Sunday, 25 August 2013

Restructured B.Ed. Curriculum of University of Kerala

The revised B.Ed. curriculum guidelines and syllabus of the University of Kerala 2013-14 is released by the university through its website

Members of CTE Kerala, had a major role to play in this huge endeavour. Hearty Congratulations to all concerned in this vigourous task.

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

CTE Kerala Goodwill Visit to Faculty of Education, University of Malaya

CTE Kerala Goodwill Visit to Faculty of Education, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
- An attempt to establish an Indo-Malaysian Chapter of CTE

From the left Dr. C.P. Sreekantan Nair, (Chairman, CTE Kerala ), Dr. B. Krishna Prasad, (Executive Committee Member, CTE Kerala) Prof. Dr. Moses Samuel (Deputy Dean, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya), Dr. Pradip Kumar Mishra (Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Malaya), Dr. K. Anvar  (Executive Committee Member, CTE Kerala ) and Pramod D., (Executive Committee Member, CTE Kerala )
Prof. Dr. Moses Samuel with Pramod D., Dr. C. P. Sreekantan Nair, Dr. B. Krishnaprasad and Dr. K. Anvar

Monday, 5 August 2013


The Kerala State Executive Committee meeting of Council for Teacher Education is scheduled to be held on, the 10th of August 2013 at 10.30 am in the Mini Conference Hall of Samanuaya Pastoral Centre, St. Mary’s Campus, Pattam, Thiruvananthpuram-4, Kerala. The agenda of the meeting are:
1.    Reporting and Evaluation: 11th State Convention and 27th National Convention
2.    12th State Convention: November/December 2013
3.    Good Will Missions to South East Asian Countries
4.    Other relevant items permitted by the chair
The presence and participation of all State Executive Members is earnestly solicited.

Dr. C. P. Sreekantan Nair     Dr. K. Rajeswari        Dr. K. Y. Benedict
          (Chairman)                        (Treasurer)            (Gen. Secretary)

28. 07. 2013

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Letter From CTE International Secretary General on Activities done across CTE Chapters

Namaskar! Greetings to all CTE Family Members from New Delhi.
This is to appraise you that I am stationed at New Delhi and will be leaving for Guwahati Tomorrow.
On many CTE meetings and NBMs I repeatedly stated that we have 21 CTE state chapters in India but some chapters are not actively working to undertake the noble mission of CTE. Instead of Quantitative expansion we have to now work for Qualitative expansion and it depends how actively we are associated with the noble cause of CTE .In the last NBM held at Pune, a detailed discussion was made and strategies adopted for reorganizing some chapters instead of opening new chapters in India. As a follow up action I have come to Delhi to reorganize Delhi Chapter first and to start the official process for appointment with concerned persons to submit Memorandum on IES.
Friends, I am happy to share with you that the CTE Delhi chapter will be fully reorganized under the dynamic Leadership of Dr. Anju Mehrotra, Principal ,Kalka Public School. Who in spite of administering a number of Educational Institutions in and outside Delhi has actively come forward to revitalize and reorganize DELHI Chapter. My interaction with Dr. Anju made me feel strongly that under her leadership CTE will positively march ahead & Delhi chapter will be launched as per Dr. Anju’s convenience after Dewali, 2013.
I am happy to share with you again that West Bengal chapter is in the process of total re organization under another dynamic Principal Dr. Pradipta Kumar Mishra. I am in contact with him and guiding him in this regard and reorganization will be made in September-October,2013.
A Goodwill mission team comprising top leaders of CTE will visit  CTE states like, Odhisa, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jammu& Kashmir, Lakshadweep, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra Assam and Nagaland for activating and reorganizing the chapter.
Friends, Now, the National Vice Presidents of 5 zones  are accordingly:- East zone- Dr. Pradipta Kumar Mishra,  2. West zone- Dr. Shasi Wanjari  3. North zone- Dr. Satinder Dhillon, 4. South zone- Dr. V M. Sasi Kumar and 5. North East zone- Dr. Irom Gambhir Singh.
I am happy to state that CTE Journal which is extremely high standard will be  published bi annually in July and January. Interested concerned has to subscribe the journal by paying Rs. 1500/- for three years at a time and then continue the process again after 3 years. If an author’s research based article is accepted he/she will be informed and need to pay Rs. 1000/-( CTE Life Member) and Rs. 1200/-(non member) for publication. The Chair person/Secretary is requested to send the draft of payment by subscribers to the Chief Editor in favor of   ‘ CTE Journal”( Chief Editor’s contact #  09823297750  Dr. K M Bhandarkar)
Dr. Nilima Bhagabati with Dr. Ushosi Guha has been entrusted with the responsibility of National News letter publication which will be Bi annual to be published in January & July. All current state news to be mailed with photographs to Dr. N.Bhagabati & Dr. Ushosi Guha:  For the next issue to be on line, State Chair person/Secretaries are requested to mail news as to reach by 15th. December.2013.
A vibrant group from CTE Kerala will soon leave for Singapore and Malaysia to present research based papers in International Seminars and they will also put best efforts to explore possibilities to Launch CTE Chapters in both the Countries.
Dr. Nilima Bhagabati is all in the process to launch Thailand CTE Chapter within 2013. A goodwill mission will proceed to Thailand in this regard for launching.
Indo-UK CTE chapter has been formed and we are being invited to launch the chapter formally. This will be scheduled in 2014 early part.
The Indo Nepal & Indo USA chapters are doing well.
The 28th CTE annual conference & International Seminar will be in Gondia, Maharashtra and 29th. CTE annual Conf. & International Chapter will be in Kathmandu.
The Manipur Chapter is highly active now after reorganization and so far, after reorganization conducted 3 constructive Workshops. This chapter in Collaboration with Moreh College will organize National Seminar in December end or first week of Jan’14. After receiving details, you all will be informed. Moreh is located at Myanmar Border and you can visit a small town called Tamu in Myanmar after Seminar and can do lots of Shopping in Moreh famous market. Another great attraction in Moreh Conference will be the presence of Olympic Bronze medal winner in Boxing MARY KOM.
Dr. D R Vij is not keeping well due to ailments and  for the time being till he recovers fully, Dr. K M. Bhandarkar has been nominated as Working President.
Friends, I do understand that all of us are professionals and have to take care of our personal and family life. May be this is one of the reasons for which CTE works and activities are not addressed by some state chapters. I also understand that everyone is busy in their own fields, but if we can sacrifice at least half an hour everyday for the great noble cause of CTE , it will be GREAT on your part and highly appreciable ,as you know each drop of water makes an Ocean and to transform CTE into a vast Ocean is our aim.. Pls. be in touch through mails/cell phone for retaining the “WE FEELING IN OUR HEARTS & MINDS’. CTE Parivar is one and always united.
Thanks a lot for the great support and cooperation given and the trust you have on me to lead this Number one Professional Organization having International status. Good wishes to all. May we all be blessed by Divine Power.

