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By Shyamolima Dutta

M.Ed (Pursuing) & Motivatior

BACHELOR OF EDUCATION IN INDIA

In the words of Gail Goldwin ”Good teaching is one fourth preparation and three fourth theatre”

As the saying goes, TEACHING is the one profession that creates all other professions. The importance of  B.ED course can be felt from the very name B.Ed (bachelor of education) itself. It is considered that teaching is an art as well as science. Therefore, teaching is both intellectual and conceptual, it is about the content, skills, mind, techniques, creativity, ideas put together on the shoulder of a teacher, and to see him how he plays his part in making a healthy education system. 

If anyone wants to take teaching as their profession, it is important to look as to why B.Ed has been considered as a  requisite qualifications in many organisations. It is believed that pursuing a B. Ed course allows the candidate to inculcate in themselves the good teaching skills and will help them in exploring the diverse teaching methods and techniques.

The decision of becoming a teacher might be a wish that many of us dreamt from childhood, or it may  just pop up in the later phases of our life. This profession is considered a respectable one globally and it is believed that good teacher caters knowledge, imbibe values, provides information and also develops the critical thinking and interpersonal and communication skills of young learners. Therefore it is the teacher who helps the students academic career and makes them a responsible citizen   

 

Hence,in order to become a teacher by profession one has to get enrolled for B.Ed course and needs to qualify them which is usually spanned for two years. In some universities it is divided into four semesters, while a few of them follow the annual program. Having said this, it is important for us to see why B.Ed is considered a mandatory course, and this becomes easier and relevant if we look into the following areas:

1. B.Ed course helps in tackling the real life sessions of classroom teaching: The students during the course is given a chance to take classes in schools, during their internship period. In conducting those classes, the student gets an idea of the real experiences and also discovers the various challenges of classroom management. This makes them confident and also helps them realize that theoretical and practical experiences are two different ways and thus they get a scope to improve  themselves

2. B.Ed course provides the trainee to know about the background of the education system, for eg knowing about the various commissions, NCTE regulations, Kothari commission, Mudaliar commission, the salient features of npe, nkc( national knowledge commission) and also about the Indian education commission , secondary education commission etc.

3. B.Ed course provides a scope to the young minds to know about the administration and management, managing school affairs, framing the policies and implementing the plans and policies for educational planning is a part of the educational sector. It includes the administrative aspect of education so that future teachers can contribute in the healthy administrative aspect.

4. One of the important area, that B.ed course covers is the pedagogy of school subjects, i.e teaching of MIL (assamese, hindi, Bengali, Bodo etc) and also offers teaching of English, History, Geography, Science Mathematics. These papers helps in enriching the students knowledge and also develops adequate skills in preparation and creates interests in the young minds.

5. B.Ed course also extends its syllabus in integrating art, music and drama in education. It helps the learners to extend their awareness through multiple perspectives and also nurture creativity and aesthetic sensibilities.

6. B.Ed course acquaints the students with the teaching learning process, maxims and principles of teaching and also helps them in understanding the instructional objectives, and various strategies of classroom management.

7. Moreover the B.Ed program makes an effort to teach ICT and helps the students develop an understanding of the process of technology mediated communication.

Thus to become a teacher by profession it is suggested to pursue the B.Ed course, in order to have an overall idea of the education system and to detect the causes of difficulties faced by the students in their life and also to make the society master the art and skills to channelize the process of globalization.

By Priyanka Paul Choudhury

M.Sc (Forensic Science)

SCOPE OF FORENSIC SCIENCE IN INDIA

When we think of the term “Forensics” it reminds us of interesting as well as the heinous objectives, motives and purposes of the crimes in the country and the reason behind it leading to a purposeful investigation. Forensic science seems to be quite a fancy term and sounds interesting but there is a lot more depth than only the choices of words taken to describe this vast field. Forensic science basically applies to all branches and applies them for the purpose of law. However it can be said that the concept of forensic was borrowed from all the subjects concerned such as chemistry, medicine, biology, surgery, photography and so on but with time new domains have been developed solely based on forensic science. In India Forensic science still is a developing field where the scope is not as vaster as compared to the other subjects which have been having a good grip amongst the Indian society. However, there has been development in the field in the recent years and Forensic investigators being more active.

The scope and importance of Forensic science is mostly related or associated with crime and crime scene investigation but it’s a wondering question from where did it all begin. The actual origination of the concept of Forensic science is not very specific however certain historical experts agree that it was very apparent that it began from China around the 6th century or earlier. In India however, Forensic science came into existence in the year

When we think about scope of forensics especially in India the most common thought that comes to our minds are the limitations of it when compared to the international importance and scope of the subject. However the scope lies not at a minimal level in India but the best comes through the opportunities provided for Forensics by the Government of India. Now this scope must not necessarily be thought of just beneficial when it comes through the government but it can also provide good insights and job opportunities through private companies, laboratories as well as in the educational sectors. In educational sectors the job profiles are mostly applicable for professors, assistant professors as well as lecturers however the NET (national Eligibility Test) is an essential qualification required for such posts however, contractual posts are also available. Contractual posts are mostly given to academicians who are qualified in the subject and those who have Masters/PhD or post doctorate as the highest degree. However for getting any generalized job in Forensics whether Government or private a specialization in the field is a must. The more there is a specialization the more is there an opportunity to get a proper job in the specialized area in the field of Forensics.

Some of the top designations in the field of forensic science are as follows:

  • Investigative officers
  • Legal counselors
  • Forensic Expert
  • Forensic Scientist  
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Teacher / Professor
  • Crime Reporter
  • Forensic Engineer
  • Law Consultant
  • Handwriting Expert.

Who are the recruiters in the field of forensic science in India?

  • Intelligence Bureau (IB)
  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)
  • Central Govt. Forensic Sciences Labs
  • Hospitals
  • Private Detective Agencies
  • Law Firms
  • Police Department
  • Quality Control Bureau
  • Banks
  • Universities
  • Defense Army

What is the purpose of Forensic science in India?

  1. To gain technical knowledge about the subject
  2. Understand the legality of the subject
  3. To get acquainted and know about the base of the subject
  4. Gathering relevance about crime scene and collection of evidences.
  5. To figure out the depth of its roots in India and its relevance since the past.
  6. To get professional learning and jobs relevant to the subject.
  7. Making use of more technical advances in the field of microscopy, poroscopy, fingerprinting, various kinds of rays and so on.
  8. Studying the various ways of commission of crime and their prevention.
  9. Using the various branches in Forensic science to understand the details of each of the branch concerned
  10. By putting efforts to make the subject more progressive and known .by more people and to gather interest of those people.

What is the take away from this article?

 So what is the basic take away and conclusion of this article? It is mostly to make people aware about the subject and its specializations as well as its importance and relevance in today’s modern day and age of the rising crime rate in the country. Forensic science is such a subject without which it might not be possible to get through the understanding of evidence and its purpose in the court of law although it did come to India a long time ago but its significance was realized a little later. Even though forensics have various branches and the understanding of which is also very much important but the most important part lies in the understanding of the generality of the subject only then will it be possible to understand the subject in details. The prosperity of the subject depends upon the awareness of it amongst the unknown

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