The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE), in its previous status since 1973, was an advisory body for the Central and State Governments on all matters pertaining to teacher education, with its Secretariat in the Department of Teacher Education of the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). Despite its commendable work in the academic fields, it could not perform essential regulatory functions, to ensure maintenance of standards in teacher education and preventing proliferation of substandard teacher education institutions. The National Policy on Education (NPE), 1986 and the Programme of Action there under, envisaged a National Council for Teacher Education with statutory status and necessary resources as a first step for overhauling the system of teacher education. The National Council for Teacher Education as a statutory body came into existence in pursuance of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993 (No. 73 of 1993) on the 17th August,1995.
The main objective of the NCTE is to achieve planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country, the regulation and proper maintenance of Norms and Standards in the teacher education system and for matters connected therewith.
List of Recognised Institutions:
|Sr. No.||Name of the Regional Committee||Contact Address||Territorial Jurisdiction|
National Council for Teacher Education
Hans Bhawan, Wing II,
1, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi - 110 002.
|Entire Country except J & K|
Eastern Regional Committee (NCTE)
|Eastern Regional Committee (NCTE),
15, Neel Kanth Nagar, Nayapalli, Bhubaneshwar - 751 012, Orissa.
|Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Sikkim, Tripura and West Bengal|
Western Regional Committee (NCTE)
|Western Regional Committee (NCTE),
Manas Bhawan, Shyamla Hills,
Bhopal - 462002, Madhya Pradesh.
|Chattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Dadra and N. Haveli and Daman and Diu.|
Northern Regional Committee (NCTE)
|Northern Regional Committee (NCTE),
20/198, Kaveri Path,
Near Mansarover Stadium,
Jaipur - 302020.
|Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Rajashan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Chandigarh and Delhi|
Southern Regional Committee (NCTE)
|Southern Regional Committee (NCTE),
Jnana Bharathi Campus Road,
Opp. National Law School,
Bangalore - 560 072
|Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, A&N Islands, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry and Kerala|