Scottish Church College

NAAC-accredited Grade A Institution

College with Potential for Excellence (UGC)


Department of Teacher Education

1, Urquhart Square, Kolkata -700 006

Ph: (033) 2350-3934

      (033) 2350-3862

Fax:(033) 2350-5207



Recognised by

National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE)


National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC)



Bachelor of Education Course

(Under Calcutta University)


Admission Information Brochure: 2008-09




The Scottish Church College was founded in July, 1830 by Rev. Dr. Alexander Duff of the Church Of Scotland and his fellow missionaries like Rev. William Smith, with assistance from Raja Ram Mohan Roy, one of the great social reformers of our country. The B. T. department for lady graduate students was started in 1934 at Lady Jane Dundas Hostel on Cornwallis Street with 35 women "teachers". This is the only college in north and central Calcutta, which offers the B.Ed. course exclusively for women students. The department was shifted to a three-storied building at 1, Urquhart Square, in 1945. Owing to the growing demand from the local people, the total number of seats was increased to 60 and then to 120 from 1981-82. At present, the total number of seats is 100. The department is affiliated to Calcutta University and recognised by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) and National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).


Our institutional mission and goal is to impart liberal education to women students and to produce intellectually sound, morally upright, socially concerned and spiritually oriented women who will serve not only the schools for which the course is designed but also the community at large, meeting the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


The Teacher Education department offers the Bachelor of Education course of training for those who want professional training in teaching and for the Secondary and Higher Secondary teachers deputed by the schools which are recognised by the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education and West Bengal Madrasah Education Board, provided the deputation is sanctioned by the Government of West Bengal.

To achieve the above objectives, the department not only arranges curriculum transaction through lectures but also provides tutorial classes, laboratory practical work, practical training in teaching through practice teaching in different schools, etc. Seminars, conferences and workshops are arranged and co-curricular activities are also regular features of the course.


The duration of the B.Ed. programme is one academic year. i.e., starting from the first working day of July and ending with the final University Examination as and when conducted by the Calcutta University.



Following are the eligibility criteria for applying, as per NCTE :

1. Candidates with at least 45% marks either in the Bachelorís Degree and/or in the Masterís degree or any other qualification equivalent thereto, are eligible for admission to the programme.

2. The reservation for SC/ST/OBC and other categories shall be as per the rules of the Central Government / State Government, whichever is applicable. There shall be relaxation of 5% marks in favour of SC/ST/OBC and other categories of candidates.

Being a Christian Minority Institution, the College extends the relaxation of 5% marks to Christian Minority category applicants as well, as permitted by the NCTE.

Applicants of other Universities will be considered as General (not as Honours) unless otherwise specified.



(as per Calcutta University norms)


Admission will be done according to Calcutta University regulations. Applicants are called for an interview as per the score list prepared according to CU norms. All supporting documents such as original marksheets and certificates must be produced at the time of Interview. The following marks have been allotted for academic performance and co-curricular activities for the preparation of the score list.


Procedure for the calculation of scores according to the Calcutta University.


a) % of marks obtained at the Madhyamik/Equivalent level  X  10/100


b) % of marks obtained at the H.S./Equivalent level  X  10/100


c) % of marks obtained at the Hons level  X  30/100


d) % of marks obtained at the Spl.Hons. level  X  20/100


e) % of marks obtained at the Pass level  X  10/100


f)  % of marks obtained at the Post-Graduate level  X  30/100


    (For M.Phil add 3 and Ph.D add 5)

    Total Score = a + b + (c or d or e) + f +Ö

g) The final selection is based on the total score and the performance in the interview.


                                                    RESERVATION OF SEATS


A. 5% seats are reserved for applicants from universities other than Calcutta University.

B. Special Category  - B i) SC - 22%

    ii) ST - 06%

   iii) Physically Handicapped - 03%


C. Deputed as per Calcutta University norms. [Deputed teachers will have to fulfill all the conditions laid down in the relevant circulars of the Director of Public Instructions and submit all necessary papers & documents at the time of admission. A No-Objection-Certificate (NOC) from the school authority must be submitted along with admission form.]

 D. Being a Christian Minority Institution the College reserves some seats for Christian minority applicants and socially disadvantaged candidates.



The structure of the revised syllabus (2003) will be as follows:

                                        1. Theory Papers - 600 marks

                                2. Practical Papers - 400 marks




      1.a)     The course shall comprise three compulsory papers each divided into two halves of 50 marks each as mentioned below :


  1. a. i) Paper I :


First Half - Foundation of Education

Second Half - Development of Education in Independent India.


1.       a. ii) Paper II :


First Half - Psychology of learning

Second Half -' Psychological bases of Education.


1.       a. iii) Paper - III :


First Half - Institutional Management

Second Half - Management of manpower resource.


1.       b. i) Papers - IV & V :


Pedagogical study of school subjects - 200 marks.

Each candidate shall choose two school subjects from the following ones for Pedagogical studies:

Bengali, English, Sanskrit, Mathematics, Physical Science, Life Science. History, Geography, Logic, Education, Economics-Civics (proposed)


1.       b. ii) Paper VI :


Compulsory Elective papers - 100 marks. .

Each candidate shall elect one of the following subjects:

1. Educational Technology

2. Guidance and Counseling

3. Measurement and Evaluation in Education.

        4. Education in Ancient, Medieval and British India.




      2.a. Paper VII & VIII.


Laboratory Practical or Simulated Lesson = 100 marks. Pedagogical Analysis of Contents & Achievement Test = 100 Marks.


       2.b. Paper IX


 Teaching Practical for two Method Papers = 100 Marks


      2.c. Paper X :


                   Sessional activities related to teaching and community outreach activities - 100 marks.




1. Bengali and English/History/Geography/Sanskrit
2. English and Bengali/History/Education/Logic/Economics-Civics (proposed)*
3. History and Bengali/ Logic/Geography/ English
4. Geography and History/ Education/ Bengali/ Economics-Civics (proposed)*
5. Logic and English/ History
6. Education and English/ Geography/ Sanskrit
7. Economics-Civics* and English/ Geography/ Mathematics
8. Mathematics and Physical Sc/ Economics-Civics (proposed)*
9. Physical Sc and Mathematics/Life Sc

10. Sanskrit and Bengali/Education

11. Life Sciences and Physical Sciences

*Economics-Civics, as a subject, is proposed from this academic session, subject to the approval of Calcutta University.

N.B.- Logic and Education teaching practical will be conducted in Bengali medium schools.



Fees to be paid at the time of Admission


Freshers: Rs. 9900.00*


Deputed: Rs. 14,800.00*


*Additional Rs. 500.00 to be paid as lab charges for Geography, Life Science and Physical Sciences.