Giving a big boost to B.Com graduates aspiring to pursue a career in teaching, Government has decided to allow them to appear for the mandatory test for appointment as teachers from standard six to eight.
As per qualification norms for teachers issued last year under the Right to Education Act, BA and B.Sc graduates were only eligible for appointment of teachers.
"The National Council of Teacher Education, however, received representation from state governments and other stakeholders in respect of inclusion of B.Com degree holder for the appointment of teacher for class VI to VIII," said an official in the HRD Ministry.
Therefore, it has been decided to include B.Com graduate also in the qualification prescribed for appointment as a teacher, the official added.
A notification in this regard will be issued shortly.