Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) planned to introduce an integrated three-year B.Ed and a two-year M.Ed programme.
HRD minister of state Ram Shankar Katheria said that the integrated Bachelor's and Master's courses would be available to students with effect from the next academic session.
The idea of introducing an integrated programme is to enable those interested in teaching to move into the profession without having to give an extra year to be trained as teachers.
Under the new system, a student would be able to opt for the three-year B.Ed programme after class XII.
The Centre has already proposed a change to the existing B.Ed programme increasing its duration from one year to two years before this. To implement this, the government has asked for a declaration of guidelines for the two-year programme.