Nilima Bhagabati, Ph.D , FCCEAM, Prof. Education, Gauhati University  & International Secretary General Council for Teacher Education                       
 26/07/13 (New Delhi)

Friday, 19 July 2013

How to Organise a Conference

The following link provides step by step procedure to be adopted by the organisers of a Conference. The Link leads to the page of GERA -Global Educational Research Association, which has very close links with AIAIER. CTE Members will find this very useful in organising a seminar. 
(Since the matter is copyrighted, the same cannot be copied and pasted here)

The Link is

Saturday, 13 July 2013

International Seminar on 'Revisiting Swami Vivekananda's Vision for Facing the New Educational Challenges', Gandhi Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, September 5-7, 2013

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Sunday, 7 April 2013


Association of International Researchers of Indian Origin, Inc (AIRIO), Kerala Chapter
In Collaboration with
Pazhassi Raja College, Pulpally, Wayanad
Council for Teacher Education (CTE), Kerala State Centre
Organises Workshop on
Scientific Research Skills For the 21st Century
on 26th & 27th April2013
at Vanamoolika Resort, Pulpally, Wayanad

The workshop intends to bring out a scientific research article in a standard book format with ISSN/ ISBN number.
The paper for presentation can be prepared in an area of your interest which can be of pedagogical importance. Paper may be General or Research type. Minimum 7 pages and Maximum 10 pages in A4 size with single line spacing.
Send the Full paper to on or before 20th April 2013. Limited seats only and priority for early applicants. Please bring Laptop for editing purpose.

For more details please contact:
Most Rev.Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas 09447053175, Email:
Dr. K.Y.Benedict                               09387829922,
Dr. GibyGeevarughese                     09495827905, Email:

Registration+Research book Publication - Rs.1000
Membership Fee in AIRIO- Rs.1000

