It was during early 1992 that the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra conducted a seminar to discuss several basic issues related to pre-primary education. The seminar emphasized a long felt need for a quality training programme for preprimary teachers, geared to meet the needs of changing times. In 1992, the preprimary teachers’ training college was started at Senapati Bapat Road and in 2005 at Kothrud
The training college has been instrumental in training and preparing teachers to teach at the preschool level, catering to the age group between three to six years. These years in the child’s life are most crucial and impressionable, serving as the very foundation of later learning. The basic objective of the college is to train the teachers to meet the challenges and demands of the growing child, in terms of its all round development.
The college has full time, highly qualified and experienced faculty members who teach the theory courses as well as guide the practical work.
The course has comprehensive and in-depth coverage of relevant theoretical areas. The theory subjects include conceptual topic as well as applied aspects related to curriculum and preschool management. In an effort to keep trainee’s updated, the theory subjects also include special papers on contemporary issues and exceptional children.
The course strives for an appropriate balance between theory and practice. The practical aspect of the course involves ‘supervised teaching’. This requires the trainee teachers to participate on a daily basis, in planning and executing innovative learning experiences . The supervised teaching is carried out under the able guidance of trained and experienced faculty members, who mentor trainees and develop their skills and confidence. The practical training enhances trainee teachers creative ability. Besides the regular curriculum, the experts from the Early Childhood Education are invited to conduct interactive sessions and workshops to guide and develop work perspective of the trainee teachers .
The trained teachers who successfully complete the course are awarded a Diploma in Preprimary Teaching by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra.
The placement record for the passing out students has been 100% since the inception of the college. While many trainee teachers have joined prestigious schools, some have been successfully running their own Pre-Primary Schools, Day Care Centers and Activity Clubs.
Aspiring candidates should preferably be between 20-45 years of age. They should posses a bachelor’s degree in any faculty from an approved university.
Period of Training
The period of training will be one full academic year from Mid June to April
The course is conducted five days a week between
The course will facilitate students to gain not only new knowledge but also new theoretical skills. Distance Learning provides an opportunity to learn as per time and convenience of the candidates.
Candidates who are engaged in full-time / part time work, pursuing higher studies will gain the requisites skills without disturbing the existing schedule of their work or study. The course intends to involve a high degree of interactivity between faculty and students.
Candidates desiring admission should preferably be between 18-45 years of age. They should have passed the XII Std. Examination / Graduate in any faculty from the approved board / university.
Period of Training
The period of training will be one full academic year from July to April.
Fees may be paid in cash or by cheque. The fees is non refundable for all the courses.
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra
407-408, Dr. K.M. Munshi Marg, Off. S.B. Road,
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Chowk,
Shivajinagar, Pune – 411 0165
Kothrud : -
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Complex,
S.No. 40, Hissa No. 1, 2 & 3,
Near Kothrud Telephone Exchange,
Pune - 411 038.
Tel. :020 2538 8837/ 2536 8710
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