The Bachelor of Elementary education (B.El.Ed) programme* is a four- year integrated professional degree programme of elementary teacher education offered the senior secondary (class XII) stage of school. This 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 academic year 1994- 95, the programme is an attampt 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 skill. Both professional and academic option 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 creation of a cadre of Elementary Education Professional- a long a waited 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 teach 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.

2. The B.El.Ed Graduates

The B.El.Ed programme aims to produce graduates of high caliber in the fied of teacher education. A lot of effort is spent in the training of students and giving them a supportive and stimulating environment. The programme is at present being offered by select undergraduate colleges of the University of Delhi. Over 3000 students have already graduated from these colleges since 1998. A good number of them have been placed in Government and private schools as professionally qualified elementary school teachers. Others are pursuing postgraduate studied and research in disciplines like Education, linguistics, psychology, languages, history, Social Work, Sociology, Mathematics and Political Science. Many B.El.Ed gradutages are pursuing research in educational studies in Central Universities. Some of them are working as teacher educators. Given below are some of the professional option are available for the B.El.Ed graduates.
• Teaching in Elementary school (Classes I to VII): B.El.Ed graduate are eligible for appointment in MCD/NDM/Sarvodaya Vidyalayas in Delhi, Kendriya Vidyalayas and Navodaya Vidyalayas all across India and Private Schools.
• Leading the elementary school systems in various capacities.
• Teaching and research in elementary education in the government and non- government sectors.
• postgraduate and research studies in Education and related disciplines.
• Serving as teacher educators in various State Institute and University Department Collages offering training in elementary/secondary education.

Note: Norms and standards of the B.El.Ed. Programme have formal approval of the national Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). For details, refer to the Gazette of India, March 20, 1999.


1. Aditi Mahavidyalaya (AM)
Auchadi Road, Bawana Delhi- 110039
Phone: 27751317 / 27752741
Fax: 27751317

2. Gargi College (GC)
Siri Fort Road New Delhi- 110049
Phone: 26494544 / 26494215
Fax: 26494215

3. Institute of Home Economics (IHE)
F-4 Hauz khas Enclave New Delhi- 110016
Phone: 26532402
Fax: 26510616

4. Jesus and Mary College (JMC)
Chanakyapuri New Delhi- 110021
Phone: 26110041
Fax: 24105466

5. Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR)
Lajpat Nagar- IV, New Delhi- 110024
Phone: 26434459
Fax: 26216951

6. Mata Sundari College (MS)
Mata Sundari Lane, Near ITO
New Delhi- 110002
Phone: 23237291, Fax: 23236102

7. Miranda House (MH)
Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi
Delhi- 110007 Phone: 27667437, 27666201, Fax: 27667437

8. Shyama Prasad Mukherji College (SP)
Punjaby Bhag (West), Delhi- 110026
Phone: 25934499 / 25165598
Fax: 25911672
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