Thursday, 28 March 2013

National Workshop on MUSIC THERAPY at Imphal

For the first time in the North eastern region of India one day National Workshop was held under the banner of Council for Teacher Education, Manipur Chapter in association with Yoga & Nature cure Centre, Chamber hospital, Imphal  on 21st. March’13 at Nature cure centre, Imphal.
With the lighting of ceremonial lamp in the inaugural function  by chief guest Prof. L. Kunjeshori  Devi of Manipur University, Dr. T.Asha Sinha ,Chairperson of CTE Manipur Chapter welcomed guests and honoured the Dignitories in the Manipuri traditional way. Prof. Nilima Bhagabati of Gauhati University & Resource person of the Workshop, Dr.Irom Gambhir Singh of Manipur University, Mahendra Patni, Preident of Chamber hospital and Smt. Bimolata devi,successful woman entrepreneur  of Manipur addressed  the participants and the invited guests.
The first technical session was conducted by Prof. Nilima Bhagabati who gave a lucid presentation & information  on Music Therapy  and how psycho-somatic disorders  and  various disorders  of adolescents  and children can be cured  through music Therapy. She practically demonstrated Omkar  therapy  and its impact on  mental state of a person . Dr.Uday Chotai   a Naturopathic practitioner  from  Mumbai  gave a presentation  on maintaining good health and  the impact of music in curing and preventing certain diseases.   Mrs. Jharna Vyas,  a vocalist  from Mumbai beautifully  presented the concept of Indian Classical music and how the various ‘Raags’ of Classical music heals patients  as well as in curbing various disorders  amongst people in this fast  changing world. She gave practical demonstration of the various Raags for healing patients and emotional disorder of people in the society. Mrs. Jharna was accompanied in her vocal presentation by S. Ram kumar Singh who is also an excellent vocalist of Manipur.
Dr.T. Asha Sinha conducted the technical sessions and offered vote of thanks. It was an wonderful experience for all participants to be in the world of music for six hours  and learing  about Music therapy  in the National Work shop.

News compiled by:
Prof. Dr. Nilima Bhagabati
Int’nal Secretary, CTE, India        27/3/13

Monday, 4 March 2013

CTE Tamil Nadu National Seminar - Salem, March 9, 10, 2013.

Valedictory Function
CTE Representatives from Kerala - D. Pramod, Dr. K.Y. Benedict and Dr. K. Anvar

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Hat-trick of Crowns for CTE Kerala Chapter - Three Consecutive Years as Best CTE Chapter

The prestigious Best CTE Chapter award was bagged by the Kerala State chapter for the third time  in succession at the 27th Annual Convention and International Conference held at Dibrugarh, Assam.  Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Prof. K.K. Deka handed over the Trophy, donated in the memory of late B.N. Bhagabati by Dr. Nilima Bhagabati, to the Kerala Chapter on February 9, 2013, at the Valedictory Session of the International Seminar.

Moreover the Bipul Kalita Memorial  rolling trophy was awarded to  Kerala Chapter for  organizing maximum number of Professional activities  during 2012. The Trophy was donated by Mrs. Arati Kalita in memory of her late husband. The CTE President Dr. D.R. Vij, CTE Secy. Gen. Dr. Nilima Bhagabati and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DU, Dr. K.K. Deka jointly handed over the trophy to the CTE Kerala  Chapter.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

88th Birthday of CTE International President

CTE Kerala State Centre prays to God Almighty to bestow our Dearest Vij Saheb with Happiness, Good health and Creative Long-life on his 88th Birthday on February 20, 2013.
Dr. D.R. Vij, International President, CTE

Report of International Seminar and 27th Annual Convention of CTE held at Dibrugarh, Assam

The CTE Patron,  CTE Int’nal  President, CTE National Coordinator, National Treasurer,CTE Journal Chief Editor, National  Secy. Press & Publications, National CTE Zonal Vice Presidents,CTE senior State Advisers, CTE  State Chair persons & Secretaries, CTE Life Members & Institutional  Members.

