The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is a statutory body that regulates the teacher education system in India. The main function of the Council is to maintain uniform standards in teacher education. It also accredits institutions that offer courses leading to teaching qualifications. The NCTE has recently introduced a new course called the National Eligibility Test for Teachers (NETT). This course is designed to improve the quality of teachers in India.
The National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) is a statutory body that regulates the teacher education system in India. The NCTE was established in 1993 pursuant to the National Policy on Education (1986) with a view to achieving planned and coordinated development of the teacher education system throughout the country. The NCTE has been vested with the responsibility of laying down minimum qualifications for persons to be recruited as teachers at various levels of the school education system.
The NCTE also provides recognition to teacher education institutions and courses leading to teaching at various levels. The Council also sets norms and standards for such institutions and courses and monitors their compliance. In addition, the NCTE accredits teacher education institutions that meet its standards.