List

All admissions to the B.El.Ed. Programme will be done on the basis of the Scheme of CEE. The Merit List will be prepared on the basis of the combined performance of candidates in the Written Entrance Test, Interview and the weightage of class XII marks. Separate merit list will be prepared for the respective categories i.e. general category and reserved categories as per the norms of the University of Delhi.

2.3 Admission to Colleges offering the B.El.Ed. Programme

The B.El.Ed. programme is currently being offered in the following eight women colleges* of the University of Delhi.

  • Aditi Mahavidyalaya                                              •   Lady Shri Ram College for Women
  • Gargi College                                                         •   Mata Sundri College
  • Institute of Home Economics                               •   Miranda House
  • Jesus and Mary College                                       •   Shyama Prasad Mukherji College
  • Vivekananda College (subject to approval of competent authorities)

*  For details of these colleges, see the Section 3 on ‘About the Colleges’.

Note: *    For details regarding permissible relaxation in the minimum eligibility conditions and reservation of seats, see Annexure – A.

[2] Not more than two languages will be considered for the purpose of eligibility from List A and B together.

(B) Candidate should have completed 17 years of age on or before 1st October 2010. Relaxation will be permissible as per University norms.

Scheme of Courses and Examination

Area Course Title Marks Area Course Title                  Marks
Year I Year III
Theory F1.1 Child Development 100 Theory F3.6 Basic Concepts in Education    100
F1.2 Contemporary India 100 F3.7 School Planning & Management 50
C1.1 Nature of Language 50 P3.2 Logico-Mathematics Education   50
C1.2 Core Mathematics 50 P3.3 Pedagogy of Environmental
C1.3 Core Natural Sciences 50 Studies                           50
C1.4 Core Social Sciences 50 Liberal Course (Optional II)* 100
O3.1 English II
Practicum PR1.1 Performing and Fine Arts 75 O3.2 Hindi II
PR1.2 Craft, Participatory Work 25 O3.3 Mathematics II
Colloquia Colloquia & Tutorials 50 O3.4 Physics II
Enrichment Academic Enrichment Activities O3.5 O3.6 Chemistry II Biology II
O3.7 History II
TOTAL 550 O3.8


Political Science II Geography II
Year II O3.10 Economics II
Theory F2.3 F2.4 F2.5 Cognition and Learning Language Acquisition Human Relations & Communications Language Across the 100 50 50 Practicum SC3.1 Classroom Management          75
SC3.2 Material Development and        75
P2.1 50 Colloquia Enrichment Colloquia and Tutorials            50 Academic Enrichment Activities
Liberal Course (Optional-I)*

O2.1   English I

100 TOTAL                     550
O2.2 Hindi I Year IV
O2.3 Mathematics I
O2.4 Physics I Theory F4.8 Curriculum Studies                 50
O2.5 Chemistry I F4.9 Gender & Schooling                50
O2.6 Biology I Optional Course 50
O2.7 History I Option A*: Pedagogy (one of the following)
O2.8 Political Science I OP4.1 Language
O2.9 Geography I OP4.2 Mathematics
O2.10 Economics I OP4.3 Natural Science OP4.4 Social Science
Practicum PR2.3 Observing Children 75 OR
PR2.4 Self-development 50 Option B*: (one of the following)
Workshops OL4.1 Computer Education
PR2.5 Physical Education 25 OL4.2 Special Education
Colloquia Colloquia & Tutorials 50
Enrichment Academic Enrichment Activities Practicum Colloquia SI : School Internship                  250 Colloquia & Tutorials               50
Project Project Work                    100
Enrichment Academic Enrichment Activities
TOTAL 550 TOTAL                    550

The medium of instruction shall be Hindi and English.

*Option will be offered as per the availability in respective Colleges.

F : Foundation Course; C : Core Course; P : Pedagogy Course; O : Optional Liberal Course; OP : Optional Pedagogy; OL : Optional Course; PR : Practicum; SC : School Contact Programme; SI : School Internship. In the course nomenclature, the numeral immediately following letters (F,C,P. etc.) denotes the Year of the programme in which the course is to be taught. The second numeral denotes the serial number in a particular course type. For instance, F2.5 signifies that Human Relations and Communications is the 5th Foundation Course to be taught in the II Year of the programme of study.

Important Dates:

B.El.Ed. Admissions 2010 – Schedule
May 24-June 09, 2010 During working hours of the Bank Sale of Prospectus from the following branches of SBI (State Bank of India branches) : 1) North Campus, Delhi University; 2) 49, Kamla Nagar; 3) Gargi College; 4) Shahdara; 5) Sector 11, Dwarka; 6) Prashant Vihar; 7) Kashmere Gate, ISBT; 8) Paharganj; 9) Anand Vihar; 10) B-Block, Connaught Place.
June 09, 2010 Wednesday till 4:00 p.m. Last Date for submission of Application Forms

(Refer to the Prospectus for details)

June 19, 2010 Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Written Entrance Test at various Test Centres
June 30, 2010 Wednesday 4:00 p.m. List of the candidates eligible for the Interview, Interview Roll No. and Time of Interview will be displayed at the Department of Education (CIE)*
July 2 & 3, 2010 Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Interviews at the Department of Education, University of Delhi, as per the time allotted
July 10, 2010 Saturday 4:00 p.m. Display of Merit List at the Department of Education along with date, time & venue for Centralised Counselling*
July 13, 2010


10:00 a.m. First round of counselling at the Department of Education.
July 14,15,16, 2010 Wed, Thur, Friday till 1:00 p.m. Payment of fee by candidates (at the selected colleges) after the first round of Counselling.
July 19, 2010


As per College Notice Classes commence in the concerned Colleges
July 20, 2010


10:00 a.m. Second round of counselling at the Department of Education.
July 21 & 22, 2010

Wed, Thurs

till 1:00 p.m. Payment of fee by candidates (at selected colleges) after the second round of counselling.
July 26, 2010


10:00 a.m. Spot Admissions** (if required) at the Department of Education.
July 27, 2010 Tuesday till 1:00 p.m. Payment of fee by candidates at the concerned college after Spot Admissions.

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