On behalf of Council for Teacher Education, I am pleased to inform all, that the CTE 27th. Annual Conference and International Seminar held on 7th.-9th. Feb’13 in Dibrugarh University, Assam and organized by the Deptt. Of Education in collaboration with CTE Assam Chapter concluded very successfully.
The Theme of the Conference ‘Inclusiveness and Qualitative Expansion in Education: Issues and Challenges’ very relevantly chalked out and had a number of sub themes,   around 180 papers  were presented  in sixteen parallel sessions.
The Inaugural session on 7/2/13 commenced at 4.00 pm at Rang ghar Auditorium was amazing. The entire Auditorium was tastefully and decently decorated . Inaugural session was presided by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Dibrugarh University, Dr. K. K. Deka.  The Chief Guest and Dignatories on Stage were given Honour and felicitated in traditional Assamese culture. President CTE, Secretary General CTE and National Coordinator CTE also felicitated the Chief Guest, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DU and Key-note Speaker Dr. Krishna Kumar with Assam’s silk chadar on behalf of CTE International. Nita Kalita Baruah, President of the Organizing committee, International Conference and HoD  Deptt. Of Education welcomed all Dignatories, invited Guests, Delegates and Participants .  Sri Pradyut Bordoloi, Hon’ble Minister of Industries, Power etc, Govt of Assam as Chief Guest of the Inaugural session lighted the ceremonial  lamp and presented  a scholarly  inaugural speech. The  International Secretary  General of CTE  Dr. Nilima Bhagabati,  delivered her presentation on  CTE followed  Introductory note on J P Naik  and J P Naik Memorial lecture speaker Dr. Krishna Kumar by Dr. Dulumoni Goswami, Secretsry, CTE Assam . The scholarly and indepth  Key note address & JP Naik Memorial Lecture was delivered  by Internationally renowned Educationist  Dr. Krishna Kumar of CIT , Delhi University. The CTE Journal and CTE National News letter was released by International CTE President Dr. D.R Vij,  followed by his short presentation on  the releases made. The CTE Kerela   Chapter published News letter, Souvenir, books which were also released by  Hon’ble Vice chancellor, Dibrugarh Unversity, Hon’ble Minister Sri Pradyut Bordoloi and International Secy. Gen CTE  Dr. Nilima Bhagabati. The Vote of Thanks was presented by Dr. Daisy Bora Talukdar, the Organizing Secretary of the CTE 27th. CTE Annual conference and International  Seminar.  One of the attraction of the Inaugural Session was the High tea served with Assamese delicacies.
The Cultural Nite in the evening was inaugurated by Dr. Karabi Deka Hazarika of Dibrugarh University followed by two hours Cultural programme. Under the  guidance of Pranjal  Bura Gohain, Faculty member,Deptt. Of Education, DU, a wonderful Dance drama was presented by the Students of Dibrugarh University. Little Priyambada of Manipur presented  Manipuri  classical Dance based on  Basanta rasa and enthralled  all by her graceful performance. The CTE Kerela  chapter members  presented beautifully solo  songs and chorus. The Cultural Nite was winded up by Bihu Dance  presented by Students of Dibrugarh University.
The 8th. Feb’13 morning  began with Gulab C. Chaurasia Memorial Lecture. Printed lecture was distributed and was presented by National CTE Coordinator, Dr. SD Singh. From 10.00 am on 8th. Feb’13, Technical session were held  in  parallel sessions. The Technical session Coordinators efficiently managed the technical sessions. Senior Professors of D U and Senior CTE  members chaired the various sessions. All total on 8/2/13 twelve technical sessions were held.
The delicious Lunch on 8th. Feb’13 was hosted by Jayanta Baruah of Pratidin News paper,Guwahati.
On 8th. Feb’13, two Panel  Discussions were held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Vice Chancellor. Dr. K.K.Deka and Indo-Nepal  Chairperson  Dr. Prem Khatry.
The National Board Meeting of CTE and General  Meeting , CTE ,were held in the Department of Education, DU from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm. Both the meetings were well conducted and large number of members present. The busy day  came to a close with Welcome Dinner hosted by Organizing Committee.
The 9th. Feb’13 morning  began at 9.00 am with Dr. S. Pillai Memorial lecture presented by Dr. Grace Annie Mathews of CTE Kerela Chapter. The session was chaired by Prof. Nilima Bhagabati, CTE International Secretary General.  Dr. Mathew’s presentation  included exclusively the theme of the Seminar. Immediately the last four technical sessions began and a large number of papers were presented.
 Felicitation programme  started at 11.30 am, where, on behalf of CTE (India ) President  Dr. Dev Raj Vij  and CTE Secy. Gen  Nilima Bhagabati  felicitated  Indo-Nepal  Chair person Dr. Prem khatry with Assam famous Silk Chadar . The Maharashtra Chapter CTE, felicitated  Inter’nal Secy. Gen  Dr Nilima Bhagabati, Dr. Nita Kalita Baruah and Dr. Daisy  Bora Talukdar and CTE  Indo-UK Chair person Dr. Prem  Khatry  was  felicitated by  Dr. Ushosi  Guha, Vice President of Maharashtra chapter. Dr. Prem Khatry felicitated the Department of Education, Dibrugarh University with a beautiful memento and the same was handed over to Dr. Daisy Bora Talukdar, Organizing Secretary, International conference.
The concluding  session started at 12 Noon, presided by Hon’ble Vice Chancellor , Dibrugarh University, Dr. K.K.  Deka. Dr. Daisy Bora Talukdar submitted a detailed report of the three days conference  and followed  by Technical session  co coordinator ‘s  presentation of  reports of the respective sessions.
The main attraction of the concluding session was the CTE best chapters  award ceremony and three best papers  cash award. Before declaration of CTE awards, little Priyambada of Manipur, who performed excellent classical dance was  introduced to all by Secretary General CTE and declaration of presenting her appreciation certificate was made.
As per selection committee’s  decision,  best CTE chapter went to Kerala chapter for the third time continuously and  Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DU handed over the Trophy donated in the memory of late B.N. Bhagabati by Dr. Nilima Bhagabati.  The second  CTE best Chapter award was received jointly by Punjab and Maharashtra and the rolling trophy was handed to the two states by  Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DU. The trophy was donated by Dr. Satinder Dhillon in memory of her husband, KBS Dhillon.
Bipul Kalita Memorial  rolling trophy was awarded to  Kerala Chapter for  organizing maximum number of Professional activities  during 2012. The Trophy was donated by Mrs. Arati Kalita in memory of her late husband. The CTE President Dr. DR Vij, CTE Secy. Gen. Dr. Nilima Bhagabati and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, DU, Dr. KK Deka jointly handed over the trophy to representatives of CTE Kerala  Chapter.
The CTE Assam and Manipur Chapters  received special  recognition  for organizing  activities and  Appreciation Certificate to be given to these two chapters by  CTE National body.
Three best papers  were selected  from the presentations made in the sixteen parallel sessions.   Nephew of late  Gulab. C.Chaurasia, Er. Mahendra Chaurasia  ‘s cash award was handed over to the authors accordingly to the 1st. ,2nd.,and 3rd. winners.
Special appreciation certificate would be presented to two authors by  CTE National body and this was declared in the session.
Secretary General CTE informed all present that 28th. CTE Annual Conference and International Seminar will be  in Maharashtra.
 President of the concluding session,  Hon’ble  Vice chancellor, Dr. KK. Deka  presented  the Presidential remarks followed by formal vote of thanks by Dr. Nita Kalita Baruah. The President of the session declared the closure of the 27th. CTE Annual conference and International  Seminar.
The three days mega event came to an end by singing the National anthem by all.

