Teaching qualifications

Engineering graduates can also apply for teaching positions | Bangalore News

Bengaluru: The state government, through its latest draft notification on the appointment of grades 6 to 8 teachers, has allowed engineering graduates to apply for primary graduate teacher positions.
The notification titled Karnataka Education Department Services (Department of Public Instructions) Recruitment (Special) Rules-2022, was released on January 20. Objections to the project can be sent to the Principal Secretary of Education. The government plans to hire 15,000 teachers to fill vacancies, with a salary range of Rs 14,550 to Rs 26,700.
According to the notification, the minimum qualification for appointment is graduation. The candidate must have a graduate degree with a minimum of 50% marks and a two-year diploma in primary education or a bachelor’s degree in education/special education. Candidate may be a UP graduate with a minimum of 50% overall marks and have a four-year Bachelor of Elementary Education/Diploma in Education. He/she must pass the teacher eligibility test.
For math and science teachers, engineering graduates can apply, as can architecture graduates who studied math in the first three or four semesters and applied math the rest of the semesters. They must have obtained 50% marks in these subjects separately and must have practiced teaching/teaching method in at least one of the subjects of the Diploma or Bachelor of Teacher Education.
This is a notable change that has been made to the recruiting rules. “Foreign countries open avenues for passionate people engaged in education at any point in their career – young or mid-career. India used to have a fixed way to get people into teaching. Instead, we should also allow more possibilities. As long as candidates understand the philosophical, pedagogical and psychological aspects of teaching and are trained in the art and science of teaching, even engineering candidates can be good teachers for students at these levels,” said said Maya Menon, founder and director of the Teacher Foundation. .
Graduates who have studied compulsory mathematics and physics as well as chemistry, informatics, electronics, statistics, geography, geology and biotechnology as an optional third subject can also teach mathematics and sciences in these classes.
For language positions, the candidate must have learned the language as well as another optional subject such as Kannada, English, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Sociology, Political Science or Geography. The candidate must also have practiced teaching within the framework of a diploma or a bachelor’s degree in teacher training.
The draft notification has qualifications mentioned for the biological sciences as well as for the social sciences. The general candidate must be in the age group of 21 and 40.