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BSc BEd

Connecting the science specialisations (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics) with practice-based perspectives in teaching.

Our undergraduate dual degree programme (BSc BEd) is a four-year residential bachelors programme in science with a BEd certification to teach science. It will equip you to have a thorough grip on disciplinary knowledge in science, along with a sound theoretical and practical understanding of how to teach.

Teaching is a rewarding profession like no other. Preparing to be teachers requires engaging with relevant academic study, learning from meaningful school-based experiences, and systematic support in the initial professional years of being a teacher.

Our BSc BEd programme is thoughtfully designed considering all these components, where we ensure a variety of courses on perspectives, pedagogy and practice, with the highlight being a school teaching internship. This would give you the chance to explore and hone your capacities as a teacher in a real-world classroom from schools in underserved parts of the country.

We also actively support our alumni who have become teachers, especially in their initial years of teaching.

Who should join us?

This programme is unique in its design and aimed at making you an outstanding science educator. The knowledge, capacities, and dispositions acquired in both the education and science strands will prepare you well for work as well as for higher education in both domains.

A rich science programme

  • You can choose between a Major in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Mathematics.
  • We help you build a deep understanding of the natural world. We look at how human attempts to understand the natural world have shaped the way in which we live.
  • We believe in experiential learning. You will spend a lot of time with experiments and out in the field.

A rigorous education programme

  • We offer perspective courses in the field of education for you to engage with fundamental questions like How do children learn?” and What is important for children to learn?”
  • We help you build teaching skills such as the use of space on a blackboard as well as in a classroom, voice modulation as well as craft practices to engage learners. We also guide you to develop empathy and relational capacities with children and people from diverse contexts.
  • We provide you with structured and supported opportunities to apply the classroom learnings to your teaching practice during your internships. As part of the teaching internships (Induction into teaching | Watch video), you will engage with schools in and around Bengaluru, other parts of Karnataka, as well as in other states across the country like Rajasthan and Uttarakhand. Along with the core practice of teaching, the internships will involve living near and connecting with the community of teachers and students, as well as participating in and contributing to the overall functioning of the school.

Why study with us?

We offer Interdisciplinary Openness

Our programmes encourage you to explore and follow your interests. We design our courses to ensure that you can specialise in a subject of your choice while learning various subjects across disciplines.

A Common Curriculum for all students

You will meet all your classmates at the beginning of your course to build all the tools you need for your four years of study. This includes foundational courses, an understanding of India, interdisciplinary studies, and courses in creative expressions.

We provide Academic Assistance

Our consistent academic assistance through language support, peer tutoring, faculty mentorship etc ensures that you meet the programme’s academic requirements.

We ensure Financial Support

We extend need-based financial assistance to students that cover tuition and accommodation expenses.

Programme Structure

Course Structure

All students of the programme will have a number of courses that they can use to craft their own educational experience. 

A student will need 25 credits from the flexible credits/​guided studies basket to graduate with a degree with honours. If a student exits with a degree, diploma, or certificate, they may take fewer such courses. In addition, for a number of students, some credits will be specified as required for supporting courses.

Classroom Practices

Our course materials include a rich mix of audio-visual materials, academic readings, case studies, and practical tasks. To engage deeply with them, we employ a variety of pedagogical and assessment strategies to help you engage with the content in active and meaningful ways. Apart from lectures and class discussions, some of the ways of teaching and learning that you will experience in our classrooms are:

  1. Project-based learning
  2. Collaborative group work
  3. Learning through activities and demonstrations
  4. Embodied learning through aesthetic experiences

We curate these strategies to do justice to the course materials, and most importantly, meet the needs of diverse learners, including students with disabilities and students from historically marginalized backgrounds.

Our classroom practices and learning content are increasingly moving towards being inclusive and accessible for all students.

Research Methodology Workshop

T‑ED Talks

Chalk Out is a multilingual e‑zine that was born out of an education course’s classroom conversations in September 2020 during the pandemic. Led by the students of BSc BEd programme, the e‑zine attempts to create a space where contributors can share their ideas and experiences around the themes in education and hold conversations with the larger community of education.

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Quality learning resources for teachers, teacher educators, functionaries and those interested in the area of education. 

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