--- Dr. Nilima Bhagabati, International Secretary General, CTE

Inauguration Session
Release of Souvenirs, Newsletters and Books
CTE Kerala delegation singing a fusion of Malayalam songs
CTE Kerala Delegation with Prof K.K. Deka, Vice Chancellor, Dibrugarh University
CTE Kerala Delegates with Dr. Dev Raj Vij, CTE International President

Monday, 28 January 2013




10-12, JANUARY 2013

            The IQEE 2013 organizers and delegates in the plenary session of the 11th state convention of Council for Teacher Education (CTE) Kerala State Centre resolve to put forward the following recommendations as an outcome of the International Seminar for immediate action from the Union and State Governments and Universities in Kerala.

1.     Design and Implement a Kerala Model of Teacher Education (KMTE) integrating the pedagogical–managerial principles of Competency Based Teacher Behaviour with an increased course duration to evolve as a full-fledged professional course both at the B.Ed. and M.Ed. level.

2.     Formulate a Kerala Teacher Education Policy (KTEP) to mould a frame work of action in the field aiming innovation, quality and excellence.

3.     Appoint a working team with project officer to initiate the formation of proposed Kerala State Teacher Education University (KSTEU) by the Hon. Minister for Education. Govt. of Kerala in his inaugural speech in the inaugural ceremony of the 26th National Convention of CTE at Thiruvananthapuram on 5th January 2012.

4.     Establish of an Educational Innovation and Research Council (EIRC) with autonomous status and financial freedom in the mode of Institute of Education of University of London to promote advanced interdisciplinary research in Pedagogical and Education Science in the country.

5.     Permit all eligible Teachers from Self-financing Teacher Education colleges to register for research leading to PhD in Universities in Kerala.

6.     For enrolling of students at the B.Ed. level in the State make sure that selection is made from a common list for all Teacher Education Colleges and Institutes in the state irrespective of the sector difference like Government, Aided, Self-financing colleges and University centers.

7.     Establish a State Assessment and Accreditation Council (SAAC) for ensuring quality and excellence in Teacher Education in Kerala.

8.     Provide professional Management Training Programme for Principals of Teacher Education Colleges in the state to foster qualitative management practices in Teacher Education Colleges.

9.     Establish a Trained Teachers Bank using Students–Teachers in Kerala on completion of their course to utilize as a special services force with allowance to serve in single teacher schools , non-formal education centers, mass awareness initiatives of health and environment related projects etc.

10.Reinstate of Indian Education Service (IES) at the National Level and constitution of Kerala Education Service (KES) at the State level.


Dr. V.M. Sasikumar presenting the Kollam Declaration